The increasingly popular Warrior
series, based in the
forests of North America where four clans of feral cats fight to survive, launched in
2003 with Into The Wild
. Four years later there are now 13 books in the
series with more in the works. This begs the
question, who is Erin Hunter, and how does she get to be so prolific? The
answer is a little complicated. According to the series website in 2006,
Erin Hunter was the pseudonym for two authors who take it in turns to write the
books. Revisit the website this year and it turns out that Erin Hunter is
now three people! When I asked someone at the publishing company where the
third author had appeared from I was told that the new author had always been a
key member of the team, responsible for keeping track of the plot lines, but had
come to the fore recently because she was...
Beyond the Book
Why no media reviews for this book?
Long running series such as The Warriors don't tend to get much review coverage after the first few
books, especially when multiple books are published in the same year.
Although the series does not have the depth of Brian Jacques Redwall
series (to which The Warriors
are inevitably compared), children in the UK, USA and elsewhere are clamoring to
read ever more about these brave cat clans! So, if you have a cat loving 9-12 year old in your life and have not yet discovered Warriors
, you probably should!
Series to date:
Into The Wild
Fire and Ice
Forest of Secrets
A Dangerous Path