Sunday, October 24, 2010

Book Review: Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice (Warriors, Book 2)
Author: Erin Hunter
Title: Warriors: Fire and Ice
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publish Date:  2004
Rating: 4 stars
Book Blurb: Fireheart could hear a roaring around him, like wind in tall trees. The acrid stench of the Thunderpath stung his nostrils, together with a new smell, sharper and more terrifying. Fire!

Book Two of WARRIORS continues Fireheart's quest to be a true warrior, when he finds new danger lurking in the woods as the chill of winter sets in.

WindClan is missing, and hostilities between the remaining three clans place all the cats in peril. Illness and tragic accidents weaken the camp, and ThunderClan needs all its warriors to defent itself - but Fireheart suspects that certain cats may not be as loyal as they appear.

Review: Fire and Ice picks up exactly where Into The Wild leaves off, with Fireheart and Greystripe becoming warriors for Thunderclan. These are not books that you can read out of order for that reason. There's too much that can be missed if you jump around.

This book sees the two friends growing emotionally as they take on their duties as mentors. Fireheart has much to deal with has he discovers a relative when he's sent out with his apprentice to the edge of their territory near Twoleg Place. He also helps to bring back Windclan, who were driven away by Shadow Clan in the last book. There's also betrayal brewing and you can see the distrust between some of the cats grow in this book.

It is very easy to fall in love with these cats and readers will do so more and more with each story, because they really appear to be human. In this book you see one cat falling in love and another getting just a touch homesick for his kittypet family, even though he doesn't want to return to Two Leg Place.

This is wonderful story, that will leave you thirsting for the next book. Thankfully my sister read them all so I can just jump from book to book.


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