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ShadowClan has a dark new leader, but will he be satisfied with his power now -- or does his desire for revenge burn even more strongly? Fireheart fears that there is a connection between the rise of Tigerstar and the terrible dreams that haunt his nights, murmuring of danger and death. Meanwhile, a mysterious and vicious threat unlike any other has invaded the forest, plaShadowClan has a dark new leader, but will he be satisfied with his power now -- or does his desire for revenge burn even more strongly? Fireheart fears that there is a connection between the rise of Tigerstar and the terrible dreams that haunt his nights, murmuring of danger and death. Meanwhile, a mysterious and vicious threat unlike any other has invaded the forest, placing every cat's life in peril. Fireheart's beloved leader has turned her back on their warrior ancestors, and Fireheart can't help but wonder if she's right. Has StarClan abandoned them forever?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/24/2005Pages: 336Reading Level: Age 10 and Up...

Title : A Dangerous Path
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A Dangerous Path Reviews

  • Jocelyn Morgan
    2019-02-20 19:34

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  • JJ
    2019-03-21 01:11

    This book is the cat's meow!

  • Tarmia
    2019-03-11 23:13

    “His voice barely more than a whisper, he added, “I love you.” Sandstorm’s eyes glowed. “I love you too, Fireheart,” she whispered.”There is much left to be desired in this instalment of the series. Characters I loved previously became frustrating, the story dragged, and the climax of the whole thing was far from exciting. Nothing seemed to go well for Thunderclan (or Fireheart for that matter) and the final death in the book was almost a relief for me, although somewhat sad. Sadder still, my main emotion while reading this was a vague, "ehgggg"; something between frustration, annoyance, and a monotonous, "when will it end"? It was not a positive experience. I really, really enjoyed some of the previous in the series and even if they were not all that good technically they were entertaining and gripping in their content. But, although I spend so much time wanting something to happen much of this book was a lead up to a confrontation that fell short and left me wanting something....anything. I appreciated the darker atmosphere and tone but it was not communicated well. I'm still looking forward to reading the last in thefirstWarrior's series. I find myself wishing I had read these when I was younger, maybe I would have liked this better? Who knows. Let's just hope the next book is an improvement.

  • Brooklyn
    2019-02-25 01:33

    This book was full of mystery and up and down romance. Now that Fireheart has found out that his enemy, Tigerstar, has gained leadership over ShadowClan. Fireheart is very frightened that this will destroy the forest,but a threat has come to the forest that no cat could ever dream of. But now that Fireheart thinks he knows what the threat is his only problem is getting Bluestar to listen to what he has to say. Many things happen in this book, but it was my FAVORITE of the series!!!!!!

  • Chris
    2019-03-18 22:33

    What went wrong?Up till now, the Warriors series has been entertaining despite a few flaws (such as problems conveniently being solved in a second, leaving no real sense of trouble or complication). But never has it been as mediocre in terms of plot and character as A Dangerous Path!Let me enumerate the main problems I found. Firstly, Bluestar. Yes, Bluestar has endured a serious shock. Yes, she’s going through a hard time. Yes, it’s ‘normal’ for her to be traumatised, mistrustful and difficult to handle. But seriously? There are limits to irrationality, and Bluestar crosses them to the point where it borders on stupidity. For one thing, what disturbed me was that anything positive was crushed in a second by some sort of thoughtless remark, bringing a particularly sour note to anything that I might actually feel happy about, and that anything so obvious that a doorstop could notice it is treated with utter foolishness, irrational accusations and schizophrenic behaviour. Maybe this is the attitude the authors were seeking to convey with Bluestar’s state of crisis, but there is a point where things are so irrational that it becomes annoying. For example; the whole dog problem."We've smelt a dog and seen dead rabbits all over the place," says Fireheart."Of course! The dead rabbits mean that WindClan is responsible! Let's attack!" exclaims Bluestar, her eyes flashing with anger."But no, there's the smell of dog, not WindClan's!" replies Fireheart, his eyes widening at how irrational his leader has become."Are you questioning me?! It's WindClan. I haven't even checked things out for myself, I don't know what I'm on about, but dead rabbits equals WindClan, period!" hisses Bluestar."But the dog...""Shut up, traitor!""Okay, sorry I'll just wait outside."This is pretty much how things occur whenever Bluestar and Fireheart talk about anything. It gets annoying, and in relation to this, Fireheart really needed to grow a pair. He is in a difficult situation as both Deputy and one of the only cats Bluestar trusts, but there are times when you just want him to actually talk back a little. But I digress. Bluestar’s irrational accusations and train of thought, which flow from the beginning to almost the end of the novel were a source of incredible annoyance by the time I got past half the book.Secondly, the so-called mystery. I often found any form of “mystery” in the Warriors series to be easily worked out and quite predictable. But then again, it is meant to be a children’s novel. And although the cats often take their time to figure things out, it doesn’t generally take too long, so it’s not too bothersome. In this case, it was ridiculous. From beginning to end, the cats are unable to solve the following simple equation regarding the ominous threat which unsettles them : “dog scent” + “the repeated words ‘pack, pack’” = ??? USUALLY, it is quite simple to answer this with “well, a pack of dogs!” But no. They insist from beginning to end that it is a single dog but CAN’T be a dog because humans never let their dogs stray so far into the forest. So what could it possibly be?! Should we perhaps… check? To see that there is nothing unusual? Nah, let’s wait 300 pages. 300 pages. It takes them almost 300 pages to investigate and understand that they’re dealing with a bloody dog pack. I’m generally tolerant with the simplicity of the mysteries in this series, but this was just awful. I’ll put this third one under a spoiler tag. (view spoiler)[As I mentioned earlier, the conveniency of solving problems in the most simple way - generally by the sudden, coincidental appearance of other characters - is very typical of this series. At times it doesn’t bother me, at others it does. In this case, it does. For example; Stonefur and Mistyfoot are angry about Bluestar being their mother and appear to be full of hate towards her. This is made clear in the novel. At the end, it is purely coincidental that Stonefur and Mistyfoot are walking about minding their own business, when down the river come Fireheart and a stunned Bluestar on the verge of death. And when they’ve fished the pair out… well you know all that anger and hatred? It’s pretty much vanished, thus making the scene so much more dramatic. Also, it is so convenient that they should turn up to hear Bluestar's dying words. I don’t know if it’s just me being picky, but there is a point when coincidence to provide easy narration and to counter plot holes becomes annoying in terms of development, and as I said before, the reader is not at a single moment left wondering whether or not certain issues will be solved — because they will be solved. 98% of the time. Just look at Graystripe’s convenient return to the Clan - which then lets Fireheart have the pleasure of having his friend back in the Clan in time for the next book. And while I can somewhat overcome this in the other books, in A Dangerous Path, this plus the other problems I pointed out was just too much. (hide spoiler)]If it had been entirely bad, I would've given it one star. However, it at least redeems itself with several points. The story remains intriguing as a whole (all the more by the end of the novel), and the happy, light-hearted world which we came to learn about in the first books is slowly being covered by a dangerous cloud of death and violence. The story is becoming more mature, and things such as Cloudkit's skepticism regarding StarClan, Darkstripe's scheming and the way death has become something unpredictable, bloody and ominous are indicative of this. It was a shame that it didn't deliver in terms of plot and character, because if it had, A Dangerous Path would've been an excellent prelude to the final reckoning in the sixth book.

  • Emily
    2019-03-17 22:20

    something is in the forest and Fireheart doesn't know what it is. Bluestar thinks that it is windclan steeling prey and she declares a fight. Fireheart found a way to stop it. Bluestar thinks every one in the clan is a traiter except for Fireheart until he stoped the fight. Riverclan tries to take part of thunderclans territory but thunderclan wont allow it. they start to fight. During the fight Bluestar tells mistyfoot and stonefur the truth that they were her kits and she gave them to riverclan. graystripe lives with riverclan now but he saves Fire heart from leapardstar and she extials him. he becomes a thunderclan cat again. whitepaw becomes a warrior and longtail is mad because his apprentice is older that him and deserves to be a warrior. since longtails apprentice and an apprentice brightpaw didn't become a warrior they went looking for the thing in the forest and try to defeat it so that they can become a warrior. Fireheart finds longtails apprentice dead and brightpaw badly injured. later Fireheart finds out that tigerstar is feeding a pack of dogs in thuderclan territory. he makes a trail of dead animals that leads to thunderclan camp and at the end of the trail is brindleface. Fireheart figures out a plan to get rid of the dogs. Bluestar risks her last life for her clan. The dogs are killed and Bluestar said that firestar will make a great leader.

  • Luke Farr
    2019-02-23 21:19

    I really feel like Children's books of this genre didn't used to be so terrifying and stressful. As a child (and obviously still presently) I always read a lot of animal-themed books, and while many of them were frightening and dealt with themes maybe not present in other children's books (or books encouraged for children) I feel like they were on a different emotional level than what's being put out today. I think what it comes down to is no children's author has successfully created the overwhelming and suffocating feeling of an inescapable evil bearing down on the main characters as successfully as it was created in this book. During my entire reading of this book I felt as stressed, frightened, and alienated as Fireheart himself was, and at times almost looked forward to the end of it in a desperate plea to find out what happens and have it all over with. It was definitely surprisingly heavy, in a way that I would never expect of a book from this genre, and I will always be surprised that the homebody mother who recommended these books to me one day at an event I was running in Toys R Us did. I highly recommend them, but for those thinking about giving these to young children, I'd recommend a read through yourself first. Anyway, off to the last in this Warrior series, and I am looking forward to the conclusion!

  • Nalle
    2019-02-21 18:11

    La magia con que están escritos estos libros me hace devorarlos y disfrutarlos de una forma única. Este es hasta ahora el libro más duro de asimilar; una nueva y feroz amenaza en el bosque, un clan que trata de volver a levantarse, un traidor proclamado líder y el cumplimiento de una profecía que cambiará el destino del clan del trueno. Creo que es difícil de asimilar por la familiaridad que ya se tiene a estas alturas con los personajes y aunque sabes que un suceso en especifico era ya inevitable eso no evita que duela mucho. Es un libro duro pero preciso, lleno de momentos necesarios para lo que viene, que tengo el presentimiento que no será precisamente color rosa.

  • Raven
    2019-03-18 19:29

    moment of silent for bluestar............................................................................................................................................I HATED HOW ANNOYING SHE WAS IN THIS BOOK but it was sad when she died because she finally understood that her clan really loved her!TIGERSTAR HAS GOT TO GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!evilllllllllllllllllllllll lol but i hate him for now on! and i agree if jacob or edward dies in twilight then i will also die!(please dont let it be JACOB I LOVE HIM!)

  • Kayla
    2019-03-09 00:19

    Second read: September 15-19, 2017 I knew what the end of this book brought; it was sad, but it needed to happen for the sake of Thunder Clan. On to the next book and the epic battle that looms in the distance. First read: August 10-11, 2009 (view spoiler)[It's so sad about Bluestar dieing, just as she gets it together she dies. I am glad Graystripe is back though, then at least Fireheart (or should I say Firestar) won't be sneaking across the Riverclan border anymore. :-) I can't wait to get my paws on book six. lol(hide spoiler)]

  • Lucija The Reader
    2019-02-20 01:36

    OH MY GOSH THAT ENDING :'( OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK :'(

  • Riley Redgate
    2019-03-13 22:26

    lmao i can’t believe i forgot about bluestar’s whole “you’re all traitors and StarClan is evil” nihilist phase, it’s A Lotlike imagine if dumbledore had spent the entirety of Order of the Phoenix in a paranoid haze, talking about how magic didn’t exist and all of hogwarts was against himbut then also dumbledore is a sentient catthat’s what this is like

  • Vlin
    2019-02-20 22:33

    IM SORRY THAT THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS D:Fireheart is the new ThunderClan deputy, and he finds himself taking on more responsibility because his leader Bluestar is mentally and physically ill. To add-on top of that there is Tigerstar, the leader of ShadowClan, and the pack of dogs running wild in the forest. Also his leader, Bluestar, now thinks that everyone in the clan is a traitor, even Fireheart himself. She thinks that StarClan itself has abandoned her. And again she accuses that WindClan is hunting in their territory, and then Bluestar declares war on them and Firestar has to stop it. Will he do it in time or will the dogs wipe them out first?I honestly don't get why Bluestar is acting so strange. I understand that she's been like sick and traumatized to the fact that their camp almost burned down because of the fire. Whenever Fireheart tries to talk to her, their conversation is basically something on the lines of this...Fireheart: Bluestar! There's a bunch of dogs on the loose and prey is missing!Bluestar: Get away from me you traitor! Starclan has abandoned me and has cursed my whole clan! You are all a bunch of traitors! (Yadda yadda yadda)Fireheart: What could we possibly do?Bluestar: *continues on raging of how Windclan has "stolen" their prey and how the clan is worthless*Fireheart: Uh, okay. I'll leave you some peace...Yep. The story could go on for hours.However, the ending got pretty good. I was happy that Graystorm has finally come back to Thunderclan and now are best buddies with Fireheart. :) The most depressing part was that Bluestar lost her final life due to the plan of exterminating the dogs. But then when she said, "I knew it was you, Fireheart, who was going to save the clan. I'm sorry." I was like, "WHAT?! YOU KNEW THE WHOLE TIME?! AFGHAGHFGHAGFHA" Then after than I felt really bad and I wanted to blowtorch Tigerstar's head off. :)End of the book. (and guess who' leader of thunderclan now :D)

  • Lami
    2019-02-19 21:35

    Finished! Need book 6! and It was sad when bluestar died....and the packpack! kill kill! thing was scary....

  • Gerry Hine
    2019-02-24 22:19

    The write up for this book expresses the love the author feels for the natural world, and the wonder towards what cats think as they look out the window watching the world go by. I found this book a bit slow through the first half but muddled on because I finally started becoming interested in what was going to happen to the the main character and his clan. I am sorry to say that the plot seemed weak and the writing style was less than it should be. This book is suppose to be for children in the middle school grades. The complexity of plot along with too many characters and a make believe history of a world run by cats becomes an almost unbearable burden to the reader. More work with the introduction chapters would help. I do not recommend this book but hold comment on the author until I have read more of her work.Gerry Hine 3/4/09

  • Setsanata
    2019-03-11 00:20

    ShadowClan has chosen Tigerclaw--now called TigerStar--as their new leader, and Fireheart fears that his old enemy still harbors dark plans for vengeance on his former clan.In this book, Bluestar dies, and Firestar becomes leader. [We all knew this would happen, seriously!]

  • Claire
    2019-02-24 22:39

    Awesomely awesome!

  • Cinnamon OP
    2019-02-23 18:14

    Leerlo fue un conjunto de emociones que tuve con los libros pasados.En este el ritmo es más rápido, tiene drama, acción, escenas conmovedoras y una estructura más sólida, me siento parte del clan del trueno y por un momento pensé qué tal vez después de 4 libros que llevo caería el ritmo o la trama se volvería monótona pero no es así...Seguiré con La hora más oscura :D

  • ☣Lynn☣
    2019-02-22 01:18

    My poor heart! D:

  • Kimberly
    2019-02-23 19:24

    The book, A Dangerous Path is about four different clans made up of cats who live in the forest. The clans are called ThunderClan, WindClan, RiverClan, and ShadowClan. The main character is a tabby cat with firey-red fur named Fireheart. He is part of ThunderClan. Every cat must be loyal to their clan and their leader and fight to risk their lives for their clan. In A Dangerous Path the ThunderClan leader suspects WindClan for trespassing and stealing their prey. However, Fireheart, the deputy of ThunderClan, knows better, but he cannot convince Bluestar, the leader of ThunderClan, that the WindClan cats did not steal their prey. Fireheart decides he must take the matter into his own “paws” and travel to WindClan to persuade the leader of WindClan, Tallstar, to make peace with the ThunderClan leader, otherwise an unnecessary battle will be fought risking the lives of innocent cats. Fireheart is successful, and there is no war between the two clans. However, Bluestar feels angered by Fireheart after he went against his leader’s orders. But Fireheart did the right thing. WindClan had not been stealing ThunderClan’s prey. Later in the story, Fireheart and some of his clanmates discover a pack of dogs living in the forest. There are lots of dogs, and they’re big and dangerous and they were the animals stealing the prey. Fireheart works with his clan to concoct a plan to drive the dogs out of the forest forever. Cats risk their lives and some even gave their lives to drive out the dangerous dog pack out of the forest.I really enjoyed this book because I love animals especially cats, and the whole story was in a cat’s point of view, which is unlike many other books I’ve read. The book also combined real facts about cats with fiction, which I thought really shaped the story well. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes animal stories, and mysteries.

  • Hayden
    2019-03-10 18:13

    And the final important 'death' comes at the very end of this book *sobs*. Bluestar dies :( A pack of wild dogs are in ThunderClan territory, ready to attack anything that comes in thier way. Tigerstar manages to 'tame' them, by feeding them rabbits. Bluestar thinks that the apprentices can't be trusted, so when she only makes Cloudpaw/Cloudtail a warrior, Brightpaw and Swiftpaw decide to prove thier loyalty by hunting down the dogs. This was a MASSIVE mistake. Swiftpaw dies, and Brightpaw just pulls through with the most dreadful battlescars ever. She loses an eye, an ear and most of the fur off one side of her face. Blustar turned her back on StarClan, so she calls Brightpaw Lostface to show that her warrior ancestors are at war with them. Cloudtail reveals his love for Lostface. Then Tigerstar decides to create a rabbit trail heading towards ThunderClan camp. And at the end of it, he kills, Brindleface (Cloudtail's clan mother) and puts her at the end of the trail. Fireheart knows that he has to act quickly about the dogs, so the cats make thier own trail heading towards the gorge. They plan to lure the dogs, one by one. Fireheart agrees to take the final stretch, but he is interrupted by Tigerstar. This gives the lead dog a chance to attack Fireheart. But Bluestar saves him by knocking the dogs over the gorge. But the dogs pull her down with them. Fireheart, Mistyfoot and Stonefur drag her out of the river, but she dies soon after. This leaves Fireheart now leader of ThunderClan. Oh, and Graystripe comes back :)

  • R-kyuu
    2019-02-26 21:30

    Have you ever had a loss that scarred you for life?This book is about Tigerstar's horrible ambitions to revenge thunderclan, the tragic result scars fireheart and the clans for a long time. Things are going to change greatly in all the clans. As the dark plans start to come together the forest is going to be blood-stained. One thing i really like about this book is that there is always darkness hidden in places that are quite closer that imagined, the mystery is unfolding. this book always urged me to read onward, and i couldn't wait to find out whats next. One thing I dislike about this book is that there are some parts in particular and if you really liked the other books in this series it will make you extremely heartbroken, but even so you will still want to read the rest of the series. overall I still love this book and I personally think it's one of the best series I read. I recommend this books to not only cat-lovers but people who loves to solve mysteries and secrets.

  • Wildheart
    2019-03-17 20:27

    Totally five stars! The best out of all the warriors so far that I've read. The story begins with Bluestar her insane self after Tigerclaw betrays the clan as Fireheart predicted. Once Bluestar is at peace again the clan has no time to be thankful due to the BloodClan battle that Tigerstar has wrongly arranged. The clans will have to uniteonce more to defeat the evil leaders. This book may not be as epic but touching and truely a warriors life. It shows that when then chips are done, all you have to do is rise again until you succeed. 5 Stars for sure!

  • Michelle *The Bookish Hobbit*
    2019-03-07 17:34

    Originally read in December 2010.Re-read September 1 ~ 10, 2013.********SPOILERS************REVIEW IS FOR PERSONAL NOTATION ONLY.******(view spoiler)[Tigerstar's first book as Shadowclan's leader, he attempts to lead a dog pack to Thunderclan's camp, makes Darkstripe his lackey, and attempts to kitnap his children. Bluestar reveals her secret to her children and dies happily knowing she has their forgivness. (hide spoiler)]

  • Allen Garvin
    2019-03-20 17:40

    After the rather bland fourth book, a really strong story follows, probably the best in the series so far. Fireheart deals with a paranoid-delusional clan leader who thinks they're at war with Star Clan... Cloudpaw develops an atheistic attitude towards the cats in the stars... there are some nicely developed interfeline relationships here, while the story rollicks along at a very fast pace and ends in a quite satisfying (though a bit manipulative, emotionally) way.

  • Alexa
    2019-02-23 00:14

    This book was in my opinion was not very entertaining just like the last one. I did not like the fact that Bluestar started to be nasty to her clan and the other leaders of the forest. I did not like Dog Pack and what happened to Brightpaw. I read the next one just to see what happened. I have to say that I think the next book was much better.

  • Jasmine
    2019-03-01 18:30

    Tigerstar is on the loose!!! Upon being killed the clans enter turmoil and grief! If you don't read this after reading the others then your a baka. Really good series still. Friggin' better then Harry Potter and the Alanna books!

  • Mary
    2019-03-16 23:34

    SOOOOOOOOO worth the read!!! At least two deaths, one of them UNBELIEVABLY SAD!!!!! Tigerstar, now the leader of Shadowclan, has some dark schemes that he puts into action and the book takes a sudden turn for a dark ending. However, we will see what happens in the next book:)

  • Mya
    2019-03-13 00:10

    This book had such a sad ending! I was happy though to see Bluestar die with Fireheart and her two kits(Mistyforot and Stonefur). All in all this was the perfect book and I sadly don't own a copy of the 6th book! NEED. IT. NOW!

  • Savana My real name is Sydney
    2019-03-03 22:19

    This is a sad book Bluestar, Swiftpaw, Snowkit die. Brightpaw is renamed Lostface when attacked by a dog that killed her brother Swiftpaw she lost her eye and ear. Cloudpaw gets his name Cloudtail. Snowkit is eaten by a hawk. And Bluestar drowns.