Title: The Fourth Apprentice
Author: Erin Hunter
Published: July 12, 2009 by HarperCollins
Purchased: Years ago, $6.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come. . . .
Four warrior Clans have shared the land around the lake as equals for many moons. But a prophecy foretells that three ThunderClan cats will hold the power of the stars in their paws. Jayfeather and Lionblaze know that they are two of the cats in the prophecy. Now the brothers must wait for a sign from StarClan to discover the identity of the third cat.
Meanwhile, Dovekit and Ivykit — kin of the great leader Firestar — are poised to become ThunderClan apprentices. Soon one sister will have an ominous dream — and will begin to realize that she possesses mystical skills unmatched by any other cat.
In the midst of a cruel season that threatens the lives of all four warrior Clans, bonds will be forged, promises made, and three young cats will start to unravel the secrets that bind them together.
Review: Yet another journey but, it was alright. I really don’t know how I feel about Dovepaw but I’m happy that her power was more obvious that Hollyleaf’s. I still think that the Erin’s took Hollyleaf out of the picture because they couldn’t quite decide on what her power should be. I mean, sticking to the warrior code? Honestly, those are more like guidelines.
*WARNING: Spoiler ahead*
Anyways, I don’t think there was much growth here, the authors needed a way for Lionblaze to see that Tigerheart was training with Tigerstar for the Dark Forest plot to make headway. So, basically it was filler. I think when the plot really gets going again, it’ll be a better read.
The classic cover is fine, still eye-catching but that new cover, wow. Makes Dovepaw seem better than she actually is in the book.
The writing was good, there wasn’t really a whole lot of emotion, though it was said when there was a certain death but it didn’t make me tear up. I still think this series is worth reading and I will continue to re-read the entire series for as long as I can.
Thank you for reading my review.