Title: Firestar’s Quest
Author: Erin Hunter
Published: August 21, 2007 by HarperCollins
Purchased: Years ago, $7.99 on Kindle.
*Warning: This review will contain spoilers*
Blurb: There is peace at last between the warrior Clans, and Firestar is proud of the strength and unity of the cats he leads in ThunderClan. All four forest Clans are thriving, training new warriors and keeping their boundaries without conflict.
But Firestar’s dreams are haunted by wailing cats fleeing a terrible disaster. With unexpected help from an old kittypet friend, he discovers a shocking secret: StarClan, the warrior ancestors who guide his paw steps, have lied to him.
Firestar is faced with the hardest decision of his life. Can he really turn his back on the forest that has become his home and embark on a perilous quest to discover a dark truth–one that has been buried beyond the memory of living cats? Whatever he finds at the end of his journey, he knows that nothing can ever be the same again.
Review: I wouldn’t say that I loved this book but I did rather enjoy reading it. I’m really not sure how I feel about SkyClan, I really don’t but I do think that Firestar and Sandstorm really needed this journey to strengthen their relationship. They needed to get passed the road block that was Spottedleaf.
While I felt that their relationship needed to get stronger, I kind of feel like SkyClan was kind of thrown in for shock value, like Yellowfang and her special power. No real meaning in being there but there they are.
I have the paperback so the cover is rather generic, shiny though, the hardback cover is a little less generic but I do like it much better.
The writing, while not overly emotional because most of it was a journey and teaching book, it kept me hooked and reading on.
The really emotional part was at the end when Leafstar was getting her last life and Cloudstar was re-united with his mate and kits. That made me tear up.
The pace was good for the story, the writing was good, the plot was eh but I would still suggest reading before The New Prophecy series.
Thank you for reading my review.