"Everywhere the cats have been, there are layers upon layers of history - some known, some long-forgotten, and some discovered in the most unexpected ways - laid down by the paw steps of many generations. What shaped the lives of these proud and noble warriors? Come, walk among them for a while, and listen to their stories..."
— Narrator introducing in The Ultimate Guide, page 1

Warriors: The Ultimate Guide[5] is the sixth book in the Field Guides.


Dedicated to the following Clanmates who have proved themselves to be the ULTIMATE Warriors Fans: Cameron Dresdner, Kelly Freer, Dailey Jackson, Ellie Lang-Ree, Cassidy Stoler, Danielle Truxhall, Audra Young.


Step inside the Warriors world with the ultimate guide to the cats and Clans.

  • Profiles on more than seventy-five of the most important warrior cats.
  • An insider look at each of the Clans.
  • Never-before-seen stories about how Bramblestar and Tigerstar received their nine lives.

And more!


Following the format of Cats of the Clans, this book features most of the cats mentioned there, alongside many new ones. All of them feature updated biographies, and some of them have even undergone changes in their artwork.
The book tells a story of each Clan and various cats from those Clans. It describes major events in the cats' lives as well as why the cat is special and the reasons behind the events. It doesn't give a bias, but makes suggestions as to different destinies to some characters if an event had not happened.

Format and content

Most of the book is of the narrator telling the stories in first-person view, however Bramblestar's Nine Lives: The Return of the Heroes and Tigerstar's Nine Lives: StarClan Makes Its Choice is narrated by the leaders receiving the nine lives. The Introduction is one page long, and each Clan introduction is two pages long. This is followed by two or three pages on a cat (or group of cats) that first features a full-color illustration then a descriptive text for the remainder.

Cats described

The Clans and the cats described in the book are as follows:

Bluestar; Pinestar; Goosefeather and Featherwhisker; Firestar; Spottedleaf; Graystripe and Millie; Sandstorm; Brightheart and Cloudtail; Yellowfang; Cinderpelt; Leafpool; Squirrelflight; Brambleclaw; Ashfur; Lionblaze; Hollyleaf; Jayfeather; Cinderheart; Dovewing; Ivypool; Briarlight.
Raggedstar; Sagewhisker; Runningnose and Littlecloud; Brokenstar; Nightstar; Tigerstar; Blackstar; Russetfur; Boulder; Tawnypelt; Flametail.
Tallstar; Onestar; Mudclaw; Crowfeather; Nightcloud and Breezepelt; Heathertail.
Crookedstar; Mapleshade; Silverstream; Leopardstar; Oakheart; Mistystar and Stonefur; Feathertail; Hawkfrost; Mothwing and Willowshine.
Cloudstar and Skywatcher; Leafstar; Echosong; Sharpclaw.
Tribe of Rushing Water:
Teller of the Pointed Stones; Brook Where Small Fish Swim and Stormfur; Crag Where Eagles Nest.
The Early Settlers:
Half Moon, also known as Stoneteller; Gray Wing; Clear Sky; Jagged Peak; Thunder; Storm and Turtle Tail; Tall Shadow; Dappled Pelt and Cloud Spots; Wind Runner; Gorse Fur; River Ripple; Moth Flight.
Animals Outside the Clans:
Ravenpaw and Barley; Princess and Smudge; Scourge and Bone; Sol; Rock; Fallen Leaves; Midnight.

The book also contains six maps - Forest illustration, Forest diagram, Lake illustration, Lake diagram, Gorge illustration, Gorge diagram - two stories on Tigerstar's and Bramblestar's Leader ceremonies and an excerpt from The Sun Trail.


Author statements

  • Vicky has stated on her Facebook that this book follows the "template" of Cats of the Clans, but contains updated summaries and histories for the characters mentioned, and also features new characters not shown in the previous book. Vicky has also said that this book is not a repackaged version of previous field guides, and contains all new material, save for some reused artwork.[6]

Publication history

  • The Ultimate Guide (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 5 November 2013[7]
  • The Ultimate Guide (EN), HarperCollins (e-book) 5 November 2013[8]
  • Память племён (RU), OLMA Media Group (hardcover), 9 July 2015[9]


Notes and references

  1. Revealed on the browse inside on HarperCollins' website
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed on the back inside flap
  3. Revealed on Amazon.com
  4. Revealed on Amazon.co.uk
  5. Revealed on Amazon.com
  6. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  7. Revealed on HarperCollins' website
  8. Revealed on HarperCollins' website
  9. Revealed on [1]
Warriors books
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness WithinThe Place of No StarsA Light in the Mist
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's VowLeopardstar's Honor
Novellas The Untold Stories (Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's Journey)Tales from the Clans (Tigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's Silence)Shadows of the Clans (Mapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's Farewell)Legends of the Clans (Spottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's Echo)Path of a Warrior (Redtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's Life)A Warrior's Spirit (Pebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret)A Warrior's Choice (Daisy's KinBlackfoot's ReckoningSpotfur's Rebellion)
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate GuideThe Warriors Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's ReturnGraystripe's Adventure
Stand-alone graphic novels The Rise of ScourgeA Shadow in RiverClanWinds of Change
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a WarriorRavenpaw's Path
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the FloodSkyClan and the Stranger
Short stories, plays, and essays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's MercyThe Elders' ConcernSpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideWhy is Jaypaw Blind?Tigerstar: Heart of Evil?The Death of Bright Stream

The Ultimate Guide chapters
IntroductionBluestar SpeaksThunderClanThe Return of HeroesBlackstar SpeaksShadowClanStarClan Makes Its ChoiceTallstar SpeaksWindClanCrookedstar SpeaksRiverClanCloudstar SpeaksSkyClanStoneteller SpeaksTribe of Rushing WaterHalf Moon SpeaksThe Early SettlersRock SpeaksAnimals Outside the Clans
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