"The story of the beginning of the warrior Clans has been passed down by cats of all Clans, from elder to warrior, from warrior to apprentice, from queen to kit. The story is never the same twice, and parts grow uncertain, or they become suddenly clear in the telling. There are some cats who walk dimly, their names and deeds lost in the sweet fog of the elders' den, for the warrior Clans have roamed the forest for moons beyond counting..."
— Narrator on the Clans in The Warriors Guide, page 1

The Warriors Guide is a Barnes & Noble exclusive Warriors book, and is part of the Field Guides.


Now the truth can be revealed

Look within to find:

  • The mystical origins and secret legends of the Clans.
  • An insiders' tour of the Clan camps and territories.
  • The histories and characters of each Clan, and information about their leaders and medicine cats.
  • Knowledge of cats outside the Clans.
  • The tenets of the warrior code.
  • Prophecies and omens, and how they have been fulfilled.
And many more truths about the secrets, beliefs, and daily lives of the cats of the Clans.

Detailed plot description

The Warriors Guide contains information from different points of view that is not revealed in the main arc books. This begins with a story of how the Clans were founded, introducing Thunder, Shadow, Wind, River, and Sky as the first leaders of the five Clans. This is followed by a chapter on the warrior code - the rules of the Clans.
After, it lists significant medicine cats and leaders, as well as additional information about a Clan's specialties. In ThunderClan, a special page detailing how to do the forest attack is written in steps. Likewise, for ShadowClan, there is a page on how different tail signals work. In RiverClan, there is a section on water combat moves, and WindClan has a list of their special battle tactics. In SkyClan, there is a page detailing their aboveground battle moves.
There are full accounts for the different medicines used by the Clans, which includes their uses and names. It tells which plants are similar to each other, as well listing some locations they can be found. This section also lists which plants can be potentially dangerous if used incorrectly. After, there is a collection of biographies for other animals.
Two full maps of the Clans' territory are included, both The forest territories and The lake territories. Fourtrees, Highstones, the Moonpool and the Island are all explored and different cats from each of the Clans give accounts of these landmarks. SkyClan has a a map of their camp included, and it also includes the version from a Twoleg's point of view. Tigerstar then leads the reader on a tour of the battlefields, explaining where different cats died and also reflecting on his personal experience as a ThunderClan cat. Next, Tawnypelt leads a tour around the lake territories.
It also includes a full list of battle moves and how to use them. A glossary of terms used in the books is at the end.

Publication history

  • The Warriors Guide (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 8 August 2012[1]


  • This book is only available through Barnes & Noble, and can either be purchased on their website, or by going into the store.
  • This book has no new content, it is simply the most important parts of the other field guides put into one book.[2]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Barnes & Noble.com
  2. Revealed in The Warriors Guide
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
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