Bluestar's Prophecy

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Bluestar's Prophecy
Warriors Bluestar's prophecy.jpg
Cover features Bluestar
Author Erin Hunter (pen name of Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry)
Cover artist Wayne McLoughlin
Country United States
Language English
Series Warriors (novel series)
Genre Children's literature
Fantasy novel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
July 28, 2009[1]
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 516
ISBN ISBN 978-0-06-158247-9
OCLC 310398979
LC Class PZ7.H916625 Blu 2009
Followed by Into the Wild

Bluestar's Prophecy is a children's fantasy novel in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. This is the second Warriors Super Edition, the first being Firestar's Quest. The book follows Bluefur as she matures from childhood and eventually becomes the leader of ThunderClan, also revealing a prophecy she receives from Goosefeather: "You are fire, Bluepaw, and you will blaze through the forest. But beware! Even the most powerful flames can be destroyed by water." It was published by HarperCollins and released on July 28, 2009. It was released in China on July 31, 2010.[2]

Plot[edit]

Bluestar's Prophecy tells the story of Bluekit, a blue-gray female she-cat born into ThunderClan along with her white sister, Snowkit. A few moons (months) after becoming an apprentice (with her name being changed to “Bluepaw”), ThunderClan attacks another Clan named WindClan because of stolen food. Bluepaw’s silvery grey mother, Moonflower, is killed during the raid. At a Gathering, Bluepaw meets a tabby apprentice named Crookedpaw (later Crookedjaw and then Crookedstar), an apprentice from RiverClan, and they quickly become friends. But their friendship doesn’t last long when the two angry Clans battle over territory, and Bluepaw defeats Crookedpaw with the help of Snowpaw.

Bluepaw then goes on a hunting patrol with Snowpaw. Bluepaw chases a rabbit into a hole, along with Snowpaw (Snowkit), and they end up at a place called Snakerocks, where a fox had already killed the rabbit. Bluepaw runs toward the camp with Snowpaw ahead of her, but realizes that she is leading the fox directly to her Clanmates. Bluepaw then faces the fox and is interrupted when a lightning bolt strike sets a branch above her on fire. Goosefeather, the Clan's medicine cat, receives a prophecy about Bluepaw being a fire that blazes through the forest, but water may destroy her. Bluepaw and Snowpaw then receive their warrior names, Bluefur and Snowfur. Snowfur's relationship with her sister is damaged when she falls in love with another warrior; a spiky-furred dark gray-and-white cat named Thistleclaw, whom Bluefur feels is arrogant and untrustworthy. Afterwards, Thistleclaw and Snowfur have a son, Whitekit, later known as Whitepaw, and then Whitestorm.

Bluefur meets a famous RiverClan warrior named Oakheart, a handsome reddish brown tom; although she does not seem to like him at first, they eventually fall in love. Meanwhile, Pinestar, Bluefur's leader, leaves ThunderClan to become a kittypet (house cat). Sunfall, Pinestar’s deputy, takes his place as ThunderClan’s leader, and becomes known as Sunstar. Then, Snowfur is killed, hit by a speeding car while chasing ShadowClan intruders from their territory, leaving a heartbroken Bluefur to care for Whitekit.

Many seasons pass, and after Whitestorm receives his warrior name, Bluefur decides to meet with Oakheart one evening. They meet at the usual Clan Gathering place (“Fourtrees”), and having fun together, decide to spend the night there, but agree when it was over that they would never meet like this again, for the good of their Clans. One moon later, Bluefur is horrified to find out that she is expecting kits. Thrushpelt, a sandy gray ThunderClan warrior who has a crush on Bluefur, offers to help her take care of the kits. She accepts; allowing the rest of ThunderClan to believe that he is the father, since Bluefur was determined to keep the father's identity a secret.

Sunstar tells Bluefur that he was planning to make her ThunderClan’s new deputy, because of the current deputy retiring, but since she was having kits, he was thinking about letting Thistleclaw become the deputy instead. Bluefur knows that allowing Thistleclaw to become deputy and then leader would be extremely deadly to the Clan (she saw him in a vision dripping with blood), Bluefur takes her three kits to Oakheart, where they would be raised in RiverClan. On the way, one of them, Mosskit, a gray-and-white she-kit, dies because of the freezing snow. When she returns, she pretends that a starving predator had taken her kits. Bluefur is made deputy, and learns that Sunstar only received eight lives from StarClan because Pinestar had not died yet. After Sunstar loses his final life, she becomes leader, receiving her own nine lives and leader name (Bluestar). After successfully leading ThunderClan for several seasons, she receives another prophecy from the current ThunderClan medicine cat, Spottedleaf: “Fire alone can save our Clan.”, which puzzles Bluestar.

She later goes on patrol with Whitestorm and her deputy, Redtail, and while nearing the twoleg (human) nests (houses), she catches sight of a bright ginger kittypet named Rusty, who she invites to join the Clan, believing that he is the destined cat from Spottedleaf's prophecy, and names him Firepaw, and eventually Fireheart. The story ends with Bluestar thanking StarClan for everything they had done, and happily picturing the gorgeous future of Fireheart one day "blazing through the forest", as Firestar, the next leader of ThunderClan.

In the prologue it shows Bluestar, on her last life, watching as Fireheart leads a pack of vicious dogs to the gorge and hopefully away. She sees him in the clutches of the pack leader and knows he can't be the one to die. She attacks the dog who drops Fireheart and follows her off the gorge. Fireheart rescues her and with the help of her kits (Mistyfoot and Stonefur) is pulled a shore. In her dying moments her kits forgive her for giving them up to RiverClan.

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