I've only read Into the Wild, and... good gravy was it enough to convince me to never touch this series again. Maybe I'm being harsh, but this book came off to me like the author was trying to do Watership Down with cats and failed so spectacularly hard it wasn't even So Bad It's Good. My main problems with the book are an unbelievably Stuey main character and one of the most idiotic Idiot Plots I've seen in a while. Also, the "conlang" of the cats was... well, clunky is the best I can come up with. A large series of CamelCaps and random compound words does not a constructed language make. Really, the whole book is clunky. And... is it just me, or does the "oh noes neutering" thing seem to go just a little bit beyond what the cat characters themselves would make of it? Maybe it's just the book being clunky again, but when the first chapter is acting less like it's trying to make me sympathize with sapient cat characters and more like it's trying to make me feel like I'm a jerk for having a neutered cat... holy Wall Banger, Batman. I've seen speutering made to feel like a heartbreaking tragedy without insulting my intelligence in other books about sapient cats, so I'm gonna blame Warriors over my own views for this one. I gave the book as fair a shake as I give any. I love Xenofiction, and it's so hard to find that I was ready to continue even after the wall-denting first chapter, but all in all I just can't recommend Warriors based on the first book.
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