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Authors, and Websites


  • Recommended by Faded Echoes
  • Summary: She has some amazing Warriors fics, mainly romance, for a variety of shippings. If you like fluff or an angst/romance, just take a lot at her stories.

Prin Pardus

  • Recommended by For Want of a Name, SomeoneImSure
  • Summary: The perfect blend of long chapters, but not too long, good characters, and quick updates. not to mention the stories are full length.

Warriors Redux

  • Recommended by SomeoneImSure, Anon
  • Summary: A blog dedicated to rewriting the first arc of Warriors and deconstructing the series as a whole. Features realistic cat genetics, characters with common sense, a complex naming system, and fantastic world building. Unlike the series, the supernatural elements are more more open to interpretation and the anthropomorphism of the cats in the books has been toned-down. Has a tropes page here.
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  • Comments: Into the Wild has been posted, with a chapter list here. Forest of Secrets, which is the second arc instead of Fire and Ice, is in the process of being posted as of July 2017, and the chapter list is here.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.


  • Recommended by SomeoneImSure
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Romance/Angst
  • Synopsis: Within PureClan, the poison known as love is forbidden. The Warrior Code abolishes it. It decrees love as a weakness-the penalty for falling under its influence is death. But however much love may be endangered, it is not dead yet.
  • Comments: No graphic sex scenes.

When Starclan Gets Bored

  • Recommended by Lightningmatt
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Genre: Comedy. Oh sweet StarClan comedy.
  • Synopsis: One day, StarClan gets bored, and decides to make the leaders of the clans crazy. Eventually, this spreads to all, and then come in new cats and clans. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: This is very, very, VERY long. There's almost 150 chapters, so it might be a bit overwhelming. WARNING: There is a TON of One Direction bashing and praising. It's almost the biggest topic, other than Bramblestar. So if you have no idea what I just said, this may or may not be for you. I'm still in the process of figuring out what E*Trade Kit is supposed to represent. Oh, and Ferncloud's kits. LOTS.

Kestrelflight's Slumber Party by Hopesplash

  • Recommended By Lightflame
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Synopsis: Kestrelflight wants to hold a Slumber party so Onestar recommends he get all the medicine cats. Kestrelflight gathers them all up (Jayfeather brings Lionblaze for protection) and Kestrelflight, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Flametail and Willowshine have a slumber party. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: Kestrelflight's Slumber Party is very long. You can read the entire thing up until now (helpfully posted by me) on page 40. This is pretty much the funniest warriors story ever, but if you aren't a fan of numerous Brick Jokes you might not want to read it.

The Forgotten Clans

  • Recommended by Lightflame
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Sort of, Actionish clan-like?
  • Comments: Despite the fact that it focuses on OC Clans, this fic is well written and has an interesting cast. The Chosen One isn't a Mary Sue, the author shows instead is merely telling, and the official couple is awesome. And the plot twists are really cool!

Rusted B R I A R S and H O L L Y trees

  • Recommended by Darkotters Kosher Bacon
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Genre: Adventure, at the moment.
  • Synopsis: It focuses on Feather, an aging cat with a Dark and Troubled Past and a blind kit named Rusty living in a city. A rather violent one, in fact, though it is heavily hinted that this is a norm in all cities. As a rather young fic, not much of the plot is yet revealed, though the summary talks about a tie-in with the clans fighting the Place of No Stars...
  • Comments: Being heavily AU from the third Warriors series on, if you don't like AUs, you should skip this one. Also, the writer is heading for dark with this one. But other than that, it is rather good! Her characters are well-rounded as of yet and the setting is well described. Her writing style takes a few chapters to adjust to though.

Tigerheart and Ravenfire

  • Recommended by Anonymous
  • Status: Dead Fic
  • Synopsis: Heavy AU. An alternate universe where Thistleclaw died soon after fathering Whitekit, Tigerstar (In this story Tigerheart) lacks the ambition he does in canon. It is so far from Ravenpaw's point of view. The plot hasn't really started up yet, but the author has an excellent writing style that can get you hooked.


  • Recommended by: XRRX
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: If Cinderpelt had never been reincarnated, a different kit would have been born. She was reincarnated. The kit was born into a corrupted StarClan and grew up there. This is her story.
  • Comments: One of the best Warriors stories I've read. It has a very original storyline (evil StarClan) and... awesome.

Blind Faith by Aster Eris

  • Recommended by Rago
  • Status: Dormant
  • Genre: Adventure/Drama (mostly drama)
  • Synopsis: Basically, it's a kittypet-to-leader story, but with a Villain Protagonist.
  • Comments: It's very interesting and the writing is several classes above most fanfic. However, it isn't without its flaws. Most obviously: even though the protagonist is supposed to be evil (or at least morally ambiguous), she's still kind of a Sue. Also, it's sixty-some chapters long so far.
    • YMMV. I found the main character to be a huge Sue, and the purple prose is painful.

Skychasers by Pantherfang

  • Recommended by Lightflame
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
  • Synopsis: A story about a world where ruthless tactics rule all. Has an incredibly in-depth world, and also features Hollyleaf. Also has a page.

Daughter of the Sun by ShoutFinder

  • Recommended by Red the Mudkip
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Adventure/Supernatural
  • Synopsis: "An apprentice with prophetic dreams. A forgotten Clan returns. The land of the dead threatened. The peace of the world shattered with the arrival of a strange kit with wisdom far beyond her years, who knows not only of the past, but also of the future of the Clans. Can Skypaw and Aura work together to save both this world and beyond from a danger that even Rock did not foresee?" -FF.Net summary
  • Commnets: This is a really beautiful fanfic. The author is amazing with words; Shout writes in a way that amazes you. It helps that the plot is an interesting one, too—the general idea has been done before (cat in Clan who is special), but Skypaw's powers are very different from what you see in other fanfiction, and I think the character Aura really distinguishes this story from other ones. You should definitely give it a read! (It also has a page right here.)

Golden Dawn: Lost Sunrise by Lightflame.

  • Recommended by TommyTree
  • Status: Dormant
  • Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
  • Synopsis: Long after the events of The Last Hope, the Clans are about to face even greater challenges and confront their inward problems.
  • Comments: The story focuses on OCs, but it contains references of characters from canon. It also has more fantasy elements than the canon. While the overview of the story may not look most innovative, the story is well thought-out, expands the canon setting in an interesting way while keeping the spirit of it, and has a good plot and brilliant character development. It's pretty long, but definitely worth reading.

Pawn of the Stars by Purple V Neck

  • Recommended by Acaeria
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Adventure/Suspense
  • Synopsis: Dawnpaw is a new apprentice of ThunderClan, determined and eager to serve her Clan. But her dreams are continually quashed by her callous and sarcastic mentor, Thickfur, who doesn't seem like he will ever approve of her. Sootpaw is an experienced ShadowClan apprentice, arrogant and skilled, praised by all of the warriors including his critical father, Falconswoop. These two cats have nothing in common, yet when they find their minds inexplicably linked, they are forced to question all they held to be true, including StarClan themselves. A web of deception and fear is woven around them, trapping the pair in a war much older than they could possibly have imagined.
  • Comments: This story is completely OC-filled, yet it is amazing. It has a new and original plot, nothing like I've ever seen before, and the characters are easy to get attached to. This is one of the first Warriors fics I ever read, and definitely one of my favourites. Now has a sequel here

Legacy of the Three by Mapleclaw

  • Recommended by Acaeria
  • Status: Dormant
  • Genre: adventure/drama
  • Synopsis: The Three have taken mates, and their children have mysterious powers and a new prophecy surrounding them. The Dark Forest battle has ended, the Clans are shaken to the core by their Clanmate's betrayal and no cat knows who to trust. Will the chosen cats use their new powers for good or evil?
  • Comments: It sounds boring, but trust me, it's far from it! One of the main themes of the story is 'history repeats itself', yet the story puts new twists on old warriors themes and it really is a great story.

Their Journey by Snarksadoodle

  • Recommended by SerenityEternity
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Adventure/Friendship
  • Synopsis: Six apprentices are stranded far away from home, alone in the wilderness and forced to make their journey back through the harshness and bleak troubles around them. In this time, they face dangers that many cats will not face in a lifetime, and forge a bond of friendship that transcends Clan divisions and brings them closer together than ever before.
  • Commnets: Incomplete and certainly not as epic in scope as some of the other fics that have been recommended here, but this is certainly a good story with descriptive prose, well-written dialogue, and engaging characters.

Echoes of the War: Book 1: Faded Boundaries by Jayie-The-Hufflepuff

  • Recommended by Nightbreeze
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis : When the lake that nourishes the Clans threatens to drive them apart, one cat makes a stand and places her paws towards the path of a great destiny.
  • Comments: One of the best Warriors fics I’ve ever read. Part of a six-book series set after OotS. The main characters are very well-done, and the plot is intruiging. The author writes like the Erins themselves, a rare find in Warriors fics.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

A Depth Of Naive by Blizz(Non-canon relationships is the only warning I can think of)

  • Recommended by Hexiva
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): BlueXTiger
  • Synopsis: Bluestar angsts about her relationship with Tigerstar
  • Comments: Probably the best Warriors fanfic I've ever read - not that that's saying much, but it really is quite good.

Love You to Death by the Only Pancake

  • Recommended by Carnivorous M.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Mainly AshfurxHollyleaf (here called Hollythorn); also contains HollyxMouse, LionxPoppy, and just a tad of HoneyxBirchfall.
  • Synopsis: Hollypaw/Ashfur darkfic! Written pre-Dark River. Ashfur never got over his lost love, Squirrelflight. He is willing to do anything to have a part of her back- even if that means tangling young Hollypaw in a web of hurt and fear. Can she escape his grasp?
  • Comments: Be warned, Love You to Death is very dark; it follows the twisted, obsessive, controlling relationship of a person who never really got over his first love interest and a— at the beginning, anyway— relatively naive apprentice who really wasn't entirely sure what she was getting herself into. It deals with the tragic consequences of playing with someone's heart, and not letting them really know whether you care about them or not until it's too late; it also deals with simply choosing someone because of a fleeting moment of infatuation, and why it generally doesn't end well. It also earns points for using rape as a proper plot device, and not just for cheap drama. The majority of it was written before Dark River came out, so all warrior names afterwards are different from the books; this doesn't detract too much from the experience, however, unless you're a stickler about that sort of thing. All in all a fantastic read, although I wouldn't read it if you only like happy endings.
    • The companion fic, Death Did Us Part, told from Ashfur's point of view, is currently in progress as well.
      • It hasn't been completed since 2010.

All That Was Lost by Nightfall Daybreak

  • Recommended by AquaBreaker
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Mainly revolves around Fire/Spotted, but also lightly touches on Fire/Cinder, Littlecloud/Cinderpelt, Raggedstar/Yellowfang, and Crow/Leaf
  • Synopsis: 'We are medicine cats. We give and we give and we give. After all we have lost, StarClan does not have the right to dictate the matters of our hearts.' Spottedleaf speaks out for all the medicine cats, challenging the rule that forbids them to love.
  • Comments: This isn't a mushy romance story, actually classed under angst. And there are some issues with the author's interpretation of canon, mainly the age difference between Spotted and the ThunderClan apprentices when Firestar arrived. However, it is the best attempt to date to ground Spottedleaf in an actual personality that's not up in the air, and is the best argument ever against forbidden love when it comes to medicine cats, and how it would prevent a lot of sneaking around and drama. Could also be viewed as an essay in support of allowing medicine cats to love, as I have seen it used on a couple occasions in the fandom as evidence against the rule. Whether you're looking for a somewhat emotional story, or another point of view to consider in a debate on romance in the fandom, give this a read.

Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

The Third ShadowClan Reich by VolcanicPizza

  • Recommended by PhoenixBlade
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2017. Has a tropes page here: [1].
  • Synopsis: Snakepaw is an apprentice of ShadowClan. He has created something called a "gun" that has greatly strengthened his Clan. And he has changed everything far from how it used to be simply with his presence. What is the reason for his successful domination? Certainly not the fact that he was once a Twoleg. No, it's got to be something else...
  • Comments: I love this fic for so many reasons. First, Snakepaw/Luke, the protagonist takes the Unreliable Narrator trope to heart. Also, he used to be a Twoleg, and a Fanfiction troll to boot. Although it's a bit stiff after the first two chapters, it picks up in speed later and the fourth-wall breaking doesn't feel forced anymore. And the best parts? Snakepaw gives ShadowClan guns stolen from Twolegs, kills Ashfur, and manages to get Hollyleaf to be part of the three after erasing Dovewing (or Dovewhine, as he refers to her throughout the fic) from existence.

Ouroboros by smug_albatross

  • Recommended by jtblion
  • Status: Complete, now has a sequel, A False Shadow.
  • Synopsis: When a clan cat dies, they go to StarClan. That is the way it has always been.

When a monster dies, they go to the Dark Forest. That is the way it has always been.

When Firestar dies, he wakes up in a Twoleg nest with a collar around his throat with kitten fluff for fur and a strange voice in his ears. That is not the way it was supposed to be.

Firestar has lived and lost nine lives in service of StarClan - but now one among their number laments the way his story ended and makes him an offer. Another life, in exchange for a second chance at a happy ending.

  • Comments: Very creative turn on time travel fics.

Fan Videos

Warriors -- Ready As I'll Ever Be by eighthsun

  • Recommended by JBriskin
  • Music: "Ready as I'll Ever Be," from Tangled: The Series
  • Synopsis: A multi-animator project (MAP) in which the clans and Darktail's followers prepare for battle.
  • Comments: The song itself never ceases to get my adrenaline flowing, and it was the perfect choice for this particular moment in the Warriors canon. The animation in some of the segments is close to feature-film quality, by the way.

Warriors -- You'll Be in My Heart, by Sparrow

  • Recommended by JBriskin
  • Music: "You'll Be in My Heart," from Tarzan, as performed by Celtic Woman
  • Synopsis: An MAP tribute to the queens from Warriors, and their kittens as well.

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