Warriors: Power of Three — Sunrise
By Erin Hunter
Don’t expect everything to be neatly tied up at the end of the “Power of Three” series. It leaves you asking almost as many questions as it answers. Yes, you do find out the identities of the parents of Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze (as if you haven’t already guessed), and Ashfur’s killer is revealed (and that will a surprise for most). But we’re still left wondering what Sol’s purpose is (I get the feeling we haven’t seen the last of him), and the cliffhanger at the end leaves us wondering what will happen with several major characters. There’s not much conflict going on between clans in this volume mdash; the battles all seem to be within the psyches of the Thunderclan cats mdash; but there is one especially tragic death of one of the young characters. This book and Long Shadows are the most gripping of the third Warriors series, which took quite a long time to get moving. Because this book ends up in so much chaos, perhaps the next series (“Omen of the Stars”) will have more action right from the start. One thing I’d really like to see in the next series is to have the characters act more like the cats they are, meaning more territorial disputes and more battles! We’ve seen very little of the other clans for several volumes now.