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Forced out of the forest that had been their home for generations, the four warrior Clans are about to settle into their new homes around the lake. Some cats see their new beginning as a chance for the Clans to live together in peace and friendship, but WindClan’s deputy Mudclaw believes the other Clans cannot be trusted. And as he prepares to take the ailing Tallstar’s pla Forced out of the forest that had been their home for generations, the four warrior Clans are about to settle into their new homes around the lake. Some cats see their new beginning as a chance for the Clans to live together in peace and friendship, but WindClan’s deputy Mudclaw believes the other Clans cannot be trusted. And as he prepares to take the ailing Tallstar’s place as leader, he is determined to do whatever it takes to secure the future of his Clan—no matter the cost. Set during the events of Warriors: The New Prophecy, this action-packed, stand-alone adventure is perfect for longtime Erin Hunter fans and new readers alike.


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Forced out of the forest that had been their home for generations, the four warrior Clans are about to settle into their new homes around the lake. Some cats see their new beginning as a chance for the Clans to live together in peace and friendship, but WindClan’s deputy Mudclaw believes the other Clans cannot be trusted. And as he prepares to take the ailing Tallstar’s pla Forced out of the forest that had been their home for generations, the four warrior Clans are about to settle into their new homes around the lake. Some cats see their new beginning as a chance for the Clans to live together in peace and friendship, but WindClan’s deputy Mudclaw believes the other Clans cannot be trusted. And as he prepares to take the ailing Tallstar’s place as leader, he is determined to do whatever it takes to secure the future of his Clan—no matter the cost. Set during the events of Warriors: The New Prophecy, this action-packed, stand-alone adventure is perfect for longtime Erin Hunter fans and new readers alike.

30 review for Winds of Change

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carsyn

    I liked this! Mudclaw was an interesting character to follow and this book did a good job explaining his motivations. The artwork was beautiful and complimented the story well.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Glatt

    Reviewing this one for School Library Connection. Warriors fans will enjoy it, of course.

  3. 4 out of 5

    A.J. Kormon

    This is the first Warriors Manga I've read with my kids, and while it wasn't what I was expecting in terms of Manga, we did enjoy the book. If you're looking for traditional Manga, this isn't it. In my opinion, this a graphic novel. We will definitely be reading more of this standalone series though. My boys (9 and 11 years) seemed to enjoy the format. Sometimes the traditional Warriors novels include extra subplots and enough extra characters that we have a hard time keeping track of everything This is the first Warriors Manga I've read with my kids, and while it wasn't what I was expecting in terms of Manga, we did enjoy the book. If you're looking for traditional Manga, this isn't it. In my opinion, this a graphic novel. We will definitely be reading more of this standalone series though. My boys (9 and 11 years) seemed to enjoy the format. Sometimes the traditional Warriors novels include extra subplots and enough extra characters that we have a hard time keeping track of everything that's going on. We still love those books, but because of the format of this book, it is focused on a single plot and much easier to follow.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nathaniel

    This was a really good graphic novel. I love the Warriors graphic novels. They're so much fun to read! I was thinking about the fact that if I, as a human, were to stumble upon the clans... not even my love of cats would stop me from thinking that many were disgusting. There are so many and no twolegs ever seem to notice. I feel like something would've been done. I guess it depends on whether there's that many wild cats around me and I don't notice them, lol This was a really good graphic novel. I love the Warriors graphic novels. They're so much fun to read! I was thinking about the fact that if I, as a human, were to stumble upon the clans... not even my love of cats would stop me from thinking that many were disgusting. There are so many and no twolegs ever seem to notice. I feel like something would've been done. I guess it depends on whether there's that many wild cats around me and I don't notice them, lol

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Brooks-Taylor

    I liked the storyline. It was nice to see how Mudclaw was doing what he thought was right. I didn’t like him in the great journey, but this one, I liked him. It was sad to see him die, but nice to see the significance of the tree that fell on him. Weren’t he and Onestar cousins? One star’s father was Stagleap and Mudclaw’s mother was Ryestalk. Stagleap and Ryestalk were littermates.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I love love love love love this book!!!💙🐾😻 I loved seeing it from Mudclaw's perspective! I love love love love love this book!!!💙🐾😻 I loved seeing it from Mudclaw's perspective!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kiri

    Oh my gosh this was so good! This is why I love Warriors books, all it takes is a new perspective to make you look at something in a whole new way. It just goes to show that good characters can do bad things without being evil. I love it!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gretchen

    This manga takes a look back to when the clans first arrived at the lake. The clan deputy Mudclaw is doing his best to protect his clan as his leader Tallstar is dying. Unfortunately, on his deathbed, Tallstar names Onewhisker his deputy effectively making him Windclan's leader. Mudclaw is furious and believes that Firestar had something to do with the decision. He thinks that Firestar is trying to take over Windclan. Mudclaw begins to plan a coup to take over Windclan and kill Onewhisker and Fi This manga takes a look back to when the clans first arrived at the lake. The clan deputy Mudclaw is doing his best to protect his clan as his leader Tallstar is dying. Unfortunately, on his deathbed, Tallstar names Onewhisker his deputy effectively making him Windclan's leader. Mudclaw is furious and believes that Firestar had something to do with the decision. He thinks that Firestar is trying to take over Windclan. Mudclaw begins to plan a coup to take over Windclan and kill Onewhisker and Firestar. Will his plan succeed? What is best for the clan? Thanks to Edelweiss for providing me with a free DRC.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Allegra

    Wonderful look at this character and his passion. I really liked the illustrations as well. A very fun and beautiful read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Winds of Change takes place near the beginning of the second series, The New Prophecy. As with all the Warrior Cats books, the story is engaging, there are no slow times, and these graphic novels are well worth the read since they flesh out hidden storylines and give us new perspectives on the lives in the other Warrior Cat clans. Story: Mudclaw's story is retold from his viewpoint as he strives to protect his clan at More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Winds of Change takes place near the beginning of the second series, The New Prophecy. As with all the Warrior Cats books, the story is engaging, there are no slow times, and these graphic novels are well worth the read since they flesh out hidden storylines and give us new perspectives on the lives in the other Warrior Cat clans. Story: Mudclaw's story is retold from his viewpoint as he strives to protect his clan at all costs. When Firestar looks to be a threat, Mudclaw begins taking advice from Hawkfrost, who feeds his clan chief's paranoia. This causes his original goal of protecting his clanmates to morph into something dangerous under Hawkfrost's goading. Letting his actions spur out of control under the influence of the malicious Hawkfrost, Mudclaw, still the noble deputy he was before, comes to the realization that he was used and must come to accept his failure. The characters are on-point and the translation from novel to graphic format is very well done. Character stories are fleshed out and I am not disappointed in the direction that the manga took in that regard. It is great to see a character who didn't get much page time get his own story. In this stand-alone story, Mudclaw gets a redemption arc that is well written and full of pathos. It's great to see a viewpoint that is not Thunder Clan and instead we see the reasons and motivations of how other clans interact with them (in this case, Wind Clan). Admittedly, I am not a fan of the drawing style. It tries to give very distinct facial expressions to the cats but it ends up looking wonky. In this particular novel, the colors also felt very bland and washed out - when it should be a colorful world in my mind. The panels had good angles for the backgrounds and the attention to detail was very well done throughout. In all, I highly recommend this graphic novel. It explores several side characters stories, gives us perspectives from the other clans, and allows us to see the story in a new way. The art is serviceable and the read is always engaging. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Breylin

    can anyone just let me read the book?

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Schoen

    What a great addition to the Warriors manga series. The story brings back one of the classic tales that come before the current series in the main line. The series continues to impress by developing stories that were not explored in-depth in the main series. Fans of the series, young and old, will enjoy this new addition. Note: I am a public librarian reviewing this book from an Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher through Edelweiss.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

    It was great, a good background for Starlight, beautiful art, and much needed visuals. Can’t wait for next years Graphic Novel! Edit: Next years graphic novel has been announced!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Marisa Rose

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Definitely one of the best installments in the Warriors series. It’s just a shame it’s not one of the core books, or a super edition—but maybe I should be grateful because they would have almost certainly botched a super edition version of this. I’m glad this was done so well though, it’s better than nothing. The plot this book focuses on was one of my absolute favorite sub-plots that ever came out of the core series, back when it was still great. I was furious that we didn’t get a WindClan persp Definitely one of the best installments in the Warriors series. It’s just a shame it’s not one of the core books, or a super edition—but maybe I should be grateful because they would have almost certainly botched a super edition version of this. I’m glad this was done so well though, it’s better than nothing. The plot this book focuses on was one of my absolute favorite sub-plots that ever came out of the core series, back when it was still great. I was furious that we didn’t get a WindClan perspective in Starlight since it was literally all about a civil war within WindClan. This book follows Mudclaw, highlighting his thoughts and motivations throughout the story. We know ThunderClan’s perspective, obviously—they saw Mudclaw as power-hungry and aggressive, and supported Onewhisker as WindClan’s new leader because they’re ‘the good guys’. This book does an excellent job justifying Mudclaw’s actions, and even does a fine job writing him as a Greek tragic hero, somehow. I mean, look at the qualifiers. 1) The tragic hero has to be of high stature or greatness (Check—he’s WindClan deputy); 2) He has a tragic flaw, usually excessive pride known as hubris (Check); 3) Because of his tragic flaw, he experiences a reversal of fortune (Check—Onewhisker replaced him as deputy at the last moment of Tallstar’s life, and his attempt at a coup ends with him getting killed by a tree); 4) This fall brings about feelings of pity and sympathy for the audience (Check); 5) He experiences a moment of self-awareness where he realizes the errors of his tragic flaw and the consequences of his actions (Check—even before getting to StarClan, there’s moments where he realizes this). I really do think the guy got the shit end of the stick here—his Clan leader he’d been loyal to for seasons decided at the last minute he didn’t deserve to lead WindClan and didn’t even bother to invite him to the naming ceremony for Onewhisker as the new deputy. I’d suspect foul play as well. I like Firestar as a character, but in Mudclaw’s position I’d probably hate him too. All in all, really enjoyed this!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn

    This series takes place during the events of Warriors: The New Prophecy #4: Starlight and during the same time as the Warriors: Graystripe's Adventure series. The clans have only just survived the arduous journey to their new home, but a new home means new territory, new leaders, and new doubts. Mudclaw is the deputy of WindClan (the #2 cat) and expected to become the next leader when Tallstar passed away. But when ThunderClan claims differently, it's hard for Mudclaw to accept that Onewh This series takes place during the events of Warriors: The New Prophecy #4: Starlight and during the same time as the Warriors: Graystripe's Adventure series. The clans have only just survived the arduous journey to their new home, but a new home means new territory, new leaders, and new doubts. Mudclaw is the deputy of WindClan (the #2 cat) and expected to become the next leader when Tallstar passed away. But when ThunderClan claims differently, it's hard for Mudclaw to accept that Onewhisker is to become the next leader of WindClan. Add in a conniving liesmith to aggravate his doubts and Mudclaw becomes lost on what to do. But believe this: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I really need to go back and read the entire Warriors collection. I only made it through the original and New Prophecy, and I miss these characters. Of course, I want to read the other collections by Erin Hunter too... so much to read, so little time. This series has 1 volume.

  16. 4 out of 5

    jess (bibliophilicjester)

    3.5, maybe? I have a terrible memory, and I forgot some stuff that happened at the end of this one. I really enjoy following cats from other clans, since we're usually focused on thunderclan, or just visiting other clans briefly (or they're visiting thunderclan). There are some gorgeous illustrations of night scenes, and anything with starclan is always beautiful. I love the ceremony where new leaders receive their nine lives...I actually got a bit teary back in firestar's and I am NOT an emotio 3.5, maybe? I have a terrible memory, and I forgot some stuff that happened at the end of this one. I really enjoy following cats from other clans, since we're usually focused on thunderclan, or just visiting other clans briefly (or they're visiting thunderclan). There are some gorgeous illustrations of night scenes, and anything with starclan is always beautiful. I love the ceremony where new leaders receive their nine lives...I actually got a bit teary back in firestar's and I am NOT an emotional reader. I love how most cats try to adhere to the warrior code, yet constantly encounter situations that cause them to question things. If it goes against the code but is the right thing to do, which decision should the cat make? The books and graphic novels do a great job showing different perspectives, showing how each cat justifies their actions. I just love the warriors world overall! And I like how this and shadow in riverclan looked back at older arcs, since I'm still a bit behind. It's exciting to be able to read new stories right away without spoiling things for myself ☺️

  17. 4 out of 5

    Véronique Laplante Grenier

    Winds of Change takes place right at the beginning of the second series, when the clans reaches the lake. A great addition to the serie. It's the POV of Mudclaw, WindClan deputy. He doesn't think to other clan can be trusted and as WindClan leader is life is near the end, he will be leader next and he's determined to do whatever it takes to assure is clan safety. And when the time came and things do go like it thought it would, he will follow advice from Hawkfrost which could lead to something re Winds of Change takes place right at the beginning of the second series, when the clans reaches the lake. A great addition to the serie. It's the POV of Mudclaw, WindClan deputy. He doesn't think to other clan can be trusted and as WindClan leader is life is near the end, he will be leader next and he's determined to do whatever it takes to assure is clan safety. And when the time came and things do go like it thought it would, he will follow advice from Hawkfrost which could lead to something really dangerous. I have really love this graphic novel and can't wait for a new story about another character from this serie.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Maia Sitter

    Very quick graphic novel read about Mudclaw. I always felt a little bit bad for Mudclaw in the end there and it was nice to see things from his perspective. I can understand why he would be angry and lash out. I don't know that I would have done all the same things that he did, but I do think that maybe Tallstar shouldn't have done what he did. Tallstar is my favorite leader, but I always wonder if maybe his last act as leader was making a wrong decision. We will never know. Find my Warriors Read Very quick graphic novel read about Mudclaw. I always felt a little bit bad for Mudclaw in the end there and it was nice to see things from his perspective. I can understand why he would be angry and lash out. I don't know that I would have done all the same things that he did, but I do think that maybe Tallstar shouldn't have done what he did. Tallstar is my favorite leader, but I always wonder if maybe his last act as leader was making a wrong decision. We will never know. Find my Warriors Reader's Guide here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Share it with your friends. :)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Allie Zanieri-Hale

    I love the mangas and novellas created to dig further into side characters' stories. It's such a great way to learn more about them and their motives. It helps you see from their perspective and understand their intentions more. I especially love the full color graphic novels. They're beautiful and I love artist renditions of the cats. Mudclaw's story and death is one that's always suck around with me through all the years of new Warriors stories. I'm so happy to have gotten more of his story in I love the mangas and novellas created to dig further into side characters' stories. It's such a great way to learn more about them and their motives. It helps you see from their perspective and understand their intentions more. I especially love the full color graphic novels. They're beautiful and I love artist renditions of the cats. Mudclaw's story and death is one that's always suck around with me through all the years of new Warriors stories. I'm so happy to have gotten more of his story in graphic novel form.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    It didn't take very long to read, but it makes what Mudclaw did not be as awful as it seemed. What he did was pretty awful, but he was trying to do it for the right reasons. He just wanted what was best for the clan and for him that meant he had to be the leader. He listens to Hawkfrost and what he has to say to the point that he makes himself look worse. He does realize in the end his mistake of trusting Hawkfrost, who lied about everything. I think him dying was terrible way for him to come to It didn't take very long to read, but it makes what Mudclaw did not be as awful as it seemed. What he did was pretty awful, but he was trying to do it for the right reasons. He just wanted what was best for the clan and for him that meant he had to be the leader. He listens to Hawkfrost and what he has to say to the point that he makes himself look worse. He does realize in the end his mistake of trusting Hawkfrost, who lied about everything. I think him dying was terrible way for him to come to this understanding, but he did realize his mistakes, just too late in the end.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Roselyn Blonger

    Woah, that was unexpected! I never understood Mudclaw's decision to attack his own clan, but now it's pretty clear. I regret for having defending Hawkfrost although he could be a powerful ally if he could have had a redemption arc. Aside that, it was super weird that Mudclaw never insisted on knowing Hawfrost's true intentions. It was obvious that a cat as popular as him would never leave his clan to join a new one, Mudclaw himself didn't believe it! Anyway, I really liked it and I loved the drawi Woah, that was unexpected! I never understood Mudclaw's decision to attack his own clan, but now it's pretty clear. I regret for having defending Hawkfrost although he could be a powerful ally if he could have had a redemption arc. Aside that, it was super weird that Mudclaw never insisted on knowing Hawfrost's true intentions. It was obvious that a cat as popular as him would never leave his clan to join a new one, Mudclaw himself didn't believe it! Anyway, I really liked it and I loved the drawings.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Taco

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It was fascinating to see Mudclaw make the wrong decision with the best of intentions, and redeem himself just after he died. Although I can understand Tallstar's argument for why Onestar needed to be leader at the time, Mudclaw was clearly cheated and Onestar turned out to be a pansy with an evil son that nearly tore apart the Clans anyway. It was a lose-lose situation. Onestar was a shit leader anyway and died by his own kin. It was fascinating to see Mudclaw make the wrong decision with the best of intentions, and redeem himself just after he died. Although I can understand Tallstar's argument for why Onestar needed to be leader at the time, Mudclaw was clearly cheated and Onestar turned out to be a pansy with an evil son that nearly tore apart the Clans anyway. It was a lose-lose situation. Onestar was a shit leader anyway and died by his own kin.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lunicky

    These warriors graphic novels are two times better than most of the actual books. I quit reading the main series warriors books, but this book and A Shadow In RiverClan have everything those ones lack: Believable characters, character development, no filler, an interesting plot, etc. I hope to see more of these graphic novels because I love them!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    I like the direction they go in these newer Warriors graphic novels. This one follows Mudclaw during the events of Starlight. It gives a new perspective to a pivotal event in Windclan's story in the new territory. It's always neat to see the story from a non-Thunderclan perspective, and this gives Mudclaw's character a lot more depth. I like the direction they go in these newer Warriors graphic novels. This one follows Mudclaw during the events of Starlight. It gives a new perspective to a pivotal event in Windclan's story in the new territory. It's always neat to see the story from a non-Thunderclan perspective, and this gives Mudclaw's character a lot more depth.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Areej Khan

    It’s okay… a bit of a review of the events that occurred during Starlight… The only “new” explored thing was the intimate conversations between Hawkfrost and Mudclaw, but other than that nothing of significance. 😕

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Thorne

    Oh, I am so happy Erins didn't ruin Mudclaw. He's just a good boi, who got tangled up with the wrong cat. He cares about his clan. He's not mean or evil. He's not out for power and blood. Everyone makes mistakes, and his was letting a vile cat like Hawkfrost influence him. Love it so much!! Oh, I am so happy Erins didn't ruin Mudclaw. He's just a good boi, who got tangled up with the wrong cat. He cares about his clan. He's not mean or evil. He's not out for power and blood. Everyone makes mistakes, and his was letting a vile cat like Hawkfrost influence him. Love it so much!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    This felt like a pointless story. I enjoyed the artwork, but there was no real reason to see Mudclaw's POV of this event. I guess now we know he was slightly manipulated? I don't see why anyone cared to know that. This felt like a pointless story. I enjoyed the artwork, but there was no real reason to see Mudclaw's POV of this event. I guess now we know he was slightly manipulated? I don't see why anyone cared to know that.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Leona Jasmin

    I really enjoyed this Manga! It was nice to see things from Mudclaw's perspective, as it makes his motivations and actions more understandable. It was also nice to go back to the New Prophecy for a while and get some more information about it. I really enjoyed this Manga! It was nice to see things from Mudclaw's perspective, as it makes his motivations and actions more understandable. It was also nice to go back to the New Prophecy for a while and get some more information about it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Jakes

    Not me forgiving Mudclaw for his crimes 💀 HELP THIS WAS SO GOOD

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brenna

    Short and fun. Barkface looks like an old man though.

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