Top 10 Saddest Books in the Warriors Series

The Top Ten
1 The Last Hope The Last Hope Product Image

I lost it when Spottedleaf died. I know she's hated by half the fandom but I love her. She was one of the bravest cats in my opinion. How much do you have to love a cat to rush out to save his mate when you know nothing about fighting? She deserved respect for that! Not just that, but also for helping bring SkyClan home. Her death in the first book was brave too.

I love this book because it made me cry. For StarClan's sake, why did Ferncloud, my eleventh favorite cat, Mousefur, Hollyleaf, my second favorite cat, Spottedleaf, my seventh favorite cat, Firestar, my fourth favorite cat, and many more cats have to die? Oh, Hollyleaf and Firestar and Spottedleaf and Ferncloud...

My sister told me that it was the middle of the night in the winter when she read that part, she went outside and sat in the yard for an hour

I want to inform you that I cried for FIVE MINUTES when I realized firestar dies BEFORE I read the book so how much am I gonna cry when I read it for real? A whol f ing lot hm but then I think, should jayfeather have died too I wonder it's not going to be so sad because he'll get a love HM (get it hm from pokemon and half moon hah ha hah... oh God sorrY dis not da place 4 jokes

2 A Dangerous Path A Dangerous Path Product Image

I really don't understand how the darkest hour is more sad than this. BLUESTAR DIED! That was like... the saddest moment or so something...

Not just bluestar died but what about Swiftpaw? Brindleface, and snowkit?

I guess Bluestar died.

I didn't cry because I don't cry when I read ever and it was spoiled for me but it was still sad

This book is sad

3 The Darkest Hour The Darkest Hour Product Image

We all love whitestorm but he had to die. I also highly (more than whitestorm) Cry at the deaths of Stonefur (wow it was sad) and gorsepaw

What about Deadfoot and Runningbrook? Don't forget them, they died because of Tigerstar?

My favorite book, but also the saddest.

4 Forest of Secrets Forest of Secrets Product Image

It was SO! sad when Silverstream died bearing Graystripe's kits and learning about what happened before Fireheart joined the clan was sad.

This was such a sad book, I was sad when Silverstream died, and when Graystripe left to Riverclan and Fireheart was alone.

Silverstream! She should've lived! She would've been an amazing mother...

This was completely sad, Silverstreams death and when graystripe left and I almost cried.

5 Moonrise Moonrise Product Image

I hated this book because Feathertail died. My friend told me one hundred times that she'd die, and I went as slow as I could, so it would take me a while to get closer to Feathertail's death. When I got to the death scene, I was just like "BUT MY FEATHERXCROW SHIP! NOOO! " my friend thought it was hilarious. When she's on The Last Hope I'll tease her about Hollyleaf's death.

Why did Feathertail gave to die? First Silverstream, now her! She was such a gentle, beautiful, and brave cat.

6 Yellowfang's Secret Yellowfang's Secret Product Image

Poor Yellowfang, her mate was horrible!
"I'm having your kits but I can't raise them because I'm a medicine Cat"
"Yay I'm gonna be a fat- oh wait, I hate you now and I'm gonna make your worst enemy my deputy to make you jealous"
Yeah, what the hell?!

The ending when everyone (even Brightheart her mother!) though that Yellowfang had killied the kits where heartbreaking! AND when she had to give up Raggedstar and when she had to give up Brokenkit/her kitting!

Poor Yellowfang. She was exiled by the son she was unable to raise.

As I read this book I died a little every chapter.

7 Fading Echoes Fading Echoes Product Image

I think this is the one where ivypaw gets jealous and starts in the dark forest. That part was sad.

8 Sunset Sunset Product Image

Yeah it is not sad but when brambleclaw is being torn in two that is sad.

9 Crookedstar's Promise Crookedstar's Promise Product Image

How is this not higher? Crookedstar literally has the saddest life ever; first his mother rejects him, then she dies, then his father dies, then he finds out that his brother broke the code big time, then his mate(who had kits) died of greencough, along with 2 of the kits(Willowkit and Minnowkit), leaving him with his brother and one surviving kit. And THEN, his brother dies, and his only surviving kit follows soon after! Sure, Oakheart and Silverstream died in another book, but still, Crookedstar's Promose was painful to read, because it was really sad.

This book is sadder than The Last Hope!
But A Light in the Mist is WAY sadder.
Spoiler Alert: The Erin Hunter people have NEVER killed a main character in their point of view. It happens sometimes.

Crookedstar's Promise, in my opinion, is by far the saddest Warriors book ever written! I could name endless sad occurances in this book, and the following are just a few:
Crookedstar's jaw, for starters! Willowbreeze's death, for another! Try Rainflower's neglection, other apprentices bullying Crookedstar, having to put up with Oakheart being made warrior before him, Shellheart's death, Rainflower's death, Hailstar's death, his two daughters' death, he and Oakheart drifting away from each other, watching his Clanmates die, Silverstream's death, realising that Mapleshade's lifelong ambition is to make his life unbearable...
I feel so, so, so sorry for Crookedstar, and I'm glad he died happy!

I have no idea how Sunset was sadder than this...and I feel like everybody's just biased towards Firestar for The Last Hope being first. This by far is the saddest; his mother rejects him in front of his face just because he hit his jaw, Mapleshade trains him and continuously ruins his life by making him watch his loved ones in front of him; Rainflower died because Crookedjaw didn't save her, Shellheart died from a tumor, Oakheart's death wasn't written in the book but it still happened, his mate died along with two of his kits, and later Silverstream dies. Crookedstar's life was full of misery and I have no idea how this isn't higher

10 Bluestar's Prophecy Bluestar's Prophecy Product Image

I'm not one to cry in books often, but this book really did make me cry. I read her death before this but it was just like opening up an old wound! Losing her mother and then her sister then being blamed by thistleclaw for her death and not being able to stay with oakheart. I honestly don't know how this isn't much higher

When she is basically a kit here mother dies. Then here sister dies (the way they describe it is like your friend or parent died it make you cry) then she gives up here kit and she sees one of them die in front of her (everyone I talk to says this book is the saddest)

Her story was so sad, honestly this should be in the top 5.

Not simply loss, but choosing to give them away. That must be heartbreaking

The Contenders
11 Path of Stars Path of Stars Product Image

Wow. This is the only book in the series that made me cry (but I'm only on a Vision of Shadows, so maybe there will be others.) I was crying so hard when Gray Wing died, he was by far my favorite character in Dawn of the Clans. I just lost and was sobbing for about half an hour after he died. I am a huge bookworm and I've read countless hundreds on books, and this and one other book are the only ones to have made me cry.

Why the heck is this not farther up?!?!? I loved Gray Wing so much. And I cried so hard when he died... *sniff* I'm actually sad thinking about it now. I'm just glad he got a chance to see his family and be happy.

To be honest, this is probably the only book in the whole series that made me cry. I thought that Gray Wing was one of the best characters and it was sad that he had to die in front of his kits.

To those who know the dawn of the clans, if you haven't finished it yet, or already finished it, you will notice a important lesson about life.
I can't tell you

12 Ravenpaw's Farewell Ravenpaw's Farewell Product Image

The only book that has eve made me cry was this. How dare you make a kuudere cry, Ravenpaw! How dare you die! Ravenpaw x Barley forever...

Ravenpaw is the best

13 Mapleshade’s Vengeance Mapleshade’s Vengeance Product Image

Saddest book! I'm crying as I write this. I will give you three reasons why it's sad.

1. In the warriors wiki, it's said that Mapleshade loves her kits with all her heart, even more than her own life. And then they drown, last time she sees them, they don't ever reunite!

2. Her mate betrayed her, breaking her poor heart.

3. She grieved and loved her kits SO much that she started hallucinating, as if her mind and soul were also crying.

Don't judge her! Especially in the last hope, even if she did kill Sandstorm, she died anyways in the apprentice quest, literally the next book of the series. Even is Sandstorm was dead, Alderheart would had still made it to the Gourge.
Imagen if you have the most beautiful kittens, and before you know it, they are killed and you never see them again. Of course you would have gone mad! I'm so sorry Mapleshade, you didn't deserve to live in a stupid clan, and have a shattered heart, and family.

I'm not going to scream "Mapleshade's the best", but her motive is the best. Almost all the warriors villan's motive is just ambition, ambition and ambition(with a teaspoon of anger and vengance).

Saddest book in the series. I think Mapleshade has the saddest backstory. After I read this book, Reedshine was my least favorite character. Mapleshade deserved StarClan. Imagine three of your perfect kits drowning, and you still hear their screams in the night. Poor Mapleshade had to watch her mate choose another she-cat over her! And that idiot Oakstar...And Ravenwing, and Frekclewish, Bloomheart, Darkstar...Here's what I would do. I would drown Reedshine's kits to show them all the pain she went through. Then I would become leader of ThunderClan.

It's so sad after Mapleshade reaches her goal and then is killed by that stupid apprentice, Perchpaw. She doesn't deserve to die, or go to the dark forest. Ravebwing does! He told her secret! Its his fault Mapleshade became evil! Here are some reasons why Mapleshade didn't deserve to go to the dark forest. 1. She was banned from ThunderClan just because she had a mate from RiverClan! Tons of cats have a maye from a diffrent clan! Oakheart and Bluestar, Silverstream and Graystripe, Leafpool and Crowfeather! 2. Appledusk totally abadoned her! Instead of helping with the kits he decided to replace her! I hate Reedhsine! 3. Her kits drowned! Not her fault whatsoever! Long live Mapleshade!~

14 Rising Storm Rising Storm Product Image

I almost cried when Runningwind died. He was one of my favorite characters and he was a good friend to Fireheart.

The only time I cried in warriors was when Yellowfang died!

Yellowfang was so intelligent, kind, and caring. I was so sad to see her go

What about Patchpelt and half tail aren't they are deaf sad too.

15 Dovewing's Silence Dovewing's Silence Product Image

It was sad for me because I was reading Dovewing's point of view.

No offense but I hate Dovewing...Kind like I hate Firestar...

I ate dovewing!

16 Sunrise Sunrise Product Image

I was in the middle opf reading time at school and when Hollyleaf was trying to get Leafpool to eat deathberries and when the tunnels crashed down on Hollyleaf. I started bursting into tears. Everyone stared at me like I was weird. It was also sad when at the gathering when Crowfeather said that Leafpool meant nothing to him.

Sunrise gets a record for being the only book that ever made me literally burst into tears and emotionally break down. I cried a lot at Honeyfern's death of some reason. Books have never made me cry and this is the only one. :o

It is sad how Hollyleaf dies.

Hollyleaf I wish you hadn't...

17 The Rise Of The Scourge The Rise Of The Scourge Product Image

How is this not up the list more! I mean this tells us the life of the no Blood Clan leader! His story was sad! His siblings ignored his ever move because he was so small. This should be way up the list. Although it wasn't his fault he almost got killed by Tiger Paw! Tiger Paws mentor (Thistle Claw.) Told him to and this mistake lead to Tiger Paw becoming Tiger Star and making sorts of problems and traumatizing moments! Tiny then became Scourge! He wanted revenge on Tiger Paw! Scourge killed many cats! Including his siblings! (They deserved it...) And Tiger Star! His story is just so sad and depressing...I was kinda sad that he died...But, this should have been higher on this list! (In my opinion...) Anyways...This just reminds me of my childhood sad, and depressing...I hope you respected my opinion! :3 I'm sorry for taking any of your time up... (I agree with most of this list just in my opinion I feel like this should be higher! )

Wow I never knew scourge had feelings!

18 Moth Flight's Vision Moth Flight's Vision Product Image

I almost cried when she had to give her tiny kits to the other clans!
Blue Whisker, Bubbling Stream, Spider Paw, Honey Pelt... they all seemed so sad..

This is when I cried, when Micah died. It was thrilling to the end, about how Mothflight had to live with it and move on, her mother hovering over her, and every bring else!

So much sad stuff happened. Micah died she gave up her poor kits so she can do her destiny

Micah how dare you leave!

19 Bramblestar's Storm Bramblestar's Storm Product Image

Poor Dustpelt.. I never really liked him, but..The good thing is that he got to join Ferncloud!

Spoilers ahead
It was really sad when Dustpelt died. It was also sad with Frankie coming from the Twolegplace during the flood. Poor Frankie :(

Bramblepoop broke the warrior code he let Seedpaw die! Bramblepoop is the worst!

20 Tallstar's Revenge Tallstar's Revenge Product Image

Almost everyone he loved died!

21 Into the Wild Into the Wild Product Image

I thought it was sad when Spottedleaf died for some reason and you disagree then I just dunno what your thinking...

It's depressing to know how sad Rusty's owner must be, and how Redtail dies.

This ones kinda sad my least fave part in this is when spotted leaf dies!

22 Squirrelflight's Hope Squirrelflight's Hope Product Image

I hated this book because all Squirrelflight did was whine about how Bramblestar didn't want more kits, and how hard her life is. I did actually sob while reading this though, due to the fact Leafpool dies. She was one of my favorite characters, and she died in the most honorable way, protecting Moonlight's kits, who she didn't even know, and sacrificing herself for them.

Farewell, Leafpool.I shall forever grieve your loss. You shall live forever in my heart

23 The Sun Trail The Sun Trail Product Image
24 Hawkwing's Journey Hawkwing's Journey Product Image

I cried during this, but I cried during many of the books on this list. Sad, but not the saddest.

25 Firestar's Quest Firestar's Quest Product Image

It was a bit sad, not really.

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