With Tigerclaw (Antagonist) gone and Bluestar being a shell of her former self, it is hard for Fireheart (Protagonist) to be the deputy of Thunderclan in Warriors: Rising Storm by Erin Hunter. Tigerclaw has been exiled from Thunderclan from his betrayal to Thunderclan and Bluestar. Now Bluestar is no longer herself (First Conflict; This conflict isn’t solved). She doesn't do her leader duties and has lost her spirit and pride. Fireheart has to do almost everything for his clan. Bluestar even has no trust in Starclan. When Fireheart has troubles with his apprentice Cloudpaw or setting up patrols, Whitestorm and Sandstorm help him through it. Sandstorm has become very close to Fireheart while Graystripe is in his new home, Riverclan. Also throughout the book the forest gets hotter and hotter, which causes a fire in the Thunderclan camp (Second Conflict). After the fire Fireheart and Graystripe go to see what is left of the camp. While doing so, he finds something he didn't expect and didn't want to see. What did he find? At the next gathering Fireheart has taken Bluestar’s place because she didn’t feel the need to go. He goes up to the high rock and learns that the Shadowclan leader, Nightstar has died and that the new leader is someone he doesn't expect. Tigerclaw, Thunderclan’s greatest enemy. This book has no specific time, but the setting is mostly in Thunderclan territory. I recommend this book to 3 graders and up. Also there is some violent battle scenes.