|Into the Wild|
|Publication date||21 January 2003|
| Preceded by|
| Followed by|
Fire and Ice
Into the Wild is the first book of The Prophecies Begin arc, formerly known as the Original Arc. Firepaw is the cat depicted in the center of the cover on the original cover, and the reprinted one.
For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying - and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty... who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.