Okay I read everything released until Long Shadows and truthfully I only read after Sunset because Graystripe didn't return at the end.
The first series was the ideal place to end,it had the most zing,it was the best written,and the characters were very fleshed out,except for Bluestar being Derailed,and the Princess segments it was good. Tigerstar and Brokenstar were good villains
The first half of the The New Prophecy was written in the same vein,and until the end of Moonrise I wasn't against much of anything even if Midnight did add a bit of Fantasy Kitchen Sink
with the telepathy between Leafpool and Squirrelflight and the talking badger,but then first shark jumper happened when Feathertail died. Luckily that one wasn't too awful and I liked the Tribe.
Had it ended at Dawn,it would've fit a natural trilogy,Midnight being the Too Quiet
setup,Moonrise as the drama,and Dawn as the big climax,except Graystripe got kidnapped
And then came Starlight which should've began another arc,not The New Prophecy and this is where the quality started to drop. Brambleclaw started to feel like a Gary Stu
and Hawkfrost was starting to become the obvious villain that I was hoping that was just a ploy.Still Tallstar died and I liked seeing Wind Clan
be given A Day in the Limelight
. Twilight was alight but until the climax,it felt more like two stories of teenage angst,rather than something epic,still it decent. Then Sunset rolled by and this one was just so happy-go-lucky,but the Tigerstar subplot was well handled and Berrykit was an excellent new character.Unfortunately Brambleclaw got named deputy and Graystripe still didn't return.
Starlight,Twilight,and Sunset should've been called Warriors: The New Lands or Warriors: Brambleclaw's Journey becuase they do not have the same feel in writing,characters,or plot,and its a disservice to Feathertail. But they were still full of great moments,just less than the original or Midnight to Dawn.
Then T Pot
started and this is where the series rapidly went downhill starting with the huge Fantasy Kitchen Sink
powers given to Lionblaze,Jayfeather,and in theory Hollyleaf,followed by the Lighter and Softer
plot of The Sight,Graystripe returned but he had Millie.Then Dark River came and it was pretty much the same drek.Then Outcast masterfully derailed the entire Tribe of Rushing Water,the only good of this was Stormfur and Brooks return to the Tribe,and then Eclipse and Long Shadows introduced Sol,who I hate with a passion for just being a Jerk Ass
with only one character type. The final straw was the predictable but sucky climax of Long Shadows which could've been made better if lets say one of the kits actually was Brambleclaw's son or Ashfur had some remorse.
I hated all of T Pot
except for Eclipse,which I can only enjoy if I consider it as much canon as The Simpsons
Treehouse of Horror is to The Simpsons
Obviously you can tell my favorite character is Graystripe with his laidback personality,loyalty,and foil to Firestar. I also liked Squirrelflight,Yellowfang,Stonefur,Tallstar,Stormfur,Willowpaw,Whitestorm,and Brightheart thanks to their Character Development
edited 3rd Jul '11 4:47:12 PM by terlwyth