Another good collection short stories from the Warriors world. filling in much-anticipated gaps in the story-lines. Two would feature favorite charactAnother good collection short stories from the Warriors world. filling in much-anticipated gaps in the story-lines. Two would feature favorite characters of mine, so I was particularly stoked. 4 combined stars, individual ratings below.
Tigerstar's Fury - 3 stars Decent. Decidedly decent. Although it was nice and informative on how Tigerstar got to that point in his "career," I wasn't crazy about this one. It was still a good story; it simply felt a bit disjointed. Again we are treated to a character who is very smooth while maintaining his evilness. Tigerstar is the Hitler of cats, honestly. And I liked the addition of Mapleshade into the mix. She pops up all over the place now in the mini-series, and I'm very intrigued with her! I'd like her own story.
Leafpool's Wish - 4 stars I capital-L Loved Leafpool's story arc in the new prophecy, and it's continuation into the Power of Three. We saw glimpses of how the kits were born within each of those series, but were never actually given the opportunity to witness it first-hand. Behold this novella. It was just as heart-wrenching as I'd imagined, and it brought on such feels. No actual tears, but genuine heart-string pulling. And I love the trio so much; I was glad to see them as kits. Heart Jayfeather <3.
Dovewing's Silence - 5 awesome stars Ugh, the feels were brought on right away. Oh, the feels. This one starts off RIGHT AFTER The Last Hope. Seriously, like the next sentence. And that whole ordeal was brought back into the forefront and I had to relive some pretty damaging stuff. This story dealt with the aftermath of the battle with the Dark Forest, and there was some big stuff to deal with. I had always wondered, and I'm so glad this story existed to clear things up. It got a bit deep, and perhaps I was simply vulnerable with all the resurfaced feels, but I think every time the name Firestar even came up, I choked. Oh, this one is good. If you read any of these stories, read this one. ...more
This volume probably should be a 4, but I enjoyed myself way too much while reading it. So I bumped it up. I was stunned by how dramatic and emotionalThis volume probably should be a 4, but I enjoyed myself way too much while reading it. So I bumped it up. I was stunned by how dramatic and emotional sections were.. no used to that level of depth from shounen titles. I'm too much of a sucker for these kinds of stories, honestly. The characters are finally making very important decisions and taking risks that will obviously upset the balance even more. But yay.. The whole Romeo and Juliet bit is so old, and my expectations were low. However, Komi managed to make it interesting and it was exactly what the storyline needed to introduce/break tension (some of which started over summer vacation). Juicy tension. I just think this story is doing a very good job! I look forward to the next volume....more
I actually did not have any hopes for this series, but I thought I'd give it a try. It was pleasantly and surprisingly good. At least entertaining enoI actually did not have any hopes for this series, but I thought I'd give it a try. It was pleasantly and surprisingly good. At least entertaining enough to try volume 2 for now....more