Freespirit explains their least favorite book.
Over the past several weeks, I have reread omen of the stars. However, I changed one factor. I skipped to the fourth book, Sign of the Moon. “Why?” you might be asking? The reason is I wanted to see if it actually contributed anything worthwhile to the series as a whole. When I first read a few years ago, it felt like filler meant to drag on the series to that 6 books per series quota. And now, rereading the Omen of the Stars series without it barely made any noticeable changes. The one thing I found that I didn’t quite understand, was the new prophecy, which could have been part of a prologue or something. It wasn’t enough to warrant a whole book about it. But Freespirit, you might be asking, just because it’s filler doesn’t mean that it is bad. To that answer I say, I TOTALLY agree with you! Some of my favorite series contains many filler books or episodes, Andy there still amazing. Being filler is not why I didn’t like Sign of the Moon. To explain this, I’ll need to break down the plot of the book, so MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD! You have been warned.
We start at the tribe, arguing fighting, general drama with Stoneteller refusing to choose an heir, and refusing the Tribe of Endless Hunting. So basically we have BluestarTwo. After that, we have an exciting scene of Dovepaw saving the day again by rescuing Icecloud, and Dovepaw not getting hurt because of plot armor. Dovepaw and Ivypaw get there warriors names and we ignore the scene that we should have explained, the night vigil. Lionblaze and Briarlight get there daily drama. The new Ivypool gets to go and spend the night in the dark forest, while Dovewimg does nothing actually dangerous, and just whines about toms all chapter. Finally things get better, they go off to the tribe, and get periodically interrupted by Lionblaze have kittypet drama. A non Thunderclan cat dies, and no one cares since he’s not Thunderclan. The tribe comes along and helps the Clan cats, When things get good, Lionblaze stops it with his drama back home. Jayfeather goes with the ancients, how is never explained, but don’t worry, Ivypool will but into save the day, and distract you from a good scene. Jayfeather save the tribe by choosing a new leader, and we never see them get home. Ever.
This is highly paraphrased, but it should help to explain some things. As you could see, it was interrupted constantly by the cats at home, Lionblaze and Ivypool. If something interesting was happening, yes, show us but we don’t need a scene interrupted by Lionblaze going all Lovey-dovey. Cats do die, but not Thunderclan cats, and only they really count. If Jayfeather or Ivypool (plot armor!) or even just Foxleap died, we’d take the loss worse. Also, never reading about the journey back home is (no offense to the
As you could see, it was interrupted constantly by the cats at home, Lionblaze and Ivypool. If something interesting was happening, yes, show us but we don’t need a scene interrupted by Lionblaze going all Lovey-dovey. Cats do die, but not Thunderclan cats, and only they really count. If Jayfeather or Ivypool (plot armor!) or even just Foxleap died, we’d take the loss worse. Also, never reading about the journey back home is (no offense to the Erins, you’re still awesome!) poor writing. But what’s worse is no one talking about it! It’s like “Oh what did I do this weekend? I saved the clans and took a trip to the mountains to save the tribe.” If I heard about a cat doing that, I’d be amazed and ask all about it! Finally, I just don’t like the tribe. They never seemed to have a reason for existence, they just happened to be related to the clans, and live at the lake once too. No super editions were made about them, and often times I forget about them.
So anyway, that was my rant about how bad that book was. You might love it and I respect your opinion, I just don’t share it. And the book wasn’t all that bad, it had some good points to it, but not where is was located. If it had been made into a novella, or a small super edition, it would’ve been ten times better.