Warriors and Wings of Fire, Part One: Prophecies and Arcs by Stoatpaw

Stoatpaw draws similarities between two popular fantasy series: Warriors and Wings of Fire.

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Hello BlogClanners! I’m Stoatpaw, here with your article of the day, night, afternoon, or whatever time you’re reading this! I will be talking about two of my favorite series, Warriors and Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland, who has contributed under the Erin Hunter name. Wings of Fire is not written under Erin Hunter.
If you haven’t read Wings of Fire, or completed all the books in either Warriors or Wings of Fire, just know there will be spoilers.
You can find the Blog’s WoF discussion page here: Wings of Fire Discussion Page

Anyways, it’s time for the actual article.

You might be wondering, what do talking cats and mythical dragons have in common, anyways? Well, the first big similarity is how the books themselves are written. The Warriors books have “arcs”, or mini-series, of books in the main series. An example of an arc would be Power of Three or Dawn of the Clans. Currently, Wings of Fire has two arcs, one about the Dragonets of Destiny, and one about the Jade Mountain Academy and its students. A third arc about the “lost continent” is in the works right now. While WoF arcs have five books each, Warriors arcs have six books each. Like the Super Editions of Warriors, Wings of Fire has “Legends” books. The only one available right now is about Darkstalker, a major character in the second arc. Warriors has the mangas, and the WoF world is getting a graphic novel in January 2018. The Wings of Fire Winglets mini e-books are similar to Warriors novellas, since they are shorter than normal books and are e-books.

A second similarity is the prophecies. The current two arcs of Wings of Fire focus on two prophecies. The first arc focuses on the “Dragonet Prophecy”, which foretells that a dragonet from the MudWing, SkyWing, SeaWing, NightWing, and SandWing tribe will stop the twenty-year war between the SandWing princesses. However, the prophesied SkyWing egg was crushed, and a RainWing egg was brought in as a “replacement”. These eggs were to hatch on the brightest night, or when all three moons of Pyrrhia were full at once. These eggs became Clay the MudWing, Glory the RainWing, Tsunami the SeaWing, Starflight the NightWing, and Sunny the SandWing. Meanwhile, in the Warriors world, the many small, but still significant, prophecies received in the first arc held it together. An example would be “Fire alone can save our Clan”, “Beware the enemy who seems to sleep”, and “Don’t be afraid, StarClan is calling.” In the second arcs of both series, there are new protagonists and new prophecies. The second arc of WoF features Moonwatcher/Moon the NightWing, Kinkajou the RainWing, Turtle the SeaWing, Winter the IceWing, Qibli the SandWing, Peril the firescales SkyWing, and Darkstalker the NightWing/IceWing hybrid. It’s a race against time to stop the world from being destroyed, whether it’s by dragons or nature. Warriors features Squirrelpaw, Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Crowfeather, Stormfur, and Feathertail as questing cats to “find Midnight” to save the Clans from being destroyed by Twolegs. In the end of both series, the world is safe. While Warriors has a third arc, the third arc of Wings of Fire wasn’t published when I wrote this.
That’s all for today’s article. I hope you liked it, and stay tuned for part two!

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How Can I be Green if I'm Blue?
How Can I be Green if I'm Blue?
January 7, 2018 12:49 am

DARKSTALKER IS A NIGHTWING ICEWING HYBRID????!!!!!???? HE ONLY LOOKED NIGHTWING ON THE COVER!!!!! I’m planning on reading the second half of WoF, but I’m in the middle of Warriors RIP 😛


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Willow Branches Dusted in White Snow (Wistep)
Willow Branches Dusted in White Snow (Wistep)
January 7, 2018 1:43 am

Nice article! I agree, Stoatie! 😀

♡ Moon (Moonbreeze) ♡
♡ Moon (Moonbreeze) ♡
January 7, 2018 1:52 am

You just said exactly what I think everyday. Nice! Also, I memorized every single WoF prophecy for the most part, except for the little ones in Darkstalker. Like very minor ones. I memorized the whole dragonet prophecy. And also all the warriors prophecies. Nice article though!


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Sky
Sky
January 7, 2018 2:42 am

Great article! Coming from a fan of WoF and Warriors, I agree with both these points.

Snowbreeze
Snowbreeze
January 7, 2018 3:22 am

Great article! Two of my favorite series combined – who could ask for more?

Sugarpaw (Sugarepelt)
Sugarpaw (Sugarepelt)
January 9, 2018 7:41 am
Reply to  Snowbreeze

Agreed!

Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
January 7, 2018 5:33 am

Very cool article! I’ve only read a few WoF books ( 🙁 ) but still, this is very interesting! I mean, WoF isn’t the only series which is similar in some aspect to Warriors. It’s very interesting how the series have similarities if you get what I mean

Okay now I’m just being random


Sorzi (爱猫者)
Not coincidence

Fallenshadows
Fallenshadows
January 7, 2018 1:21 pm

Interesting; nice article, Stoaty! 😀


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🌈owlfeather-owly🌈
January 7, 2018 7:32 pm

Nice article! I haven’t read Wings of Fire but it sounds really good!


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Minty Hot Cocoa (Minty)
Minty Hot Cocoa (Minty)
January 8, 2018 1:38 am

Really good article!!! Something I noticed is that in WoF is that each book kinda has it’s own mini-plot that centers around the main plot for the arc and is all told from one dragon’s point of view. Whereas in Warriors each book can be told from multiple PoVs for each chapter.

Crookedjaw II
Crookedjaw II
January 10, 2018 7:10 pm

I LOVE WOF! 😀

Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
January 10, 2018 9:00 pm

Very interesting since I’ve just got into the first Wings Of Fire series!


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Hazelfeather
Hazelfeather
October 20, 2018 12:17 pm

I love Warriors and WoF, but I honestly never noticed the similarities!


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Stormsong
August 29, 2019 5:55 pm

Nice article! Very interesting.

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