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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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