xxravenshadexx shares their opinion on Crowfeather and his family. Spoilers for Crowfeather’s Trial!
I just finished reading Crowfeather’s Trial a couple of days ago, and I am about to buy the newest release in the Warriors series! 🙂 Before I do that, though, I feel like posting my thoughts on a few characters. I’ll create individual sections for each characters. I think my view on Crowfeather and his kin has changed since reading this book, and I’ll tell you why.
Crowfeather himself has always been my second favorite character (the first being Jayfeather). I’ve always loved how he was shy, but in a more complicated way. He’s always been a character that preferred to keep to himself, and he only lashed out because he held everything in.
It’s interesting to know that he had wanted to have closer relationships with other cats, but had always been afraid to. It’s something that makes sense, especially after what he’s been through. He attempted to be a good father at first, only to realize Nightcloud loved Breezepelt to the fullest. I think Crowfeather personally thought that Nightcloud flooding Breezepelt with love was enough for his son, and it also made it easier for Crowfeather not to have to worry. I also think that if Nightcloud would’ve agreed to being mates in Crowfeather’s Trial, he would’ve been a better mate than before.
I like how he’s on better terms with Nightcloud, Leafpool, and Breezepelt now. Even Lionblaze, sort of (more on this later). I also think the fact that he was angry about Hawkfrost killing Hollyleaf proves he wants to know his ThunderClan kin better. I’m really glad he has a book from his point of view!
I used to hate Nightcloud. I hated her for always getting jealous of Crowfeather, even though she only used him to have a kit. But after reading Crowfeather’s Trial and seeing more about her personality, I realized she’s actually an alright character. She loves Breezepelt deeply, and she’s a loyal warrior to the Clan. The only reason she didn’t get along well with Crowfeather is because he had been apathetic and afraid of love, and she wanted him to care for not only her, but her son.
Eventually, Nightcloud understood they weren’t meant to be mates, as did Crowfeather, but she just wanted him to love his son.
I like that she finally tries to understand Crowfeather, and wishes to be a close friend with him, even if they’re not mates. She seems to have matures in regards to how she feels about the other Clans as well, and isn’t constantly jealous of Leafpool. In fact, she seems to be on good terms with the ThunderClan medicine cat!
I’ve never disliked Breezepelt. Even though he attacked Lionblaze and tried to kill Jayfeather, I could understand his motives. He joined the Dark Forest for approval that his father had never given him, and was glad that they believed he would be a good warrior. He wanted to kill his brothers not only because he was furious, but because he wanted to obey the Dark Forest cats and gain more approval. The only reasons he did the things he did was because he was extremely lonely , as well as corrupted by the Dark Forest cats.
In Crowfeather’s Trial, he smartens up a bit, and is able to connect better with his father at the end. He’s overall happier, and he is devoted to proving himself to the Clans. He also apologizes to Lionblaze about attacking him, even after Lionblaze made a bunch of terrible remarks about him.
By the end of the book, despite everything, he proves to be a better warrior. And he’s ready to start a fresh new life with Crowfeather, Nightcloud, Heathertail, and the Clan.
I used to like Lionblaze a lot more. That’s before I re-read the series, and carefully evaluated the characters more. After reading it, I feel as though Lionblaze is a bit of a jerk,
For starters, he decided to be close to Heathertail, to the point where they loved each other. Then he decided to ditch her for the Clan, which deeply hurt her. And he knew this. Then he decided to hate her because WindClan discovered the tunnels, despite the fact she told him it was the kits that told WindClan about them, not her. He then has visions about killing her that scare him, yet he still hates her. Then he takes Cinderheart as a mate without even caring to patch things up between him and Heathertail. Even though she’s a WindClan cat, I think he should’ve done something to make things right between them.
I think Heathertail is one of the best characters in the series! She cares about cats themselves more than rules and laws, which I think is a good quality to have. I also think it’s unfair for Lionblaze to have loved her only to ditch her and hate her forever. She deserved much better than how he treated her. She was nothing but a good, caring, loyal friend to him!
Her loyalty to Breezepelt later is the sweetest thing, and I like how she sees things in him that other cats do not. I think she’s a great character, and that there should even be a book from her point of view.