Silent Thaw Spoiler Page

Hold on to you hats….

The Silent Thaw will most likely be published Nov 2019; no official date has been set at time of posting, but I know you’ll be eager to discuss it, especially once you’ve read Lost Stars

(btw, I think you’re going to love this arc.)

Feb 12th, 2019: Page updated with cover! This is now a spoiler page!

Feb 15th, 2019: Sorry, BlogClan! We’ve received word from the head honchos of the Erins, and we have to take down the cover as they are not yet finished or ready for the public. This will remain a spoiler page, but a placeholder image will be displayed until further notice!

May 6th, 2019: The cover is now back up, seeing that Harper Collins and Barnes & Nobles both have them up 🙂 Enjoy!

Note: We know you’re excited to continue reading about the lives of these characters, and love the world that the Erins have set up, but Kate is very busy and may not be able to get back to you regarding specific questions you may have – and she certainly can’t answer questions that spoil the next books! If a moderator or Kate tells you that they can’t answer your question, then we ask you to respect that answer. Thank you for your understanding! 🙂

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  • Kate~Can Graystripes death be dramatic a remembered throughout the series i want him to die by bravely protecting some one?
    ~Wolf that snaps bone

  • So I think who’s possessing Bramblestar isn’t dead dead because Vicky confirmed they can never come back. Also, however badly it’s executed, they all had their big dramatic moments. Also, Kate, didn’t you say something about the return of a controversial character? Breezepelts alive, Mapleshade is dead dead, and nightcloud and sol (presumably) are still alive. I think it’s Ashfur, but I don’t want to be Ashfur, I think it’s Ashfur, or someone random, like goosefeather

    My one hope is that squirrelflight didn’t recognize the possessors voice, so that hopefully rules out Ashfur and a whole lot more candidates

      • But the possessor and the cat talking to shadowsight are confirmed to be toms. Clear Sky is so dead no one cares about him, and at least one of the ghost cats are in Starclan (see the lost stars prologue)

    • I really really hope it’s Sol. When you think about it, he is the only recurring antagonist that isn’t the MAIN antagonist. I hate his guts obviously, but he is such a fun character. No villain in a book has ever given me the sense of sheer frustration that Sol does. That’s what makes him a great villain. YOU know he’s evil, the PROTAGONISTS know he’s evil, but no one else believes them. The Bramblestar possession perfectly fits Sol’s style.

      My theory is that Sol died in a ditch somewhere, but his spirit is just floating around, because he never believed in StarClan or even The Dark Forest. His hatred for the Clans is keeping him “alive”. He whispers in Shadowsight’s ear to make Bramblestar die. Then, knowing how the nine lives process works, he waited until Bramblestar’s spirit left, then took over in the passing period between the lives. Instead of denying StarClan, he is now using the Clans faith AGAINST them.

      If you pay close attention, the cats keep saying “Why is this person a code breaker and he’s not?” Lionblaze and Jayfeather are confused about their own code breaking. Sol is targeting cats he knows. Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Dovewing in particular thwarted his Omen of the Stars plan. Squirrelflight was also involved in stopping his schemes before. I’m not sure about Mothwing and especially Twigbranch. He has no way of knowing who Twigbranch is and if I remember correctly he never really messed with RiverClan all that much.

      Ashfur’s vengeful spirit is an interesting concept, and it makes a lot of sense. He takes over Bramblestar’s body, treats Squirrelflight like a queen, and tries to kill Sparkpelt, Bramblestar’s kit. He also hates Jayfeather and Lionblaze so that’s something.

      I am drawing a complete blank on things like ShadowClan’s bad luck and StarClan going silent though.

    • I think it’s Sol, but once again, in TST, Possessed Bramblestar said, “It’s good to see you haven’t lost your fire, Squirrelflight, it reminds me of the old days. You used to stand up to me then too.” It sound like Ashfur for some reason?

    • But the ghost or ghosts plural are confirmed toms so it can’t be Mapleshade

  • I was really confused about something in this book and idk if it was a timeline error or me having a little moment where my ability to think just poofs away

    So I was reading this book and Squirrelflight goes to ShadowClan to try and stay there. Throughout that scene, they say stuff like Tigerstar was too young to remember the great battle, and he’d heard only stories of it and things like that. But that can’t be true can it ? He was a dark forest trainee, a full warrior by the time the battle started and he fought on the side of the clans

    Kate I was wondering if this was a timeline error, or me completely missing the point ?

    • I’m flattered that you think I’d know. I remember trying to work out who was where when what happened while writing, but really, it becomes an impossible equation at some point and you just have to commit and go with the story and hope that you can take the readers with you. I’m sorry if I failed to do that in this case….

      • Oh its absolutely fine !! I just noticed it and wondered whether it was my failing knowledge and the fact that I was reading at 10 in the evening or not. You do a great job keeping up with all of the information, and just because one thing slips through doesn’t make it bad. Like there is so much that you have to remember !!!!!

        (if anyone should be looking out for stuff like that it should be the editors ! people make mistakes though)

      • Yep, that is a mistake. Tigerstar should be able to remember participating in the GB for sure. It’s okay, Kate. Mistakes happen a lot with this series.

      • Tigerheartstar was a supporting character during the Great Battle. He definitely had a role to play, as evidenced in The Last Hope. This was a timeline error, and one that made me do a double take during my first read of the book.

  • Hi I just finished reading
    It was soo good
    Mystery and suspense dun dun dun!!!
    I try to think of every evil cat i know!
    I think for some reason maybe….. thislteclaw because
    1. He was evil and he only solved everything with fights
    2. He and blue fur both wanted to be leader
    So…. maybe? \
    And also Kate, I just wanted to tell you that I literally admire u
    U are my idol I wrote it in my class essay about our fave author
    Do you do any book signings anymore? If so please inform me of the dates, times, and where
    I also got my sister to name her first-born daughter Erin, i know its not ur real name, but i love it
    Somehow it matches the whole forest-y warrior, theme!
    Anyway keep me posted
    Also, i was wondering does Sasha die? Is princess dead?
    Bye! I also wanted to tell you i have been at hospital and have been crippled. Just like briarlight….
    but i always hope that one day i could walk again.. ur books inspire me so much!

    • Hi Fernwillow! I’ve only just spotted this because the Spam Monster swallowed it. It’s spat it out again now though.
      Thank you for your kind words! Erin is a great name, isn’t it. I’m delighted to know there’s another Erin in the world. And I’m honoured to know that our books inspire you. Briarlight is one of my favourite characters. Here is a big hug! ⛄️💖 I hope you’ll stay in BlogClan for a while and make some new friends.

  • Hey Kate, is the broken code arc going to be the last one you write, or are you writing more? It’s because i looveeee the books. In my opinion you should keep writing more. Also have you come up with which cat is possessing Bramblestar’s body? And if so is it a cat we’ve heard about or a totally new character?

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