Lost Stars & The Silent Thaw by Leafsky

Leafsky shares their opinion on Lost Stars and the Silent Thaw.bristle

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Hey guys! It’s Leafsky. Today I will be talking about the books Lost Stars and The Silent Thaw. If you haven’t read these books, then there are spoilers here, so I suggest you click away now if you don’t want your experience to be ruined. Anyways, if you have read Lost Stars and The Silent Thaw, then you will understand what I’m talking about.
There are some new POV’s in these books, which I like. (Bristlepaw/frost, Shadowpaw/sight, and Rootpaw/spring. But the main thing I want to talk about is Bramblestar’s strange sickness. How does Bramblestar get sick? A cat tells Shadowpaw that the weight of the clan’s code breaking will fall on Bramblestar first. But who sent Shadowpaw this message? Someone who wants revenge on Bramblestar. And there’s even more evidence of that when the person who sent Shadowpaw this message and how to ‘cure’ Bramblestar is actually wearing Bramblestar’s face. But who could be this imposter? I have a strong suspicion towards Ashfur. He didn’t even talk to Squirrelflight once while she was in StarClan, and he wanted revenge on her for not picking him as a mate. Also, Bramblestar would never want to murder his daughter! Clearly Ashfur would want to. Anyways, I really think there’s plently of evidence with Ashfur being the imposter, but let’s go back to the end of The Silent Thaw. Something attacked Shadowsight; but what did? Maybe it was Ashfur, the suspected imposter, or maybe another cat who wanted revenge on Bramblestar, whom I don’t really know. But enough about that. I’m now going to talk about the newest characters.
1. Rootpaw/spring
Rootpaw/spring seems to be a nice cat who is loyal to his clan, and I think so too. When he does the actions that Bramblestar’s ghost tells him to do, Leafstar thinks otherwise and he’s causing trouble purposely. But for one I really like having a new character!
2. Needlepaw
Needlepaw, Rootpaw’s littermate, is a seemingly content she-cat who is also loyal to SkyClan. She is collaborative and I really think that she’s a great new character to focus on. I hope she gets mentioned more later on in the series!
3. Turtlepaw/crawl
Turtlepaw/crawl was a troublesome apprentice, because in Lost Stars, she and Kitepaw/scratch make Rootpaw/spring fall into the lake, causing Bristlepaw/frost to save him. In The Silent Thaw, (I think), she seems to have a small crush on Rootpaw/spring. Maybe they’ll become mates?
4. Kitepaw/scratch
Kitepaw/scratch was a troublesome apprentice like Turtlepaw/crawl too. But he’s still a loyal warrior to his clan; and I like that too.
It’ll take too long to list every cat’s info, so I might as well list their names.
5. Thriftpaw/ear
6. Flippaw/claw
7. Stempaw/leaf
8. Eaglepaw/wing
9. Shellpaw/fur
10. Plumpaw/stone
And I think that’s it for today. I hope you didn’t get too many spoilers if you haven’t read these books! Have a great day!



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May 5, 2020 1:32 pm

Hi Leafsky! Lost Stars and The Silent Thaw are the only two books of TBC I’ve read, so this was a cool article for me. 🙂

I agree that Bramblestar’s Imposter could easily be Ashfur. Ashfur definitely has motive. AND he hates Bramblestar for becoming Squirrelflight’s mate.

Also, what are your thoughts on Flippaw/claw? I quite like him.

May 5, 2020 8:17 pm

I really like Flipclaw, and I think he deserves to be mentioned more in the books. I’d like to add some info on him, too, but I just didn’t want to prolong the article. This was made a while ago, and I’ve been able to read VoS now. It reveals so much more! (I’m not going to spoil it 😛)

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May 5, 2020 2:01 pm

Most people think the imposter is Ashfur, and unfurtantetly, they might be right-evidence supporting that theory just keeps piling up.

May 5, 2020 9:19 pm

Yeah, the evidence has been piling up. Even though I believe the Ashfur theory, I suspect the Erins will introduce a new character or bring a shocking one back from the past (Tigerstar I maybe?) But the Ashfur theory makes the most sense right now. If you read Veil Of Shadows there’s even more evidence for the Ashfur theory. Can’t say I’m surprised. 😛

falling feather
falling feather
May 22, 2020 5:24 am
Reply to  Leafsky

I think it’s Ashfur too.
I just don’t want it to be.

Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
May 5, 2020 3:38 pm

Personally, I think that Sol is the imposter but it could also be Ashfur! Nice article!

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