Rockpelt shares their opinion on Dovewing’s Silence.
Hi! This is Rockpelt here to ponder with you about a subject that has been nagging at the back of my mind. Was Dovewing’s silence a waste of a novella?
*Warning spoilers for Omen of the Stars, Dovewings silence and very minor spoilers for Squirrelflight’s hope (I would hardly call them spoilers)*
Now before I start I am writing this article assuming the Erins won’t write another novella/super edition for Dovewing. I usually read a novella and think wow! That was really unique and totally not a waste! Usually. I had second thoughts on Dovewing’s silence. First of all I like to think of Dovewing’s silence as an expansion for The Last Hope, but thinking about it why Dovewing? It didn’t play much with the DoveXBumble / DoveXTiger thing. In fact Dovewing’s silence could have been in almost ANY character in Thunderclan’s perspective! It still would have kept many of the major plot points! If the Erins had big plans for Lionblaze or Jayfeather then use Ivypool! Use Cinderheart for all I care! Dovewing’s silence didn’t play on Dovewings personality much. I especially felt this way during Squirrelflight’s Hope when Dovewing confessed she saw a different side of Thunderclan now that she lived in Shadowclan. Come on Erins! I want to see inside Dovewings head now that she is living in Shadowclan!
How does she feel about Thunderclan? Would she fight them if it came to a battle? Does she ever miss Ivypool? Does she ever fight with Tigerheartstar? How does she feel about Bramblestar? What about her old mentor Lionblaze, or Jayfeather? Does she still feel a connection to them? There are so many unanswered questions wasted so that we could hear her rant about her hearing.
I feel as if Dovewing’s silence would have been just have (if not more) interesting if it would have been with Lionblaze or Jayfeather.
In conclusion yes.Ido feel that Dovewing’s silence was a waste. Erins PLEASE make a new novella or super edition about Dovewing maybe even a manga! (Though I would much prefer a novella to a manga) that is all I have to say thanks for reading!