HollyleafTheGreat shares why they think Hawkfrost needs a novella.
Okay, first off, I know it might seem weird for me to say he needs one, and you likely think that I just want to see one, but he actually needs a novella. Allow me to tell you why.
The first reason that Hawkfrost should have a novella is that he’s a popular character, therefore announcing a novella would likely be well-recieved, and when it came out, would likely be profitable. The second reason is the reason he NEEDS one: It would complete his character. Currently, Hawkfrost doesn’t have a strong character arc. He’s Tigerstar’s son, was left in RiverClan by his mother, conspired with his father and brother, nearly killed Firestar with Ashfur, was killed, and trained cats in the Dark Forest when he died, before the Great Battle, where he died again at Ivypool’s claws. He could have a very good character, but he isn’t very developed. His traits are vague: He’s evil and ambitious, like his father, but he’s weaker because he dies so soon after we learn he’s evil, whereas Tigerstar was suspected to be evil all along, and eventually rose to power. However, if we gave Hawkfrost a novella, likely set sometime in the later half of The New Prophecy, we could see his thoughts and feelings, and spend some time knowing him. Did he ever feel bad about manipulating and blackmailing cats like his sister, or did he view other cats as pawns that, if influenced just right, could bring about his rise to power? Was he ever wary of Tigerstar? Was he really going to rule the forest alongside his brother, or did he simply want Brambleclaw’s help to be leader until he was of no use.
The only thing I have to say that’s negative, is DO NOT make another Redtail’s debt, with timeskips, boring main character, and canon-defiant material with a concept that could have been amazing! I’ve already talked about what I feel for Redtail’s Debt, so all I can say is DON’T LET SOMEONE WHO’S NEVER READ THE BOOKS WRITE FOR THEM!
So yeah, we should have a novella where we see the thoughts of Hawkfrost when he manipulated cats, trained with Tigerstar, and even how hurt and betrayed he felt when Brambleclaw had to kill him. It would be a success, if written well, and Hawkfrost as a character NEEDS one to be completed.