Nitpicking the The Prophecies Begin by Swiftpaw

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Swiftpaw discusses some inconsistencies in the first series

Hi guys! Swiftpaw here and in my first article, I’m talking about some things in The Prophecies Begin, which seems that there could be some room for improvement here.

Vicky Holmes explicitly said that there was only meant to be one book, then only one series, then.. you get the idea. This means that they didn’t plan for there to be too specific rules, since which seems that there could be some room for improvement here.

Vicky Holmes explicitly said that there was only meant to be one book, which was Into the Wild, then only one series, then.. you get the idea. This means that they didn’t plan for there to be too many specific rules, since they weren’t planning on continuing it.

First let’s talk about Firepaw’s apprenticeship. I think I heard from someone that he was apprenticed at 3 moons. Doesn’t the warrior code tell us kits will only be apprenticed at 6 moons? This is very important as this means BLUESTAR IS LIKE BORKENSTAR
in the terms of child labour. Why is everyone moaning about ShadowClan, (who are actually pretty cool) when ThunderClan are doing this right under their nose?

Second, the fact that ThunderClan has like 25 cats when the rest have like 3! Yes, I know that they were only gonna put the cats we would actually meet in the book, but couldn’t they have added a little more variety? Grow WindClan or something?

Finally, we got the twisty family tree, like the Whitestorm problem Moonkitti is always bringing up, especially when the books don’t give many details. Who are the fathers? Who are the mothers? How are we supposed to know? Like Redtail and Brindleface. Is Sandstorm their kit? We don’t know! If yes, is Brindleface even the mother? The Erins say no, the fandom says yes! Even if we were to say “Fine, the fandom is correct!” Is there any real evidence to support this?

As you can see, there are quite a few oddities in the first series that could have been improved on. Do you think there are more things I could have mentioned? Your comments are really appreciated!

Swiftpaw says see ya!

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