[Sandstorm stretches beside Firestar who's lying down]

Analyzing Sandstorm by Rosefall

Rosefall takes a look at Sandstorm.

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Hello guys, Rosefall here! [Formerly Rosesplash] Today I’m going to be talking about one of my favourite Warrior she-cat characters, Sandstorm! [Spoilers For Firestar’s Quest, TPB, TNP, TPOT & OOTS (I’ve only read that far, sorry XD] I like Sandstorm as a character because I feel like she was realistic. And I’m going to be honest before I started reading BlogClan articles, I was a Spottedleaf x Firestar shipper. And a Feathertail x Crowfeather shipper—-you get my point. [I now ship Mothwing x Leafpool, FYI] Sandstorm was very jealous of Firestar’s attention, but I would be too. Without further ado, Sandstorm’s Analysis!

Sandkit was born to Redtail and Brindleface [or so I’m told?] and her half-siblings are Ferncloud and Ashfur. She is granddaughter to Adderfang and Swiftbreeze, who are Redtail’s parents, and Fuzzypelt and Robinwing, who are Brindleface’s parents. Fun fact, Spottedleaf is Sandstorm’s aunt and Tigerstar is her uncle, I think? Anyway, Sandstorm’s description is “Sandstorm is a slender, sleek pale ginger she-cat with barely visible stripes of slightly darker fur and large, luminous, pale green eyes.” She sounds fairly attractive. I haven’t read anything yet on Sandpaw as an apprentice, but we see enough in the first three books before Sandpaw warms up to Firepaw. [I think it’s three, comment below if I’m mistaken] Sandpaw was very distant, rude, and a little jealous of the attention Firepaw received, but she was still young and lacked sympathy and compassion. This made me, a newly-fledged reader in Warriors not like her very much and overpass her and ship Spottedleaf with Firestar. [Now I just think it’s creepy that she hovered over poor Firestar even though she was DEAD, torturing the poor tom even though he loved her. If Spottedleaf did care, she wouldn’t have kept seeing him at night, causing him more pain. She would’ve let him go, which she does do eventually. I’m sorry Spottedleaf x Firestar shippers, I mean no pain. That’s my opinion.] I like that Sandpaw thrived to do better and that soon enough she had a genuine, realistic relationship with Firestar. She didn’t start liking him after he saved her, she realized her feelings for him after he did. Kind of like those situations where you’re about to die and you never told that ONE particular person in your life how you feel. When Sandpaw became Sandstorm, I love that she still made time for Fireheart and that the two still liked each other. Greystripe was on point. Sandstorm was insecure about loving Fireheart because she thought that her crush was still in love/grief for her dead aunt, which is understandable. I like that she considered it, but she took it the wrong way just a tad bit. When Sandstorm did become Fireheart’s mate, she was loyal and trustworthy. We see a lot of Squirrelflight’s personality in Sandstorm, how she calls Bramblestar a ‘stupid furball’, it’s from Sandstorm. I love that connection, Erins.

Firestar’s Quest. I loved reading this book and learning about SkyClan. I was as shocked as Firestar was! [OK but the real question is how did Bluestar know about them if Sunstar or Pinestar never told her? Did StarClan?] I was a bit angry at Firestar for still leaning on Spottedleaf for support when he had Sandstorm, but I’ll let it pass since he asked her to journey with him on his way to find SkyClan and rebuild them. I know a lot of people think that Sandstorm acts like a baby when it comes to these couple of pages in Firestar’s Quest, 108 & 110. But Sandstorm handled this realistically, and I would’ve done the same. My mate wants to go travel off into the unknown without knowing whether he’d come back or not, going off on his crazy dreams he had given to him by my dead aunt that I’m jealous about? Yeah, her feelings are understandable. But she goes anyways and helps Firestar rebuild SkyClan. And at the end of it all, Firestar still thinks that Leafkit was POSSIBLY named after Spottedleaf? [I’m starting to not like Firestar anymore….] No. Leafkit was named after Leafstar. I hope you know that. Sandstorm is a fantastic character, and her actions and emotions are real. I hope you agree with me. Thank you so much for reading, Rosefall out! [Let me know down in the comments, should I do a simular article on Graystripe and Silverstream/Millie? Bye!]

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  • This is a wonderful article, Rosefall 🙂 I love it. Unfortunately for me, I read A Vision Of Shadows before Firestar’s Quest, so it wasn’t as fun to learn about SkyClan. Other than that, I think it’s so funny how Sandpaw went from hating Firepaw, to then mating with him when Firestar was older LOL. great job on this article!!

  • 🍂🎃🍂Streampaw, the Autumn ghost whom is leaping into leaf-piles. 🍂🎃🍂 Feathertail and Leafstar are exceptional characters! ✨🌊(Streampaw/lark, she/her)✨🌊 says:

    Awesome article! This is a wonderful analysis of Sandstorm – I loved how you began with her immediate kin and appearance, then went on to her personality and the overall story of her life. I agree that Sandstorm is a good character and that Sand x Fire is superior to Spotted x Fire. After all, Spottedleaf’s most romantic action towards Firepaw was kindly touching his nose, and the two never admitted or expressed love until after Spottedleaf’s death, which I find slightly unnerving. I didn’t like Sandstorm at first, for her hostility to Fireheart/star, Graystripe, and Ravenpaw, but she developed as a character and grew to me more likable. Admittedly, Fire x Sand isn’t perfect, with the idea of Spottedleaf, but it’s certainly better than Spotted x Fire.

    • The time when I hated Spottedleaf the most was when she told Leafpool to “follow her heart”. And so Leafpool did exactly that, and then Spottedleaf came and lectured her about how she never should have done it! ARRRGGGH SPOTTEDLEAF

  • I am soooo sorry but i am still a spottedleaf x Firestar shipper… Honestly i hate sandstorm cause she acted very spoiled and annoying all her life.. any way nice article!

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