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Princess Ivy And Princess Sofia by YesiEguia Princess Ivy And Princess Sofia :iconyesieguia:YesiEguia 13 0 Writers Meme: The SpongeBob Edition! by XKWriter Writers Meme: The SpongeBob Edition! :iconxkwriter:XKWriter 16 6
Feathertail padded through the undergrowth, as she listened to the voices. She pricked her ears, alarmed. They were talking about Crowfeather's sons! She brushed through the undergrowth, running downstream and finally burst out into the open. Water poured over the lip of a rock in a smooth curve and roared into a chasm, almost drowning out the voices of the four cats there. Feathertail raced towards the four former ThunderClan cats, starlight swirling around her.
"Feathertail!"  Bluestar exclaimed. "What are you doing here? Are you spying on us?" Feathertail considered for a moment. Were they doing what she had guessed?
"We're all Clanmates now," Feathertail reminded. "I guessed why you were meeting, and-"
"This is ThunderClan business, Feathertail," Yellowfang cut in quickly, giving a brief flash of her sharp yellow teeth.
"No it's not!" Feathertail shot out, feeling a quick flash of annoyance, before feeling distress. "Jayfeather and Lionblaze are half WindClan- Crowfeather
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Sierra Mountain Range by Lizlovestoons12 Sierra Mountain Range :iconlizlovestoons12:Lizlovestoons12 9 10
If Firestar was evil, and Tigerstar was kind.
     Rain poured down onto the forest floor. A young cat wandered through, the bell on his collar jingling. He was young, and curious. Having ventured into the forest near his home, hearing legends of powerful cats that ate bones. His flame colored pelt was drenched, and he shivered. Suddenly, a grey blur raced past.
    "Intruder! How dare you enter our territory!" A small grey cat, the same age as the other, faced him.
    "My name is Rusty. I'm just exploring." Rusty, the orange kit, mewed boldly. The grey cat observed Rusty with caution, before sitting back. Rusty tipped his head with curiosity. Why didn't this kit attack? Maybe he was just exploring, and telling tales. If Rusty were to remove this cat now, he'd save the wild cats the trouble.
    "My name is-" The grey kit began before Rusty attacked, claws unsheathed. His two-legs hadn't trimmed them, so they were sharp. The
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OTP friends - 08.Cooking together by Cranash64 OTP friends - 08.Cooking together :iconcranash64:Cranash64 34 6 Snowdrop - Om Nom Nom (shirts available!) by TehJadeh Snowdrop - Om Nom Nom (shirts available!) :icontehjadeh:TehJadeh 929 64 VLD icons - Allura  by Princess-Lunestia VLD icons - Allura :iconprincess-lunestia:Princess-Lunestia 35 0 The Lion King feat. The Princess and the Frog by amandaloreeart The Lion King feat. The Princess and the Frog :iconamandaloreeart:amandaloreeart 3 0 Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's Argument by KangaeOkami Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's Argument :iconkangaeokami:KangaeOkami 204 67
I met Tui!! Here's what I learned!
During the event, Tui actually read to us a quick scene from Darkness of Dragons. It was really cool!
1. Qibli's mother is a sandwing named Cobra, who is seemingly a crime-master of some sort. Qibli had always tried his best to find a hint of love for her son within her eyes. Despite her apparent disregard for him, he was still determined to find some form of emotion within her... until he was sold. 
2. Umber definitely crushes on Qibli, but unfortunately, Qibli's interests lie elsewhere, and the two will probably not be a pair. But she definitely believes that Umber deserves happiness, telling me that he will one day find a soulmate.
3. Anemone is not leucistic, she is just on one of the lighter color shades of seawing pigmentations.
4. Prince Albatross is probably not a hybrid between an icewing and a seawing. His colors are likely natural pigmentations.
5. The longer an animus keeps a spell, the stronger it gets. Also, the strength of animus magic depends on how many times you'
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dat dog with da headphones by koideshi dat dog with da headphones :iconkoideshi:koideshi 3 0 Rapprochement by Mad-Tuna Rapprochement :iconmad-tuna:Mad-Tuna 29 5 APH-Treaty of Versailles 1919 by Nintendraw APH-Treaty of Versailles 1919 :iconnintendraw:Nintendraw 20 18 Oh Isabelle by thegreatrouge Oh Isabelle :iconthegreatrouge:thegreatrouge 194 33 Serenissima Corona Regni Poloniae by Mirogniewa Serenissima Corona Regni Poloniae :iconmirogniewa:Mirogniewa 265 52



I actually got the book a few days early on Friday, but didn't think to make a journal on it until now. Anyway, I finished the book the same day I got it and it was the B&N edition too, and I loved it! Everything about it was great! My favorite character in the book is definitely Clearsight, but Indigo is a close second. Fathom and Darkstalker were great characters too, though. Clearsight's best friend Listener is a great character too. She's even an activist for scavengers, which I thought was really awesome and cute.

Also, FathomxIndigo ftw! I do wonder exactly when they go back to the Kingdom of the Sea though, since it's Fathom's descendant and not Pearl's who ends up taking the SeaWing throne. Their dragonets are so cute, though!

And speaking of Indigo, she's a purple-blue dragon, which I thought was interesting. I suspect she's either a hybrid, but I kinda doubt it at the same time since both her parents seem to be SeaWings, so her appearance is at least a mutation of some sort if that's the case or maybe purple-blue dragons are just rare among the SeaWings. Either way, Queen Lagoon does not like her at all.

Lagoon herself doesn't seem very fond of her family either, or at least she doesn't care much for Albatross and Fathom at least.

And just as I suspected, we do get to see the Great SeaWing Massacre, as well as Darkstalker ordering Arctic to disembowel himself. Thank goodness it isn't gone into full detail. And we even get to know how Albatross discovered his animus powers. It wasn't pretty and I almost feel bad for Sapphire. Are we really still sure WoF should be considered a children's book by this point? ^^"

It's a shame Albatross ended up going mad. I really liked his relationship with Fathom, especially since we don't get to see many close familial relationships in the series.

Which brings me to Arctic. Yeah, Darkstalker was right when he said he wasn't a good father to him, however it should also be noted that he was already losing his soul when Darkstalker and Whiteout hatched, having used his animus magic at least three times before then and possibly more, yet still cares for Foeslayer and Whiteout. It's possible he would've been a better father to Darkstalker had he had more control of his powers, especially when you compare his behavior in the prologue to his behavior throughout the rest of the book.

Or maybe it's just him being an IceWing and him having more control of his powers or not being an animus at all wouldn't have changed much. XD

Another thing, this book made my feel like my heart was ripped out and stomped on. There were just so many heartbreaking moments. I can only imagine what Talons of Power is going to be like.

And speaking of which, Darkstalker has not only made himself immortal, but also invulnerable. And now that he has his animus powers back... Yeah, ToP isn't going to be a fun book for the new DoD. ^^"

Also, Darkstalker's sister, Whiteout. The name's grown me and she's actually a really interesting character. And since Darkstalker and Clearsight sadly never have any dragonets together and animus power is genetic, I think it's safe to say that Whiteout ends up passing down the family line, which would very likely eventually lead to Stonemover and Sunny since Darkstalker is the first NightWing animus. She even gets a love interest in a NightWing named Thoughtful, and it's adorable!

Also, the book pretty much foreshadows certain events in Escaping Peril in regards to the talisman.

And speaking of Darkstalker, his relationship with Clearsight is adorable... at first, anyway. They were even talking about having dragonets together! And they had named planned!

I did have a few nitpicks, like the book having occasional big timeskips at the beginning, but I don't mind too much. I was also kinda disappointed that we didn't get to see much of the other kingdoms, but I'm not surprised, either, though I'd still like to see how the other kingdoms were like during that time. Then there's also mention of an animus SandWing named Jerboa who left the Kingdom of Sand, and I hope they expand on that someday. 

I do like how we get a little bit more of RainWing history, though, such as RainWing merchants, messengers, traders, and RainWings who have drugged dragons with various rainforest plants. I would really like to see this part of RainWing history be explored.

I'm also kinda bothered that the dreamvisitors weren't used all that much. I mean, they were only talked about once and Darkstalker was only mentioned to have been trying to dreamvisit Foeslayer. Another thing, Fathom mentions in the epilogue that he hasn't Clearsight since he and Indigo left the Night Kingdom, and that was five years ago. Why not dreamvisit her? Or maybe the dreamvisitors only work while the dragon is in Pyrrhia? But then, Starflight was able to use it just fine and the old Night Kingdom on the island isn't even on the mainland if Prisoner and Assassin are any indication of that. However, we also know the dreamvisitors were spread out across Pyrrhia. One by Starflight while he was at the old Night Kingdom, but it was stolen and presumably lost when the volcano erupted, another was with the royal SandWing treasury until it was stolen by scavengers and was later recovered by Sunny, and the last one was found by Scarlet while she was held captive in Burn's Stronghold and it's unknown at the moment what happened to it, but I'm guessing either Chameleon or Ruby has it now. So, maybe something happened to Fathom's and/or Clearsight's at some point? But even then, it would seem odd how they wouldn't even try to dreamvisit each other at all, especially since five years pass by the epilogue. And come to think of it, it seems like Clearsight never even tried to dreamvisit Darkstalker either, unless she didn't want to.

I also felt like some time gaps could've been filled, but as the book progressed, I could actually feel the empty hopelessness there was to saving Darkstalker as he became more and more evil.

Also, there's mention of a LOST CONTINENT! With SECRET TRIBES! And this doesn't just happen once, either and Clearsight even decides to go there at the end of the book. Tui just has to expand on this story one day.

Another thing, the Lost City of Night has already been found, or at least part of it anyway. The mountain Darkstalker was buried under was Agate Mountain, which is part or at least near of the old NightWing territory and it's just east of Jade Mountain.

And Tui was right when she said this book would be complicated in how to perceive Darkstalker. In fact, Fathom even gives a similar line Moon said in Winter Turning and how no dragon is truly evil, and even Indigo says something along the lines of how our choices makes us good or evil, similar to what Peril said in Escaping Peril.

And this is exactly what I love about this series. It has so many complex, complicated characters, that it's hard not to see where that character is coming from. However, it all depends on exactly how they go about it. Really, it seems like the only characters who are just evil for the sake of it seem to be Scarlet, Burn, and Blister.

Overall, Darkstalker is a great book. Yeah, it has it's flaws, but none that I'm too bothered over. I hope we get more books like it in the future.


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