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Sparrow By Sparrowheart838 Completed

// Entered into Wattys 2016 //

"It is forbidden for a reason, young one. Love makes you weak, a fraction of yourself. It keeps you from being the best you can be and that is why we must mask it. Ambition, intelligence, strength - now those are qualities that will get you through this harsh life. But being loving, compassionate, kind? Those are the best ways to get yourself killed."

Generations after the Masked Uprising and the fall of StarClan, DarkClan's way of life is no less harsh. Emotions are strictly forbidden and any talk of the Old Life is considered treasonous and punishable by death. It is in this cruel setting that Nightpaw finds himself apprenticed to the only cat with an ounce of freedom: the truth-teller, a cat specifically chosen by the Masked to remember the history of DarkClan.

Yet, Nightpaw doubts the truth in the truth-teller's stories and finds them even harder to reconcile when he is visited by someone he'd been taught no longer exists. Caught between fear and curiosity, the truth-teller's apprentice finds himself stuck between two versions of the Clan's history - two truths where there should only be one.

And he will stop at nothing until the truth is unmasked.

// I have the story rated as teen. Please be warned that there will be a lot of bloodshed and dark matters discussed in this novel.

_oakfall_ _oakfall_ Apr 02
Shadowpelt is the name of one of my characters, I feel threatened
Strange coincidence, but Newtfang, Goosepelt, and Birchfrost were all used in my book too ^^
Three amber eyes in a row? Do all evil cats with power need to have amber eyes?
StarStreek StarStreek May 30, 2016
can I use the structure of these allegiances to make a story?
Cloudstep Cloudstep Nov 15, 2016
A very subtle opening. Its not the strongest, but it's written very well. The description was amazing, by the way.
So_Jaded15 So_Jaded15 Oct 13, 2016
Grrrrr so many people recommended this, why didn't I read it sooner?