WARRIORS - 《极夜无光》感想

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枝爪(Twigpaw)通过了雷族(ThunderClan)的武士评估,但她决定和紫罗兰爪(Violetpaw)和鹰翅(Hawkwing)在一起,即加入天族(SkyClan)。当然为此的代价是她必须重新训练以满足天族的要求,她的老师是砂鼻(Sandynose),而紫罗兰爪的老师是兔跃暂译(Rabbitleap)。

虎心(Tigerheart)决定把影族(ShadowClan)的部分领地让给天族,花楸星(Rowanstar)同意了。而河族(RiverClan)决定关闭边界,重建营地,并且不会参加任何会议。

天族正在建造营地,鳍爪(Finpaw)被巨大的树枝压住了尾巴,枝爪影族找洼光(Puddleshine)。洼光认定只有把鳍爪的尾巴切断才能及时救出他,也这么做了。在月半集会(Half-Moon Meeting)上决定叶池(Leafpool)临时去天族担任巫医(Medicine Cat),以照顾鳍爪和微云(Tinycloud)的生产。另外,回声之歌(Echosong)带来了预言:“黑色的天空预示的绝非风暴。”然而,因为各种原因,族长(Leader)对这个预言并不关心,巫医也很无奈。

SkyClan is where it belongs, but there are still challenges ahead for all the Clans. What you decide now will change your path forever. Remember only this. The dark sky must not herald a storm.
EchosongChapter 5

在黑莓星(Bramblestar)的同意后,鼹鼠须(Molewhisker)和紫罗兰爪兔跃、梅花心(Blossomheart)和鹰翅踏上了前往河谷的探索,目的是找到一些失散的天族猫。在夜里,紫罗兰爪看到了松针尾(Needletail),跟随她紫罗兰爪就迷路了,一直到第二天鹰翅找到她。在巴利(Barley)的农场,他们与樱尾(Cherrytail)、云雾暂译(Cloudmist)——鹰翅的母亲和姐妹重逢,但她们不太愿意前往湖区。到了河谷,他们又遇到了天族巫医学徒(Apprentice)躁爪(Fidgetpaw)和别的一些天族猫。但是巫医斑愿(Frecklewish)被关在一个巨大的两脚兽巢穴里,紫罗兰爪想出从架子上下去再跳到树上的方法,在雨天成功解救了斑愿。回来时,樱尾云雾也同意一起去湖区。

在他们离开之后,枝爪鳍爪在空地上发现了虎心和鸽翅(Dovewing),他们在说着《虎心的阴影》暂译(Tigerheart's Shadow)开始处的话。接下来不用多说,鸽翅虎心先后失踪,然后影族面临崩溃。花楸星宣布解散影族影族猫全部加入天族。这可能就是塔尖暂译(Spire)看到的“树”倒下的寓意,至少虎心是这么认为的。

柳光(Willowshine)偷偷告诉赤杨心(Alderheart)星族(StarClan)最近给她的幻象,他们需要寻找六只脚趾的猫来阻挡风暴。但是去了天族影族都没有结果,在影族还目睹了焦毛(Scorchfur)试图弄瞎褐皮(Tawnypelt)(也是《虎心的阴影》中的一幕)。后来赤杨心又跑去找宠物猫(Kittypets),遇到了旧友赛尔达(Zelda)和罗基(Loki),以及并不认识的贾斯帕暂译(Jasper)。贾斯帕讨厌族群猫,还偷袭了赤杨心,显然赤杨心没有还手之力,多亏烁皮(Sparkpelt)及时出现。赤杨心指责她一天到晚和云雀鸣(Larksong)混,居然不关心天族,最终他们和好了。

To fend off a storm, you will need an extra claw.
WillowshineChapter 11
You’re always so sure of yourself—you act like everything you do is okay, and sometimes it’s not okay!
Alderheart to SparkpeltChapter 14

鸽翅失踪后不久,持续性降水不但导致了虎心难以追踪,影族天族的猎物争端,还有《虎心的阴影》里没提到的——造成雷族营地发生滑坡(rockslide)。毕竟雷族营地建在废弃的矿山里。在撤离时,松鸦羽(Jayfeather)关心药草的安全,雪丛(Snowbush)去取药草,结果可想而知:雪丛被压在了乱石下,而赤杨心如果没有狮焰(Lionblaze)把他拉过来也同样结果了。当赤杨心雪丛救出时,他已经没有呼吸,然而巫医居然会让他活过来。但最终因为奇怪的感染,雪丛还是死了。这可能就是预言中的风暴吧。

紫罗兰爪又在夜里看到了松针尾,并在她的带领下来到阿树(Tree)旁边。松针尾表示自己去不了星族,而每次醒来都会出现在阿树旁边,所以她觉得阿树对族群有大用。阿树醒来后表现得很调皮,但最终他们还是让他加入了。巡逻队最终回到了天族

“She just left.” Violetpaw shifted her paws. “She brought me here to meet you.”
The tom’s eyes sparkled mischievously. “That was kind of her. Perhaps she thinks we’re soul mates.”
“Soul mates?” Violetpaw was confused.
“It is kind of romantic, don’t you think? The moonlight? The heather?”
Romantic? Violetpaw bristled. “Do you flirt with every strange cat you meet?”
“Only the ones who appear in the middle of the night claiming a ghost brought them.”
Violetpaw struggled for words. This tom was being impossible. “Stop it!” she snapped. “Needletail brought me to you for a reason.” She saw his eyes flash with mischief again and pushed on quickly. “She thinks you might help the Clans.”
Violetpaw and TreeChapter 18

复制电子书很方便……这也许为日后做铺垫。不过flirt这个词在这本书里出现了好几次,要知道即使在《虎心的阴影》里好像也只有一次出现。

这里忽略枝爪鳍爪无聊的日常。当阿树到达天族时,褐皮认出了他(《雷影交加》(Thunder and Shadow) Bonus Scene里面应该见过)。因为阿树后爪上有六只脚趾,所以被留下来。紫罗兰爪被命名为紫罗兰光(Violetshine),纪念母亲卵石光(Pebbleshine)。然而,枝爪再次跳槽,决定回去当雷族武士,叶星(Leafstar)自然很生气。更糟糕的是,鳍爪决定追随她一起去雷族

阿树并不是寻常的独行猫(Loners),他有能力召唤“无名居所”的亡猫与活猫见面。松针尾、曙皮(Dawnpelt)等被暗尾(Darktail)害死的猫出现,传达了影族必须恢复的消息,之后他们就可以加入星族了。但花楸星放弃了自己的族长地位,改名花楸掌(Rowanclaw)。

无名居所是一个接纳亡猫灵魂的地点。这些亡者既不属于星族,也没有加入黑森林。他们因为对现世还有未完之事而无法离开死亡的地点。只有在完成他们想做的事以后才能离开。
I think I can only sense cats who are still tied to the living. They’ve stuck close to us. They can’t move on until they’ve done what they feel they need to do. Like Needletail. She will only find her way to StarClan when she has finished what she started here.
TreeChapter 23
Violetshine: You’re not angry with me anymore?
Needletail: I never was. You were the best friend I ever had. We will always be sisters.
Violetshine and NeedletailChapter 23

勘误与吐槽

此列表不可能完整,按照出现位置排序。

雷族河族接壤

We have three borders to patrol now. ShadowClan, RiverClan, and SkyClan.
PoppyfrostChapter 5

显然这里的河族应该是风族(WindClan)。不过我第一遍看并没有发现。

冬青叶(Hollyleaf)死在隧道里

Alderheart knew of Leafpool’s daughter; the Clan told vague stories of how they thought she’d died in a tunnel, though her body was never found.
Alderheart's thoughtChapter 5

赤杨心认为冬青叶死在隧道里,显然实际上她是在群星之战(The Great Battle)中为了救藤池(Ivypool)而被鹰霜(Hawkfrost)杀死的。