This page contains the trivia for Briarlight.


Interesting facts

  • While originally having been said to only live a little while longer after Fading Echoes was published,[1] she had not died until at least eight years after the publication of the book where she had her injury.[2]
    • Vicky revealed Briarlight was never intended to survive long. However, after one of her cousins was paralyzed while she was drafting Briarlight's story, and Vicky decided to let Briarlight live and documented her recovery, strength and spirit based upon her cousin's.[3]
  • She has SkyClan blood through Willowpelt,[4] and kittypet blood through Millie.[5]
  • Briarlight's injuries are permanent,[6] and due to this, she can never have kits.[blog 1] She is still able to live a happy and full life, though.[7]
  • Millie neglected Blossomfall and Bumblestripe out of her desperation to care for Briarlight,[8] but she still loves them, and wishes that Briarlight hadn't been injured so she could spend time with all three of her children.[blog 2]
  • She is the first born of her littermates.[9]
  • Before her death, her lower spine was broken, and had inoperable rear legs.[10][11] However, this was healed in StarClan.[12]


  • She is mistakenly mentioned as a tom multiple times.[13]
  • She was mistakenly called Brightheart.[14]
  • She is mistakenly shown with yellow-green eyes.[9]
  • She is mistakenly called Briarraw.[15]
  • Originally, she was mistakenly listed as Briarflight on the Warriors website family tree, though this was later fixed.[16]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
  2. Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 16
  3. Unexpected Storylines on the Warriors official website
  4. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  5. Revealed in Eclipse, page 159
  6. Revealed in Erin Hunter Answers Your Questions Summer 2011
  7. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  8. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 48
  10. Revealed in Fading Echoes, pages 173-174
  11. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 154
  12. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 353
  13. Revealed in Eclipse, page 234
  14. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 117
  15. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 14
  16. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree

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