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]
  • Millie neglected Blossomfall and Bumblestripe out of her desperation to care for Briarlight,[7] 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.[8]
  • Before her death, her lower spine was broken, and had inoperable rear legs.[9][10] However, this was healed in StarClan.[11]


  • Briarlight is mistakenly mentioned as a tom multiple times.[12]
  • She has been mistakenly called Brightheart[13] and Briarraw.[14]
  • She is mistakenly shown with yellow-green eyes.[8]

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. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 48
  9. Revealed in Fading Echoes, pages 173-174
  10. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 154
  11. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 353
  12. Revealed in Eclipse, page 234
  13. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 117
  14. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 14

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