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These notes are brief, noting major and minor events in The Sun Trail that will be of consequence later. They are intended to be used as a reference for those looking for specific events for re-reading and the book discussions.




Prologue

  • Half Moon is watching several cats fight over an eagle carcass.
    • A gray-and-white elder grabs it and gives it to Misty Water, who refuses to eat.
  • Lion's Roar comes up to Half Moon and tells her that something must be done about the starving cats.
  • Half Moon protests that Jay's Wing had promised the mountains were their home.
  • Half Moon receives a sign in the form of a brilliant light and realizes that only some of the cats need to leave the mountains.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

  • Gray Wing and Bright Stream go out hunting.
    • They discuss Stoneteller's dream and leaving the mountains.
    • They catch a snow hare.
  • Fluttering Bird dies of starvation.
    • Quiet Rain refuses to bury her while her body is still warm.
  • Eventually, she and her remaining kits bury Fluttering Bird.
  • Clear Sky tries to convince his mother to come with him on the journey.

Chapter 3

  • Dewy Leaf argues with Moon Shadow about leaving the mountains.
  • Stoneteller sets up a vote to decide whether or not the journeying cats should leave.
    • It is decided that if a cat wants to leave, they may.
  • Gray Wing goes out to hunt.
    • Stoneteller and he discuss Stoneteller's dream and the leaving cats.

Chapter 4

  • The traveling cats leave the cave on the path of the rising sun.
  • The remaining adult cats go out hunting.
    • Gray Wing catches a young hawk.
    • Dewy Leaf and Twisted Branch catch a snow hare.
  • Jagged Peak goes on a hunting lesson with Gray Wing.
    • A hawk almost carries Jagged Peak off.
    • He manages to kill a snow hare.
  • Jagged Peak goes missing the next morning.
    • Misty Water and Gray wing attempt to track him and find that he is trying to follow the journeying cats.
    • It is decided that Gray Wing will go find Jagged Peak and join the traveling cats.

Chapter 5

  • Gray Wing is prevented from finding Jagged Peak because of a blizzard.
  • When he is able to leave, Gray Wing is given advice by the elders.
  • Gray Wing and Quiet Rain search for Jagged Peak until they come across a thinly iced waterfall and Quiet Rain tells Gray Wing she cannot go any farther.
    • Gray Wing runs across the ice and it breaks after he crosses.
  • After losing Jagged Peaks scent for a little while, Gray Wing finds him being attacked by an eagle.
    • They drive the eagle away, although Gray Wing is injured, and Gray Wing comforts Jagged Peak.

Chapter 6

  • Gray Wing and Jagged Peak continue to follow the traveling cats
    • After climbing a sheer cliff face, they are forced to shelter from a blizzard.
  • Gray Wing falls into a stream
    • Jagged Peak saves him with a stick
  • Jagged Peak leads the two of them on the scent trail of the other cats.
    • They soon tire and find shelter for the night
  • Gray Wing dreams that he is in the cave with the other cats, and when he wakes up, he can still hear their voices
    • He discovers that the traveling cats are very close and he and Jagged Peak run to meet them.
    • The others greet them warmly.

Chapter 7

  • The cats continue their journey
    • Gray Wing and Turtle Tail walk together in the back.
  • Clear Sky tells Gray Wing that Bright Stream is expecting kits.
  • The cats walk in pairs across a scree.
    • Jagged Peak spots eagles coming towards them.
    • Gray Wing rescues Dappled Pelt from slipping.
  • Clear Sky makes a plan to catch one of the four eagles since they are trapped.
    • Gray Wing, Bright Stream, Turtle Tail, and Cloud Spots lead three of the eagles away, while the others kill the fourth eagle.
    • Bright Stream is caught by one of the eagles when she is trying to save Gray Wing.

Chapter 8

  • Gray Wing attempts to save Bright Stream, but Turtle Tail and Cloud Spots stop him.
    • Clear Sky listens to Gray Wing explain what happened
  • The cats cross a river via some stepping stones.
  • The cats decide to settle down for the night in a thicket of bushes.
    • Jagged Peak and Moon Shadow catch some prey.
  • The cats run into a herd of sheep.
    • Gray Wing races across the field and catches a rabbit.
    • No one can eat very much, as they are all full from the night before.

Chapter 9

  • The traveling cats continue along the riverbank.
  • The cats smell a acrid scent and hear rumbling.
    • Clear Sky and Gray Wing go ahead to check it out and discover a Thunderpath.
    • The two brothers investigate and help the other cats cross.
  • They continue through the forest, and Clear Sky and Tall Shadow jump into a high oak to see how far the trees go on.
    • They say the trees end not too far away, but won't say what is beyond them.
  • Shattered Ice scents a dog, and the dog chases after them until a Twoleg comes and retrieves it.
    • It begins to rain when the cats start traveling away from the trail where the dog had chased them.
  • They come across a Twolegplace, and Shaded Moss tells the others they have to find shelter.

Chapter 10

  • The traveling cats travel alongside the Thunderpath to the Twolegplace.
    • They settle down for the night in an abandoned monster den.
  • Gray Wing takes first watch with Rainswept Flower.
    • A monster comes close to the sleeping cats, but it doesn't find them.
    • Hawk Swoop and Jackdaw's Cry take second watch.
  • Moon Shadow goes out hunting.
    • Moon Shadow gets into a fight with some kittypets and the other cats save him.
    • The cats decide to leave the Twolegplace.
  • They all hunt in the open away from the Twolegplace.
    • Gray Wing fails to catch anything.
  • They cross a marsh before finding a barn with plenty of mice to shelter in.
    • Rainswept Flower wonders if the barn is their new home.

Chapter 11

  • With the exception of Gray Wing, the mountain cats all agree the barn would be a safe place to live and raise kits
    • The group settles down in the dry grass to sleep
    • They are woken up by the noise of pounding feet
  • Hawk Swoop is the last cat to wake and the sheep coming into the barn trample over her, but Clear Sky manages to grab her before she is crushed
    • They discover her leg is dislocated and Cloud Spots puts it back into place
  • The group continues to travel, and quickly lose their enthusiasm for the trip, as it is soggy and prey is scarce
  • They run into a strange cat who questions their motives for traveling and wishes them luck
  • Dappled Pelt finds a stream and fishes for the others while Shattered Ice and Moon Shadow hunt in the forest
  • Gray Wing hears a dog and the cats run in terror towards the Thunderpath
    • Too late, Gray Wing warns Shaded Moss to stop, and a monster kills him

Chapter 12

  • Gray Wing throws himself in front of the other cats and yowls that Shaded Moss was hurt
    • Tall Shadow races across the Thunderpath and fetches Shaded Moss' body
    • Cloud Spots confirms that Shaded Moss is dead
  • Rainswept Flower, distraught, refuses to leave her father' body behind
    • The group carries him across the Thunderpath and lay his body down on the other side
    • They cover him with sticks and leaves while mewing their farewells to Shaded Moss
  • The group continues along the sun trail and soon reach the end of the Twolegplace,where they settle down for the night in the copse
    • The noise and chill of the wind wake the cats, and Tall Shadow suggests they continue
  • They soon reach the top of Highstones and look out at the landscape below them
    • They gain optimism and begin to make plans about where they could live in the land below
    • Tall Shadow suggests they explore, and Jagged Peak attempts to run ahead, only to be reprimanded
  • They suddenly hear the rumbling of a Thunderpath, and many of the cats balk at the thought of crossing, Shaded Moss' death still fresh in their minds
    • Shattered Ice suggests they split into groups to cross and the others agree
  • The first two groups make it across safely
  • Gray Wing's group begin to cross, but halfway through, a monster approaches suddenly
    • Everyone but Jagged Peak makes it across safely, and Clear Sky runs into the Thunderpath to save him, narrowly missing the monster
    • Clear Sky snarls at Jagged Peak, and Gray Wing trys to tell Clear Sky that he should have realized Jagged Peak wasn't with him
      • Quick Water intervenes, saying he could walk with her for a while

Chapter 13

  • The group spends the next few days in a hollow next to a pool, while exploring the surrounding area
    • Gray Wing and a few of the others go out to explore and find a forest just beyond the moor
    • They find what will later become Fourtrees deeper in the forest
    • Gray Wing suggests they hunt and they soon are eating under the four great oaks
    • Jagged Peak scents rogue cats in the surrounding forest, but Gray Wing tells him not to fight
  • A few days later, Gray Wing is out hunting on the moor. As he chases a rabbit, another cat rams into him, later revealed to be Wind
    • She and Gorse argue with Gray Wing until Tall Shadow and Hawk Swoop come and defend him
    • Back at camp, the cats discuss whether they would have to fight every time they went out hunting
  • Four sunrises later, Moon Shadow comes to camp with two squirrels, saying he had caught them in the forest
    • Tall Shadow reprimands him, and when he retorts that she wasn't leader, she claims that Shaded Moss made her his successor

Chapter 14

  •  Gray Wing confronts Clear Sky to tell him the truth about Bright Stream's death
    • Clear Sky tells him it was not Gray Wing's fault, but his
  • Gray Wing and Clear Sky go explore the territory downriver
    • They meet a black she-cat who tells tells them to leave
    • Clear Sky and Gray Wing catch a squirrel and share it
    • When they finish eating, Gray Wing feels as though someone was watching them
    • When they're returning to the camp, they spot a tortoiseshell she-cat, a kittypet, who later turns out to be Bumble
  • When they return, they find Tall Shadow arguing with her brother
    • Moon Shadow tells his sister that all she ever does is ordering the group around
    • Hawk Swoop stops them, saying that all they ever do is argue
  • Gray Wing and a few of others go hunting
    • Jackdaw's Cry catches a hawk and Rainswept Flower tells him he can keep it for himself
    • Dappled Pelt catches the mouse that a hawk had been hunting
    • Gray Wing notices that everyone was trying too hard to pretend that their new home was perfect

Chapter 15

  • Gray Wing, Clear Sky, and a few of the others are hunting in the forest.
    • They hear a screech, and Clear Sky recognizes it as Moon Shadow's.
  • They find him fighting with three other cats over a squirrel.
    • Clear Sky and Gray Wing rush in to defend Moon Shadow.
  • The three cats argue with the group over prey, and eventually run off, taking the squirrel with them.
  • Tall Shadow and her brother argue about hunting in he forest.
    • Tall Shadow agrees to let them hunt more in the forest, but only if they stuck together.
  • Moon Shadow and Clear Sky go hunting with a few of the others, but Gray Wing decides not to go with them.
    • Turtle Tail offers to go walking with him, and they go to the four oaks.
      • They climb up onto a rock and relax in the sun.
  • A voice suddenly calls up to them, and Gray Wing recognizes it as the she-cat that had been watching him and Clear Sky when they had come to the hollow.
    • They tell the she-cat, who introduces herself as Bumble, about the mountains and why they left.
    • After Bumble tells the pair about what she does as a kittypet, they laze in the sun until the mountain cats tell her they must go hunting.
  • As the two head back towards the moor, Turtle Tail scents a rabbit.
    • The two work together to catch it and eat before heading back to camp.
  • When they return, all of the cats gather and eat and Tall Shadow thanks Stoneteller for sending them to their new home.
  • A few days later, Gray Wing looks over at the four great oaks and thinks in amazement about all of the plants in their new home.
    • He begins running, just for fun, when he hears the squeal of a rabbit and sees Wind and Gorse chasing after it.
    • The rabbit runs down a hole, but, to Gray Wing's amazement, Wind dives in after it.
    • He walks up to Gorse and Wind pops out of the tunnel with the rabbit in her jaws.
  • Gray Wing asks if he could go down in the hole, and Wind tells him it was the rabbit's home, not hers.
    • He hesitates at the entrance, and Wind offers to go down with him.
    • As they work their way through a tunnel, Gray Wing panics, and Wind eventually shows him out, calling him a mouse-brain.
    • He thanks Wind for showing him the tunnel, and they say their farewells.

Chapter 16

  • Dappled Pelt and Cloud Spots discuss going looking for herbs
    • Gray Wing overhears them and offers to join them to help carry herbs
  • When they get to the river, Gray Wing relaxes in the sun while his two companions search for herbs
    • Dappled Pelt exclaims that the herbs were much more abundant than in the mountains
  • After collecting almost all that they could carry, Dappled Pelt scents tansy and notes that Jackdaw's Cry could use some
    • She wades into the river and swims across it and back to retrieve the herbs
  • As they walk back, Gray Wing hears voices and peeks through some ferns to investigate
    • He discovers Turtle Tail and the kittypet Bumble eating a vole together
    • Turtle Tail asks why she doesn't live on the wild all the time, and Bumble tells her she would never go hungry with her housefolk
    • They decline her offer to see her nest and continue on
    • Gray Wing tells Turtle Tail he doesn't like her hanging around with kittypets, and she becomes defensive
  • That night, Gray Wing is thinking about their new home when he sees and smells creatures in the hollow, later revealed to be foxes
    • He yowls to attack, but a fox gets to Shattered Ice first, holding him by the shoulder as he thrashes and screeches

Chapter 17

  • Gray Wing, Turtle Tail, and Clear Sky watch the other cats battling the foxes
    • Clear Sky charges towards the foxes, but Gray Wing stops him, saying they needed a plan
    • They develop a plan, and attack the first fox
  • The three of them send the first fox running and help the others fight off the rest
    • At the end of the battle, no cat is seriously injured, but Gray Wing and Clear Sky agree that they had to practice their fighting, in case there was more trouble
  • In the morning light, Gray Wing notices how much damage the battle caused
    • He also sees Clear Sky and Moon Shadow pad up to Tall Shadow
  • They announce that they wished to live in the forest
    • Tall Shadow and Rainswept Flower argue with them, which pulls more cats into the argument
    • It is decided that they would vote on whether to stay or go to the forest
  • More cats decide to stay than to leave, and Tall Shadow tells them the matter was settled
    • Clear Sky and Moon Shadow protest, saying they should be able to leave if they wanted to live in the forest
    • Tall Shadow tells them to leave if they wished but that they were always welcome back

Chapter 18

  • The leaving cats say their farewells before leaving for the forest
    • Quick Water and Falling Feather tease Jackdaw's Cry
    • Gray Wing agrees to accompany them a little ways, though he would be staying on the moor
    • Tall Shadow wishes them luck, and they leave
  • When Gray Wing returns to the hollow, the remaining cats are recovering from the attack
    • Cloud Spots suggests they go hunting and he agrees
    • The two toms head out onto the moor and soon find a rabbit
    • Working together, they kill the rabbit
  • A few sunrises later, Gray Wing is paused at the edge of the trees, hoping to spot his brother or one of the others who had left
    • He spots Turtle Tail secretively slinking out of the trees, and he stops her, startling the she-cat
    • He asks her what she had been doing and she reveals that she had been visiting Bumble in the Twolegplace
    • Shocked, Gray Wing warns her not to go, which begins an arguement
  • He stalks off into the woods, only to be stopped by his brothers, who drop out of a tree to greet him
    • They invite him to join them in hunting in the trees
    • He agrees, and soon after climbing up a tree, they spot a squirrel, and Clear Sky runs after it through the treetops
    • Jagged Peak follows, but when Gray Wing tries, he falls off his branch and is clinging to one below until Jagged Peak directs him down
    • They make their way to the forest cats' camp, where Gray Wing catches up with his old Tribe-mates
    • He notices that Falling Feather seemed particularly interested in having other cats join their group
  • Leaving the camp, Gray Wing heads back, lost in his thoughts
    • Suddenly, a a silver tabby jumps out of the bushes ahead of him, causing him to bump into a tree stump
    • She accuses him of stealing prey, and he calmly introduces himself, saying there was enough prey for all of them
    • The silver cat informs him he had almost run into a wasp nest and bounds off
  • As he climbs into the hollow, he spots Turtle Tail and asks her if she wanted to go hunting
    • She agrees and they run out of the hollow
    • They soon spot a rabbit, and Gray Wing tells her he would send the rabbit over to her to kill
    • When he does, she misses and Gray Wing becomes angry at her
  • She runs off to go see Bumble, saying the kittypet didn't expect her to be perfect
    • That night, Turtle Tail still hadn't returned to the hollow, and Gray Wing anxiously waits for her

Chapter 19

  • Gray Wing creeps along the Thunderpath, searching for Bumble's nest
    • The silver tabby he'd met previously comes up behind him and asks what he was doing there
    • He asks for her name instead, and she tells him her name was Storm, and he tells her he was looking for Bumble's den
    • Storm offers to take him to Bumble's den, and he follows her further on the Twolegplace
  • She shows him to Bumble's fence and leaves him to investigate
    • He calls for Turtle Tail, and she comes out of a cat flap with Bumble
    • He tells her he came to rescue her, and she becomes angry, snapping she didn't need rescuing and was only sheltering for the night from the rain
    • She apologizes to Bumble about Gray Wing's behavior and stalks off through the fence, Gray Wing close behind
  • After walking for a bit, Gray Wing apologizes, saying he had been worried about her
    • She forgives him and tells him about the den, but trails off, noticing he wasn't interested
  • Two days later, Gray Wing is in the trees and hears yowling
    • He races towards it and discovers a white cat and a yellow tabby had Storm trapped in some oak roots
    • He rushes in and tackles the white tom, fighting him off until the two leave
    • Storm tells him she could've handled it, and asks if she could see where his friends had been living
  • He agrees and takes her to the camp
    • Turtle Tail comes into camp while Gray Wing is showing Storm around
    • She introduces herself to Storm and fiercely tells Gray Wing she wasn't going to the Towlegplace before stalking off
  • He lets Turtle Tail go and asks Storm if she would show him around the woods the next day
    • She agrees, and trots away
  • Rainswept Flower teases him about falling for a rogue, and he denies it, even though the idea of her moving to the moor keeps creeping into his thoughts

Chapter 20

  • Gray Wing notices Hawk Swoop and Jackdaw's Cry standing close together on the hollow
    • Dappled Pelt comes up behind him and says kits would be good for everyone
    • Shattered Ice grunts that it would be more mouths to feed, but with a gleam of approval in his eyes
  • Gray Wing races out of the hollow, thinking about Storm
    • A rabbit suddenly crashes into him and he lashes out at it
    • He sees Gorse and Wind running up and apologizes for stealing their prey
    • Wind tells him it was alright and offers to share it with him
  • While they eat, Gray Wing tells them about the group
    • He asks if they want to see the hollow and they offer to bring the hare with them
  • As they enter the hollow, Tall Shadow asks who the newcomers were
    • They introduce themselves and offer to share the hare with the rest of the moor cats
    • Tall Shadow agrees, and soon the whole group is sharing the rabbit and answering all the rogues' questions
  • After they leave, Turtle Tail comes back and Gray Wing immediately asks where she had been
    • Cloud Spots enters the hollow afterwards, thanking her for helping him gather herbs
    • Gray Wing apologizes, saying it isn't up to him to decide where she goes
  • The next day, she offers to go hunting with him, but he tells her he had to go meet Storm
    • Turtle Tail, looking hurt, stalks off
  • He almost immediately forgets her reaction and runs to the forest to meet Storm
    • He decides to climb up one of the oaks to jump down on Storm and surprise her, but ends up dangling by one paw
    • Storm finds him like this and asks him if he was having fun
    • Scrambling down, he follows her into the forest
  • She shows him around, pointing out different spots in the forest
  • He asks if she wanted to meet Clear Sky and she agrees
    • As they near the camp, a brown tom stops them and insists on escorting them to Clear Sky
    • When they get to the clearing, Clear Sky introduces the tom as Fox and another cat in the clearing as Petal
  • Gray Wing introduces his brother to Storm, and the two have a stuttered conversation before Storm briskly runs off to go hunt
    • Gray Wing follows her and asks if she was okay
    • She replies that she was fine, but rejects his offer to meet again

Chapter 21

Coming Soon

Chapter 22

Coming Soon

Chapter 23

Coming Soon

Chapter 24

Coming Soon

Chapter 25

Coming Soon

Chapter 26

Coming Soon


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