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"Something's wrong. There is a darkness coming that not even StarClan can prevent. And when it comes, we will be helpless to protect the Clans. Helpless to even protect ourselves."
Yellowfang to Spottedleaf in Eclipse, page 6
Below contains in-depth information for the prologue of Eclipse. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.
Chapter Number: Prologue (of 25)
Page Numbers: 1-6


Chapter Summary

Third-person PoV

It is brimming with prey in a lush forest. Suddenly, a tortoiseshell darts past a black tom. He calls after her, and she breathlessly responds. Past the ferns, a dark gray she-cat is gnawing at tick, and the tortoiseshell reaches her and mews a greeting. The dark gray cat is revealed to be Yellowfang and the tortoiseshell to be Spottedleaf. Yellowfang remarks that it is a good day for hunting as Spottedleaf puts down her catch, and she responds that the hunting has always been good here. Yellowfang, annoyed, tries to swat a flea away from her muzzle and angrily meows that she thought these hunting grounds would be safe from fleas.
Spottedleaf narrows her eyes and asks if she ever learned to groom herself. Yellowfang indignantly mutters that she will when Spottedleaf stops trying to take care of every cat. Suddenly, they hear a voice at the top of the slope. It is Whitestorm. Spottedleaf asks if Bluestar is with him, and he replies that she was a moment ago, but Bluestar yowls that she still is and parades up to Whitestorm, her former deputy and explains that Tallstar held her up. Spottedleaf asks what he wanted. Bluestar replies that he was fretting, as he usually does and, seeing Yellowfang flea-bitten, mews that she had bad luck.
Yellowfang asks what Tallstar was worrying about, and Bluestar replies that he is worried about Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw. Yellowfang mews that there is so much that they don't know. Bluestar warns her that they are still very young. Yellowfang and Bluestar snap back and forth and Bluestar meows that they cannot know the truth. After a bit more chatter, Yellowfang exasperatedly meows that she wishes that the prophecy never existed. Spottedleaf tries to calm her, but fails. They talk more, after Whitestorm brings more peace to the conversation.
Suddenly a butterfly flits in the breeze towards them. It flies over Spottedleaf, and she tries to catch it, but it barely gets away. Then she notices Bluestar walking away and asks why she is leaving so soon. Bluestar answers that if she stays they will just argue. Bluestar, Whitestorm, and Yellowfang decide to keep the prophecy a secret, and ask Spottedleaf. Spottedleaf replies with wise words and Yellowfang is annoyed. Spottedleaf asks why she is so worried, and Yellowfang admits that she has a feeling that a darkness is coming, something that even they can't prevent, and when it comes, they will be helpless to protect the Clans, and even themselves.

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References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Eclipse, page 3



Eclipse chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Arc Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
New Prophecy Arc MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three Arc The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars Arc The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans Arc The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows Arc The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of Fire
Super Edition Arc Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's Shadow
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Arc Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Arc Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's Echo

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