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This is a timeline of the Warriors series, starting with Into the Wild. It is not a summary of books - it is a table that shows when a particular event occurred, so users can see the succession of events and calculate how much time passed between two moments, or how old a cat is at a certain point in the books.

Only major events and characters are listed. For additional details on plots, click on the book titles. For a complete list of births, check the Nursery page. For a complete list of deaths, check the StarClan page. A blank box indicates that no cat was born and/or died at that time.


Season Books Events Births Deaths
Year 0
Leaf-bare[1][2] Tallstar's Revenge Tallstar and Finchkit are born, Finchkit dies soon after. Tallstar,[3] Finchkit[4] Finchkit[4]
Year 6
Leaf-bare No known events
Newleaf Into the Wild


Rusty joins ThunderClan as Firepaw, and begins his apprentice training
Lionheart becomes deputy after Redtail is killed in the battle with RiverClan
Greenleaf Into the Wild Yellowfang joins ThunderClan, and later becomes their medicine cat after Spottedleaf dies
Tigerclaw becomes deputy after Lionheart's death
Ravenpaw leaves, and Fireheart and Graystripe are made warriors
Leaf-fall Fire and Ice


WindClan is brought back from exile
Brokenstar is overthrown and Nightstar becomes the new ShadowClan leader
Cinderpaw becomes Fireheart's apprentice, but she is injured after being hit by a monster


Year 7
Leaf-bare Fire and Ice
Forest of Secrets[8]
Graystripe starts meeting with Silverstream
Greencough breaks out in ThunderClan
The Clans battle with each other
Newleaf Forest of Secrets Cloudpaw is made Fireheart's apprentice
Tigerclaw is exiled and Fireheart is made the new deputy
Silverstream dies while giving birth; later Graystripe joins RiverClan
Greenleaf Rising Storm


Bluestar becomes mentally unstable
A fire devastates the ThunderClan territory
Tigerstar takes over ShadowClan
Leaf-fall Into the Woods

A Dangerous Path[11]
Bluestar's Prophecy (prologue)[12]

Tigerstar takes Sasha as a mate
A dog pack menaces ThunderClan, but they are eventually driven out
Year 8
Leaf-bare The Darkest Hour

The Rise of Scourge[14]
Escape from the Forest[15]

Firestar is made the leader of ThunderClan
Tigerstar tries to take over the forest, but is killed by Scourge, who is later killed by Firestar
BloodClan is defeated in the final battle
Newleaf Escape from the Forest Sasha lives as a rogue and she expects Tigerstar's kits Hawkfrost


Greenleaf Firestar's Quest


Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt are made warriors
Firestar and Sandstorm find and start rebuilding SkyClan


Leaf-fall Firestar's Quest
Return to the Clans[21]
SkyClan is rebuilt, and they defeat the rats
Hawkpaw and Mothpaw join RiverClan as apprentices
Year 9
Leaf-bare Firestar's Quest (epilogue)
Shattered Peace[22]
Firestar's kits are born in early leaf-bare[23]
Ravenpaw and Barley are driven out from the barn by rogues
Newleaf A Clan in Need


Rogues - former BloodClan cats - harass ThunderClan
Greenleaf Midnight


The cats see omens about the destruction of the forest
Six cats must journey to the sun-drown-place, to learn about a prophecy
Hollykit (NP)
Leaf-fall Midnight
The six questing cats learn that the Clans must find a new place to live
Feathertail is killed on the way home, fulfilling a prophecy of the Tribe
The destruction of the forest begins


Year 10
Leaf-bare Dawn

The Lost Warrior[30]

The Clans suffer as the forest is being destroyed
Graystripe is captured and taken away; he meets Millie
The Clans begin their journey to their new homes and finally arrive to the lake
They explore and divide the territory, and find the Moonpool
Newleaf Twilight

The Lost Warrior

Tigerstar's spirit urges Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost to take over the Clans
Leafpool runs away with Crowfeather, but later returns
Badgers attack the ThunderClan camp but retreat after WindClan warriors come to help
Brambleclaw resists Tigerstar and eventually kills Hawkfrost to save Firestar
Molepaw (NP)
Greenleaf Warrior's Refuge


Graystripe and Millie start out on their journey to return to the forest Jayfeather


Leaf-fall After Sunset: We Need to Talk

Warrior's Refuge
Warrior's Return

Crowfeather talks with Leafpool; it is revealed that he had a kit (Breezepelt)
Graystripe and Millie reach the old camp, but find it abandoned


Year 11
Leaf-bare The Sight

Warrior's Return[40]

Jaypaw, Hollypaw and Lionpaw become apprentices
Graystripe and Millie find the new camp and reunite with ThunderClan
Newleaf Dark River


The cats discover tunnels running under ThunderClan and WindClan grounds
Lionpaw starts meeting with Heatherpaw, but they later break up
Jaypaw meets with the Ancient Cats in his dreams
Greenleaf Outcast
The Clans help the Tribe in defeating rogues Rosepetal
Leaf-fall Eclipse
Long Shadows[44]
Brightspirit's Mercy[45]
Fights break out between the Clans, Squirrelflight almost fatally wounded
ShadowClan turns away from StarClan under Sol's influence
Greencough breaks out, and later a fire ravages ThunderClan
Ashfur is found dead on the WindClan/ThunderClan border
Year 12
Leaf-bare The Clans Decide


A party finds Sol and brings him back to ThunderClan
It is revealed at a Gathering that the Three are Leafpool's kits
Newleaf No known events
Greenleaf The Fourth Apprentice


There is a drought, and the Clans suffer
A party travels upstream to dismantle the beavers' dam
Leaf-fall Fading Echoes


A tree falls into the ThunderClan camp
Tigerstar incites a battle between ThunderClan and ShadowClan over a border
Year 13
Leaf-bare Night Whispers
Coming Soon

References and Explanations

  1. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 9
  2. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 11
  3. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 21
  5. Chapter 6 of Into the Wild hints that the action starts in mid-newleaf, then stretches through greenleaf
  6. Chapter 1 of Fire and Ice mentions that it is leaf-fall, while Chapter 18 mentions that it is leaf-bare
  7. Cloudpaw is apprenticed during Forest of Secrets in newleaf, so he was likely born during leaf-fall
  8. Chapter 1 of Forest of Secrets mentions that it is a harsh leaf-bare, while Chapter 9 mentions that the thaw has arrived
  9. Chapter 1 of Rising Storm mentions that it is a very hot greenleaf
  10. The events in Into the Woods occur shortly after Tigerstar is made leader in early leaf-fall
  11. Chapter 8 of A Dangerous Path mentions that it is early leaf-fall
  12. The prologue of Bluestar's Prophecy takes place when Bluestar saves Firestar from the dog pack and dies.
  13. Chapter 1 of The Darkest Hour mentions that it is leaf-bare
  14. The end of The Rise of Scourge takes place at the same time as The Darkest Hour, although its plot started many seasons before
  15. Escape from the Forest ends at the spring thaw, so it takes place during leaf-bare and newleaf
  16. Sasha was already pregnant when the thaw arrived; so Hawk, Moth and Tadpole are likely born in mid-newleaf
  17. Spiderkit is shown as a 2-3 moon old kit during Brambleclaw's warrior ceremony in Firestar's Quest. You can spot a continuity error here: he is apprenticed only around the beginning of Midnight (next year's late greenleaf), thus after about 15 moons instead of the regular 6 moons; same with Shrewpaw
  18. Chapter 1 of Firestar's Quest mentions that it is greenleaf, while in Chapter 34, it is mid-leaf-fall
  19. Ashfoot is mentioned giving birth to three kits, one of which is believed to be Crowfeather
  20. In the epilogue of Firestar's Quest (taking place during leaf-bare), it is noted that she was about to be apprenticed; so she was likely born in greenleaf
  21. From the imagery, it is obvious that Return to the Clans takes place during leaf-fall
  22. Shattered Peace takes place in leaf-bare in the old forest; Squirrelkit and Leafkit were already born
  23. Squirrelpaw is eight moons old at the beginning of Midnight (late greenleaf), so she and her sister were born in early leaf-bare
  24. The image on the cover of A Clan in Need suggests it takes place in early newleaf
  25. Chapter 1 of Midnight mentions that it is late greenleaf. Note: most websites state that 12 moons have passed between The Darkest Hour and Midnight. However, The Darkest Hour ends in late leaf-bare and Midnight starts in late greenleaf, so obviously 18 moons have passed
  26. Chapter 2 of Moonrise mentions that it is around mid-leaf-fall
  27. Willowpaw is apprenticed in Sunset, so she was likely born in leaf-fall
  28. Chapter 6 of Dawn mentions that it is leaf-bare
  29. Chapter 10 of Starlight mentions that it is still leaf-bare
  30. The events in The Lost Warrior start when Graystripe is taken away in Dawn, and continue through several moons
  31. Chapter 2 of Twilight hints that it is early newleaf
  32. Chapter 11 of Sunset mentions that it is mid-newleaf
  33. From the imagery and events (e.g. corn harvest), the plot takes place in greenleaf, stretching into leaf-fall
  34. The Sight reveals that the Three were apprenticed in leaf-bare, on reaching apprentice age; so they were likely born in greenleaf. Leafpool started to look plump at the end of Sunset, hinting that she was already pregnant at that time, most likely after mating with Crowfeather before the badger attack in mid-newleaf, so the kits arrived in early greenleaf. Note that at one point in The Sight, it is stated that the kits were born in mid-leaf-bare, but that is likely an error - that would mean Leafpool mated with Crowfeather in leaf-fall (half a year after they broke up), and the kits would have been apprenticed in greenleaf
  35. He must be somewhat younger than the Three, as Crowfeather took Nightcloud as a mate only after breaking up with Leafpool, but he is already an apprentice in The Sight, so he was likely born during mid-greenleaf. Note that he is presented in After Sunset: We Need to Talk as an apprentice, but that is obviously a mistake (it would mean that he was born a season before the Three, when Crowfeather was still with Leafpool)
  36. It is mentioned that After Sunset: We Need to Talk takes place during leaf-fall, two moons after Sunset (this is a contradiction, as Sunset took place in mid-newleaf, so the time delay is rather six moons instead of two)
  37. It is mentioned that Goldenflower died of old age between Sunset and The Sight
  38. It is revealed that Rainwhisker died between Sunset and The Sight, struck by a falling branch
  39. Chapter 1 of The Sight mentions that it is a harsh leaf-bare
  40. The plots of The Sight and Warrior's Return merge at this point
  41. Chapter 1 of Dark River mentions that it is early newleaf, a quarter moon after the end of leaf-bare
  42. Chapter 1 of Outcast hints that it is late newleaf
  43. Chapter 1 of Eclipse mentions that leaf-fall is near
  44. Chapter 1 of Long Shadows mentions that they are well into leaf-fall
  45. It takes place in leaf-bare, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf are warriors, but Jayfeather did not get his medicine cat name yet
  46. It is leaf-bare, Jayfeather is already a medicine cat, and Leafpool is still a medicine cat
  47. The blurb of Sunrise mentions that it is a harsh leaf-bare
  48. Chapter 1 of The Fourth Apprentice mentions that it is a hot and dry greenleaf
  49. It was revealed in Fading Echoes that these RiverClan elders died in the drought
  50. Chapter 1 of Fading Echoes mentions that greenleaf has already passed
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 241
  52. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 282

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