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"Mistyfoot will make a good leader. She's fair and wise, and the other Clans respect her."
Jayfeather to Dovepaw about Mistyfoot death in Fading Echoes, page 12
Fading Echoes
General
Chapter Number: 1 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 6-23
Point of View: Dovepaw
Chronology
Preceded: Prologue
Next: Chapter 2


Below contains in-depth information for chapter one of Fading Echoes. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.
Chapter Number: 1 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 6-23

Chapter Summary

Dovepaw's PoV

Dovepaw dreams, and voices call out her name. She struggles in the current while it drags her through darkness, past trees and branches. Dovepaw hears Rippletail's whimper in the dream, and awakens with a start. Ivypaw stirs beside her and asks if she was dreaming. She looks at her sister anxiously and comments that Dovepaw was twitching like a mouse. The gray she-cat says that it was a bad dream, and her heart pounds while Rippletail's whimper echoes in her head. She licks Ivypaw's head, and tells her that the dream was gone now. Ivypaw falls asleep and Dovepaw breathes in her sister's calming scent, and she reminds herself that she is home and everything was okay.
Dovepaw stretches in her nest and climbs out of the den. The clearing is bathed in moonlight, and she can hear Poppyfrost's newborn kits' mews from the nursery and snores from the other dens in the clearing. Dovepaw notes that the air feels strange, cold and wet, and remembers when the wind was dry on her tongue. She now tastes the green freshness of the forest. Clouds drift across the sky as they drape Silverpelt like cobwebs, and Dovepaw wonders if Rippletail is watching. Her thoughts wander to the prophecy and lets her senses roam throughout the territories. Dovepaw pictures two cats walking beside the WindClan border. She wonders why, and decides to tell Jayfeather. The medicine cat irritably tells her that he was dreaming, and Dovepaw anxiously wonders if she had disturbed a message from StarClan. Jayfeather complains that he was close to catching a mouse, and holds out his paws a mouse-length apart to emphasize it. Dovepaw is relieved, and then proceeds to tell Jayfeather what she saw of two cats walking around the lake.
Jayfeather asks her if they are heading for ThunderClan territory, and Dovepaw nods. The medicine cat asks which Clan they are from, and, after casting out her senses again, Dovepaw identifies them as two she-cats, Mothwing and Mistyfoot. Jayfeather comments that the two cats are grieving, and concludes that Leopardstar must be dead. The medicine cat remarks that they must be heading to the Moonpool. Dovepaw helps Jayfeather separate herbs while they talk about the RiverClan leader, and he also reassures Dovepaw's doubts about Rippletail, saying his death wasn't her fault. He meows Mistyfoot will be a good leader, because she is fair and the Clans respect her. Jayfeather notes that since she's already on her way to the Moonpool, she shouldn't be challenged like she once would have been. Dovepaw curiously questions him, and he simply replies that Hawkfrost, Mothwing's brother, would have challenged Mistyfoot in a heartbeat. Dovepaw asks if he had seen Hawkfrost in StarClan, but he brushes off the question, and tells her to handle the herbs more carefully. She wonders if Jayfeather has seen Rippletail in StarClan.
After she leaves the medicine den, Brambleclaw orders her to join a patrol with him and Lionblaze. Her mentor emerges from the warriors' den, and Brambleclaw tells him that he is joining the dawn patrol. Dovepaw watches as Poppyfrost emerges from the nursery along with her kits, and the knowledge of Leopardstar's death churns inside her. Brambleclaw then suggests that Ivypaw and Cinderheart join the patrol, and they set out into the forest. Dovepaw and Ivypaw play for a while, until Brambleclaw comes toward them with Cinderheart and Lionblaze trailing behind. He says that they can play later, but Ivypaw suddenly yowls in pain and lifts her paw. Cinderheart examines it, locates a splinter, and pulls it out. Brambleclaw sees the two halves of a broken stick in the grass, and theorizes that the splinter must have come from that. He then orders Dovepaw and Ivypaw to throw the broken pieces of the stick in the lake so no other cat would get hurt. As the last part of the stick strikes the water, Dovepaw hears the yowl of a cat in pain. She realizes, after casting her senses out, that it was Jayfeather. Lionblaze stands beside her, worry in his gaze as her stares at the pieces of broken stick floating in the lake.

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Errors

  • Brokenstar is mistakenly called a black tom.[7]

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 17
  4. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 9
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 11
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 13
  7. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 19



Fading Echoes 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 24
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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