"Why not? Apart from food, all kits need is love and some cat to play with them. I can't think of a better way to spend my days."
— Fernsong to Ivypool about kits in Darkest Night, page 73
Current: ThunderClan[1]
Sorrelstripe, Hollytuft
Mentor(s): Rosepetal[3]
Book Appearances
Living: Bramblestar's Storm, The Apprentice's Quest, Thunder and Shadow, Shattered Sky, Darkest Night, Tigerheart's Shadow

Fernsong is a pale[4] yellow tabby tom.[2]


In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

Fernpaw is made an apprentice with his sisters, Hollypaw and Sorrelpaw. Squirrelflight notes that he was named after Ferncloud, who died during the battle with the Dark Forest. His parents, Cinderheart and Lionblaze, look on proudly as their kits are given their apprentice names. The next day, Fernpaw, his mentor, as well as his siblings and their mentors, start training for battle. They are excited to have Bramblestar and Squirrelflight training with them, and are worried when Squirrelflight loses her balance. The Clan deputy uses her mistake as an example that any cat can make mistakes.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Fernsong does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the A Vision of Shadows Arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Fernsong does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances. His mentor is revealed to have been Rosepetal. When Alderkit wonders who his and Sparkkit's mentors could be, he says that it can't be Brackenfur, Rosepetal, or Blossomfall, as they just got done mentoring Fernsong and his siblings.

Thunder and Shadow

Fernsong brings Honeykit to the medicine den under Lilyheart's request. Jayfeather points out he knows it's bellyache, as Fernsong already brought her in before. Fernsong insists Lilyheart asked him and Honeykit looked miserable and Jayfeather interrupts again. Alderpaw wishes Fernsong would move out of the way and Briarlight notices this, so calls him over. Fernsong pads over, saying that he just wants to make sure she is okay. He stares at Alderpaw as he is tested on his skills.
Twigkit brings in some fresh-kill, mentioning the hunting patrol has just returned. This reminds Fernsong that Ivypool is waiting for him to go hunting. He asks Honeykit if she is better, and she says she thinks so. Ivypool sticks her head into the den, asking Fernsong if he is ready to hunt. Fernsong seems happy to see her, replying that he is. Fernsong lets Briarlight move past him before Ivypool insists to hurry as the prey won't catch themselves. Later on, Dovewing asks for Ivypool's whereabouts and Alderpaw informs her Ivypool is hunting with Fernsong.
When Twigkit, now Twigpaw bursts into the camp looking for Alderpaw, Fernsong is seen sharing a mouse with Briarlight. Fernsong soon requests to join a border patrol since he hasn't gone on one for days. Squirrelflight instead asks him to join Twigpaw and Ivypool to go find the apprentice's mother. Fernsong glances to Twigpaw with sparkling eyes, agreeing he'll go. Twigpaw is excited Fernsong is coming, but Squirrelflight warns it will be a long journey and she wants everyone to return safely.
Twigpaw informs Alderpaw that Fernsong is coming too and Ivypool is surprised. Twigpaw tells her mentor that Squirrelflight just asked him and hopes she doesn't mind. Ivypool insists she doesn't, glancing warmly at the tom. Fernsong asks when they are leaving, and Ivypool says once he and Alderpaw get some traveling herbs. Fernsong realizes Alderpaw is coming too and is excited as he goes for his traveling herbs. He comes back from the nursery, commenting that traveling herbs are the worst. Ivypool says it'll give them strength and teasingly asks that is why he is coming. Fernsong says he was hoping she'd protect him and Ivypool replies only if his nice to her.
Days into the journey, Twigpaw follows after Fernsong and Ivypool. The two warriors ask if they should go down past the Thunderpath to where Twigpaw and Violetpaw was found, and Twigpaw insists they should. Ivypool hesitates but Fernsong insists they've come this far, they might as well go all the way. Ivypool is afraid of the monsters but Fernsong reassures they never leave the Thunderpath. He insists they may be noisy and large, but they are bee-brained. Alderpaw reveals a ditch that leads underneath the Thunderpath and Fernsong hurries to him and Twigpaw. He crouches at the opening, staring wide-eyed into it. Twigpaw noses past Fernsong and he follows Ivypool into the ditch. Twigpaw insists she has to find her mother but Fernsong says any scents would have been washed away by the leaf-bare snow.
The patrol sees a cat sitting motionless on the Thunderpath and Fernsong asks what in StarClan, mouth gaped wide open. Twigpaw tries to reach the Thunderpath but she is stopped. Fernsong asks if she wants to be killed. They realize the cat is fake and Fernsong says they need to get out of there. Twigpaw stares at Fernsong as she realizes it's impossible for her mother to be alive. Fernsong and Ivypool moves beside the apprentice, edging her towards trees and back to the Clan.

Shattered Sky

Fernsong does not formally appear in Shattered Sky, but is listed in the allegiances.

Darkest Night

While out on a hunt, Twigpaw sees Sparkpelt pacing behind Fernsong. When the patrol starts bickering over territory, Fernsong chimes in about ShadowClan's departure.
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Interesting Facts

  • He is named after Ferncloud.[1]
  • He has WindClan blood through Crowfeather,[5] SkyClan blood through Redtail,[6] and kittypet blood through Firestar.[7]
  • Fernsong is a distant descendant of Windstar, as Ashfoot is descended from her. [5]
  • Fernsong is Kate's favorite name,[8] and she has mentioned that she has plans for him and wants him in the plot of A Vision of Shadows.[9] Kate later confirms that he will appear in Thunder and Shadow.[10]

Character Pixels

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Ivypool:[11] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)


Lionblaze:[1] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)


Cinderheart:[1] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)


Hollytuft:[1] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Sorrelstripe:[1] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
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Crowfeather:[12] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Brackenfur:[13] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)


Leafpool:[12] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Sorreltail:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Jayfeather:[12] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Molepaw:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Hollyleaf:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[13] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Honeyfern:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[14] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Seedpaw:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Breezepelt:[12] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)


Deadfoot:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Firestar:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Ashfoot:[5] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sandstorm:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Frostfur:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Uncles:

Eaglekit: [20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Thornclaw:[21] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Rainwhisker:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Aunts:

Squirrelflight:[16] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Cinderpelt:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[21] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)

Great Aunts/Uncles:

Two unnamed kits:[23] Status Unknown

Half-Great Uncles:

Darkstripe:[24] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Graystripe:[25] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Ashfur:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Two unnamed kits:[27] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Half-Great Aunt:

Ferncloud:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Meadowslip:[28] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Wrenflight:[29] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Nutmeg:[28] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Brindleface:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Speckletail:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Hickorynose:[28] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Stagleap:[29] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Jake:[28] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Redtail:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[28] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Fuzzypelt:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Smallear:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Princess:[30] Deceased, No Residence
Sorrelpaw:[31] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Morningflower:[29] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)


Pigeonpaw:[31] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Onestar:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Harepounce:[32] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Flashnose:[33] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Palebird:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistmouse:[35] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Robinwing:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Woollytail:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Hareflight:[35] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Fuzzypelt:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stormtail:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Windflight:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


One-eye:[32] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rabbitkit:[36] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Doespring:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Ryestalk:[35] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Bristlekit:[36] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Flykit:[36] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Tallstar:[37] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tawnyspots:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Finchkit:[38] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dappletail:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Fallowsong:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Daisytoe:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Flashnose:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Rooktail:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Flashnose:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[41] Status Unknown


Rabbitleap:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Goosefeather:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[29] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Gorsepaw:[44] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Unnamed kits:[45] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Darktail:[46] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Unnamed kits:[47] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Heathertail:[48] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Tornear:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mudclaw:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Smokepaw:[2] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Brindlepaw:[2] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Cloudtail:[16] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Four unnamed kits:[49] Status Unknown
Whitewing:[16] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Ambermoon:[50] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Dewnose:[50] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Snowbush:[50] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Dovewing:[51] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Ivypool:[51] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Stonefur:[52] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[52] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[52] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Reedwhisker:[53] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Perchkit:[54] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[54] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[54] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spiderleg:[55] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Shrewpaw:[55] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Foxleap:[56] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[57] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Hollykit:[57] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[57] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[56] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Toadstep:[58]Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rosepetal:[58] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Runningwind:[59] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mousefur:[59] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[60] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Cherryfall:[60] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Pinestar:[61] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[62] Deceased, No Residence
Nightkit:[62] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[62] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bramblestar:[63] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Hawkfrost:[64] Deceased, No Residence
Tadpole:[65] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Tawnypelt:[63] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Mothwing:[64] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Tigerstar:[66] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Flametail:[66] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[67] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Juniperkit:[67] Deceased, Verified StarClan Member
Dawnpelt:[66] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[67] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Dandelionkit:[68] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lightkit:[69] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Pouncekit:[69] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Shadowkit:[69] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)

Distant Relatives:

Windstar:[70] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Gorsestar:[70] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Mothflight:[71] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Emberkit:[72] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Morning Whisker[73] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dust Muzzle[73] Living (As of Thunderstar's Echo)
Cloudstar: [74] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Birdflight: [74] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Spottedpelt: [74] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Gorseclaw: [74] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor


Morning Whisker
Dust Muzzle
Spider Paw
Honey Pelt
Bubbling Stream
Blue Whisker
Three Kits
Missing Generations
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Unnamed Kits
Unnamed Kits
Two Kits
Unnamed Kits
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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"But today, Lionblaze's kits become apprentices, and the happiness far outweighs the sadness."
—Squirrelflight narrating Bramblestar's Storm, page manga

"Fernkit becomes Fernpaw, and Sorrelkit becomes Sorrelpaw. Their names come from warriors who fell in the Great Battle: Ferncloud and Sorreltail."
—Squirrelflight narrating Bramblestar's Storm, page manga

Fernsong: "Lilyheart asked me to bring her to you."
Jayfeather: "I know. She has a belly ache. You already told us."
Fernsong: "Lilyheart was busy with the other kits, and Honeykit has been miserable all morning. I was going to go hunting with Ivypool, but Lilyheart asked me—"
Jayfeather: "To bring her here. Yes! We know. Alderpaw, come and check whether she has a fever."
Briarlight: "Come over here, Fernsong, and let them examine her properly."
Fernsong: "I just want to make sure she’s okay."
—Fernsong, Jayfeather and Briarlight about Honeykit Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 3

Fernsong: "Can I go too? I haven’t been on a border patrol for days."
Squirrelflight: "I want you to travel with Ivypool and Twigpaw. Will you go?"
Fernsong: "On their mission to find Twigpaw’s mother? Of course!"
—Fernsong and Squirrelflight about the mission Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 16

Fernsong: "Traveling herbs are the worst!"
Ivypool: "Hopefully they’ll give you enough strength to protect us. That is why you’re coming, isn’t it?"
Fernsong: "I was hoping you’d protect me."
Ivypool: "If you’re nice to me, I might."
—Fernsong and Ivypool about travelling herbs Thunder and Shadow, page 251

Fernsong: "We’ve come this far. We might as well go all the way."
Ivypool: "But the monsters. What if they leave the path?"
Fernsong: "They never leave the path. Monsters may be big and loud, but they are bee-brained."
—Fernsong and Ivypool about monsters Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 16

Ivypool: "I'm not ready to have kits yet. Kits mean endless moons in the nursery. Daisy's getting too old to look after another litter, and I want to be out in the forest hunting and patrolling, not stuck in camp all the time."
Fernsong: "Why do you have to be in the nursery with them?"
Ivypool: "What do you mean? I have to nurse them, don't I? Who else can do that?"
Fernsong: "But the nursing is over soon enough. Then you'd be able to go back to your warrior duties."
Ivypool: "And leave our kits to raise themselves until they're six moons old?"
Fernsong: "Of course not. Once the kits are eating prey, I can move into the nursery. I can move in before that, if you like, so you can go on patrols between feedings."
Ivypool: "But you're a tom! Toms don't live in the nursery."
Fernsong: "Why not? Apart from food, all kits need is love and some cat to play with them. I can't think of a better way to spend my days."
Ivypool: "I'll think about it. Maybe after Leaf-bare is over."
—Ivypool and Fernsong discussing kits Darkest Night, pages 72-73

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  4. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 20
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 37
  6. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 24
  7. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 9
  9. Revealed in Kate's Blog
  10. Revealed on Kate's blog
  11. Revealed in Darkest Night, pages 72-73
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  15. Revealed in a letter
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  17. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 247
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
  19. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 99
  20. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 32
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 62
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  23. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  24. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  25. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
  27. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 226
  28. 28.00 28.01 28.02 28.03 28.04 28.05 28.06 28.07 28.08 28.09 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 89
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  30. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 208
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 8
  33. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  34. 34.0 34.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 253
  35. 35.00 35.01 35.02 35.03 35.04 35.05 35.06 35.07 35.08 35.09 35.10 35.11 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 26
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 274
  37. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 6
  38. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 21
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  40. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  42. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  43. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
  44. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 208
  45. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 64
  46. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 259
  47. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 258
  48. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  49. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 191
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  51. 51.0 51.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
  53. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  55. 55.0 55.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
  56. 56.0 56.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  58. 58.0 58.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  59. 59.0 59.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 467
  60. 60.0 60.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  61. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  63. 63.0 63.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  64. 64.0 64.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  65. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  68. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page chpater 1
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  70. 70.0 70.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  71. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 189
  72. Revealed in The First Battle, page 194
  73. 73.0 73.1 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 Strongly Suggested in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497

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