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These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in Moonrise 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.


  • The reader is introduced to a cave.
  • Cats ask the healer of the Tribe of Rushing Water if he has had any signs.
  • Stoneteller, the Healer of the Tribe of Rushing Water reassures his cats that there is hope, that a cat with silver fur will come and save the Tribe.
  • The cats ask Stoneteller to confirm his reading his true.
    • Stoneteller tells them it is, that he had seen the sheen of the silver in the pool.
    • He confirms that he doesn't know when the silver cat will come, and the only thing they can do is wait until the silver cat arrives.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • He wakes up and remembers that Twolegs would destroy the forest.
  • He feels jealousy towards Brambleclaw for being so close to Squirrelpaw.
  • Tawnypelt is healing well from her rat bite.
  • The traveling cats meet up with Purdy again.
  • Crowpaw asks Feathertail to hunt with him.
    • Stormfur becomes worried about how close the cats are becoming.
  • Stormfur suddenly smells foxes very nearby.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • Purdy tries to attack the foxes, only to be stopped by Stormfur.
    • Midnight talks to the foxes in a mix of barks and growls.
    • The foxes tell Midnight if the cats are still there by sunset, they'll attack.
  • Midnight tells the traveling cats to go through the mountains.
    • Purdy tries to tell them it's dangerous, but Midnight cuts him off.
  • Brambleclaw thanks Midnight, and they decide to go through the mountains.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • The battling cats stop fighting.
  • Russetfur sends Cedarheart back to fetch more warriors.
  • She finally decides to let the ThunderClan patrol go on to Blackstar.
  • Blackstar does not seem to care about the forest being destroyed, and called it "just some Twoleg activity".
  • Russetfur escorts the ThunderClan patrol back to the border.
  • Leafpaw convinces Sorreltail to come with her to see WindClan.
  • They notice something odd about the territory.
  • A WindClan patrol of Mudclaw, Tornear, and an unknown tabby tom begins to chase them out of their territory.
  • They arrive in RiverClan territory, to be met by Mothwing, but she means no harm.
  • Leafpaw and Sorreltail leave, with a gift of fish from Mothwing, but only because a RiverClan patrol was coming.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • The cats begin to climb through the mountains.
    • Squirrelpaw almost falls off the edge of a boulder.
  • They find a gap in their path, larger than the previous ones.
  • Stormfur almost gets caught by a eagle as he jumps across.
  • He later confronts Feathertail on her relationship with Crowpaw.
    • She tells him that it was none of his business.
  • The cats seem to meet a dead end.
    • However, they find a waterfall.
    • Feathertail almost falls in, but is saved by Crowpaw.
  • The mountain stream floods and sweeps the cats over the waterfall.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • Leafpaw is in RiverClan territory again with Mothwing teaching her how to fish.
  • Leafpaw then eats a fish with Mothwing.
  • Hawkfrost comes and scents WindClan and ThunderClan, but not before Leafpaw hid in the reeds.
  • Hawkfrost implies that if the other Clans are weak, then RiverClan could rule over the whole forest.
    • Mothwing accuses him of acting like Tigerstar.
  • Mothwing leads Hawkfrost upstream so Leafpaw can escape.
  • Leafpaw thinks about how Hawkfrost resembles Brambleclaw.
    • She wonders if Tigerstar could be his and Mothwing's father.
  • Graystripe is hunting and finds Leafpaw.
  • She asks him about Sasha.
  • Leafpaw then tells Firestar that she knows Squirrelpaw is alive, and it must have been raining.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • All the traveling cats are weak but survive the ordeal.
  • They see other cats, covered in mud.
    • The cats seem to speak in a different accent.
  • Tawnypelt calls them mud warriors, and says they are more of a match for them.
  • A cat introduces them as the Tribe of Rushing Water.
  • Brambleclaw agrees to go with the Tribe, as they were in no position to argue.
    • They come to a cave and the Clan cats enter, feeling suspicious.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • Leafpaw is seen battle training with Cinderpelt.
  • They head back to camp and a patrol made up of Firestar, Dustpelt, and Sorreltail come back saying WindClan had been stealing prey.
  • Firestar calls a meeting to discuss WindClan.
    • They begin talking about prey and Leafpaw suggests all the Clans share the fish in RiverClan's river.
  • After the meeting, Firestar asks Leafpaw how she came up with the fish idea and Leafpaw admits Mothwing taught her how to fish.
    • Firestar tells her that she cannot break rules whenever they feel like.
    • Cinderpelt sticks up for Leafpaw and Firestar allows her to come to WindClan at the medicine cat's request.
  • They go to WindClan territory where Tallstar is ready and asks what he wants this time.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • The Clan cats meet the Tribe cats.
    • The Tribe seems to take an interest in Stormfur over the other cats.
  • Stoneteller, Crag Where Eagles Nest, Mist Where Sunlight Shimmers, Star That Shines On Water and the Clan cats talk about Clan and Tribe differences.
  • Brambleclaw tells Stoneteller, Crag, Mist, and Star about their journey.
  • The Clan cats notice that the Tribe seems afraid of something.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • ThunderClan and WindClan argue about stolen prey.
    • Mudclaw challenges them, and Graystripe attacks him.
    • Firestar stops them, and is forced to put Graystripe down for disobeying his orders.
  • Firestar warns WindClan to stop stealing prey, and they leave.
  • Dustpelt disagrees with Firestar's decision to not attack WindClan.
  • Leafpaw prepares to tell Cinderpelt about Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw, but Cinderpelt wonders if StarClan has abandoned them and Leafpaw feels she can't.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • The Clan cats discuss whether to stay with the Tribe or leave.
    • Squirrelpaw points out that the Tribe cats didn't look like they would let them leave.
  • They agree to stay, mostly because Tawnypelt's shoulder is badly injured.
  • Brook and a few prey-hunters take the Clan cats out to hunt in seperate patrols.
    • Crag shows Stormfur what cave-guards do by saving Stormfur from being attacked by a hawk.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • After four days with the Tribe, Stormfur has become close to Brook.
    • He catches a glimpse of a mountain lion on the way back to the cave.
  • The Clan cats decide to leave, but the Tribe stops them.
  • Stoneteller tells them that Stormfur cannot leave because he has been prophecized to slay Sharptooth, a vicious mountain lion.
  • The Tribe holds Stormfur now as a prisoner.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • The medicine cats journey to Mothermouth.
  • Barkface reveals that Twolegs have been poisoning the rabbits, and many WindClan cats have died from it
  • Leafpaw meets Spottedleaf, and learns that Squirrelpaw and the journeying cats are far away from the forest, and that StarClan cannot see them.

  • Feathertail's perspective.
  • The Clan cats protest when the cave-guards insist that Stormfur must stay with them.
    • They discuss how to rescue Stormfur, but can not come to a decision.
  • The next morning, Crag and two other cave-guards escort the Clan cats to the edge of their territory, but without Stormfur.
  • While they hunt, Crowpaw asks Feathertail if she would see him again when the Clan cats come home.
  • The Clan cats go back to the cave to try and rescue Stormfur.
    • They see Sharptooth for the first time, slinking into the cave.

  • Feathertail's perspective.
  • Brambleclaw orders them into the cave, to get Stormfur out in the commotion.
  • They sneak in, attack the guards to the Cave of Pointed Stones, and Feathertail and Tawnypelt rush in.
  • Stoneteller darts past them with Stormfur behind him, yowling out to the Tribe of Endless Hunting.
    • Feathertail tells Stormfur to follow and not stop for anything.
  • The Clan cats get out as Sharptooth leaves with Star in his jaws.
  • They quickly leave the cave behind, as the Tribe is too terror-stricken to do anything.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • Cinderpelt reports the rabbit disease to Firestar, and he decides that ThunderClan will have to stop eating rabbits.
    • Leafpaw begins pushing a rabbit from the fresh-kill pile out of the camp.
  • Dappletail walks by, and when she hears the rabbit cannot be eaten, she is outraged and begins gulping down huge mouthfuls. Firestar pushes her gently away.
  • Cinderpelt and Leafpaw go out to find herbs. Leafpaw catches a vole, and gives it to her mentor.
  • Spiderpaw appears with the report that Dappletail has fallen ill, and Cinderpelt hurries back to help.
  • Leafpaw continues looking until she hears a shrill wail from the river. She hurries over as Mistyfoot appears and drags a small black apprentice out of the river.
    • Leafpaw comes over to help as Mothwing and Hawkfrost appear. Mothwing is panic-stricken and doesn't know what to do.
  • Guided by Spottedleaf, Leafpaw administers the proper care to Reedpaw and he eventually is able to stand and go back to RiverClan with Mistyfoot's help.
  • Mothwing feels dejected by her failure to help, and thinks the Clan will never respect her now. Leafpaw tries in vain to cheer her up, and she walks away.
  • As Leafpaw returns to camp, Cinderpelt appears and tells her Dappletail is dead, and that Cloudtail and Brightheart had disappeared.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • Brambleclaw has lost the way in the dark and rain, and he turns over the leadership to Stormfur, who knew the territory better.
  • He speaks to Feathertail as they go, about he felt betrayed by the Tribe, and she comforts him.
  • He catches a hawk and they all eat as it begins to rain. Brambleclaw suggests they find shelter.
  • They come upon an old rabbit burrow, and Tawnypelt investigates it.
  • She pronounces it safe, and they all enter.
  • Stormfur scents Tribe scent, just as a voice from the shadows says, "And who might you be?"

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • She participates in the vigil for Dappletail.
  • The Clan discusses what could have happened to Cloudtail and Brightheart.
  • Whitepaw begs Firestar to let her search for her parents on her own, but he gently refuses to let her go.
  • Leafpaw hears a wail from the nursery; Dustpelt staggers out and falls to the ground.
    • Firestar and Leafpaw rush over; Dustpelt tells them Larchkit had died.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • The Clan cats find three exiled Tribe cats living in the cave, Talon of Swooping Eagle, Rock Beneath Still Water, and Bird That Rides the Wind.
  • They allow the Clan cats to stay with them and begin telling them what happened to the Tribe cats.
    • Six cats had been ordered by Stoneteller to kill Sharptooth and not return until he was dead. Only three of those six survived.
  • They find out that Talon is Brook's older brother.
  • The Clan cats go out hunting when the rain subsides.
    • Stormfur hunts with Squirrelpaw and realizes his feelings towards her have changed since he met Brook.
  • When they return, the Clan cats tell the Tribe cats about their own journey.
    • Stormfur begins to think that he was the silver cat.
  • He has a dream that Silverstream comes to him.
    • She tells him that a question can have many answers.
  • He wakes up and knows that he must return to the Tribe.
    • All of the cats decide to return with him.
      • Squirrelpaw tells them that if they can't kill Sharptooth themselves, something else would.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • She and Sorreltail run into RiverClan territory, having seen a Twoleg monster nearby.
  • Sorreltail starts to hunt when things calm down, forgetting they were trespassing on RiverClan territory.
    • Hawkfrost finds them and pins Sorreltail to the ground.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • Leafpaw tries to persuade Hawkfrost to let Sorreltail go, but he doesn't listen.
  • Hawkfrost nearly takes her to Leopardstar, but Mothwing appears.
    • Mothwing argues with her brother about letting Sorreltail go, and they mention that Mistyfoot had disappeared.
  • Mothwing finally persuades her brother to release Sorreltail by telling him how they can make ThunderClan grateful to RiverClan as they get weaker.
    • Leafpaw and Sorreltail start to leave; Leafpaw hurt because of Mothwing's sudden coldness, but Mothwing calls out to her.
    • She explains she had to say that, or Hawkfrost wouldn't have let Sorreltail go. Leafpaw is relieved.
  • Leafpaw asks if Tigerstar was her father.
    • After a moments pause, Mothwing says yes.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • Stormfur and the others return to the Tribe of Rushing Water.
    • Stoneteller greets them coldly and states that they have lost two cats, and may lose two more.
  • The Clan cats state that they have all come back to help.
    • The Tribe relaxes some, and Stoneteller allows them to help the Tribe at Brook's urging.
  • Squirrelpaw shows them their plan.
    • They will stuff a hare with deathberries and let Sharptooth eat the prey.
  • Talon, Rock, and Bird suddenly arrive back at the cave.
    • The Tribe accuses them of disobeying Stoneteller and failing their mission.
      • Talon tells Stoneteller that killing him now would not help defeat Sharptooth, and that he wishes to help.
  • To bring Sharptooth to the cave, Talon slices open his paw to start a trail of blood.
    • He runs from the cave with his two companions.
  • Squirrelpaw and Stormfur begin stuffing the hare while the Tribe prepares for Sharptoooth's arrival.
  • Talon and the others return suddenly, saying that Sharptooth is coming.

  • Stormfur's perspective.
  • The cats desperately try to hide as Sharptooth bursts into the cave.
    • Squirrelpaw reveals herself to the mountain lion to distract him.
  • Sharptooth then goes after Crowpaw, who couldn't find a safe enough hiding space in time.
  • Feathertail tells Stormfur she can hear the voices and says this was for her to do.
    • She flings herself to the roof of the cave and sends rock pikes down on Sharptooth.
  • One of them hits the mountain lion in the throat, killing him.
  • Feathertail falls along with the rock, hitting the cave floor.
    • Crowpaw and Stormfur rush over to her in time to hear her last words to Crowpaw, "I saved you once... Don't make me save you again".
  • The Tribe celebrates the death of Sharptooth, while the Clan cats mourn Feathertail's.
  • Stormfur looks over at the waterfall and for a moment sees two silver cats, watching over them.

  • Leafpaw's perspective.
  • She awakes from a dream in which Spottedleaf tells her StarClan can do little about what is happening.
  • Mousefur and Graystripe return from a patrol, having just been attacked Twolegs.
  • Cinderpelt shows Leafpaw how to correct Mousefur's dislocated leg.
  • Leafpaw and Sorreltail go out to survey how close the Twolegs are coming.
    • Leafpaw goes into a small Twoleg box, tempted by the smell of food coming from it.
    • Suddenly, there are voices all around telling her to get out, and the opening to the box suddenly shuts.

  • Squirrelpaw has a strange dream of being in a small, dark space that rocks back and forth.
  • She thinks about Feathertail with the rest of her companions.
  • The remaining questing cats spot Highstones and know they're close to home.
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 Journey
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
The Lost Warrior Arc 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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