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"What if her journey lay beyond the valley? Past Highstones? Out of sight of the moor? [Moth Flight's] belly tightened at the thought. It felt strange enough to be so far from her Clan. [...] As the sun rose and began to cross the wide, blue newleaf sky, she found herself slowing, unsure of her next paw steps. Perhaps this was where the moth had wanted to lead her; perhaps it had only wanted to show her the rich foliage growing so close to her home."
Moth Flight pondering her journey in Moth Flight's Vision, page 59

Moth Flight's Vision[4] is the eighth book in the Super Edition arc.[5] Moth Flight is featured on the cover.[6]

The Bookjacket

The Blurb

At the dawn of the Clans, destiny calls.
The five warrior Clans are newly formed, and the forest is at peace—but much remains uncertain, and in WindClan, one young cat struggles to find her place. Moth Flight is troubled by visions of strange spirit cats that seem to call her toward the high stones in the distance . . . and by the rest of her Clan, who all still see her as a foolish kit with her head in the clouds.
When Moth Flight's distraction nearly causes a terrible accident, she is compelled to go on a journey that will reveal the truth of her dreams—and her own destiny. Moth Flight's path is one that no cat could have predicted, and it will determine the fate of all the Clans for generations to come.

The Praise

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Detailed Plot Summary

Moth Flight is asleep. She is dreaming of a terrible battle in which only a few cats are fighting, a dark tabby and a black and white cat. She watches as a she-cat with blue-gray fur dies from a terrible wound. Moth Flight wonders why no cat is helping her, although a cat with fiery ginger fur watches over the blue-gray cat. The she-cat that was dead then rises, to her amazement. The other cats do not seem fazed in the slightest by this miracle, although slightly relieved. Moth Flight has just dreamt about a leader dying then coming back to life. She then sees a big green moth head towards the Highstones, and has an urge to follow it.
Moth Flight awakens to her brother, who is wondering why she is sleeping. He says that only old cats sleep, like how Rocky sleeps in the afternoon. Rocky talks about how she could learn lots from him. Moth Flight comments on how nice the newleaf sun feels so warm. Suddenly, she realizes that Slate's kits -Black Ear, Silver Stripe, and White Tail - are missing from the hollow. Moth Flight and Dust Muzzle search the camp thoroughly, and Rocky tells them he had seen the kits playing outside camp, near the RiverClan border. Moth Flight wonders how he could let them out alone. Rocky retorts that watching Slate's kits was Moth Flight's job, and he thought she let them play there. Moth Flight goes with Willow Tail and Spotted Fur go to retrieve Slate's kits. Much to their relief, they end up finding the kits, who had been wandering on the moor. They spot Sliver Stripe stuck in a rabbit burrow, and see that Black Ear and White Tail are fretting on how they can rescue their sister.
Willow Tail and Spotted Fur dig the hole wider to adjust to Moth Flight's body shape, believing that letting her squirm through the hole to rescue the kit is the better idea. Once inside, Moth Flight grabs Silver Stripe and hauls her up to the moor ground, saving her life, During Silver Stripe's rescue, Moth Flight spots a waxy plant that seems to be some sort of water plant. Intrigued, she picks the plant and brings it up along with Silver Stripe. Willow Tail is annoyed at Moth Flight, asking her what she needs the plant for. Moth Flight tells her she wants to find out. Willow Tail tells her she can't bring it with her, as the kits are too young to walk back to camp and they need to be carried. Moth Flight, dismayed at the thought of leaving the plant behind, asks if Spotted Fur will carry one of the kits on his back, and Black Ear agrees that he can ride there. Willow Tail snorts and asks if she thinks Black Ear would have enough strength to hold on. Moth Flight reluctantly agrees to leave the plant behind so she can later return and retrieve it. Willow Tail asks her why she cares about plants and when Moth Flight calls it interesting, Willow Tail tells her cats shouldn't hunt plants. Spotted Fur tells her that cats are all different, and without that life would be dull.
The cats set off towards camp when Willow Tail hears something and slows down, causing Moth Flight to get worried. Then she scents a SkyClan tom. As the group investigates closer, they find it is Red Claw, whom Moth Flight recognizes from a Gathering. She is confused when she finds Willow Tail is hostile towards him and demands to know why he is on WindClan land. She looks at Spotted Fur, who replies with a shrug. Red Claw lazily tells them that he came to enjoy the sunshine. Willow Tail and Black Ear tell him that it is their land and that he shouldn't be there. Red Claw says he isn't hunting, so there shouldn't be an issue. Willow Tail tells him they don't want him to be on WindClan territory because he always brings trouble. Moth Flight wonders if Willow Tail knows something about Red Claw that the Clan doesn't know and moves to protect the kits. Red Claw, eyes glittering, tells them they can't tell him what to do because they aren't the leaders of SkyClan or WindClan. Spotted Fur tells them it isn't worth fighting over, but if they need to they can ask Wind Runner what she thinks. Moth Flight wonders about what her mother would say because she is defensive over their territory. An annoyed Red Claw tells them he just saw a place to rest a few tail-lengths away from the border and he doesn't think Wind Runner would care.
Spotted Fur repeats what he said about asking her. Spotted Fur tells him there is probably a sunny clearing in SkyClan territory. Red Claw leaves the territory, and Silver Stripe asks who he was. Moth Flight says that it was just a SkyClan cat, as to not worry the kits. Black Ear asks if SkyClan cats are bad, and Moth Flight, with a little bit of irritation, says that they aren't and they are just like them. She doesn't understand why there needs to be borders if they just make everyone suspicious. Willow Tail suggests they follow him and says they can't trust SkyClan cats. Moth Flight is angry at her because she said that in front of the kits, thinking there is enough gossip in camp about the other Clans. Spotted Fur suggests they get the kits back to Slate, and Moth Flight agrees, seeing as they are getting cold. Willow Tail said she didn't care when she had her plant and asks about what would happen if Red Claw stayed on their land. Moth Flight asks who cares and sets off towards camp, annoyed with the other she-cat. Spotted Fur is sure he would leave and they set off to camp.
They arrive at camp, seeing Slate, who is worried about the kits' safety. The kits run to her, and Silver Stripe tells her about being stuck in the rabbit hole. Slate gets more worried as her kits tell her about their experience. Spotted Fur reassures her that it was too small for badgers to hurt them, which had been a possibility that Slate was considering. Wind Runner glares at Moth Flight, pointing out that Slate had asked to her to watch the kits for her. Moth Flight apologizes as Slate broke in saying she should have asked some one more reliable. Wind Runner, burning with rage, gives Moth Flight a lecture of how she should be more responsible.
Moth Flight is daydreaming while hunting again. She is chasing after a moth this time when she starts to cross the Thunderpath. A monster is coming at her, but Gorse Fur pushes her to safety at the last minute. Wind Runner, who is furious that her mate and daughter had both had their lives endangered, exiles Moth Flight, deeming her a threat to WindClan.
Moth Flight sets off on her journey, following the green moth. She is crossing a field that when a dog appears, veering away from its job of herding sheep. As she is being chased, a yellow tabby cat named Micah fights off the dog to save her as two other farm cats come to whisk her off to safety. After she is safely inside the barn, the farm cats who saved her, Mouse and Cow, introduce themselves. Moth Flight worries about Micah and the dog, but Cow reassures her that he will be fine. Micah finally comes back to the barn, and, upon seeing Moth Flight, tells her that she shouldn't be here, which confuses Moth Flight.
Cow wonders what Micah is talking about, saying that he didn't even know Moth Flight. Micah explains that he had seen her in his dreams and asks Moth Flight if she has dreams too. She responds that every cat has dreams. Micah glanced to Mouse, and he remarks that Mouse's dreams are made up of chasing mice and rats. Micah says that his own dreams are real, and Moth Flight agrees to this too. Cow then weaves between them, asking Moth Flight is she wants a mouse. Moth Flight shakes her head, knowing that she has a long journey ahead of her. She knew the moth had something to show her, and if her dreams were real, she assumes it has something to do with the spirit-cats. Micah then asks what Moth Flight dreamed about and if she dreamed about him. She tells him she dreams of spirit-cats, and they seem real. She asks Micah what he dreams about, and he tells her that he dreams about Moth Flight and her Clanmates. Moth Flight wonders if Micah is part of her journey.
The next morning, Moth Flight sees the moth fly again and tells Cow and Micah that she has to follow the fly. Micah replies by telling her that since he saw her in his dreams, he will also follow her. They both follow the Moth and reach the Highstones, where Moth Flight asks Micah to wait and goes outside. She meets Gray Wing and other Spirit cats. She is shocked to learn that they live in a Clan, and calls them StarClan, which they adopt. They tell her that each Clan should have a medicine cat, Moth Flight for WindClan, Cloud Spots for ThunderClan, Pebble Heart for ShadowClan, Dappled Pelt for RiverClan and Micah for SkyClan. StarClan sends messages to all this cats in their dreams while Moth Flight herself tells Micah about his destiny. Micah accepts, and they journey to a Gathering where she tells all the Clan leaders about StarClan's message. She tells each of the Clan leaders that the spirit cats will split the sky, making stars arise. Although doubtful, the Clans accept Moth Flight's message, after a flash of light appears to split the sky, just as Moth Flight said.
Meanwhile, Rocky of WindClan is sick, so Moth Flight wanders in search of herbs that will cure him. She encounters Micah, and worries about his safety in SkyClan, due to Clear Sky's reputation of being a stern leader. After, Moth Flight and the other medicine cats travel to Highstones for the first time as a group. When they touch the Moonstone, each medicine cat reunites with lost friends, and they talk to the spirit cats briefly, expressing their pleasure with how they are getting along with their work so far. The medicine cats decide to share everything they know, as coaxed by Stoneteller. Together, they share remedies and ways to use certain herbs, and they eventually suggest that each cat visits a camp to learn their skills and observe.
Moth Flight travels with Micah to RiverClan the next day, despite her mother being very uncomfortable with the situation. However, her Clanmates are not so keen on the idea, suggesting that she may not be loyal to her Clan. Dappled Pelt shows Micah and Moth Flight around her den, but they are interrupted by Night, who says that Drizzle fell in the river and is not breathing. Dappled Pelt is able to save Drizzle by pushing on her chest, and after everything settles down, Moth Flight and Micah stay for the night. Moth Flight has another dream about spirit cats, which makes her uneasy.
Next, Moth Flight and Micah visit ThunderClan, to learn from Cloud Spots. They are given no trouble on the way to ThunderClan, and Cloud Spots is able to show them around and teach them what he knows. The next day, Spotted Fur shows up at ThunderClan's camp in search of Moth Flight, announcing that Rocky is sick again. Moth Flight follows Spotted Fur to the WindClan camp, with Micah accompanying them. Moth Flight is able to treat Rocky, despite the WindClan cats' blatant disapproval of Micah's presence. Both the medicine cats realize that there is infection inside of Rocky's chest, so they go to SkyClan territory to retrieve sap from a tree that they believe will cure it. However, Clear Sky comes across them, furious at the fact that they are collecting herbs on his territory, even going as far to attack Moth Flight when she insults him. Clear Sky demands that Moth Flight leaves without the bark she had come to collect, and says that he should have never allowed Micah in his Clan.
Watching them, Red Claw and Willow Tail get into a fight. Micah attempts to stop it, but the tree branch snaps due to the tree rotting, he ends up falling off of the branch he had been climbing on. Red Claw and Willow Tail end up falling as well, but Micah gets crushed by the fallen branch. Moth Flight tries to help him, since his spine is crushed by the weight of the rotten wood, but Micah dies. Moth Flight spends the night beside the yellow tom's body, and Wind Runner arrives in the morning.
Gorse Fur comes with the SkyClan cats, Nettle, Blossom, and Acorn Fur. Helping each other, the Clan cats carry Micah's corpse from the glade. A grave had been dug for the medicine cat, and Clear Sky is there with Star Flower. Moth Flight blames Micah's death on the SkyClan leader, since he has a craving for borders. She snaps at Red Claw and Willow Tail, then at Clear Sky, but Star Flower defends her mate, questioning whose to blame. Moth Flight remembers being in Dappled Pelt's den, and Micah asked her to be his mate, and they planned their future with soft voices.
The cats hold a vigil for the fallen medicine cat, with each of them telling their own stories of Micah. Moth Flight wishes the yellow tom to find good hunting, swift running, and shelter wherever he is, but she doesn't stay for the burial, and runs off. Pebble Heart follows her, and comforts her, but Moth Flight doesn't want to go to WindClan and mourn, like Slate. The ShadowClan cat offers for the white she-cat offers to let her stay in Tall Shadow's camp, and Wind Runner appears, running toward them.
Moth Flight tells her what she wants to do, and her mother agrees, wishing her well. The two medicine cats make it to ShadowClan's camp, and she is accepted to the Clan by Sun Shadow, who supports her. Moth Flight settles into a nest, and some cats talk about her, asking why she's in the camp, but Tall Shadow silences them. She eventually drifts into sleep, and has another dream of the flame-colored tom, going through the same ceremony with different cats. She sees the ginger tom staring with love at a starry tortoiseshell, but she slashes the vision away, and wakes up.
Moth Flight opens her eyes at find Pebble Heart pawing at her shoulder. She wonders briefly where she is, and then remembers that Micah had died, before hoping that perhaps it was just a dream. Pebble Heart lays down some moss, and she drinks the water from it gratefully, but refuses to eat. The medicine cat urges her to, despite her protests, and Moth Flight drinks more of the water, going off about her constant dreams angrily.
Pebble Heart says her dreams are important, and Moth Flight snaps at him. At this, Pebble Heart asks if she wants to check up on the pregnant Juniper Branch with him, but she refuses. So he leaves the den, and Moth Flight goes back to sleep. Moth Flight dreams that Micah is looking for her, but can not find her.
Sun Shadow wakes Moth Flight up, and asks her to go hunting with him. Moth Flight agrees to this, and they go to hunt near some ditches. Sun Shadow talks about how he understands Moth Flight's pain, as his dad, Moon Shadow, and his traveling companion, Quiet Rain, died. Moth Flight fails to catch a frog, but Sun Shadow catches it instead. They pad back to camp, and Moth Flight yet again refuses food. She curls up in her nest, and mourns over Micah again.
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Trivia

  • This book was initially called Mothflight's Vision by Kate on her blog.[7] The title has been typed as Moth Flight's Vision on all subsequent mentions.[8][9][10]
  • Kate has stated that two BlogClan names were included in the first draft of Moth Flight's Vision - one starting with a S and one starting with an H; they were included because they belonged to loyal BlogClan members, and that they didn't overlap with other names in the storyline.[11]
  • This book takes place one or two moons after Path of Stars.[12]
  • This book is about the first ever medicine cat, and how the Clan leaders initially got their nine lives.[13]

Publication History

  • Moth Flight's Vision (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 3 November 2015[14]
  • Moth Flight's Vision (EN), HarperCollins (eBook), 3 November 2015[15]
  • Moth Flight's Vision (EN), HarperCollins (Library Binding), 3 November 2015[16]
  • Moth Flight's Vision (EN), HarperCollins (paperback), 1 November 2016[17]
  • 蛾飛的幻象 (ZH), MorningStar (paperback), 15 April 2017[18]

See Also

References and Citations

  1. Revealed on Kate's blog
  2. Revealed on HarperCollins.com
  3. Revealed on HarperCollins.com
  4. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  5. Revealed on Kate's blog
  6. Revealed on Kate's blog
  7. Revealed on Kate's blog
  8. Revealed on Kate's Facebook.
  9. Revealed on Kate's blog
  10. Revealed on Kate's blog
  11. Revealed on Kate's blog
  12. Revealed on Kate's blog
  13. Revealed on Kate's blog
  14. Revealed on HarperCollins.com
  15. Revealed on HarperCollins.com
  16. Revealed on HarperCollins.com
  17. Revealed on Abovethetreeline.com
  18. Revealed on MorningStar



Moth Flight's Vision 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 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Manga
Warriors books
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's Trial
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Warriors GuideThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's MercyThe Elders' ConcernSpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans Decide
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 EchoThe Untold StoriesTales from the ClansShadows of the ClansLegends of the Clans