- Below contains in-depth information for the prologue of SkyClan's Destiny. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.
- Chapter Number: Prologue (of 35)
- Page Numbers: 1-10
- We are introduced to the cats of ancient SkyClan, as they return, broken and bruised, from their battle with the rats. Spiderstar, their leader, calls to their medicine cat, Brackenheart, and asks if his den is ready, as there are many injured cats. Nightfur, one of the Clan elders, asks if they won the battle, to which Spiderstar asks what he thinks. Annoyed, Swallowflight confronts his leader, although he is stopped by Honeyleaf, SkyClan's deputy. She says that they had to fight, and SkyClan still has their pride.
- As her, Frostclaw, and the others are discussing their Clan, Rowanfur, a young tom, asks if they are going to have ceremonies for Fallensnow and Sunpelt. An elder, Oakstep overhears this and asks where the bodies are. Spiderstar sadly replies that they had to leave the bodies behind, and Swallowflight says because they were too busy saving their own lives. Both Brackenheart and Frostclaw tell Swallowflight that their Clanmates would understand, and that they are with StarClan now. Oakstep tries to go and get his fallen Clanmates' bodies, but is stopped by Spiderstar, who says that SkyClan is no more. This causes a major rift within SkyClan, or what used to be, and it upsets Mousefang and the other elders. Infuriated, Honeyleaf exclaims that she's worked her paws off for SkyClan, to which Spiderstar tells her she would have made a great leader.
- Nightfur asks how they are to live as loners, if they cannot live as a Clan, and this causes Frostclaw and Rowanfur to admit they have been taking food from Twolegs. Honeyfern and Swallowflight are disgusted at the thought of their Clanmates becoming kittypets, and the two are joined by other SkyClan cats looking for an easier life. Honeyleaf and Swallowflight leave as well, but not to become kittypets. Spiderstar, Brackenheart, and the elders decide to stay in what is left of SkyClan's camp, and they wish the departing SkyClan cats good-luck, and ask StarClan to watch over them.
- After they leave, Spiderstar and Brackenfur wonder if there will be another Clan to settle in the gorge, and Brackenheart thinks so. Although he says that SkyClan will need deeper roots if they are to survive, and greenleaf will only come after a storm.
- Ancient SkyClan is driven to disbandment, leaving only the former medicine cat, leader, and elders to live out their lives. The deputy, and many warriors left the Clan because they felt they would not survive.
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|SkyClan's Destiny chapters|
|Prologue • Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Chapter 9 • Chapter 10 • Chapter 11 • Chapter 12 • Chapter 13 • Chapter 14 • Chapter 15 • Chapter 16 • Chapter 17 • Chapter 18 • Chapter 19 • Chapter 20 • Chapter 21 • Chapter 22 • Chapter 23 • Chapter 24 • Chapter 25 • Chapter 26 • Chapter 27 • Chapter 28 • Chapter 29 • Chapter 30 • Chapter 31 • Chapter 32 • Chapter 33 • Chapter 34 • Chapter 35 • Manga|