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"So now Darktail has Needletail held prisoner. There's no way to get to her. There are too many rogues. Berryheart, we need to get away. Far away. The camp's going to pieces. It's not safe to be this close."
— Sparrowtail to Berryheart in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 415
Sparrowtail
Sparrowtail.warrior
Affiliations
Current: ShadowClan[1]
Past: Darktail's Group,[2] The Kin,[3] Loner[4]
Names
Kit:
Warrior:
Rogue:
Loner:
Sparrowkit[1]
Sparrowtail[5]
Sparrowtail[6]
Sparrowtail[4]
Kin
Mate:
Daughters:
Sons:
Mother:
Sisters:
Berryheart
Needletail, Sunkit
Hollowkit, Spirekit
Kinkfur
Dewkit, Mistcloud
Book Appearances
Living: Night Whispers, The Apprentice's Quest, Thunder and Shadow, Shattered Sky. Tigerheart's Shadow

Sparrowtail is a large brown[7] tabby tom.[1]

History

In the Super Edition Arc

Tigerheart's Shadow

Coming Soon

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

Night Whispers

Sparrowkit is born to Kinkfur along with his littermates, Dewkit and Mistkit. When Ivypaw is in ShadowClan, he and his sisters come out of the nursery to play. Then he asks Ivypaw if she can fly, to which she tells him all ThunderClan cats could fly. Ivypaw then snarls in his face, scaring him and his siblings away. Later, Ivypaw attempts to apologize to the kits, and Sparrowkit tells her that she doesn't scare him, while his sisters hide by their mother.
As Flametail announces that a great battle will be coming after he receives a vision, Sparrowkit and his siblings are seen being swept close to their mother.
When Flametail walks to the nursery to tend to Mistkit, who lost her voice, Sparrowkit and Dewkit are playing moss-ball. Sparrowkit knocks Dewkit into Flametail in the process. When Mistkit takes her herbs, Sparrowkit asks if he has to have herbs, and Flametail warns him that if he got near her he would have to eat herbs as well. Sparrowkit is left mewing in disgust.

In the A Vision of Shadows Arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Sparrowtail does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances.

Thunder and Shadow

When Twigpaw is taken hostage at ShadowClan camp, she zigzags between Sparrowtail and Mistcloud to escape. He lines up beside Scorchfur, Mistcloud and Rippletail with Lionpaw and Birchpaw joining him. Twigpaw leaves in the end.
Sparrowtail's mother, Kinkfur, dies due to yellowcough. He, Mistcloud and Ratscar gather pinecones and primrose and lay them around Kinkfur’s body. Sparrowtail and Mistcloud then grieve for their mother, leaning close and touching their noses to her pelt for the last time. Later on, Violetpaw notes that Sparrowtail and Mistcloud have barely hunted since their mother’s death. They blame Crowfrost for letting Twigpaw go, since they held her as a bargain so ThunderClan would retrieve the life-saving herb from WindClan. They think that if they successfully convinced ThunderClan to get the herb, they would have got it sooner and not lost Crowfrost to the sickness. Sparrowtail is later seen with Mistcloud, sitting on a flat rock with eyes half closed. Tigerheart, the new deputy, assigns Sparrowtail as part of the patrol to hunt near the lake.
Later on, Rowanstar names Sparrowtail as one of the cats to go to the Gathering. The ShadowClan leader repeats Sparrowtail's name, apparently unaware his name was called, as he hasn't moved to join the Gathering. Scorchfur refuses to go to the Gathering due to the Clans not helping them fight the sickness. Sparrowtail agrees with him, padding over to join the tom. ShadowClan is soon taken over by Darktail and his rogues, and Sparrowtail remains behind with most of the Clan instead of going with Rowanstar to ThunderClan.

Shattered Sky

When the Kin gather at a small Thunderpath that separates their territory from RiverClan's, Violetpaw looks around at all the cats, noting that almost all of the Kin were there, both the former ShadowClan cats and the rogues. She lists off the cats present in her mind, noting Sparrowtail among them, thinking the line of cats seemed endless.

Character Pixels

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Kin

Members

Mate:

Berryheart:[8] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)

Daughters:

Needletail:[8] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Sunkit:[9] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)

Sons:

Hollowkit:[9] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Spirekit:[9] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)

Mother:

Kinkfur:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Sisters:

Dewkit:[1] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Mistcloud:[1] Status Unknown

Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kinkfur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Berryheart
 
Sparrowtail
 
Dewkit
 
Mistcloud
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Needletail
 
Spirekit
 
Sunkit
 
Hollowkit

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

Sparrowkit: "Come on, Dewkit!"
Dewkit: "What?"
Sparrowkit: "Race you to the dirtplace!"
Dewkit: "That's cheating, Sparrowkit!"
—Sparrowkit and Dewkit Night Whispers, page 241


Sparrowkit: "Hey, Thundercat! Can you fly?"
Ivypaw: "Fly?"
Sparrowkit: "The warriors said you flew down from the trees in the battle."
Ivypaw: "Oh yes. All ThunderClan cats can fly."
—Sparrowkit to Ivypaw Night Whispers, page 244


Sparrowkit: "Does she have to eat herbs?"
Flametail: "Don't go near her, or you'll have to eat herbs, too."
—Sparrowkit asking Flametail about Mistkit Night Whispers, page 276


References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 241
  2. Revealed to be chapter 22 in an unknown book, page 2
  3. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 30
  5. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 23
  7. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page manga
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 35
  10. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 246

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