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"It's over. It's over, and peace has come."
Leafpool addressing Firestar, Brambleclaw, and Squirrelflight in Sunset, page 303
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Chapter Number: 23 (of 23)
Page Numbers: 301-303

Chapter summary

Leafpool's PoV

Squirrelflight is seen ordering Ashfur to camp to fetch help, as Ashfur had reported Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost near Firestar, who had been captured in a fox trap. Leafpool is racing down, smelling the fear scent from Ashfur as her trail to Firestar, supposedly injured. It is also mentioned about Leafpool's previous distrust for Brambleclaw around her father, as she thinks Brambleclaw may have inherited Tigerstar's blood-thirsty ambition. There is a strong reek of blood.
Leafpool finds Firestar, covered in blood, next to the lake's edge. Brambleclaw is standing over Firestar, his paws mattered in blood also. Leafpool grows angry at Brambleclaw, thinking he killed her father. Firestar says that Hawkfrost set a trap for Firestar, but Brambleclaw saved him. Leafpool moves the fox trap and finds Firestar's leg is bleeding. She realizes the blood on Brambleclaw's paws are not Firestar's, but his claws are muddy and broken, and Leafpool works out that Brambleclaw dug out Firestar's leg with a stick.
Squirrelflight thanks Brambleclaw for saving her father's life. Brambleclaw states that he only did what any cat would do. Leafpool wonders where all the blood came from, when she discovers Hawkfrost's dead body in the shallows of the lake. The lake is stained with red around Hawkfrost, and Leafpool remembers the prophecy Yellowfang had given her: "Before all is peaceful, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red."
Leafpool finally understands the prophecy. Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost are kin, and Brambleclaw killed Hawkfrost, definitely spilling blood. Leafpool knows that she was right about Hawkfrost, that he was too ambitious like his father Tigerstar. She is happy about the peace that will now come to the Clans. Leafpool states how the chaos is over, and that peace will come.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Sunset, page 301
  2. Revealed in Sunset, page 302
  3. Revealed in Sunset, page 303



Sunset chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23
Warriors cliffnotes
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 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?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