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"Don't mistake this for caring about my former Clanmates. I want the satisfaction of destroying them myself, not watching them burn like trapped rabbits, that's all."
Tigerclaw's mental response to Mapleshade in Tigerclaw's Fury, chapter 9
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Chapter Number: 9 (of 10)
Page Numbers: N/A

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Someone hisses for Tigerclaw to wake up and he stretches and opens his eyes, confused to see brambles instead of a smooth gray trunk. After a few moments, he remembers that he's in ShadowClan's camp now, not ThunderClan's. Clawface tells the tom that there's a fire in ThunderClan territory. He bolts upright, sprinting out of the den and through the forest. He races through the pine trees and comes upon Nightwhisper, who is waiting at the Thunderpath. Tigerclaw asks to go alone, even when the warrior wants to come and try to help cats. He bounds across the Thunderpath and goes to ThunderClan's camp, smelling smoke as he nears. He watches as the Clan flees the forest fire, annoyed that Fireheart is acting as a hero.
Mapleshade's voice chastises the tabby in his head, accusing him of caring for those that cast him out. Tigerclaw ignores her, mentally responding that he wants to kill them fairly, not have them burn like rabbits. Meanwhile, Fireheart asks if any cat is missing, which makes most cats pause. A few elders are noticed to be missing, and Tigerclaw doesn't care. He scans the sea of fleeing cats, relieved to see Goldenflower has escaped with Tawnykit. However, the queen shrieks that Bramblekit is unaccounted for.
Tigerclaw is immediately alarmed, worrying fr his son. Fireheart decides to go back into camp to get more of their lost Clanmates to safety. Some protest against this, and Cinderpelt offers to come. Tigerclaw is annoyed at the ginger tom playing hero, running into the fire like a loyal little warrior. He watches as Yellowfang ends up going with him, and the tom thinks his son’s life depends on an arrogant kittypet and an ancient medicine cat. Tigerclaw goes to investigate himself, following their path as they go back down the ravine. He sees Bramblekit hanging on a branch of a burning tree and Fireheart goes to rescue him.
Tigerclaw wants to help, but knows trying to assist will just break the branch, so watches and hopes. The branch starts to break and both cats start to fall into the flames. Tigerclaw prepares to jump into the fire to save Bramblekit, but Fireheart manages to hold on to a cliff and save himself and the kit. Tigerclaw trembles as he thanks StarClan for saving his son. He glares at Fireheart and thinks he may have saved his son but nothing has changed. He promises to still kill Fireheart when he has a chance.

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Tigerclaw's Fury chapters
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10
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