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These notes are brief, noting major and minor events in Tigerclaw's Fury that will be of consequence later. They are intended to be used as a reference for those looking for specific events for re-reading and the book discussions.


  • Tigerclaw is being exiled from ThunderClan by Bluestar.
    • When asked to explain himself, Tigerclaw protests that he would have made ThunderClan strong.
    • Bluestar questions how many would have died for it and orders him to be killed if he ever set foot in the territory again.
  • He asks Darkstripe, Longtail, and Dustpelt to join him in his quest to become leader.
    • All three decline, horrified by his past actions and disloyalty.
  • Tigerclaw leaves, vowing revenge on all of the ThunderClan cats.
  • A voice in his head mocks him for being defeated and disappointing his mentor, Thistleclaw.
    • He thinks of the ways the battle went wrong, blaming his allies and RiverClan's intervention.
  • He settles in a patch of moss and tends to his belly wound, thinking how ThunderClan was weak and didn't deserve his leadership.
    • The voice in his head returns and reminds him how his father Pinestar had betrayed the Clan to live as a kittypet.
  • He packs his wound with leaf mulch and sets out, scheming.
    • Tigerclaw decides that his destiny lay in another Clan, and that he would crush his former Clanmates the next time he battled them.

  • Tigerclaw feels the air becoming colder around him and continues moving, not wanting to see ThunderClan's pity when they saw him still within the territory during evening patrol.
  • He heads for the Treecut Place and crawls inside a wooden den.
    • He falls asleep, despite the rumbling in his belly.
    • He has a nightmare, where he was burning with Fireheart and Bluestar chasing him.
  • He awakes, and drinks before spotting a blackbird and trying to hunt.
    • He fails at catching the bird, but does manage to catch a mouse.
  • He exits the den, trots along the border and catches the scent of his allies that had fled during the battle.
  • Tigerclaw notices a blood trail of the rogues that had attacked ThunderClan earlier, and follows it. His tracking leads him to Clawface, Blackfoot, Tangleburr, Stumpytail, and Snag.
    • They greet him fearfully and Tigerclaw feels satisfied that they would do anything he asked.
    • They tell him Mowgli fled, and Tigerclaw hopes his hadn't misplaced his faith in him.
  • Clawface offers Tigerclaw a mouse loin, which he devours, relishing in his power.
  • Seeing that they needed more prey, Tigerclaw sends his strongest warriors, Tangleburr and Snag, on a hunting patrol.
  • Blackfoot asks about his belly wound, but TIgerclaw snaps at him.
  • Blackfoot also adds that ThunderClan had fought much fiercer than he had expected, especially Fireheart.
    • Tigerclaw becomes angry and promises to train more cats to take on ThunderClan again and kill Fireheart once and for all.

  • Tigerclaw wakes up and carefully steps out of the thicket where he had slept the night before with the other cats.
  • Snag appears and asks about the morning patrol, to which Tigerclaw replies tht it had not come back yet, but the group needed to move.
  • Tangleburr exits the thicket and Tigerclaw tells her that they were going to enter ShadowClan territory.
  • Tigerclaw and his group cross the Thunderpath onto the edge of ShadowClan territory.
    • They face a clump of trees that according to Clawface are impenetrable, but Blackfoot shows them a way through.
  • They find that the territory on the other side looks much like ThunderClan territory.
    • They begin to make nests and a new camp.
    • Tigerclaw worries if they see him as their real leader, and orders them to hurry up with the camp, as they were beginning training the next day.
  • Tigerclaw trains with Snag, Stumpytail, and Clawface.
  • Blackfoot and Tangleburr have been missing, and Tigerclaw questions their whereabouts.
    • Stumpytail admits that they had been taking turns watching ShadowClan, and defends them when Tigerclaw protests that they are no longer his Clanmates.
  • Tigerclaw goes after Blackfoot and Tangleburr and spots the two near the ShadowClan border.
  • The two admit to have been checking on their former Clanmates from ShadowClan.
    • ShadowClan is revealed to have undergone a terrible sickness and that the warriors are too weak to hunt.
    • He takes advantage of their loyalty to their former Clanmates and waits for the next patrol.
  • A patrol consisting of Fernshade, Deerfoot, and Boulder appear from the bushes, confronting the rogues.
    • Tangleburr tells them of the group, but when questioned about the attack, Blackfoot steers the conversation to the sickness.
    • Fernshade tells them about the terrible sickness, and Deerfoot interrupts her, wary of the group.
    • Tangleburr suggests hunting for ShadowClan, but Tigerclaw and Deerfoot both protest, the former taking the Tangleburr and Blackfoot back to their camp.
  • Tigerclaw dreams of fighting Fireheart with shadowy cats fighting alongside him.
  • He takes this as an omen from StarClan, predicting that ShadowClan would be the one help him destroy Fireheart.

  • Tigerclaw interrupts a ShadowClan patrol consisting of Rowanberry, Dawncloud, and Flintfang to offer helping ShadowClan catch food.
    • The cats are uncertain, but accept his offer.
    • The rogues immediately begin to hunt for ShadowClan.
  • Tigerclaw's band of rogues are lead by Boulder to ShadowClan's camp, which reeks of sickness.
  • It is revealed that the former ShadowClan deputy, Cinderfur, died from an infected rat.
    • Cinderfur was also revealed to be the cause of the spreading sickness throughout the Clan.
  • Runningnose states that he is the new deputy since Nightstar is too weak to appoint a new one.
  • Tigerclaw thinks of the power he has gained from helping ShadowClan as the rogues leave the camp
  • The next day, Tigerclaw sets out to find Mowgli in the Twolegplace.
    • Mowgli is finally found and he swears his loyalty to Tigerclaw.
    • Tigerclaw brings him back to the rest of the rogues.

  • The rogues become cautious at the appearance of Mowgli.
  • Tangleburr reveals that the group was invited by a ShadowClan to hunt with them the next day.
    • Tigerclaw feels pleased at ShadowClan's mercy and accepts the offer.
  • Tigerclaw leads a hunting patrol consisting of Webfoot, Oakpaw, Russetfur, and Darkflower and Tangleburr.
  • They return to ShadowClan camp.
    • Tigerclaw is questioned by some ShadowClan warriors about his decision to leave ThunderClan
  • Tigerclaw calls his group to leave. Many cats, including Runningnose and Cedarheart, are sad to see them go and insist they return the next day.
    • He congratulates himself on winning their dependence
  • Another patrol consisting of Russetfur, Ratscar, Clawface, and Whitethroat is organized.
    • Tigerclaw suggest that the patrol goes to hunt different prey— from ThunderClan.
      • Whitethroat is appalled and is reluctant to go
      • Clawface tells Tigerclaw of the rumour that Whitethroat and Littlecloud had been sheltered in ThunderClan
  • They enter ThunderClan territory via the tunnel
  • Tigerclaw catches a mouse and his patrol is shocked at his speed.
  • Mousefur, Runningwind, and Thornclaw are patrolling the border.
    • Tigerclaw orders his group to attack them.

  • Tigerclaw attacks Runningwind and kills him instantly.
    • Mousefur and Thornclaw run back to their camp to fetch help.
    • The rest of the patrol is horrified that Tigerclaw killed Runningwind.
  • Tigerclaw notices that Whitethroat stays back to grieve for Runningwind.
    • Tigerclaw warns him that he is no longer trusted.
  • Whitethroat begins crossing the Thunderpath where a monster runs him over.
    • Fireheart is devastated, and attacks Tigerclaw.
  • Blackfoot appears with many healthy ShadowClan cats, including Russetfur and Ratscar.
    • Mowgli attacks Fireheart, who has wriggled free from Tigerclaw's grasp.
  • Graystripe rips into Tigerclaw's belly while he is unaware. Tigerclaw is baffled, as Graystripe is a RiverClan cat.
    • Tigerclaw realizes that RiverClan is allying with ThunderClan against them.
    • Fireheart and Graystripe attack Tigerclaw together, but he manages to free himself.
  • Tigerclaw runs toward Clawface and Russetfur, who had already retreated to the edge of the Thunderpath.
  • He claims that they were attacked without provocation and to tell the rest of ShadowClan to avenge Whitethroat.
    • ShadowClan agrees to destroy ThunderClan.

  • Tigerclaw finds himself in the Place of No Stars.
    • He meets a she-cat named Mapleshade, who reveals to have been the one speaking to him in his thoughts.
      • She explains that ShadowClan needs a powerful leader, and Tigerclaw is the best one to fulfill that role.
      • Tigerclaw tries to run after her to get more answers, but she disappears.
  • He wakes up to see Stumpytail and Blackfoot and immediately leads the group to the ShadowClan camp
  • Runningnose reveals to Tigerclaw that Nightstar had died the night before.
    • Mapleshade warns Tigerclaw that this is his moment to start becoming leader and to be careful.
  • Tigerclaw states that Runningnose should wait until he receives a message from StarClan before picking a new leader, and he agrees.
    • Runningnose starts a Clan meeting to inform the Clan about a vigil for Nightstar and that he will take place as leader until StarClan gives him a sign.
  • Tigerclaw proposes to work within ShadowClan's camp to hunt and train with them.
    • ShadowClan agrees and Mapleshade tells Tigerclaw to remember the feeling of power.

  • Tigerclaw organizes cats to battle train and hunting patrols.
    • Many ShadowClan cats are reluctant to follow his orders.
  • He goes with the cats who are battle training to observe their fighting skills
    • Tigerclaw tells Tallpoppy and Flintfang to train with their claws unsheathed.
      • Tallpoppy notes that Brokenstar made them train the same way.
      • Tigerclaw becomes irritated and injures her leg when they don't unsheathe their claws
  • Tigerclaw tells the Clan that he shares his grief of Nightstar with them.
  • Flattered, Runningnose asks Tigerclaw's group to join them in ShadowClan and he accepts.
  • Tigerclaw gives Snag and Mowgli their warriors names; Jaggedtooth and Nightwhisper.
  • He sits vigil with ShadowClan and scorns Nightstar in his thoughts, promising to make ShadowClan strong once again.

  • Clawface informs Tigerclaw that the forest on the other side of the Thunderpath is on fire.
    • He runs to the border and orders Nightwhisper to stay while he goes to check out the damage
  • Tigerclaw goes near the ThunderClan camp to see the fire's damage.
    • He is disgusted that Fireheart is leading the Clan to safety and hopes that he hadn't become deputy.
    • He is relieved to see that Goldenflower and Tawnykit were unharmed.
  • The ThunderClan cats are in a state of panic, and they soon discover that Bramblekit, Patchpelt, and Halftail are missing.
    • Fireheart and Yellowfang go back to camp to save them.
    • Tigerclaw watches in distress as Fireheart saves Bramblekit.
      • He notes that Fireheart's saving Bramblekit changes nothing, and that he will still kill him.

  • Tigerclaw is training some apprentices and Runningnose thanks him for his loyalty.
  • Runningnose discusses with Tigerclaw that he is worried about the Gathering since ShadowClan is leaderless.
    • Tigerclaw insists to keep an eye out for anything that might be considered a sign.
  • ShadowClan worries about finding a leader before the Gathering.
  • Runningnose notices a claw at the bottom of a rock and states that the moon seems to have made stripes on it like a tiger's pelt.
    • He names Tigerclaw the new leader of ShadowClan.
  • Tigerclaw returns to Jaggedtooth, whose paw is bleeding where a claw had been pulled.
    • Tigerclaw notes that he owes Jaggedtooth nothing and will not make him deputy.
  • Tigerclaw is satisfied to hear the chanting of his new name, Tigerstar.
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Arc Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
New Prophecy Arc MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three Arc The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars Arc The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans Arc The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows Arc The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of Fire
Super Edition Arc Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's Journey
Field Guide Arc 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 Arc Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Arc Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc 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

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