These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in Dawn (book) 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.

  • Firestar takes ThunderClan away from their camp for safety.
    • Sandstorm expresses worry over their daughters.
  • The Clan watches as Fourtrees is destroyed by the Twolegs.

  • The journeying cats stop at WindClan territory for Crowpaw.
    • Owlpaw and Webfoot are the first to find him.
    • Webfoot tells them about the Fourtrees' destruction.
  • The journeying cats work out a plan to speak with their leaders.

  • Brambleclaw, Stormfur and Squirrelpaw leave the other cats and travel to ThunderClan territory.
    • They find that the camp has been abandoned.
    • Squirrelpaw goes into the medicine cat den to check for Leafpaw.
  • Having not recognized her, Cinderpelt leaps onto Squirrelpaw, thinking she was stealing her herbs.
    • After the medicine cat recognizes her and Brambleclaw, she leads them to Sunningrocks and informs them on what has happened to the Clan.
  • The three cats then tell her about the prophetic dreams from StarClan and explain why they left.

  • Cinderpelt takes them to the Clan who are at Sunningrocks.
    • Squirrelpaw notices how thin she and the other cats are.
  • The Clan questions their loyalty because they left the Clan when it was beginning to starve.
  • Stormfur tells Graystripe about Feathertail's death.
  • After Stormfur returned to RiverClan, Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw explain their absence to Firestar and his senior warriors.
    • Firestar agrees to meet the other leaders at Fourtrees.
  • Sasha tells the Clan cats that she returned to see Mothwing and Hawkfrost when she heard about the starvation.
  • A rogue named Coal gets hurt by a Twoleg when he attacks it.
    • Leafpaw gets Gorsetail to pass her a cobweb to stop the bleeding.
  • The cats attempt an escape by undoing the catches on the cages but cannot reach them.

  • She and Brambleclaw go with Firestar and Cinderpelt to Fourtrees at midnight.
    • The other leaders, medicine cats and journeying cats arrive as well.
      • Hawkfrost is also there to represent RiverClan.
  • The sign from StarClan does not come and the cats disperse.
  • They return home without coming to an agreement.

  • She receives a dream from Spottedleaf, who shows her where Leafpaw has been taken.
    • She wakes in the night and tells Shrewpaw about her dream.
      • He convinces her to wait until morning.
  • Squirrelpaw oversleeps and when she awakens, Firestar is out on patrol so she can't tell him about her dream.
    • She asks Brambleclaw to go with her to find Leafpaw.
    • He refuses, saying that they needed to wait.
      • Sorreltail overhears them, and tells Squirrelpaw that she would go.
  • Once they reach the area where Leafpaw and the others are, Squirrelpaw and Sorreltail are almost caught by Twolegs.
  • They meet Graystripe's patrol at Snakerocks, who is with Thornclaw and Rainwhisker.
    • Brambleclaw joins them, saying he had been looking for Squirrelpaw.
  • Graystripe agrees to rescue the cats, issuing orders to the patrol.
    • They manage to release all of the cats. Graystripe stays behind to free Brightheart, but is caught himself.

  • The cats go back to Sunningrocks.
    • Cody joins them, as it wasn't safe for her to go home.
  • After they are reunited with the Clan, Brambleclaw and the others tell Firestar that Graystripe was captured.
    • He is devastated by Graystripe's disappearance, and refuses to appoint a new deputy.

  • Hollykit, Ferncloud and Dustpelt's kit, dies in the middle of the night.
    • Birchkit is now the only remaining kit of his litter.
  • Leafpaw finds Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw talking.
    • They begin to doubt the message Midnight gave them.
  • Leafpaw tells them about the fire and tiger prophecy when Squirrelpaw asks about it.
    • Brambleclaw isn't so sure that they wouldn't destroy the Clan, even if it was unintentionally.
  • The Clan begins to agree that they need to leave the forest.
    • Mousefur asks who would be the new deputy, but Firestar tells her that Graystripe would remain deputy.

  • Whilst on patrol with Firestar, Ashfur and Brambleclaw meet Hawkfrost and his mother Sasha by the RiverClan border after they chase Sasha out of ThunderClan.
  • They find out that Hawkfrost and Mothwing's father was Tigerstar.

  • Firestar tells the patrol not to tell the rest of the Clan about Tigerstar's two other kits.
  • When they reach Sunningrocks, they find that Shrewpaw had been killed by a monster.
  • Brambleclaw states that he will remain loyal only to ThunderClan, and not his kin.
  • Squirrelpaw sees that the water level in the river had gone down despite all of the rain.
    • They met up with Stormfur, and ask him if Leopardstar would consider leaving the forest, but he says no.

  • Squirrelpaw and Leafpaw discuss Tigerstar's kin.
    • Squirrelpaw tells Leafpaw that she does not trust Hawkfrost.
  • Mothwing comes to ask for help for Mudfur, who had grown very ill.
    • Leafpaw and Cinderpelt go to RiverClan to help him.
  • Leafpaw speaks with Mothwing and Hawkfrost.
    • She decides that Hawkfrost could not be trusted.

  • Tallstar brings WindClan to Sunningrocks and begs Firestar to journey with them to a new home.
  • Tawnypelt arrives and asks for their help to save ShadowClan, as their camp was being destroyed.
    • Brambleclaw is sent to RiverClan to ask Leopardstar to help them.
  • Along the way, Crowpaw temporarily loses his mind, not caring that he was almost killed by a Twoleg monster.

  • Brambleclaw convinces Crowpaw to help live warriors instead of joining dead ones.
  • The other Clans help rescue ShadowClan from the Twoleg monsters.
    • In the process of escaping, Firestar loses a life from being crushed by a tree after saving a kit and Onewhisker.
  • Squirrelpaw acts as decoy to distract the Twolegs while the others escape.
  • ShadowClan's camp is completely destroyed.

  • ShadowClan shelter with ThunderClan at Sunningrocks.
  • RiverClan and ShadowClan decide to leave with the other two Clans.
    • The Clans decide to leave at dawn and head towards Highstones.

  • Cody returns to her Twolegs, saying a sorrowful good-bye to Leafpaw.
  • Firestar sends out ThunderClan hunting patrols for the last time in the forest.
    • Blackstar stubbornly refuses to join them and send out his own patrols.
  • Leafpaw and Cinderpelt prepare traveling herbs for the cats.
  • Frostfur, Speckletail and Longtail decide to stay in the forest.
    • Firestar convinces Longtail to join the journeying cats but allows the others to make their own decision.
  • The traveling herbs are passed out among ThunderClan and the rest are given to Littlecloud for ShadowClan.
  • Stormfur comes to Sunningrocks and tells the Clans that RiverClan could not leave because Mudfur was dying.
    • Runningnose, Frostfur, and Speckletail go with Firestar, Cinderpelt, and Leafpaw to RiverClan.
      • They find Mothwing with Mudfur, who dies shortly after they arrive.

  • Leopardstar informs Firestar that Shadepelt and Loudbelly wish to remain with the ThunderClan elders and they agree to stay in the RiverClan camp.
  • Before all four Clans can set out, Sasha arrives.
  • She asks Mothwing and Hawkfrost to leave RiverClan to go with her.
    • It is revealed to all the cats that they are Tigerstar's kits.
  • Hawkfrost and Mothwing choose to stay with RiverClan when Firestar supports their position within the Clans.

  • The Clans cross the moors, narrowly escaping Twoleg monsters.
  • Tawnypelt, Brambleclaw and Crowpaw fight off a dog that threatens the Clans.

  • The Clans encounter Ravenpaw and Barley outside their barn and then spend the night in the broken Twoleg nest.
  • Upon waking, Ravenpaw asks Firestar who the new ThunderClan deputy is now that Graystripe is gone.
    • Firestar seems distressed by the question, and replies that Graystripe remains the deputy, refusing to believe his friend has left forever.
  • The Clans reach Highstones. The leaders and medicine cats enter Mothermouth to receive guidance from StarClan for the journey ahead.
  • Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw, Crowpaw, Tawnypelt, and Stormfur discuss whether to continue leading the Clans to sun-drown place.
    • They see the "dying warrior" - a falling star - that Midnight had said would show them the way, passing over the mountains and guiding them onward.

  • Ravenpaw says good-bye to Firestar, and wishes the Clans good luck.
  • The questing cats tell the Clans about the sign and that they must travel over the mountains.
  • The Clans continue on their journey and come across a Thunderpath.
    • After ShadowClan crosses, a kit becomes confused and wanders onto the Thunderpath.
  • The next day, Firestar sends out hunting patrols.
    • Leafpaw gets caught by a dog and is rescued by Hawkfrost.
    • Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw arrive and succeed in driving the dog off.

  • The Clans begin ascending through the mountains.
  • Smokepaw, a ShadowClan apprentice, falls into a gorge after the ledge he was standing on gives way.
    • Russetfur tries to save him, but almost falls over herself.
  • Brambleclaw tells the Clans how to hunt in the mountains and hunting patrols are sent out.
  • They find an eagle, but it dives down to the Clans and picks up Marshkit.
    • Brackenfur leaps up and manages to loosen the eagle's hold on the kit, so that it fell to the ground.
  • The cats begin to panic about more attacks on them in the mountains.

  • While hunting, Squirrelpaw comes across Talon and two other cave-guards.
    • He goes to the Clans and takes them to the Cave of Rushing Water.
  • When they arrive, Stormfur immediately rushes over to Brook, a Tribe cat he had fallen in love with.

  • The Clans rest and eat in the Tribe.
    • Stoneteller meets with the Clan leaders and medicine cats, and formally tells them that they can stay.
  • Stoneteller shows Leafpaw the Cave of Pointed Stones, a place where he spoke with the Tribe of Endless Hunting.
  • Spottedleaf visits Leafpaw in a dream, telling her that StarClan will follow the Clans.
  • The Clans are forced to stay another day due to the snow.
    • Leafpaw tells Stoneteller about Gathering, and he announces that they will have a gathering of their own.
    • Crag shares prey with Leafpaw during the celebration of the death of Sharptooth, a mountain lion.
  • Tallstar has Crowpaw's warrior ceremony.
    • He requests that his name be Crowfeather, and Tallstar agrees.

  • While hunting, Stormfur tells Squirrelpaw that he is staying with the Tribe to be with Brook.
  • She meets up with Brambleclaw and he guesses that Stormfur is staying behind.
    • He expresses jealousy at how much Squirrelpaw will miss him.
    • Squirrelpaw tells him that her heart will always be with Brambleclaw.
  • Before the Clans leave, Stormfur announces that he is staying behind.
  • A few Tribe cats lead the Clans out of the mountains.

  • She notices how comfortable the Clans have gotten with each other and how being out of the mountains had given them new hope.
  • When the Clans are undecided on where to go, Leafpaw tells them about her dream of great shining water that held Silverpelt in it.
  • Firestar tells Leafpaw how proud he was of her and Squirrelpaw.
    • He goes on to say that Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw didn't destroy the Clan, but saved it.
  • The Clans climb over a valley and find what would be the Clans' future home.
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