This page contains the detailed history for Dovewing.


Looking for a shorter overview? Find one here!

In the Power of Three arc


She and her sister, Ivykit, are born to Whitewing and Birchfall in the middle of leaf-bare.
Knowing that one of the two sisters might be part of the prophecy, being Firestar's kin, Jayfeather and Lionblaze watch them closely. At the end of the book, Dovekit and Ivykit make their first venture out of the nursery with all of the warriors watching them. Jayfeather and Lionblaze suspect one of the two sisters to be the third cat, since their sister, Hollyleaf, disappeared into the tunnels. Her grandfather, Dustpelt, teasingly tells Birchfall and Whitewing to watch out for the kits, since they were also the granddaughters of Cloudtail and recalls how much of a hard time he gave Firestar when he was an apprentice. Cloudtail affirms that he is proud of any cat who shares his blood, and will claw any cat who says otherwise.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Dovekit is first seen as a kit, spying in the apprentices' den. When Jayfeather catches them, Dovekit and Ivykit innocently tell him that they were just choosing good places for their nests and that they would do everything together as apprentices, but Jayfeather reminds them that they can't do everything together forever.
Dovekit and Jayfeather are the first cats to realize that the camp is on fire, and Jayfeather is surprised at her very sharp senses for a kit, as she warned the Clan cats before he did. Dovekit is soon apprenticed to Lionblaze, along with her sister, Ivykit, who during the ceremony, states she thought she was going to be sick, putting Dovekit in a brief state of panic worrying that her sister can't be sick in their apprenticeship ceremony, who are then known as Dovepaw and Ivypaw. Lionblaze and Cinderheart, Ivypaw's mentor, take them down to the lake and to gather water for the current drought. They are surprised to see how diminutive it is. She says to her sister that they should know who is on the ShadowClan patrol far away, already hinting at her powers. While Dovepaw listens closely to what Lionblaze had to say, Ivypaw wanders away to investigate a dead fish on the ground. A RiverClan warrior, Rainstorm, sees her, and dashes towards her, thinking she is eating the fish and stealing prey. In his rush to attack, he gets trapped in the wet mud and requires help. After rescuing him, they take him back to the ThunderClan camp to rest. When Rainstorm regains his strength, Dovepaw is one of the cats chosen to later escort Rainstorm home. When they reach the RiverClan camp, she notices that there is a very ill cat inside. Dovepaw is surprised that no other cat can sense this.
A moon later, she gets a dream from Yellowfang, where the gray she-cat tells her the prophecy: After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on the dove's gentle wing. Dovepaw tries to forget about the dream but then realizes that it isn't an ordinary dream, and later finds out that it is a prophecy about her, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather.
Dovepaw tells every cat about the big brown animals she has heard are blocking the water from getting to the lake. The warriors don't believe her, thinking it's just a tale from the nursery, some even complaining about this nonsense. Even her father tells her to stop telling lies. After everything has quieted down, Lionblaze goes over to her and says to follow him. He leads her outside of the apprentices' den and asks her what she can hear, and she says that she can hear the dawn patrol returning and that Berrynose trod on a thistle a while ago. When the patrol appears, Lionblaze sees that she is right. He then goes to get Jayfeather and says his suspicions that Dovepaw may be the One. Dovepaw asks them what the One is, but is ignored. Jayfeather tells her that she can hear things and see things other cats can't, which surprises Dovepaw. She is resentful when she finds out that she is part of the prophecy, stating that she does not wish to be special. Jayfeather explains to her that it's not her choice, and she has to learn about her powers for the good of the four Clans.
When Lionblaze convinces Firestar, who then convinces the other leaders, to send a patrol upstream to see if something is blocking the water, Dovepaw and her mentor are chosen to go for ThunderClan. They meet up on ShadowClan territory and find that Tigerheart and Toadfoot from ShadowClan, Petalfur, and Rippletail from RiverClan, and Whitetail and Sedgewhisker from WindClan would be going with them. Soon after their quest begins, they head off to the Greenleaf Twolegplace. Dovepaw is then frightened along with her companions, as they are driven back nearly to the forest. During this journey, one of the ShadowClan cats, Tigerheart, appears to show affection for her and wants to protect her a lot, though Dovepaw is annoyed by his protectiveness. Soon after, they find out beavers are blocking the stream and they have a battle with them, aided by kittypets Snowdrop, Jigsaw, and Seville. Unfortunately, Rippletail dies from the attack. Dovepaw is the cat that goes inside the dam to break it. Dovepaw returns from the journey and is struggling emotionally as she does not have the comfort of her newfound friends, but she still does make up with Ivypaw and tells her that she will always be her friend, and will never leave her again.

Fading Echoes

Dovepaw awakens only to be bothered by another dream revolving around the death of Rippletail, still believing that it was her fault that the tom had died on the journey. She is haunted constantly by his death. She uses her powers to check on the other Clans territories. When she spots two cats near the lakeshore on ThunderClan territory, she becomes worried and goes to Jayfeather who identifies the cats as Mothwing and Mistyfoot. He explains to her that they're grieving for the loss of Leopardstar and are on their way to the Moonpool. She asks if they should tell Firestar, but Jayfeather only counters with asking would she really want to wake their leader. Dovepaw agrees and questions him about deputies always becoming leader. Jayfeather then tells her the stories of Mudclaw and Hawkfrost. He finally helps relieve her of her thoughts about Rippletail, telling her every cat has a destiny and Rippletail followed his to his death, so it wasn't her fault at all. Dovepaw feels better at this but still wants to tell Firestar about Leopardstar's death. Jayfeather becomes annoyed, saying she wouldn't have a way of explaining how she knew and Firestar couldn't know of their powers. Dovepaw is upset by this, but she is shooed off and goes to join patrols.
Brambleclaw selects her to go on border patrol with Lionblaze and himself. He chooses Ivypaw and Cinderheart to join them as well. As the patrol goes through the forest, Dovepaw sends leaves flying onto her sister's back. Her sister does the same and they begin to chase each other leading up to Dovepaw pushing Ivypaw off of a log. Dovepaw becomes worried when her sister doesn't respond after her fall, but Ivypaw is only playing dead. The sisters continue to play until they catch sight of the now full lake. They head down to it, remembering how it was just a muddy patch with dead fish. Ivypaw questions how the water came back and Dovepaw explains that all the streams are still running. Their thoughts are interrupted by their deputy who is angry with them by all the noise they made. The two feel ashamed of what they've done and agree to remark the scent markings only for Ivypaw to get a splinter in her paws. Cinderheart gets it out and Brambleclaw finds the stick that caused the problem. Dovepaw remembers when she had trotted over once before as well. The group is ordered to get rid of the wood and throw it into the lake. Just as the last one is gone, Dovepaw hears the sound of a cat hurt. She recognizes it as Jayfeather, seeing him licking himself trying to figure out what had hurt him. Dovepaw shivers for a reason she can't explain as she sees the worry in Lionblaze's eyes. It had been Jayfeather's stick.
Then Dovepaw goes to practice battle tactics in trees, with Ivypaw, Lionblaze, and Cinderheart the next morning, which is a stormy and vicious day. Firestar has decided to add new battle tactics, tree-climbing being one of them since ThunderClan is the best climber of the four Clans. Cinderheart instructs the two apprentices to drop onto Lionblaze's shoulders, pretending he's a ShadowClan patrol, as he hunts for a squirrel, and after several tries, they successfully surprise him after a while. Dovepaw hears dogs chasing WindClan warriors, Sedgewhisker one of them, and is left in a foul mood after Lionblaze tells her she can't be as close to Sedgewhisker as she was before. After Cinderheart tells her and Ivypaw about how Longtail says he once crossed from the Great Sycamore to camp without once touching the ground, Dovepaw, and Ivypaw race, but Dovepaw hops onto a branch and falls to the ground, falling onto Lionblaze.
That night, Dovepaw is unable to fall asleep. Ivypaw suggests they go out into the forest like they did before, and Dovepaw shows Ivypaw a secret way out of camp since Rosepetal is guarding the camp entrance. Dovepaw coaxes Ivypaw into going into WindClan territory to see how Sedgewhisker is doing, as she is worried about her friend after the dog attack. Eventually, they make it onto the moorlands and just outside the WindClan camp. They get caught when Weaselfur raises the alarm as they talk to Sedgewhisker, causing the entire Clan to wake up. Then Heathertail and Breezepelt are chosen to lead them back to ThunderClan camp. Insisting they see Firestar, Heathertail, and Breezepelt talk to Rosepetal, who is on guard, into allowing them into camp. The chapter ends as nearly every cat comes out to see why WindClan is in the camp. Dovepaw finds out that Firestar knows she is the third cat of the prophecy.
Dovepaw is first to hear that a tree is falling, and tells all the cats to clear the hollow. Mousefur is stubborn and refuses to leave, resulting in Longtail's death and Briarpaw's injured backbone. Dovepaw blames herself, saying that if she had warned the Clan faster, this wouldn't have happened, but Lionblaze tells her she did the best she could. Towards the end, Dovepaw participates in the battle against ShadowClan that Tigerstar told Ivypaw about.

Night Whispers

Dovepaw gets the very first point of view in the book, just as the battle with ShadowClan is ending. She notices Firestar, who has lost a life, being dragged away from the battlefield, and Russetfur, lying dead on the ground with Blackstar bent grievingly over her. ThunderClan declares the battle done, and all the cats leave in silence. She wonders if the battle was her fault.
The next morning, after the battle, Dovepaw wakes up to voices. She hears Lionblaze and Jayfeather talking about Ivypaw, and she gets up to go join them, but Berrynose cuts her off.
Dovepaw then joins Berrynose, Ivypaw, and Cinderheart on their hunting party. All throughout their hunting trip, Dovepaw is distracted, attempting in vain to listen to Lionblaze and Jayfeather’s conversation. When she finally locates them, she hears them talking about how Ivypaw is training with the Dark Forest, and she is shocked. She continues with her training, but only halfheartedly, immersed in her own mind. Dovepaw wanders throughout the forest, still thinking. She demands to know if Ivypaw is training in the Dark Forest, and Ivypaw is defensive, saying it is only to make her a better warrior. Ivypaw is fed up with her arguments and leaves her alone. Dovepaw finds Jayfeather in his den, and they have a quarrel.
That next night, she meets Tigerheart. She follows him to the abandoned Twoleg nest where they play for a while. When Tigerheart is showing off on the beams, leaping from one to the other to the next, Dovepaw hears a crack, which reminds her of the beech tree that fell over ThunderClan's camp, and in a panic, she knocks Tigerheart from the log. When they both recover enough to look up at the beam, it looks whole, but when they look closer, they notice a tiny, fresh split in it. They joke around until Tigerheart grows serious and confesses to Dovepaw his true feelings for her. Dovepaw reciprocates and two agree to regularly meet at night.
Lionblaze takes Dovepaw out hunting and training with her sister and Cinderheart. Lionblaze noticed that she seemed tired and weary, though he doesn't know why. Dovepaw catches a blackbird. When she does so, she hears the fox in the camp and lets the blackbird go. They sprint towards camp, joining up with Cinderheart and Ivypaw. Lionblaze launches himself at the fox but is knocked away, and Dovepaw joins the fight, nipping at its legs. ThunderClan manages to drive the fox away. Dovepaw is guilty, thinking she should have heard the fox sooner, but Lionblaze soothes her by saying that she could not have been expected to hear it while she was busy hunting. Ivypaw overhears their conversation and snaps at her, asking why she always acts like she is so special even when they are so far from the hollow. They go off to fight it alone, and drive it away, out of Clan land.
Dovepaw goes to find Jayfeather, who makes his excuses and leads her away to talk. They meet Lionblaze and speak about Ivypaw and her visits to the Dark Forest. She races off to go hunt, then encounters Ivypaw, who reveals her knowledge about Dovepaw and Tigerheart's secret meetings. Dovepaw retaliates with her knowledge about the Dark Forest meetings, and Ivypaw tells her that Tigerheart visits the Dark Forest, too. However, Dovepaw refuses to believe it and tells her to leave her alone.
Lionblaze calls her to go hunting with him by the WindClan border. They leave, taking Cinderheart and Leafpool along with them. Lionblaze and Breezepelt get into a fight over a thrush and the hunting patrol intervenes. Cinderheart leads Dovepaw away from the border and Lionblaze sends her off to go hunt by herself.
That night, Dovepaw meets with Tigerheart at the arranged spot. She naively tells him about Jayfeather's herb patch. Dovepaw hears her sister, who has followed them. A ShadowClan patrol chances upon Tigerheart and the two sisters. Tigerheart quickly hides Dovepaw under a bush and Ivypaw is captured. In a panic, Dovepaw returns to the camp and goes into her den. She pretends to wake up and notice that Ivypaw is missing. The Clan learns that she has been captured by ShadowClan, though they don't know why she was out by the border at night. Dovepaw's feeling of guilt intensifies when she learns that ShadowClan will only return Ivypaw in exchange for the herbs to cure Littlecloud's greencough. She confronts Tigerheart at the Gathering and demands to know why he told his Clan about the herbs. She feels hurt and betrayed by Tigerheart and ceases her meetings with him. At the end of the book, Dovepaw tells her sister of her powers and promises to take care of her.

Sign of the Moon

Dovepaw goes into her warrior assessment with her mentor, Lionblaze, with Spiderleg assessing her. She has trouble with her assessment because she keeps focusing on how Ivypaw is doing with hers. She doesn't catch anything in the first part of the assessment. For the second part, she is paired with Icecloud to try hunting in pairs. She is nervous about giving instructions to a warrior but decides on catching a blackbird. When Icecloud is getting into position, Dovepaw can hear a hollow sound underneath her footsteps and realizes that Icecloud is falling. Dovepaw tries to pull her to safety, but she falls into a tunnel and wrenches her shoulder. Lionblaze offers to get Icecloud, but since Dovepaw is smaller, she offers to get Icecloud instead. She succeeds in rescuing Icecloud.
She receives her warrior name, Dovewing, and her sister receives hers: Ivypool. She had feared that she wouldn't pass since she didn't catch anything, but because of her actions during Icecloud's accident, she was deemed worthy of becoming a warrior. She and Lionblaze both showed surprise when Spiderleg recommended her for becoming a warrior.
At the Gathering, she sits with Bumblestripe and seems to show some affection for him. Towards the end of it, Tigerheart finds her and pleads while he had betrayed her telling his Clan about ThunderClan's catmint in the previous book, his feelings for her were real. Dovewing, angry and confused, rejects resuming their forbidden relationship and while she may still love him, she can no longer fully trust him. Dovewing thinks about Tigerheart while going back to camp, wishing she could forget about him. Meanwhile, Blossomfall walks with her and teasingly tells her that she stole her brother Bumblestripe's heart, though her gaze is serious. Dovewing is surprised and replies she's sure he doesn't see her that way.
Firestar assigns her, Foxleap, and Squirrelflight to go to the mountains with Jayfeather. On the journey, Dovewing hears all the Twoleg noises and closes her eyes, too afraid to open them. Then Jayfeather tells her to block out her senses and she does, walking beside Foxleap, who appears to have a small crush on her. They also come across two dogs, and Dovewing and Foxleap are supposed to hide Jayfeather in a hedge. But the second dog, who is much, much older than the first dog, comes and barks at the other dog. Foxleap predicts playfully that the other dog was scolding the younger to stop attacking the cats, and to go back to herding the sheep.
When they arrive at the Tribe's home, she tries a nest that is lined with feathers. She hates that the feathers stick to her fur. She talks to Splash and tells her that she misses the trees and grass. After this, an eagle attacks a group of rogues, and she and Foxleap are told to stay back. When Swoop is carried off, they return to the tribe's camp to give the news.

The Forgotten Warrior

Dovewing has had nightmares for a moon after they came back from their journey. Dovewing constantly has night terrors of Swoop being carried off by the hawk. Her mother, Whitewing, tries comforting her kits and excuses them from Brambleclaw's orders. Whitewing asks her kits what is wrong, and while Ivypool doesn't want to tell her about the Dark Forest, Dovewing tells her about the nightmares. Dovewing later admits to Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Ivypool that her powers are not working since the trip to the mountains and wonders if she has lost them forever. Tigerheart tells her about Dawnpelt believing Jayfeather has killed her brother, Flametail. Tigerheart warns her a few times about this.
Cinderheart tells Dovewing about how Bumblestripe really likes her after Dovewing rejects his invitation to go for a walk. Cinderheart then advises that if there are no obstacles to getting to know someone better, then it's best if Dovewing took the opportunity. Dovewing goes to find Bumblestripe, learning at the same time her powers are back. Soon she starts having a close relationship with Bumblestripe.
During her battle training with Brambleclaw, Bumblestripe chooses Dovewing over his sister, Blossomfall. This makes Blossomfall upset when he chooses Dovewing as a partner over his littermate. At the end of the training, Blossomfall comments that Dovewing's paws were all over the place, clearly insulting her. Dovewing mentions that littermates are more important than friends to Bumblestripe. Bumblestripe replies back that he was hoping that there was more than just friendship between them. This stuns Dovewing, not knowing what to say. At the end of the chapter, she is thinking about both Tigerheart and Bumblestripe and how she cannot have Tigerheart yet she can have Bumblestripe. Throughout the book, Dovewing appears to have feelings for Tigerheart still but is now more determined to get over him.
She and Ivypool are the first ones to really "meet" Hollyleaf for the first time in the book after she helps them escape the tunnels after WindClan knows they're being eavesdropped on.
She is the one who hears Sorreltail wailing with her kits going to be born early, and is able to find Sorreltail with Jayfeather. A few cats question how good she can hear since Sorreltail was so far away. When Sorreltail is giving birth, Jayfeather gets her to return to camp to grab some of the herbs he needed for birthing, she sprints back and meets a patrol that is heading for Sorreltail, after pausing to ask why they were leaving, she slips into the medicine cat den to receive the herbs needed. When she gives Sorreltail a stick to bite down on, Jayfeather gives her a nod of approval and Dovewing sighs knowing she finally had done something correctly.
During her training with Hollyleaf in the tunnels, Hollyleaf makes her and the other cats with her find their way through the tunnels by leading them into passageways and making them find their way back. When it is Dovewing's turn she finds it very easy to do and waits a bit before going back so the others wouldn't be suspicious. Dovewing also finds it hard at first to train in the tunnels because it has a small space to use her paws.
Dovewing wakes in the middle of the night yowling that WindClan was going to attack with Sol. Firestar takes quick action and gets quick patrols for the tunnel openings. A few cats are surprised how Dovewing can be so sure. When WindClan meets them, they are shocked at first as Dovewing's point of view is. In the middle of the battle, Dovewing jumps on Dustpelt's back on accident. At the end of the battle, she witnesses Hollyleaf's fight with Sol, but Hollyleaf does not kill him because it is against the warrior code. She lets him off with a warning, and she told him that if she sees him again, she will kill him. Hollyleaf and Dovewing then leave the tunnels, concluding the book. 

The Last Hope

Dovewing is first seen when she wakes Ivypool up while the tabby-and-white cat tries to spy on a map of the planned battle drawn by Brokenstar. Ivypool growls at her, which makes Dovewing ask her if she wanted to stay in the Place of No Stars, and is confused as to why her sister is suddenly so aggressive.
Jayfeather gathers the Three to talk about the prophecy. He tells Dovewing and Lionblaze that there is a fourth cat, much to their astonishment. Dovewing is distressed, thinking that they'd done something wrong. She, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather argue who is the fourth. Dovewing believes Ivypool to be the fourth, while Lionblaze and Jayfeather think of Hollyleaf and Mothwing respectively.
Dovewing walks away from Lionblaze who is still sitting from their talk with Jayfeather. It is noted that Dovewing is thinking so hard that she steps on a thorn and makes a squeaking noise. When she hears strange voices and smells ShadowClan, she realizes she'd crossed the border on accident. Tigerheart is one of the cats in the patrol, and he hisses to Dovewing to stay calm and that he'd get her out. He then persuades the rest of the patrol to go on without him. After the other cats had gone, they argue over Tigerheart's support of Dawnpelt's accusations against Jayfeather. Tigerheart then blurts out that he wishes they didn't argue and that he misses her. He moves closer to her and asks her to meet him that night. She reluctantly agrees and walks to the border, running so quickly that she nearly crashes into Firestar. When the ginger leader questions her distracted disposition, he assumes that she was merely listening for trouble, which annoys Dovewing.
The next day, Ivypool and Dovewing go out for a training session with Molepaw and Cherrypaw. Ivypool comments that Dovewing looks tired. Dovewing lies and says that the forest sounds kept her awake. When watching the apprentices training, Dovewing tells Ivypool there is a fourth cat, and also tells Ivypool that she thinks she is the fourth cat. Ivypool argues that she isn't, much to Dovewing's disappointment.
A ShadowClan patrol enters the ThunderClan camp after Lionblaze picks a fight with their border patrol. Firestar promises it won't happen again, and the patrol exits the camp. Dovewing watches the thorns where Tigerheart had been. Bumblestripe asks her if she wants to go hunting. She replies yes, but asks Foxleap to come too so that she and Bumblestripe aren't alone. After telling the two cats that she'd catch up, an elder bush hisses and Tigerheart comes out, saying he'd missed her. They agree to meet again later. She meets Tigerheart that night and they race each other. She then says that next leaf-fall he might be in ThunderClan and they could have kits. This shocks Tigerheart, but Dovewing says it's not important now. She thinks to herself that it was a dumb thing to say out loud.
In a dream, she sees Rock, Midnight, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather. They talk about the prophecy. Though, Jayfeather tells Rock to stop talking in riddles and tell them who the Fourth is. Rock continues, ignoring him and informing the three that their very existence is what has doomed the Clans as if they hadn't been born the prophecy wouldn't have been fulfilled and the Dark Forest wouldn't be rising. The dream ends, Rock telling them to find the Fourth. When they wake up, the Three talk about their dream.
While waiting for ThunderClan to leave for the full-moon gathering, Dovewing silently hopes for Tigerheart to be there. Bumblestripe offers her a mouse, but she says she isn't hungry, telling him to eat if he is.
On the way to the Gathering, Bumblestripe comments on her distraction, saying that she'd nearly run him into a tree. She snaps at him, telling him to watch where he's going, causing Bumblestripe to race ahead of her. Rosepetal catches this and asks Dovewing if she enjoys hurting his feelings telling her that it isn't a crime to like someone and to apologize. Dovewing slowly agrees, and then catches up to him, apologizing. Bumblestripe rejects her, however. After the Gathering, Dovewing and Tigerheart are caught talking by Bumblestripe. Dovewing lies and says they were talking about the strange scents found in every Clans' territory as the leaders had discussed during the Gathering. Bumblestripe replies that he doesn't care what she does.
Dovewing, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze tell Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, and Leafpool about their powers. Dovewing also agrees to go meet with the other leaders and medicine cats along with Jayfeather and Lionblaze. She then tells the other cats that she can sense things far away. They accuse her of spying, but Jayfeather says they were given powers to save, not destroy, the Clans. She concentrates hard and listens to what is happening in the Dark Forest. The leaders agree to unite the Clans, and also agree to send three cats to each Clan from their Clan.
Tigerheart stops her when she is going back to ThunderClan camp and reveals that he'd overheard the meeting. He comments that her powers are cool, but shows concern for her safety. Finally seeing Tigerheart for what he really was, a ShadowClan cat and a Dark Forest warrior. Dovewing ends her relationship with Tigerheart, realizing her loyalties lie with her Clan and her duty as one of Three. She tells Tigerheart to focus on the battle before leaving.
Just before the battle, Dovewing is in ThunderClan camp, giving reports on the positions of the Dark Forest cats to Firestar. She hears approaching cats and is afraid that it may be the attack, but instead it is Tigerheart and Ivypool arriving, carrying the body of Hollyleaf. Later, she hears more approaching cats, but it turns out that it's Birchfall, Blossomfall, and Mousewhisker, all arriving and declaring their loyalty to ThunderClan, warning the Clan that the Dark Forest army is coming.
During the battle, Dovewing is surprised to see Tigerheart fighting on the side of the Clans. He tells her that he was a spy for ShadowClan. Dovewing gives status reports on the other Clans during the battle, also worrying over Firestar throughout when she hears Sandstorm say that he is on his last life. When Firestar defeats Tigerstar, Dovewing is the first to announce the victory. However, she is shocked when lightning strikes a nearby tree, setting it ablaze and engulfing Firestar in smoke. She rushes up and witnesses StarClan coming to guide his spirit away. She feels powerless that she wasn't able to protect her leader despite having the power of the stars.
When Tigerheart leaves camp after Firestar dies, Bumblestripe moves closer to comfort her, and she accepts his comforts, laying her head on his shoulder. She doesn't look back at Tigerheart as he leaves. When it is time for Bramblestar to choose a deputy, she expects him to pick Lionblaze due to his power, but instead, he picks Squirrelflight. Jayfeather assures her that Firestar will be fine. Dovewing spots Rock and Midnight and hears them thank her and give her the full prophecy.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

As Bramblestar calls for a Clan meeting, Alderpaw admires that he stands stronger and taller than the other cats, including brave warriors like Lionblaze and Dovewing. Later on, Alderpaw gives Dovewing some tansy, explaining they should help with her sore throat. The warrior dips her head, thanking the medicine cat apprentice before licking up the herbs. She chews them as she leaves the den, mumbling it is working already.
Dovewing is present during Bramblestar's Clan meeting in which it is revealed to ThunderClan that Alderpaw is going on an important quest. After hearing her leader's summons, Dovewing exits the warriors’ den and takes a place near the rocky wall of the camp. Bramblestar says that Alderpaw will be leaving, and predicts it will as important as the journey Dovewing took when she was an apprentice. Dovewing lifts her tail proudly at Bramblestar's praise, remembering her own journey she had taken with Lionblaze.

Thunder and Shadow

Dovewing is seen at a Clan meeting, anxious over Darktail's rogues and their attack on WindClan. She is part of the patrol tracking the rogue scent in their territory that then crosses over into ShadowClan. Along the border, they meet a ShadowClan patrol lead by Tigerheart. While Dovewing seems eager to see him, Tigerheart is not, hissing and baring his teeth at her.
They share news of the rogues with ShadowClan, and with Rowanstar's permission, do a joint patrol that tracks the trail to a river. Dovewing suggests the rogues used the river to disguise their scent. Tigerheart disagrees, and the two snap at each other.
Dovewing and Twigbranch run into a ShadowClan patrol consisting of Tigerheart, Violetpaw, Puddleshine, and Scorchfur while they're on the way to get lungwort from WindClan. Puddleshine warns the ThunderClan cats of the spreading yellowcough sickness. Dovewing thanks Tigerheart for stopping by to tell them. Tigerheart defensively responds it wasn't his idea. Dovewing remains coolly polite and the two exchange brief, tension-filled words before Tigerheart abruptly leaves with the patrol.
Dovewing is seen briefly when the remaining ShadowClan cats shelter in ThunderClan. She appears deep in conversation with Bumblestripe, unaware of Tigerheart as he watches through narrowed eyes.

Shattered Sky

Dovewing participates in the opening battle with RiverClan, WindClan, and the ShadowClan cats to drive out The Kin. She's glimpsed fighting alongside Lionblaze. The attack fails, however, and all Clans retreat and regroup. Dovewing is seen in camp with Tigerheart, watching Rowanstar and Bramblestar argue over their next attack while Ivypool glares at her and the tom.
After Alderheart receives a vision of SkyClan, Dovewing is one of the cats that believe they should help and try to find them right away, even offering to lead a patrol herself. Ivypool disagrees with this publicly however when Tigerheart offers to go with and Dovewing is shocked. Bramblestar overrules Dovewing's request in favor of defeating the Kin first, much to her dismay. Twigpaw vanishes the next day in search of her kin in SkyClan and Dovewing and Tigerheart offer to go find her. Bramblestar assigns Molewhisker to join them and the three cats leave camp.
Dovewing and the search party return a half-moon later. Dovewing, sorrow in her mew, tells Alderheart they believe Twigpaw to be dead after finding blood and fur on a Thunderpath indicating she was hit by a monster. She gives the news to the rest of the Clan. Ivypool cries out she blames herself and only said they shouldn't go for dumb reasons, glancing at her sister and Tigerheart. Dovewing is shocked by this and Tigerheart wraps his tail protectively around her. Alderheart notices something flash in Ivypool's eye at this but overlooks it since he's too upset about Twigpaw.
After Darktail's defeated and the ShadowClan cats are leaving to return to their own territory, Violetpaw notices Tigerheart and Dovewing huddled close together. They're deep in conversation and though she can't hear what they're saying, she notes they both seem grave. Rowanstar interrupts, calling Tigerheart over. They share one final word before Tigerheart leaves with his Clan leader.
In the bonus scene, it's the day after they decided not to look for SkyClan. Dovewing is arguing with Ivypool for choosing to speak out and not supporting Twigpaw in finding her kin. Ivypool defends herself and alludes to her focusing too much on their guests. Dovewing wonders if Ivypool only spoke out because Tigerheart was going and isn't sure how she feels about that. Just then Bumblestripe shows up and Ivypool closes the argument, remarking she should find everything she wants in ThunderClan. Dovewing is even more frustrated and storms off. Dovewing goes hunting with Bumblestripe after. He compliments her on her catch and that they made the "best team", making Dovewing embarrassed. She reflects things are always simpler with Bumblestripe and wonders briefly if she made a mistake breaking up with him. Dovewing hurries them back to camp with their prey before Bumblestripe can say more.
Bumblestripe and Dovewing return just in time to see Purdy die. Dovewing is upset over Purdy's death and goes to grieve alone. Bumblestripe follows her, much to her annoyance, and he tells her Purdy's death reminded him that life was short so he wanted them to "start again". He proposes they get back together and have kits. Dovewing is shocked, then furious. She retorts this wasn't the time for kits with Darktail still a threat and it just would lead to more deaths. Bumblestripe responds it'd give the Clan something to fight for and wants her to consider it. Later, she's approached by Tigerheart. Dovewing reluctantly tells him her conversation with Bumblestripe. Tigerheart agrees with her. He comments they're all getting to the age when they start having kits. Dovewing doesn't know what to take from that.
When finding out Twigpaw's missing, it's implied Dovewing agreed to the quest in part of to avoid Bumblestripe and feels guilty she still thought of Tigerheart rather than him. As they leave, she thinks to herself she'll sort out things with Bumblestripe later but right now she felt she was exactly where she needed to be, at Tigerheart's side.

Darkest Night

Ivypool reveals that she wasn't thinking about Twigpaw when she protested against finding SkyClan. Ivypool didn't want Tigerheart and Dovewing to travel together to find SkyClan, because she disliked the idea. Twigpaw understands because while Tigerheart stays in ThunderClan camp, Twigpaw recalled he'd been making excuses to hunt and patrol with Dovewing. Dovewing's clanmates would exchange glances when Tigerheart and Dovewing would brush past each other to go to the fresh-kill pile
Dovewing is meeting Tigerheart on SkyClan territory and are overheard by Twigpaw and Finpaw. Tigerheart tells her they can't stay long, he's supposed to be checking on Scorchfur's patrol. Dovewing replies that she promised Squirrelflight she'd bring back prey. Sounding worried, Tigerheart says it's bad timing, ShadowClan's warriors are losing respect for Rowanstar and they keep looking to him, as if he's supposed to take his father's place. Dovewing's eyes shine with fear as she asks if that's what he wants. Tigerheart meows that ShadowClan is weaker than ever and they need a leader they can believe in. Dovewing wonders if that leader has to be him, and Tigerheart avoids her gaze, mewing he doesn't know and he's trying to support Rowanstar, but it might not be enough. Dovewing's mew catches in her throat, asking what about her and their relationship. Tigerheart's eyes glitter with desperation, telling her he loves her, he always will, and they'll sort it out.
Willowshine visits ThunderClan and Dovewing asks if Mistystar has opened the border. Willowshine says she just came to discuss something with Alderheart, and Dovewing shrugs and goes to play with Blossomfall's kits.
Twigpaw runs into Ivypool at the SkyClan-ThunderClan border and tells her how she saw Tigerheart and Dovewing together. Ivypool says she knew Dovewing had been up to something. Twigpaw asks if she thinks Dovewing will switch Clans, and Ivypool looks away, saying she has fought long and risked so much for ThunderClan, she'd never leave them.
Dovewing goes missing and a ThunderClan patrol arrives at SkyClan's camp, asking if they've seen her. Twigpaw tells them she saw her with Tigerheart, and Leafstar asks Ivypool is she questioned Tigerheart. Ivypool answers that she did, but he said he hadn't seen her. Leafstar gives the patrol permission to search SkyClan territory for the missing warrior.
Alderheart asks if there has been any sign of Dovewing and wonders if "the dark sky must not herald a storm" prophecy has something to do with her disappearance.
At a Gathering, Tigerheart is announced to be missing and cats begin whispering to each other and exchanging glances, having seen how Tigerheart and Dovewing behaved around each other. Both of their disappearances were too much of a coincidence.

River of Fire

While taking care of Whitewing, Alderheart believes that ever since Dovewing disappeared, Whitewing didn't have the will to continue fighting the sickness raging in ThunderClan.
While checking up on Ivypool and her new litter, the she-cat tells Alderheart that she was so angry when Dovewing left and felt betrayed, but now that she's seeing her own kits, she's learning what's really important. Alderheart tries to assure the queen, telling her that Dovewing probably had a reason for what she did. Ivypool sadly agrees and says that she guesses that she just had to be with Tigerheart. She adds that since she's been so long, she can accept that maybe she'll never see her again. Alderheart murmurs that she still misses her sister, and Ivypool confirms, but hopes that she'll see her again. Alderheart mews that he hopes they do, and moves on to check on Cinderheart.
Grassheart and Strikestone rush into the ThunderClan camp, they inform Hawkwing and Bramblestar that the former deputy Tigerheart is alive, which sparks an uproar of questions from ThunderClan. Ivypool pushes her way to the front and demands Strikestone and Grassheart to tell her if Dovewing is with him. Strikestone and Grassheart ignore her, and Strikestone tells the ThunderClan cats that Tigerheart is dead.
Dovewing is spotted by Violetshine, the gray she-cat flexing her claws anxiously against some stones while three kits huddled around her. Alderheart exclaims her name, and the dark ginger tom touches noses with the queen. Dovewing admits that it wasn't the homecoming she wanted, but she had to be strong for her kits. Alderheart accurately guesses that the three were hers and Tigerheart's, noting that her dark tabby looks just like her father. She introduces Lightkit, Shadowkit, and Pouncekit to the medicine cat, and Alderheart admires the tiny kittens. Violetshine sees Slatefur, Cloverfoot, Sparrowtail, and Berryheart standing behind Dovewing, with three tiny kits behind Berryheart and Sparrowtail. The black and white she-cat breathes that they were alive, and asks how they got there. Dovewing replies that she was living in a huge Twolegplace with her kits and Tigerheart, and that's where they met Ant, Cinnamon, and Blaze, and upon hearing their names, Violetshine notices two adult cats and a young cat old enough to be apprenticed standing further being Berryheart and her kits.
Dovewing continues, saying while on their way back, they found Berryheart, Cloverfoot, Sparrowtail, and Slatefur, and they joined them on their journey back. Dovewing falls silent, and Violetshine is confused. Berryheart continues for her, saying that while on their way back, Hollowkit was attacked by an owl, and Tigerheart saved him. However, the owl picked up Tigerheart instead and dropped him, causing severe internal injuries and the dark tabby couldn't recover, and they couldn't make it back in time for Tigerheart to see Puddleshine. Shadowkit speaks up, claiming his father was not dead, and Dovewing strokes her tail along her son's side.
A dark figure appears with Puddleshine, and Violetshine realizes it was Tigerheart. Dovewing exclaims that her mate is alive, and the two share a reunion with each other. After claiming leadership, the newly named Tigerstar reunites ShadowClan and orders them home. Alderheart stops Dovewing before she can leave, asking if she wasn't coming back to ThunderClan. Dovewing shakes her head and tells him that she has chosen Tigerstar and ShadowClan. Alderheart blinks in shock and attempts to persuade her otherwise, telling her that Ivypool has kits now. Dovewing blinks for a moment with indecision in her eyes, and she pads off to Tigerstar. The two share a murmur, and Dovewing goes back to Alderheart. The queen says that she'll come by, adding that she's missed ThunderClan terribly.
On the trek back, Alderheart informs Dovewing of Cinderheart's and Ivypool's kits, as well as Briarlight's death. Dovewing meows that Briarlight was an amazing cat, and says that she thinks the brown she-cat had more courage then the rest of the Clan put together. She adds that she'll never forget her, and wishes she was around to say goodbye. Lightkit, Shadowkit, and Pouncekit however eagerly bounce around Alderheart and Dovewing, with Pouncekit asking if they will be made apprentices. Dovewing says that they are not quite old enough for that, which results in a groan from all three kits. The news doesn't have much effect before the littermates go back to playfully fighting each other. Dovewing sighs that she has no idea where they get their energy from. Upon reaching the camp entrance, Dovewing asks Alderheart if ThunderClan will forgive her, since she ran away and is joining another Clan, admitting that it's a betrayal to her birth Clan. Alderheart, although knowing that she was right, tries to reassure her, and says that every cat was worried about her. Dovewing looks at Alderheart as if she didn't entirely believe him, but doesn't say a word and goes into the camp.
Twigbranch, serving her warrior vigil, simply nods to Alderheart, but upon noticing Dovewing and her kits, she shouts out the she-cat's name in surprise. The hollow is filled with silence, but soon after, Graystripe and Millie rush out of their den, while Leafpool and Jayfeather blink at her in surprise, and the hollow begins filling with cats. Fastest of all, Ivypool rushes out of the nursery, with her kits following closely behind her and skids to a halt beside her sister. Birchfall and Whitewing push their way through the crowd, and Birchfall demands to know where she had been, as they thought she was dead. Whitewing, however, exclaims that it was wonderful to see her again. Dovewing seems overwhelmed by her parents and the cats surrounding her, until Ivypool's litter comes wriggling through the crowd to stand beside their mother, sniffing inquisitively at Dovewing and her kits. Dovewing, astonished, asks if they were hers. Ivypool says they were hers and Fernsong's, introducing her sister to Flipkit, Thriftkit, and Bristlekit. Lightkit remarks that they were kind of small, and touches noses with Bristlekit. Ivypool purrs that they were only a few days old, and only opened their eyes this morning. Dovewing exclaims that they were beautiful, and tells her own kits that the smaller kits were their cousins, and says their mother is her sister, and their aunt, Ivypool.
The two litters examine each other with wide-open eyes, and Pouncekit tells them that it was good to have kin. Bumblestripe appears and looks at Dovewing, and tells the gray she-cat he was glad she was okay. Alderheart recalls that Bumblestripe and Dovewing used to be mates, briefly. Although he can tell Bumblestripe means what he is saying, he can tell that Bumblestripe could not suppress the hurt in his voice, knowing that Dovewing chose Tigerstar over him. Dovewing reveals that the kits were in fact, Tigerstar's. Her revelation causes an awkward pause, and Dovewing explains that she wouldn't be welcome in ThunderClan anymore since her mate was the new ShadowClan leader. Squirrelflight tells her that a lot of things have changed while she was gone, but they're glad to have her back. Dovewing continues, explaining that she had terrible dreams where the nursery was destroyed and her kits died. Daisy comes forward, and says she wishes Dovewing told her, since all queens have weird dreams just before their kits are born. Dovewing replies that she did what she thought was best.
Bramblestar learns that his nephew is now leading ShadowClan, and expresses his concern with a second Tigerstar leading ShadowClan. Graystripe agrees with his leader, wondering what ShadowClan will even do. Dovewing assures them that her mate is the same reasonable, good-hearted cat they have known him to be and that StarClan brought him back so he could lead, and adds that he must have a great destiny. Alderheart realizes that despite Dovewing trying to lighten the situation, it had not worked. Dovewing sighs and tells her kits that they should get back to ShadowClan, and a frozen silence falls over ThunderClan, as they expected her to return to them, and not another Clan. Sparkpelt snarls that she was a traitor. Ivypool, now furious, gathers her kits and stalks off to the nursery, while Birchfall and Whitewing look at their daughter with deep disappointment on their faces. Dovewing tries to explain that she didn't want to choose between her birth Clan and the cat she loves. Silence falls over the ThunderClan cats, until Bramblestar steps forward, and says she'll need an escort for protection as she goes back to the border. Birchfall immediately offers to go and stands beside his daughter. Bramblestar nods to the brown tom, and tells Fernsong that he can go too. Bramblestar turns his attention to Dovewing, and says that they will look forward to seeing her at the next gathering, but if she is no longer part of the Clan, then she cannot drop by anytime she likes. Dovewing is taken back by Bramblestar's answer, not realizing the extent of her actions. She takes one last glance at Ivypool, who was refusing to look at her sister. Dovewing then leaves the ThunderClan camp with her kits, Birchfall, Fernsong, and Whitewing.
When Birchfall, Whitewing, and Fernsong return, Ivypool questions her mate on everything that happened, asking if Dovewing said anything or even had a message for ThunderClan. Fernsong shifts his paws uncomfortably, obviously finding it hard to answer his mate's questions.

The Raging Storm

Coming Soon

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Coming Soon

The Silent Thaw

Before Shadowpaw leaves to receive his full name, Dovewing congratulates him and believes he will be a great medicine cat. Shadowpaw feels turmoil for his mother being a codebreaker, but happy to have parents who take pride in his accomplishments. At a Gathering, when Bramblestar suggests that StarClan is silent due to the codebreakers, Dovewing admonishes this claim and Bramblestar reminds her she's a codebreaker, too. Shadowsight goes to his father and explains he wants to reveal his vision about the codebreakers to the other Clans. Tigerstar refuses for him to do so, fearful of what will happen to Dovewing.
While on a hunting patrol with Scorchfur, Stonewing, and Antfur, a tree branch collapses and hits Scorchfur and Antfur. Antfur is knocked unconscious and Stonewing's tail is trapped. Dovewing and Scorchfur dig out his tail and carry Antfur back to camp. Shadowsight frantically checks over his mother and is relieved to see she only has a torn ear and ruffled fur. She explains what happened to Shadowsight and Tigerstar checks over her before seeing to the others. After checking on the others, Shadowsight leaves to treat his mother's injuries and hypothetically asks her what she would do if she knew a secret that might hurt but help others. Dovewing replies she would tell the truth no matter what. When Snaketooth's patrol returns with Antfur's body, Dovewing grieves with Cinnamontail.
At half-moon meeting, Shadowsight reveals his prior vision to the others, including naming his mother. He admits Tigerstar forbid him from telling the truth sooner out of fear of retribution for Dovewing and the other codebreakers. Kestrelflight questions why Dovewing is named but not Tigerstar since both broke the same code by being together. Shadowsight speaks to his parents afterward and explains his vision. Tigerstar admonishes him for revealing the truth while Dovewing is surprised not to hear Tigerstar in the list. She chides her mate for scolding Shadowsight too hard since they raised him to be kind and honest. She agrees to atone to save ShadowClan and follow StarClan's will.
She attends the emergency Gathering called by Bramblestar and he demands for the codebreakers to atone. After the meeting is interrupted by Rootpaw's outburst, Tigerstar rushes to Dovewing. Dovewing speaks to her son after the Gathering and comments he appeared distracted. Shadowsight insists he feels like he made the wrong choice, but Dovewing comforts him, believing he did what he thought was right. They hear a wail and discover Pouncestep in the medicine den. She had been stung by a wasps' nest while hunting and Shadowsight ushers her and Tawnypelt away.
Dovewing leaves to atone for her crimes and Tigerstar frets over her. He and Shadowsight leave to find her after Shadowsight reveals his vision was not from StarClan. They follow her scent trail near a dirty Twolegplace and bring her back to ShadowClan. Several of their Clanmates question why Dovewing did not finish her atonement, but Tigerstar silences them. At the Gathering, Bramblestar questions the same thing.
Tree and Rootpaw arrive in ShadowClan, but Tigerstar sends them away. Dovewing urges them to do so. She hurries to Tigerstar's side when Squirrelflight arrives asking for sanctuary. She witnesses Bramblestar's ghost and learns of the imposter. She and Tawnypelt encourage Tigerstar to help the other Clans get rid of Bramblestar's imposter and ask for Squirrelflight to stay in ShadowClan. Dovewing decides to go back to her atonement to not raise suspicion. She and Tigerstar warn Shadowsight not to go to the Moonpool with the others and tell him to be careful.

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Dovewing does not formally appear in Crowfeather's Trial, but is listed in the allegiances.

Bramblestar's Storm

Dovewing, along with Jayfeather and Lionblaze, lost her power after completing the prophecy. She's seen watching a group of cats discuss ShadowClan scents in their territory, unable to help like she used to. Her mate Bumblestripe presses his muzzle into her fur, asking if she's okay. Dovewing leans against him and reassures him that she's fine. Dovewing is later seen trying to listen for falling trees after a branch destroys some of Leafpool and Jayfeather's herbs. Whitewing distracts her with a vole and Dovewing reluctantly pads over. Bramblestar notes that Dovewing, out of the Three, seems to be struggling the most with losing her powers.
Dovewing seems distressed during the majority of the book, feeling blind and deaf to her Clanmates without her powers. After the Great Storm hits the Clans, Dovewing is part of a border patrol with Bramblestar, Graystripe, and Thornclaw to check the extent of the devastation. They check on ShadowClan first and Dovewing is noted to be particularly anxious for them. Along the way, she helps them save a kittypet named Minty who got separated from her Twolegs in the flood and supports bringing her to ThunderClan for shelter. Later, Dovewing patrols along the ShadowClan border with Bumblestripe, his apprentice Seedpaw, Bramblestar, and Lilypaw. Seedpaw begs to hunt with them beyond Clan territory, but Bumblestripe tells her no. When Seedpaw embarrasses herself trying to prove she's a good hunter, Dovewing compliments her pounce and distracts her by telling her to show her some of her hunting moves. Bumblestripe thanks her, saying he can't wait until they have kits of her own and that she'll be a great mother. Dovewing, however, pulls away and states they have to focus on the flood which hurts Bumblestripe. Bramblestar wonders privately if things were alright between them.
Bramblestar chooses Dovewing to help teach Minty and the other kittypets Jessy and Frankie how to hunt. Dovewing is skeptical of the idea, believing she wasn't as good a hunter anymore since she lost her powers; however, Bramblestar insists she was perfect for it because she knows what's it's like to start from the beginning. Dovewing is patient with the kittypets and gains a little more confidence, offering to teach battle moves next and suggests Minty help the medicine cats with herbs to get her more used to the forest.
Later, Bumblestripe leads Bramblestar to Dovewing, meowing into a tunnel to test how long she could still hear the echoes. Dovewing finally confesses to Bramblestar her anguish in being without her powers, feeling like she wasn't helping her Clan at all. Bramblestar disagrees. He reminds her of all the good she did with Lionblaze and Jayfeather in saving the Clan from the Dark Forest, but that StarClan only took away that power because they no longer needed it and were still as useful as much as any cat. Dovewing reluctantly agrees. Bumblestripe steps forward tentatively, asking if she was angry at him for involving Bramblestar. Dovewing assures him she isn't but leaves without another glance.
Dovewing participates in helping ShadowClan with the badgers. While nervous fighting a major battle without her powers, she holds her own and is later seen fighting alongside Tigerheart. Bramblestar is impressed by their teamwork but becomes slightly concerned when it notices an unspoken closeness about it.
At the very end of the book, Dovewing breaks up with Bumblestripe and they are no longer mates. They're described as eating on opposite sides of the camp with their eyes fixed on their prey. Dovewing is later part of the patrol that takes Minty home where they have a brief encounter with a ShadowClan patrol lead by Tigerheart. Tigerheart stares at Dovewing, though Dovewing avoids his gaze entirely, staring out at the lake. Bramblestar realizes there's something different between the two of them, but has no idea what it could be.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Warning: Rippletail’s appearances in Tigerheart’s Shadow are a mistake as confirmed by Kate Cary and further installments in the canon. Slatefur was meant to be in the patrol traveling with Tigerheart.
Dovewing is first seen when Tigerheart meets her. She reveals she is expecting kits and tells him she has been having visions. After he asks her about this, she tells him she believes they have to leave the Clans and raise their kits elsewhere. When Tigerheart seems hesitant about this, she responds negatively and leaves. Later, she leaves ThunderClan by herself.
More Coming Soon

Squirrelflight's Hope

Dovewing attends a hunting patrol, and they discover ThunderClan cats waiting in their camp when they return. After speaking with Puddleshine, Tigerstar orders them away and Scorchfur and Dovewing to escort them. As they walk, Dovewing mutters to Squirrelflight that Tigerstar has a point about moving the Sisters from their land, and points out that ThunderClan seems to only focus on their own point of view. She sniffs that the Clans should care for their own first and not for the Sisters who don't want their land. Squirrelflight is surprised about her former Clanmate's change of opinion. Later, at a Gathering, Tigerstar weaves protectively around his family.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Dovepaw, along with her sister, Ivypaw, are sent on a patrol, headed by Lionblaze and Cinderheart. Brambleclaw asks the two warriors to take their apprentices and patrol the hollow border for foxes. Hollyleaf comments at how big the two apprentices have gotten, remembering when they were kits. When Ivypaw asks if Brambleclaw heard a fox, Dovepaw tips her head, and answers thoughtfully that she doesn't know.
Dovewing, after gaining her warrior name, explores the tunnels with Ivypool. The two cats made their way down there and ran into a small group of WindClan cats, lead by Sol. As they attempt to make their way out, helped by Hollyleaf, Dovewing shows distrust for the cat who is trying to help them, and questions her motives. Both her and Ivypool question who Hollyleaf really is and the cat is forced to reveal herself as Hollyleaf of ThunderClan.

Mistystar's Omen

Dovepaw does not formally appear in Mistystar's Omen, but is listed in the allegiances.

Dovewing's Silence

Dovewing watches Midnight and Rock leave the Clans in the aftermath of the Great Battle, wishing they’d stay as Dovewing thinks they lost everything. Whitewing asks her to help Purdy with Mousefur’s body. The elder is curling up her body as if she is asleep. Squirrelflight announces that all cats must be treated for their battle wounds, and Dovewing checks herself and decides that hers are not urgent to be treated right away. Dovewing joins Ivypool, who is grieving for Hollyleaf, as the she-cat gave her life to save Ivypool. Dovewing reminds her sister that Hollyleaf is watching them now and will never regret what she did. Sorreltail is missing, so Dovewing tries to use her powers to find her but she cannot hear her. Sorreltail is dead, so Dovewing tells Squirrelflight the news. The deputy panics, reminding everyone that she told them to check their injuries. Dovewing feels guilty so heads to the medicine den. Leafpool says she will treat everyone when she can. Dovewing heads back out and curls up to rest, trying to spot new StarClan warriors in the sky but finds no comfort, so wonders if they won the battle as it doesn’t feel as if that is true. Dovewing strains to hear the other Clan’s camps but she cannot, and wonders if she will ever feel safe again.
Dovewing joins the burial of the fallen, helping her sister bury Hollyleaf. She sees Birchfall and the other former Dark Forest trainees are refused to help, and Dovewing wonders if they are being shunned because they were Dark Forest cats. She whispers to her sister if she should get their father, but Ivypool says they aren’t welcome, they are traitors as well as her. Dovewing protests that it isn’t fair as they switched allegiance thanks to Ivypool. Ivypool thinks she should be the one who died instead of Hollyleaf. Dovewing snaps to never think of that, Hollyleaf died a true warrior. They find a place to bury Hollyleaf and start scraping the dirt away. Dovewing feels uncomfortable throughout the digging, but presses on. Lionblaze pricks himself on a thorn, and Dovewing reassures herself that he is exhausted from the battle, he cannot protect himself like usual. After the burial, Squirrelflight whispers to Bramblestar and Dovewing tries to listen, but Whitewing says it isn’t for her to listen. She asks about Dovewing's powers, and Dovewing says she was given it to fight the Dark Forest. Her ears are still buzzing from the battle, so Whitewing sends her to the medicine den. Jayfeather is too busy with tending to Foxleap so Dovewing will go back tomorrow. She wonders how the medicine cat could be scared, as the Dark Forest was defeated.
Dovewing is helping to rebuild the warriors’ den when Blackstar arrives in camp. Dovewing tries to hear him as he is rasping but her powers still don’t work. They decide to hold a meeting at the island to discuss what to do with the former Dark Forest cats, and Dovewing bristles her fur. Bumblestripe tries to calm her, but Dovewing says her sister could be in danger, protesting they can’t be punished for believing lies. Bumblestripe suggests they need punishment, but Dovewing points out Blossomfall is his sister and asks if he really thinks she’d do something to betray ThunderClan. Bumblestripe explains training in the Dark Forest is not in the warrior code, but Dovewing says so is dead cats coming to life. Their Clanmates made the wrong decision, but their loyalties were to them alone. Bumblestripe asks if she really means that, and Dovewing insists she trusts Ivypool with her life, does he feel the same way with Blossomfall. Bramblestar asks Dovewing to come to the meeting as she and Lionblaze have information on the Dark Forest. Dovewing hears her Clanmates are excited about choosing a punishment, and Dovewing thinks that they are not perfect themselves. Dovewing tries to hear the other camps again, but it doesn’t work. She decides to not confide it in Ivypool, or Lionblaze or Jayfeather. She wonders if there’s something wrong with their powers too.
As the patrol heads to the meeting, Dovewing moves closer to her sister to comfort her and wishes the former Dark Forest trainees would stop looking guilty. She notices that ThunderClan has the most former trainees, and Bramblestar says less of their survived, but this doesn’t make Dovewing any better. Onestar asks why Dovewing and Lionblaze are present, and Bramblestar explains about their knowledge of the Dark Forest. During the meeting, Mistystar states exile is not an option and Dovewing is alarmed, begging Ivypool to tell why she was recruited. Ivypool does, and Breezepelt looks smug. Dovewing wants to rake his ears, but Birchfall says if one of them is forgiven, they all are. Mothwing suggests that the former Dark Forest trainees swear a new oath of loyalty. Dovewing breathes a sigh of relief as this is the obvious solution. She feels anger again for Breezepelt, as she has seen his attacks on ThunderClan. She thinks he doesn’t deserve forgiveness, but is glad her father and sister will be accepted in ThunderClan again. They have enough to worry about repairing the camp and building their strength for leaf-bare. Tigerheart looks questionably at Dovewing but she looks away; he was part of the past just like the Dark Forest battle.
Dovewing hopes that the oath will work as the former trainees swear the oath in front of all of ThunderClan. She is furious that Ivypool has to as well, as she has done many things to prove her loyalty. Afterward, some warriors whisper among themselves and Dovewing feels pain in her head as she strains to listen. Determined to talk to Jayfeather and Lionblaze about the problem with their powers, she tried to talk to Lionblaze but ends up on a hunting patrol with him, Cinderheart and Ivypool. Ivypool catches a squirrel that is right above Dovewing’s head and asks how she didn’t hear that. Dovewing says she was following a mouse trail but could tell Ivypool suspects something. As they head back to camp, Dovewing finally talks to Lionblaze, but Lionblaze refuses to talk about their powers and suggests talking to Jayfeather instead. Dovewing stubbornly pushes to talk to Jayfeather, but he is treating a badly infected Foxleap. Jayfeather also avoids the conversation, determined to spend his energy and focus on saving Foxleap. Purdy asks Dovewing to talk to her and they talk about how the Clan is acting like they are still burying the fallen, and how it’s insulting their memory. Dovewing agrees that they should honor their Clanmates by knowing they didn’t die in vain. Dovewing goes to get mousebile for Purdy’s tick, but Foxleap dies and Dovewing is in shock.
Dovewing feels sympathy and annoyance for Sandstorm, as she kept the warriors awake three nights in a row with her coughing. She understands Dovewing because losing her powers also makes her feel useless. Berrynose and Poppyfrost move in with Purdy, and Dovewing mentions to Ivypool that is a nice thing. Ivypool points out that they are just getting away from former Dark Forest trainees. Shocked, Dovewing points out its been over a moon, they have to be forgiven now. Some more cats move dens, and Dovewing feels as if this is an omen that the Clan is splitting. Whitewing notices Dovewing’s distress and goes to fetch moss with her. Dovewing confesses her feelings and thoughts about the situation, and Whitewing says invisible wounds take longer to heal. Dovewing thinks that there are some wounds that never heal. On the way to a Gathering, she almost gets into a fight over the former Dark Forest trainees. Blossomfall tells her to not fight their battles, but Dovewing protests it shouldn’t be a battle, they swore the oath and never harmed the Clan. She joins Bumblestripe and nearly falls over, but Bumblestripe catches her. He says he will be always there to catch her.
Dovewing notices all the former trainees of the other Clans are present and think forgiven one cat is easier than forgiving several. She sees Shrewfoot with Tigerheart and feels a spark of jealousy, but ignores it. She is glad Tigerheart is forgiven by ShadowClan and has a better life now. She sits with Bumblestripe, Blossomfall, and Toadstep, hissing at the tom in frustration. The leaders don’t mention the Great Battle, and Dovewing wonders if they should honor them together. Dovewing agrees with Bumblestripe that the Great Battle changed everything, and wonders if ThunderClan is divided forever because of the Dark Forest. Back at camp, there are signs of sickness, and Dovewing stresses that the Clan is growing sick. She begs to StarClan to help them. The next day, she notices Jayfeather walking back from the medicine den and asks if Bramblestar’s okay. Jayfeather reassures he's fine, but telling that Hazeltail cannot do her duties as she has greencough. Millie stresses about Briarlight’s safety, so Dovewing offers her nest so that Briarlight can move to the warriors’ den while Dovewing moves to the elders’ den. She joins a patrol that will make her nest, and Dovewing thinks that is something she will enjoy.
Toadstep falls sick with greencough and Dovewing struggles to feel sympathetic as he knew he was growing sick. Leafpool gives Dovewing a large squirrel to share with Bumblestripe. Dovewing protests it’s too big, so Leafpool says to share it with Purdy. Sandstorm also joins them, and they talk about once when Firestar sent all the sick cats to the old Twoleg den. Sandstorm is visibly upset, and Dovewing wishes they didn’t bring it up. She notices Blossomfall sneaking out and decides to follow, telling Bumblestripe she is going to the dirtplace to deter him from following. Blossomfall knows Dovewing is following and leaps onto her. Dovewing is visibly guilty that she suspected Blossomfall of doing something wrong. Blossomfall leads her to the old Twoleg den where Jayfeather and Leafpool are growing catmint. Guilty for thinking wrongly of Blossomfall and sympathetic, she works with Blossomfall to take some catmint back to camp. Dovewing apologizes for doubting Blossomfall, but she says she would have done the same. Blossomfall confesses she made the biggest mistake joining the Dark Forest, and is not sure she can forgive herself. Dovewing says she needs to; they need to move on and be strong. She wonders if that also counts for her with her missing powers.
Dovewing notices Molepaw pretending to be a traitorous former Dark Forest trainee with the kits. She interrupts, saying it isn’t an appropriate game. Molepaw tells her to stop sticking her muzzle where it doesn’t belong but Dovewing tells him to think about how much it’s helping the Clan. He continues the game though, and Dovewing thinks ThunderClan will never be safe if they are divided. The next day, the former trainees are shunned again, so Dovewing takes them all out for hunting patrol. Suddenly, Molepaw and Cherrypaw burst out and tell of a fox. The patrol decides to fight the fox and the two apprentices’ race away to warn Bramblestar. Dovewing thinks something is off and asks the patrol to stop so she can listen. Again, nothing happens as her ears hurt from the strain. They suddenly hear a shriek, and they find the fox with a fox-trap clamped on its leg. They fight it and Dovewing is knocked off and dazed. They defeat the fox, with Dovewing figuring out that Molepaw and Cherrypaw purposely sent them into danger because her patrol is made up of the former Dark Forest trainees. Bramblestar commends them back at camp, and Bumblestripe thanks Dovewing for her work. She, Lionblaze and Jayfeather finally admit to each other that their powers are gone, so they all head to the Moonpool.
They dream of a wind-blown mountain, and Midnight and Rock appear. Midnight tells that they lost their powers because they do not need their powers, their Clanmates are safe. Confused, Dovewing asks if their Clanmates need them anymore. Rock rasps that their Clanmates will always need them, but they will never face a battle that needs their powers ever again. They will still fight with the other Clans, but they have the necessary skills to fight them. Sometimes they’ll win, sometimes they won’t. Midnight lumbers to Dovewing and tells her there are lots of dangers for a cat that is deaf and blind, but Dovewing is none of those. She still has hearing and sight, so Midnight tells her to use them as other cats do, and they’ll never weaken further. Rock tells the three that their powers helped them win the Great Battle, and the prophecy was fulfilled. They will feel lesser warriors but they will never be that. He tells them to find courage and strength like their Clanmates do, as a new time for the Clans is coming. Midnight tells them everyone fought the Great Battle, and the warrior code will last forever. They wake up, and Dovewing thinks they won the Great Battle and will overcome the greencough. The warrior code will last forever.

Tawnypelt's Clan

In the newly reformed ShadowClan, Juniperclaw snaps at Dovewing because her kits are being too loud. Tawnypelt is frustrated with Dovewing due to her lack of helping to rebuild the camp and constantly worries about her kits. Tawnypelt feels like Dovewing's presence is another sign of ShadowClan's troubles. She calls for help when Shadowkit begins to seize. She suggests that Leafpool should take a look at Shadowkit when Puddleshine is unsure of what to do, and Tawnypelt snaps at her for her continued reliance on ThunderClan. Tigerstar agrees with Dovewing.
When Shadowkit's vision reveals trouble for cats living behind a waterfall, Tawnypelt believes he's referring to the Tribe of Rushing Water. She convinces Dovewing of the validity of Shadowkit's vision, and the two argue with Tigerstar about letting Shadowkit journey there. She cries out in horror when Dovewing discovers Tawnypelt sneaking Shadowkit away in the middle of the night, but when Tigerstar snaps at Tawnypelt, Dovewing sides with her. She stands up to Tigerstar that she and Tawnypelt are going to take Shadowkit to the Tribe.
During their journey, Tawnypelt grows to admire Dovewing's patience with her son, and after Shadowkit receives another vision, Dovewing confesses her fears to Tawnypelt. Tawnypelt reassures her that she's a good mother and that even Tawnypelt doesn't know all the answers to motherhood.
The three reach the mountains and Snow Falling on Stones recognizes Dovewing and she and Breeze That Rustles the Leaves lead them to the cave. Dovewing introduces Stoneteller to Shadowkit and explains his seizures. Tawnypelt reassures Dovewing when Stonteller asks to speak with Shadowkit in private. She reunites with Sheer Path Beside Waterfall and Moss that Grows by River. When Stoneteller asks that Shadowkit should sleep in the Cave of Pointed Stones with him, he remarks that all kits must travel away from their mother's side one day, and Tawnypelt reassures Dovewing that day has not arrived yet.
In the night, Shadowkit screams for everyone to leave the cave, and Dovewing helps urge sleeping cats out of their nests. Outside, Shadowkit urges them higher to the riverbank, and Dovewing carries Shadowkit on her back. She and Tawnypelt help to push rocks into the river and Dovewing carries her son back to the cave when he passes out. Shadowkit encourages Dovewing to let him stay with Stoneteller for a little while, much to Dovewing's displeasure. She chats with the other kit-mothers while waiting for Shadowkit.
The three return home, and Dovewing worries about how Tigerstar would react. Tawnypelt insists Dovewing made the right choice as Shadowkit's mother, and Tigerstar would forgive her. They pass through ThunderClan territory, and Dovewing asks Fernsong about his kits to break the tension. She and Tawnypelt bond over their grief for the past as they continue home. The Clan welcomes them back, and Dovewing awkwardly gazes at Tigerstar until Shadowkit breaks the tensions. Tigerstar thanks Dovewing and Tawnypelt for their courage and helping Shadowkit.

In the Field Guides

Battles of the Clans

After Bumblepaw learns the Lightning Strike technique, by his mentor, he is shown to be very eager to show the newly learned move to Dovepaw and Ivypaw. He has them pretend to be invaders, as he shows them how to stalk low, and then quickly pounce. Dovepaw seems slightly startled by the attack, while Ivypaw seems rather skeptical of it at first until Bumblepaw finally explains the retreat and the second strike involved in the Lightning Strike technique.

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Brightheart's and Cloudtail's page that their kit Whitewing, gave birth to Dovewing and Ivypool, who both played a critical part in saving the Clans from the Dark Forest.
Dovewing has her own page. She was the third cat of the prophecy. From the time she was a kit, she could hear sounds far away even beyond the lake and even picture what's happening in other territories. She assumed every cat was the same, so she was shocked when she learned she was the only one. She sensed beavers creating a dam and stopping the flow of water, drying up the lake. Jayfeather saw the potential of these powers and told her to pretend it was a dream so Firestar would understand better. Still an apprentice, Dovepaw traveled with cats of other Clans to find the dam and destroy it, letting the lake swell with water once again. She forged a powerful friendship with Tigerheart, one that persisted and deepened even when they returned to their Clans. Even after knowing the role she will play when the Dark Forest comes, she still met with Tigerheart at night, using her powers to keep safe from detection. The looming crisis forced Dovewing to think of her loyalties and found something in Bumblestripe. She saw a future of a cat in her Clan, not secret love with Tigerheart. As the Final Battle finished, Dovewing made her choice.
She appears on Ivypool's page. Ivypool is Dovewing's only littermate and they were closer than hairs on a vole's pelt. Their path began to diverge when Dovepaw left to bring back the lake. When she returned, Dovepaw had the connection with cats that stretched the limits of the warrior code. Ivypaw trained hard, even though Dovepaw always seemed to hear and see things faster than anyone, On the occasion when Ivypaw makes the first catch, she knew Dovepaw let her. To Dovewing's dismay, Ivypool agreed to spy on the Dark Forest.
It is mentioned on Briarlight's page that a storm hit the woods sending a loose-rooted beech tree crashing into the hollow. Dovewing warned Firestar after she heard the tree start to fall. It is mentioned on Sol's page that Dovewing and Ivypool overheard Sol's plot to put ThunderClan and WindClan against each other. She is lastly mentioned on Rock's page. Rock blamed the existence of the three, if Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovewing did not come, the prophecy that involved the Dark Forest rising would not have been fulfilled.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.