These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in Fading Echoes 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.


  • Breezepelt and Hawkfrost are training in the Dark Forest.
    • Tigerstar stops the training session just as Hawkfrost pins Breezepelt down.
  • Tigerstar announces that they must be ready for the coming fight.
    • Breezepelt promises that he can fight harder.
  • Tigerstar tells Breezepelt that he has much to fight harder for.
  • Breezepelt swears to have vengeance for the wrong that was done to him.
  • Tigerstar sends Hawkfrost to walk in an apprentice's dream, saying she was ready.

Chapter 1

  • Dovepaw's point of view
  • She wakes up from a nightmare about Rippletail.
    • She casts her senses out and sees two cats walking around the lake towards ThunderClan.
  • Dovepaw wakes up Jayfeather before figuring out the cats are Mothwing and Mistyfoot.
    • He tells her that Leopardstar must be dead and asks Dovepaw to help her sun some leaves.
  • Brambleclaw assigns Dovepaw to a patrol with him, Lionblaze, Ivypaw, and Cinderheart.
  • Ivypaw and Dovepaw begin playing until Brambleclaw tells them to stop.
  • Ivypaw steps on some sharp sticks and gets a painful splinter.
    • Dovepaw hears Jayfeather yowling in the distance.

Chapter 2

  • Jayfeather's point of view
  • He is puzzled why he felt a sharp pain but was unharmed.
  • Jayfeather sees Leafpool and Squirrelflight and feels angry again towards them.
  • Mistyfoot and Mothwing arrive in ThunderClan, reporting the death of Leopardstar.
    • Firestar and the rest of the Clan welcome Mistystar as the new leader of RiverClan.
  • Jayfeather gives Mothwing herbs to treat her paw pads.
    • She offers him some advice in treating Longtail's stiffness.
  • He goes into her memories and sees Mothwing and Mistystar at the Moonpool.
    • Jayfeather watches as Mistystar finally discovers that her medicine cat doesn't believe in StarClan, but she still accepts Mothwing.
  • Jayfeather returns to present time with Mothwing studying him, knowing what he had done.
    • She leaves, saying it didn't make her any less of a medicine cat and that he needed to understand that.
    • Like Mistystar, he accepts Mothwing.

Chapter 3

  • Jayfeather's point of view
  • He and Lionblaze go out into the forest.
  • Blossompaw arrives, and Bumblepaw teases her about mooning over Toadstep.
  • The three leave, and Lionblaze tells Jayfeather that Ivypaw stepped on the broken stick earlier.
    • Jayfeather admits to having broken it himself.
  • He explains the origin of the stick and the ancient cats.
  • Lionblaze thinks of him and Heathertail in the tunnels, where Rock had been watching them.

Chapter 4

  • Lionblaze's point of view
  • He and Cinderheart train Dovepaw and Ivypaw to climb trees.
    • Lionblaze instructs Dovepaw where to climb up so he couldn't see her.
  • Ivypaw slips and lands right on him.
    • Dovepaw falls as well, but is slowed down by the branches.
  • Lionblaze pulls Dovepaw aside and she tells him that she heard dogs in WindClan.
    • He refuses to let her help, even though Sedgewhisker was being attacked.
  • All four cats climb back up the trees and begin traveling across to other ones.
    • Ivypaw and Dovepaw race, until Dovepaw steps on an old branch and it snaps beneath her.
      • She falls, but is only a few feet from the ground.
  • Dovepaw refuses to acknowledge Lionblaze's words, angry with him.

Chapter 5

  • Dovepaw's point of view
  • She wakes up in the middle of the night, still frustrated, before convincing Ivypaw to come with her to WindClan.
  • They make to the WindClan camp, before Dovepaw wakes up Sedgewhisker, who is angry to see them.
    • They don't have a chance to talk before Weaselfur finds them and yowls that there were intruders.
  • Onestar sends out a patrol to make sure there were not any more intruders.
    • He assigns Breezepelt and Heathertail to take Dovepaw and Ivypaw home.
  • The WindClan warriors travel with them all the way to the hollow before finding Rosepetal.
    • Breezepelt tells her to bring Firestar out here, and she reluctantly agrees.

Chapter 6

  • Jayfeather's point of view
  • He wakes up and joins Firestar, Lionblaze, and Cinderheart outside in confronting the two apprentices.
  • Breezepelt and Heathertail report what happened before leaving.
  • Firestar speaks briefly with Dovepaw and Ivypaw before giving their punishment to their mentors.
    • He sends Ivypaw and Cinderheart away, but has Dovepaw stay behind.
  • Firestar reveals that the Three- Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Dovepaw- have something in common that isn't normal.

Chapter 7

  • Jayfeather's point of view
  • He tells Firestar that they knew of the prophecy, and that they were the Three.
    • Firestar is shocked, before saying that he thought it was about Leafpool, Squirrelflight, and Cloudtail for a time.
  • Each of them admit their power to Firestar, who is satisfied at finding the Three.
  • Jayfeather takes a walk out in the forest.
  • Tigerheart attacks him, stopping after realizing who it was.
    • He becomes defensive when explaining why he was out so late, but leaves when Jayfeather tells him to.
  • Jayfeather is still suspicious at why Tigerheart was out so late.

Chapter 8

  • Dovepaw's point of view
  • Ivypaw returns from a dawn patrol, annoyed that Dovepaw got to sleep in.
  • Dovepaw calms her sister down before leaving for a patrol with Graystripe, Thornclaw, Lionblaze, and Briarpaw.
    • They go to the ShadowClan border to check the scents.
  • Dovepaw recognizes the scent of Tigerheart just past the border.
  • A patrol of Crowfrost, Pinepaw, Ratscar, and Tigerheart find them.
  • Tigerheart crosses the border to check the scent, but covers it up, knowing that it was his.
    • Dovepaw notices what he did, and confronts him privately.
    • Tigerheart promises to explain at the Gathering, and Dovepaw reluctantly agrees.
  • The ThunderClan patrol returns home and reports what happened.
  • Jayfeather reveals to Lionblaze and Dovepaw that he found Tigerheart sniffing at the border a half moon ago.

Chapter 9

  • Dovepaw's point of view
  • She attends the Gathering while Ivypaw has to stay behind.
  • They are the first ones to arrive when Blossompaw climbs up the Great Oak.
    • Squirrelflight snaps at her which makes her fall off the tree.
    • Millie defends Blossompaw, saying she's still a "paw".
  • RiverClan arrive.
    • Petalfur greets Dovepaw warmly, but feels hurt when Sedgewhisker ignores the two.
  • Dovepaw searches for Tigerheart and spots him.
  • Onestar speaks first, staring pointedly at ThunderClan as he mentioned trespassers would be dealt with severely.
  • Mistystar speaks after him, and is cheered on by all four Clans.
    • She announces the death of Leopardstar and Rippletail, and the return of Petalfur.
  • Blackstar goes next, saying that there was too much activity going on near the ThunderClan border.
    • ShadowClan and ThunderClan are close to fighting when they calm down again.
  • Firestar is the last to speak, announcing the birth of Cherrykit and Molekit.
  • Dovepaw sneaks away to speak with Tigerheart.
    • He tells her that he can't say anything but asks that she trust him.
    • Dovepaw agrees and the two head back to the Clans, who are close to fighting again.
  • Firestar leads ThunderClan away, warning WindClan and ShadowClan to think carefully before they accuse ThunderClan of something they didn't do.

Chapter 10

  • Ivypaw's point of view
  • She dreams of a large field with horses, butterflies and flowers in it.
  • She meets a tom there.
    • He shows Ivypaw how to hunt better by pouncing without arching her back.
  • She tries it several times before getting it right.
  • The tom offers to show her a stalking technique.
  • Ivypaw hears calling, and has to go.
  • The tom introduces himself as Hawkfrost.
  • Cinderheart wakes Ivypaw up.
  • Bumblepaw, Briarpaw, and Blossompaw have their assessments by hunting in pairs.
    • Ivypaw is paired up with Blossompaw.
    • Blossompaw complains that Ivypaw can't catch anything.
    • Cinderheart points out that Ivypaw is there to help, and is not being assessed.
  • Ivypaw catches a squirrel after Blossompaw sends her away.
  • Blossompaw clumsily catches a blackbird.
  • Ivypaw begins to tell Dovepaw about her dream.
    • Brightheart finds the two and asks them what they are doing in the thorns.
    • They are interrupted by Lionblaze before Ivypaw can tell Dovepaw her dream.
    • Ivypaw is annoyed because Dovepaw is always being called away for training.
  • Blossompaw, Briarpaw and Bumblepaw pass their assessment.

Chapter 11

  • Lionblaze's point of view
  • Firestar calls the Three to his den for any news about ShadowClan trespassers.
  • Dovepaw hears the sound of roots coming out of the ground and Firestar orders the Clan to leave the camp.
  • Mousefur complains about her bed getting wet if she leaves, but Lionblaze and Brightheart are able to get her to leave.
  • The tree that Dovepaw heard begins to fall.
  • Mousefur begins to run towards the entrance to camp.
    • Longtail stops Mousefur by telling her that they can just catch another mouse, but she tells him that she won't waste prey.
  • Longtail heads through the thorn barrier to get the mouse.
    • Briarpaw rushes after Longtail to stop him.
  • Lionblaze tell them to stop, but is drowned out by the sound of the tree falling.
  • Dustpelt, Squirrelflight, and Lionblaze help clear out the debris at the elders' den.
    • They find Longtail dead and Briarpaw half-buried under a branch.
  • They move the branch and Graystripe pulls out Briarpaw from under it.
  • While Leafpool makes a pulp of thyme to stop the shock, Jayfeather checks on Briarpaw, but can't find the wound.
    • Briarpaw tells him that she can't feel her hind legs.
  • Ferncloud tries to comfort Graystripe and Millie by telling them that Leafpool is helping Jayfeather.
  • Briarpaw asks where her hind legs are and Lionblaze sees them stretched out behind her.

Chapter 12

  • Jayfeather's point of view
  • Jayfeather finds out that Briarpaw can't feel her back legs after making her bleed by using his claws to test if she could feel them.
  • Millie yells at Jayfeather to stop hurting her.
  • Firestar tells Jayfeather to let Squirrelflight accompany him to the ShadowClan camp.
  • Squirrelflight tries to tell Jayfeather a story about when he, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf were kits.
  • Jayfeather gets mad at Squirrelflight and Squirrelflight angrily tells him he isn't the only one in pain.
  • Littlecloud informs Jayfeather about a injury he tried to treat similar to Briarpaw's.
  • Briarpaw will never be able to walk again.

Chapter 13

  • Dovepaw's point of view
  • After an assessment, Briarpaw, Blossompaw, and Bumblepaw pass and get their warrior names, Briarlight, Blossomfall, and Bumblestripe.
  • Ivypaw is starting to grow apart from Dovepaw.
  • Briarlight plays with Cherrykit and Molekit.
  • Dovepaw and Rosepetal go collect moss together.
  • Jayfeather and Dovepaw conference about their powers.

Chapter 14

  • Ivypaw's point of view
  • Ivypaw waits for Hawkfrost in a dream.
  • She thinks Hawkfrost will teach her StarClan moves.
  • Hawkfrost appears and teaches her some new battle moves.
  • Blossomfall, Dustpelt, Cinderheart, Leafpool, Birchfall, Hazeltail, Bumblestripe, and Ivypaw practice battle skills all together.

Chapter 15

  • Jayfeather's point of view
  • Lionblaze and Jayfeather talk at the abandoned Twoleg nest.
  • Littlecloud comes get Jayfeather to go to the Moonpool.
  • Littlecloud asks about Leafpool.
  • Jayfeather gets no murmuring welcome from the ancient cats.
  • Jayfeather has a dream sent to him, when he and Yellowfang decide to go to the Dark Forest.

Chapter 16

  • Jayfeather's point of view
  • Jayfeather sees five lives of Firestar in StarClan.
  • Spottedleaf joins Yellowfang and him.
  • They enter the Dark Forest.
  • Yellowfang leaves after they meet Brokenstar.
  • Spottedleaf and Jayfeather see Hawkfrost training two cats, Snowtuft and Shredtail.
  • Tigerstar appears.
  • Spottedleaf and Jayfeather leave.

Chapter 17

  • Lionblaze's point of view
  • Lionblaze worries about Jayfeather and who is being trained by Dark Forest cats.
  • Cinderheart and Lionblaze go for a run in the forest together.
  • Cinderheart tells Lionblaze of her concerns about Dovepaw and Ivypaw.
  • The two return to the hollow.
  • Lionblaze and Dovepaw go out on patrol and meet with up with Jayfeather.
  • Jayfeather explains to Lionblaze and Dovepaw about his trip to the Dark Forest.

Chapter 18

  • Dovepaw's point of view.
  • Dovepaw spies on the patrol she wandered off from.
  • Tigerheart greets her when she drops out of a tree into ShadowClan territory.
  • Tigerheart and Dovepaw talk about recent events and the dam bursting.
  • Dovepaw decides that Tigerheart is her friend.

Chapter 19

  • Ivypaw's point of view.
  • Hawkfrost trains Ivypaw in the Dark Forest again.
  • Ivypaw meets Tigerstar, and is somewhat suspicious, because of the stories about Tigerstar she heard when she was young.
  • Tigerstar tells Ivypaw that ShadowClan are planning to invade.
  • Ivypaw is persuaded by Tigerstar into making up something to convince Firestar to take back the territory he gave ShadowClan.

Chapter 20

  • Ivypaw's point of view.
  • Ivypaw is in the Dark Forest with Hawkfrost.
  • Tigerstar appears telling her to attack ShadowClan.
  • Ivypaw quickly goes to talk to Firestar but is nervous.
  • She makes up a dream to persuade Firestar to take back the land.
  • Firestar agrees to take back the land.

Chapter 21

  • Jayfeather's point of view.
  • Jayfeather is struggling to try to take care of Briarlight.
  • Jayfeather goes to listen to what Firestar has to say to the warriors about Ivypaw's dream.
  • Jayfeather, Brambleclaw, and Firestar goes to the ShadowClan camp to talk with Blackstar.
  • Blackstar refuses to hand back the territory.
  • Firestar states that there will be a battle if the territory is not handed back, and leaves the ShadowClan camp.

Chapter 22

  • Ivypaw's point of view.
  • Dovepaw and Ivypaw wait at the border.
  • Firestar and Blackstar confront each other about the territory.
  • Hawkfrost reassures Ivypaw when she sees how big the warriors are.
  • ShadowClan and ThunderClan battle for the territory.
  • Ivypaw attacks Ratscar and Blossomfall helps.
  • Ivypaw decides to go and help Dovepaw.

Chapter 23

  • Dovepaw's point of view.
  • Dovepaw fights with Dawnpelt.
  • ThunderClan makes a new plan on fighting ShadowClan.
  • Dovepaw sees Ivypaw fighting and likes her moves.
  • Dovepaw sees Tigerheart leap at Ivypaw then pauses and nods at Ivypaw.
  • Dovepaw feels an emotion which she think is jealousy, but tries not to think about it.

Chapter 24

  • Lionblaze's point of view.
  • At Thornclaw's signal, the ThunderClan cats jump down from the trees to surprise ShadowClan.
  • Lionblaze battles Scorchfur, but beats him off.
  • He is about to fight Rowanclaw when he sees Firestar struggling with Russetfur.
    • Lionblaze lunges forward, removing Russetfur from Firestar's throat and falls to the ground with Russetfur on top of him.
    • Lionblaze accidently kills Russetfur.
  • Owlclaw accuses Lionblaze of killing Russetfur.
    • Lionblaze lets go of Russetfur, and she limply falls to the ground, even though Lionblaze didn't do anything, just pulled her off of Firestar.
  • Thornclaw ends the fighting, saying that ThunderClan had won the clearing, and Blackstar finally lets ThunderClan take back the territory.
  • Sorreltail notices Firestar, who was losing a life.
  • Lionblaze backs off, thinking about how deadly the battle had been, two lives lost, and suspects the Dark Forest cats are behind it, realizing that it should never have happened.
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