"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
This article contains major spoilers for the recently released, The Place of No Stars. This also includes the reveal of the identity of the impostor. Please proceed at your own discretion.
"Throw it again! I want to catch it too!"
— Finchkit to Sparkpelt in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 402

Finchpaw is a tortoiseshell she-cat.[1]

Finchpaw is a ThunderClan apprentice under the impostor's, Squirrelflight's, Lionblaze's, and Graystripe's leaderships in the lake territories with Cinderheart as her mentor. She was born as Finchkit to Sparkpelt and Larksong, along with Flamekit and Flickerkit, the latter of which was stillborn. Moments after her birth, Larksong died, and she and Flamekit were fostered by Sorrelstripe while Sparkpelt recovered from her grief. She later became an apprentice, Finchpaw. She was later exiled by Bramblestar's impostor, but rejoined ThunderClan under the leadership of her grandmother, Squirrelflight.


In The Broken Code

Lost Stars

Finchkit appears along with her brother Flamekit when Sparkpelt and Sorrelstripe come out of the nursery to listen to a Clan meeting. Later, as Sparkpelt speaks with Squirrelflight, Finchkit and Flamekit tumble around while being watched by Sorrelstripe. When Bramblestar's body is brought to camp, she and Flamekit are noted to be staring at it with sadness, along with Baykit and Myrtlekit.

The Silent Thaw

She is made an apprentice, Finchpaw, and her mentor is Cinderheart. Finchpaw and her brother nose around the camp wall, sniffing for signs of prey while their mentors murmur quietly from a distance. She follows along with Flamepaw, Lilyheart and Cinderheart when the gray tabby warrior takes them to follow on Mousewhisker and Baypaw for training.
Later on, the apprentice returns to camp along with her mentor, Berrynose, Poppyfrost and Rosepetal after another hunting patrol. Finchpaw shares a thrush with her mother and Alderheart. Finchpaw helps Lilyheart, Birchfall and Cinderheart reweave brambles in the entrance to the warriors' den. When Bramblestar furiously scolds Sparkpelt for attempting to track down Lionblaze, Sparkpelt pleads not to be exiled because her kits are still apprentices.

Veil of Shadows

Finchpaw, although unnamed, is ordered by Bramblestar to pick ticks from the elders after Stormcloud tries to feed Brackenfur. She protests to her leader that she didn't steal prey, but, Bramblestar retorts that she let it happen. She later follows her mentor, Cinderheart, Bumblestripe, Blossomfall, Graystripe, Thriftear, and Sparkpelt in leaving ThunderClan following Graystripe's lecture to the impostor.

Darkness Within

When Bristlefrost suggests that StarClan could have been divided by the imposter, and this may be why the Clans are unable to communicate with them, several ThunderClan cats exchange nervous glances, and Finchpaw's eyes shine with anxiety.

The Place of No Stars

When Graystripe returns from his wander, he orders the apprentices to take the remaining prey off the fresh-kill pile to the elders.

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

Finchkit and her brothers Flamekit and Flickerkit are born to Larksong and Sparkpelt, but Flickerkit is stillborn. Larksong witnesses the birth of his kits and nuzzles Finchkit just as he dies from sickness. With the death of her mate and son, Sparkpelt is unable to look after Flamekit or Finchkit and she goes into a depression, where the two littermates are fostered by Sorrelstripe.
Bramblestar and Squirrelflight, Finchkit's grandfather and grandmother, find solace looking after their grandchildren to give Sorrelstripe a break, and Squirrelflight realizes that she is content to have grandchildren over another litter with Bramblestar. Daisy however, begins to worry that Finchkit and Flamekit won't see Sparkpelt as their mother, and instead turn to Sorrelstripe or her for motherly affection due to Sparkpelt's refusal to spend time with her children.
When Squirrelflight returns from StarClan, she tells Sparkpelt that Larksong and Flickerkit will be watching over them. This enlightens Sparkpelt, and she decides to be the mother her kits need. Finchkit and Flamekit initially doubt their mother, but soon become happy that their mother wants to spend time with them.

In the Novellas

Spotfur's Rebellion

Coming Soon

Daisy's Kin

Daisy mentions that Finchpaw had brought her a mouse earlier, but hadn't ate it yet. Mousewhisker manages to drag Daisy out of camp. She notices Finchpaw, who she notes had grown up a lot, and must be getting a warrior ceremony soon. Later, she spots her taking prey from the fresh-kill pile with her brother.

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Sparkpelt:[1] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)


Larksong:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flamepaw:[1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flickerkit: [7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Foster mother:

Sorrelstripe:[8] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)

Foster sister:

Myrtlepaw:[8] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Foster brother:

Baypaw:[8] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
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Alderheart:[9] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Juniperkit:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leafshade:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Honeyfur:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dandelionkit:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Squirrelflight:[11] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lilyheart:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Bramblestar:[11] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Snowbush:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leafpool:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnypelt:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Whitewing:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Ambermoon:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honeyfern:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[17] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Cinderheart:[17] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Seedpaw:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Dewnose:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Molepaw:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tigerstar:[19] Deceased, no residence
Firestar:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cloudtail:[21] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Brackenfur:[22] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Goldenflower:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sandstorm:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[21] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Sorreltail:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Pinestar:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Jake:[24] Deceased, residence unknown
Whitestorm:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nutmeg:[24] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Princess:[26] Living (As of Dawn)
Frostfur:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Jake:[29] Deceased, residence unknown
Fuzzypelt:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[32] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Nutmeg:[29] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Robinwing:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Second cousins:

Hollyleaf:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Jayfeather:[35] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lionblaze:[35] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dawnpelt:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[36] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flametail:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member



    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Sorrelstripe ♀
Finchpaw ♀Flamepaw ♂Myrtlepaw ♀Baypaw ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Interesting facts

  • Finchpaw and her brothers have kittypet ancestry through Firestar.[26]
  • Finchpaw is Sparkpelt's firstborn.[37]
  • Despite being younger than Baypaw and Myrtlepaw, she and Flamepaw were apprenticed first.[38]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 229
  3. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 231
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 286
  6. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 107
  7. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 259
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, manga
  12. The allegiances of The Apprentice's Quest establish that Leafshade, Honeyfur, and Larksong are born to Lilyheart. While never outright stated that Snowbush is the father of this litter, Snowbush is confirmed to be Lilyheart's mate on page 74 of River of Fire.
  13. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 510
  14. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 20
  15. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  18. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 15
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 50
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 216
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in the Warriors App
  25. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 95
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  27. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  28. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  31. Revealed on [ Vicky's Facebook]
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  33. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  34. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 292
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  37. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 17
  38. 38.0 38.1 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 43
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Leader Graystripe
Deputy Lionblaze
Medicine cats JayfeatherAlderheart
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