"I found them in the forest..They're lucky a fox didn't find them first."
Oakheart to Graypool when he brings her kits to care for in Forest of Secrets, page 3
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Chapter Number: Prologue (of 30)
Page Numbers: 1-5

Chapter description

On a cold, snowy night, a large tom, Oakheart, takes two kits into the RiverClan nursery. The queen inside, Graypool, asks whose kit's they were when Oakheart asks if she would take care of them. He tells her he found them in the forest and Graypool asks what kind of cat would leave her kits in the forest, especially in such snowy weather. Oakheart tells her it was possible it was rogues or Twolegs then tells her to please take them; her other kits had died and these would too without someone to look after them. Graypool agrees to take them, but still questions why a mother would leave her kits alone in the forest in leaf-bare. Oakheart says that he didn't steal the kits, and Graypool asks Oakheart if he is telling the whole truth. Oakheart states that he had told her all she needs to know and goes to find her fresh kill, despite Graypool's protests to tell her where the kits came from. Graypool licks the kits and finds a faint scent that she doesn't recognize. She sniffs again and she discovers that the two kits carry the scent of an enemy Clan.




  • Two unnamed kits[2]
  • Graypool's unnamed tabby kit[1]


  • Oakheart is mistakenly described as bracken-colored.[2]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 1

Forest of Secrets chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's Life
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