"I know that the life of a warrior isn't always easy. You don't always get what you want when you want it, but you keep on going, helping others along the way if you can. You know Graystripe, you don't need any cat, living or dead, to tell you what feels right in your gut. If you think it over for yourself, the right answer will be clear."
Barley to Graystripe in Graystripe's Vow, page 306

Graystripe's Vow is the thirteenth book in the Super Editions.[2] It features Graystripe as the main protagonist and flashes back between his time as deputy during Firestar's Quest and his time as an elder following Veil of Shadows. Gremlin and Monkeystar are featured in the prologue and comic, respectively.


Special thanks to Kate Cary


Before Graystripe retired to the elders' den, he promised his old friend Firestar that he would never abandon their home. But that was many moons ago, and as new tensions strain ThunderClan, Graystripe begins to wonder if the time of the Clans has ended. Plagued by doubts, he leaves ThunderClan on a journey he hopes will lead him to the answers he seeks—a quest that will take him back to the Clans’ old forest territories.
Bonus! Also includes an exclusive Warriors manga short story.

HarperCollins Blurb

An epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! Also includes an exclusive ten-page Warriors comic.
In this Super Edition, set during the events of The Broken Code, respected ThunderClan warrior Graystripe seeks a path to the Clan’s future by returning to his past—and the Moonstone in the Clans’ old forest territory.
Graystripe served ThunderClan for many moons before retiring to the elders’ den. As Firestar’s most trusted friend and deputy, Graystripe promised that he would never abandon his home. But as new tensions strain ThunderClan, Graystripe will need to call on all of his long history, leaving ThunderClan behind in hopes of finding an answer that might save it.
Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-bestselling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry is perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike.

Detailed plot description


The warriors of ThunderClan begin to worry about their future after Firestar and Sandstorm leave on a mysterious journey, leaving Graystripe as acting leader. Ashfur, Cloudtail, and Mousefur in particular are skeptical of Firestar's whereabouts. They believe Firestar and Sandstorm have gone to be kittypets, making Graystripe furious that they would even think Firestar left the Clan for kittypet life. Graystripe's loyalty and leadership is questioned by several of the warriors in the Clan. Cinderpelt helps back Graystripe up during these challenges, but Ashfur in particular continues to give Graystripe trouble because he thinks Dustpelt should have been deputy instead.
Brackenfur and his patrol discover prey remains on ThunderClan territory that smell strongly of WindClan. The warriors challenge Graystripe to talk to Tallstar and do something about it. Graystripe is hesitant, thinking there's no need for WindClan to be stealing prey when it's so abundant, and it would also be uncharacteristic of Tallstar and the rest of the Clan.
More Coming Soon


Coming Soon


  • This is the first Super Edition to feature an elder's perspective.
  • This is the first book to take place in different time periods, being divided into "Then" and "Now" parts.

Publication history

  • Graystripe's Vow (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 1 September 2020[3]
  • Graystripe's Vow (EN), HarperCollins (eBook), 1 September 2020[3]


External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page back flap
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed on Kobo
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed on HarperCollins

Author references

Warriors books
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
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
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 WithinThe Place of No 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 VowLeopardstar's Salvation
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate GuideThe Warriors Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's ReturnGraystripe's Adventure
Stand-alone graphic novels The Rise of ScourgeA Shadow in RiverClanWinds of Change
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a WarriorRavenpaw's Path
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the FloodSkyClan and the Stranger
Short stories and plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's MercyThe Elders' ConcernSpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans Decide
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyThe Untold Stories
Tigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceTales from the Clans
Mapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellShadows of the Clans
Spottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoLegends of the Clans
Redtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's LifePath of a Warrior
Pebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's SecretA Warrior's Spirit
Daisy's KinBlackfoot's ReckoningSpotfur's RebellionA Warrior's Choice
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