"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
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"I would have been here for them both, whatever happened."
— Harelight mourning Softpelt and Dappletuft in Darkness Within, page 44

Harelight is a white tom[4] with a long tail.[9]

Harelight is a ShadowClan warrior under Tigerstar's leadership in the lake territories, formerly a RiverClan warrior under Mistystar. He was born as Harekit to Lakeheart and Lizardtail alongside his littermates, Softkit, Dapplekit, and Gorsekit. He was apprenticed as Harepaw to Mallownose, and later earned his full name, Harelight. After he fought against RiverClan and Bramblestar's impostor in a battle between the Clans, Mistystar exiled Harelight and Icewing from the Clan for disobeying her orders, but Tigerstar accepted them into ShadowClan.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

During a Gathering, Harekit and his siblings are mentioned by Mistystar to have been born to Lakeheart as healthy kits.

Darkest Night

Harepaw is now an apprentice alongside with his siblings.

The Raging Storm

"Plumpaw and Eaglepaw think SkyClan should have stayed. So do Dapplepaw and Harepaw in RiverClan. It's only the leaders who want them gone."
―Flypaw about the apprentices' opinion on SkyClan The Raging Storm, page chapter 17
On the way to the Gathering, Flypaw mentions that she hopes Harepaw and Dapplepaw will attend so she can show off her battle moves. When they arrive, Harepaw and the ThunderClan apprentice talk while Snappaw and Dapplepaw practice crouches nearby. After SkyClan leaves the lake, several cats want to bring them back because of StarClan's will. Flypaw mentions that Harepaw and Dapplepaw think they should have stayed.

In The Broken Code arc

Veil of Shadows

"I believed that you were loyal RiverClan warriors. Yet in the battle I saw you fighting against your Clan. You disobeyed my orders. Even now that I know the false Bramblestar was evil, I must send you into exile."
―Mistystar exiling Harelight and Icewing Veil of Shadows, page 286
Harelight and Icewing join the rebels wishing to overthrow Bramblestar's impostor. After Dappletuft is killed during a failed attempt on the impostor's life, Mistystar has Dappletuft buried like a rogue without a vigil. Harelight and his kin quietly mourn during a Gathering. During the deadly battle between the Clans, Harelight and Icewing fight against the impostor and RiverClan, and Harelight's sister, Softpelt, is killed. As a result, Mistystar banishes them for being disloyal to RiverClan. Despite Mothwing's and Leafstar's objections, Mistystar remains firm on her decision. Tigerstar criticizes Mistystar for her choice and welcomes the exiles into ShadowClan.

Darkness Within

"Mistystar had to send some cat so she wouldn't offend the other Clans. And to honor Softpelt."
―Harelight to Rootspring and Icewing Darkness Within, page 43
At a Gathering, Harelight joins his ShadowClan Clanmates alongside Mothwing and Icewing, who all three were previously exiled by Mistystar for fighting with the rebels during the last battle. Rootspring greets them, and when asked if Mistystar came, Harelight responds that he doesn't see her, but says that she would have to send some cats to not offend the other Clans, and to honor his sister, Softpelt. Harelight thinks that Mistystar might forgive them and allow them back into RiverClan, and he later mournfully states that he would have been there for Dappletuft and Softpelt, for whatever happened.

The Place of No Stars

Coming Soon

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

He has become a warrior named Harelight.

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Lakeheart:[2] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Lizardtail:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Softpelt:[2] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Dappletuft:[2] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Gorseclaw:[2] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Lakeheart ♀Lizardtail ♂
Softpelt ♀Harelight ♂Dappletuft ♂Gorseclaw ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown





"Yeah, can't we even atone somehow?"
―Harelight to Mistystar after he and Icewing are exiled Veil of Shadows, page 287

Harelight: "[Mistystar] might forgive us eventually and ask us back too?"
Rootspring: "Mistystar let Softpelt's kin come to the vigil. That's close to forgiveness, isn't it?"
Icewing: "Softpelt fought for the impostor, not against him. Do you suppose [Mistystar] would have let them come if Dappletuft had been the only warrior to die?"
Harelight: "I would have been here for them both, whatever happened."
—Harelight, Rootspring, and Icewing discussing Mistystar and the fallen RiverClan warriors Darkness Within, page 44

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  1. Despite dying in The Last Hope, Beetlewhisker is listed as Harepaw's mentor in Darkest Night. However, in the Norwegian version of River of Fire, Sneezecloud is listed as his mentor, since Beetlewhisker isn't listed at all.

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 288
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 286
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Darkest Night, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Darkness Within, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Spotfur's Rebellion, allegiances
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in En elv av flammer, troskapsforhold (allegiances)
  9. Revealed in Darkness Within, page 43
  10. Revealed in Darkness Within, page 44
  11. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 160

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