"That's right. 'Follow the blood trail.' And there it is, straight across the sky.
Hawkwing upon seeing the blood trail in Hawkwing's Journey, manga
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Chapter Number: Manga (of 35)
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Chapter Summary

Hawkwing's PoV

Hawkwing is journeying with the remaining cats of SkyClan. They are still trying to find their way to the lake. The tabby thinks about how lost they have been since the death of Echosong, who died from infection. He knows that the lost Clan has felt no sense of purpose since the medicine cat had left them. Hawkwing worries that lack of faith is starting to affect his Clanmates. He goes on to ponder about Echosong's last days and how she helped guide her Clan. During her last moments, she had told them to "follow the blood trail". Hawkwing wishes that she told them what she meant by this, because they've found no direct answer. The tom remembers how his mate, Pebbleshine, was carrying his kits when she was taken away by a monster. He wonders if he'll ever see her or his kits again.
Leafstar announces that the group will rest and make camp where they are. Sandynose asks his kits, Finpaw, Reedpaw, and Dewpaw, if they're ready to go hunting, and the three are eager to go. He tells Leafstar that they'll be out hunting, and they'll be back with prey before she knows it. Plumwillow asks Hawkwing if he's okay, which confuses the tabby tom. She clarifies that the reason she asked is because the kits are attached to their father rather than him. Hawkwing replies that the kits should have their father figure be their actual father, but he enjoyed teaching them while he did. Plumwillow tells him that he could still meet his own kits one day, perhaps StarClan can bring him to them. The tom remembers that Echosong did have a vision of his kits, but he wonders if it was even true. To him, it feels like a lifetime since the medicine cat left them, and he asks himself how they're supposed to follow her visions, how they're supposed to keep their faith.
Sandynose and his kits come back from their hunting trip with prey, and Reedpaw exclaims that Dewpaw caught a squirrel. The light brown tom tells Leafstar that she has his confidence, but he asks if it would be better if the traveling cats had a firm destination. The leader tells him to have faith; StarClan will guide them. A wind storm starts up, and Leafstar tells everybody to take shelter. Hawkwing sees a bright red leaf flutter past, realizing it's exactly like the leaf Echosong described in her vision. He begins chasing it, and other cats wonder where he's going, trying to call him back. To Hawkwing's disappointment, the wind dies, and the leaf falls to the ground. Plumwillow, Leafstar, and Sandynose catch up to him, asking why he ran off in unfamiliar territory. The tom raises his head to the sky, and Echosong's words about following the blood trail ring in his head. Leafstar mentions the medicine cat and her vision, and Hawkwing confirms that it's the blood trail.





Important events


  • Hawkwing, Leafstar, Sandynose and Plumwillow discover the blood trail.[1]


  • Hawkwing is shown as a non-tabby.[1]

Notes and references

Hawkwing's Journey 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 30Chapter 31Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Manga
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 LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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