"Icewing knows her loyalty was tested by the Dark Forest, and that she failed. But she has learned from this and I do not doubt her now. She has always been a good warrior. I would like to give her the chance to be one again."
Mistystar about Icewing in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 4

Icewing is a lightly-built,[4] pure white she-cat[5] with blue eyes.[5]

She is first seen as a RiverClan queen named Icewing. With her mate, Mintfur, she has her first litter of Pricklekit, Grasskit, Beetlekit and Petalkit.

She is one of the cats who trains with the Dark Forest right before the Great Battle. She, like the other Dark Forest trainees, confess their sins and apologize to their Clans, claiming that they will strive to be better. Afterwards, she and Mintfur have a second litter consisting of Breezekit and Nightkit.

When Darktail takes over the lake with his group of the Kin, Icewing becomes a prisoner when he captures RiverClan's territory. Once Mistystar reclaims her land, Icewing returns to serving her Clan as a warrior, though she displays remarkable hostility toward ShadowClan, blaming them for allying themselves with Darktail.


In the Power of Three arc

Dark River

She is first mentioned as a heavily pregnant queen. Icewing is seen at a Gathering, with Willowpaw fussing over her.
Later, after Icewing has her kits, she is seen when Hollypaw is in the RiverClan camp, listening to Mothwing telling her to keep one of her kits away from pine needles.


Icewing does not formally appear in Outcast, but is listed in the allegiances.


Icewing does not formally appear in Eclipse, but is listed in the allegiances.

Long Shadows

Icewing does not formally appear in Long Shadows, but is listed in the allegiances.


Icewing does not formally appear in Sunrise, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Icewing does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances.

Fading Echoes

Icewing does not formally appear in Fading Echoes, but is listed in the allegiances.

Night Whispers

Icewing does not formally appear in Night Whispers, but is listed in the allegiances.

Sign of the Moon

Icewing and a few other Clan cats are training in the Dark Forest with Hawkfrost. When Ivypool sees her, she wonders why she was training in the Dark Forest, because she had seemed to be nice at Gatherings and looked friendly. When Hawkfrost asks a question, Icewing raises her tail and is the one to give the correct answer.

The Forgotten Warrior

Icewing is first seen in the Dark Forest with Beetlewhisker and Hollowflight when Brokenstar warns the Clan cats to be ready for the final signal.
When Ivypool questions Brokenstar under her breath in the Dark Forest, Icewing asks if she doubted Brokenstar's decisions.
At a Gathering, she nods to Ivypool. Lionblaze sees this and concludes that Icewing must be training in the Dark Forest.

The Last Hope

She is first seen suggesting that in the battle, they should scare the cats and then scar them. Beetlewhisker congratulates his Clanmate on this remark.
When Mothwing tells Jayfeather that some RiverClan cats are being argumentative, Icewing is one of the cats mentioned along with Hollowflight and Beetlewhisker.
When Dovewing sends out her special senses, she repeats Icewing's words to the Clan leaders and medicine cats. Icewing says that she'd rather train in her own Clan than in the Dark Forest. The leaders ask Dovewing who was the traitor, but Dovewing does not tell them it is Icewing when she sees her white pelt.
Later, when Dovewing is spying on the Dark Forest with her powers, she hears Icewing. She is telling the other cats training there to not let Tigerstar see that they're afraid, or else they'll never see their home again. Mapleshade asks why they aren't cheering for their leader, to which Icewing steadily responds that they are planning their strategy for the battle, though Mapleshade is not convinced.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Icewing does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances.

Thunder and Shadow

Icewing does not formally appear in Thunder and Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

Shattered Sky

Icewing is one of the cats who battles Darktail's group of rogue cats. She suffers a bad wound, and her pelt appears to be clawed half off, her wounds showing a gleam of red, after the skirmish that results in the harming of many cats. Due to Icewing being wounded, she is taken prisoner by Darktail, along with Mintfur, Brackenpelt and Reedwhisker, against Mistystar's objections. They are demanded by Darktail to swear an oath of loyalty to the Kin, and though they initially hold out, they eventually, and reluctantly, give in after days of being tortured with starvation. However, Darktail continues to starve them for his own amusement, only feeding them a couple of scrawny mice.
When Violetpaw comes to sneak the injured RiverClan cats some food, she notices Icewing laying next to Mintfur, stretched out and still wounded greatly from their last battle. Violetpaw realizes upon seeing Icewing that Puddleshine, their medicine cat, had not treated any of the wounded RiverClan cats because he has been forbidden from doing so.
When ShadowClan and ThunderClan come to rescue the remaining RiverClan warriors, Icewing is shown with a scratch on her shoulder, although shallow. She and the others are grateful to Rowanstar, Bramblestar, and the other Clan cats for driving out Darktail's cats and reclaiming RiverClan territory for her Clan.

Darkest Night

Icewing is first seen sitting below the Highledge in ThunderClan camp with Reedwhisker, Mintfur, and Brackenpelt. The four warriors had been held captive and starved by Darktail and his rogues, and still look thin and hollow-eyed from their ordeal. Lakeheart and Mallownose flank their Clanmates.
At the Gathering a few days later, Icewing challenges if Rowanstar should even be sitting on the Great Oak, and she bristles with anger. Some of her Clanmates also add their protests, asking if ShadowClan is even a true Clan anymore after they chose to align themselves with the rogues, a decision which caused so much suffering. Rowanstar explains that he hopes StarClan will forgive ShadowClan, but doesn't expect the other Clans to; Icewing yowls that they will never forgive.

River of Fire

Icewing does not formally appear in River of Fire, but is listed in the allegiances.

The Raging Storm

During a large storm, cats from all Clans volunteer to try and convince SkyClan to return, so that it might stop. Icewing goes with her Clanmates Willowshine and Lizardtail as they follow the trail back to the gorge. The patrol comes across an overflowing stream, and they debate how to cross it. Willowshine notes that even RiverClan cats likely wouldn't be able to swim through, and Icewing agrees.
The patrol finds a tree that spans the length of the stream, and crosses over that. Icewing and her Clanmates keep trekking for the rest of the day with those from the other Clans, then find shelter in a cave.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Icewing does not formally appear in Lost Stars, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Icewing does not formally appear in Crowfeather's Trial, but is listed in the allegiances.

Bramblestar's Storm

Icewing does not formally appear in Bramblestar's Storm, but is listed in the allegiances.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Icewing does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

Squirrelflight's Hope

Icewing does not formally appear in Squirrelflight's Hope, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Icewing does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story, but is listed in the allegiances.

Mistystar's Omen

After Mistyfoot announces the death of Leopardstar, she asks for a hunting patrol, and decides to take Icewing - but only if she feels like it. Icewing sniffs and states that of course she feels like it, saying that she was sick of being stuck in camp for three sunrises, so she would be more than ready. Mistyfoot purrs with amusement, saying that she deserves all the rest she can get after traveling to the beavers' dam. Mistyfoot adds that if she wants to go hunting, she can, as they'll be grateful for her sharp eyes.
Later, when Reedwhisker is briskly sorting out patrols, he wants to take his own patrol into the marshes and calls over Icewing and Pebblefoot after letting Mistystar tag along. When they are searching the ground, Icewing suddenly hisses as she sees a vole come out from some grass. She pounces milliseconds too late and the vole has a chance to scramble away from her while she trips on a muddy rut as well. Mistystar sees the vole coming towards her, and she traps the vole, killing it. Mistystar tells Icewing it was a group effort, and the white cat nods, out of breath.
After Mothwing argues with Mistystar about Hollowpaw and Rushpaw's whereabouts, Icewing is chosen, with Grasspelt and Mintfur, to join Mistystar's patrol to go upstream. Icewing asks if she wants them to set border marks, but Mistystar tells the cats not to, since they are just looking for food. When they set out, it is mentioned that Mistystar has to messily claw her way through the land, while Icewing fares better, since she is lighter and is able to leap well. After Grasspelt hisses that there are kittypets, Icewing warns the patrol that there might be less prey thanks to them. Suddenly, Grasspelt hisses for them to follow him, and they do so to find a nest of mice. After Mistystar praises him, Grasspelt mews it can't replace a lake of fish; Icewing points out that it is a start.

Dovewing's Silence

The Clan leaders organize a meeting to discuss what to do with the former Dark Forest trainees. Icewing arrives at this meeting with Mistystar and Mothwing. Mistystar defends her warrior, insisting that Icewing knows her loyalty was tested and she failed. She has learned from this, and there's no doubt now. Mistystar says that Icewing has always been a good warrior and she'd like to give her a chance. The leaders agree that the former trainees will swear a new oath of loyalty to their own Clans, and they all head to their own camps to do so.

Tawnypelt's Clan

Icewing does not formally appear in Tawnypelt's Clan, but is listed in the allegiances.



  • She has been mistakenly described with green eyes.[6]
  • In Mistystar's Omen, it is said that she went on the journey to the beaver dam. This is false; Petalfur and Rippletail went to the beaver dam.[7]

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Mintfur:[8] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Petalfur:[6] Deceased, residence unknown
Nightsky:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Breezeheart:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Beetlewhisker:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Grasspelt:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pricklekit:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Brackenpelt:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Jayclaw:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Owlnose:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Icewing ♀Mintfur ♂
Mallownose ♂Petalfur ♀Beetlewhisker ♂Grasspelt ♂Nightsky ♀Breezeheart ♀Pricklekit ♂
Jayclaw ♂Owlnose ♂Brackenpelt ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Mistystar: "Could [Grasspelt] lead a hunting patrol before sunhigh? Take Minnowtail and Mossypaw, and Icewing if she feels up to it."
Icewing: "Of course I'm up to it! I've spent the last three sunrises stuck in this camp, so I'm more than ready to stretch my legs."
Mistystar: "You're allowed to rest as much as you want after journeying to the beavers' dam. But if you feel like hunting, then we'd all be grateful for your sharp eyes."
—Icewing when chosen to go on a hunting patrol Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 2

"Icewing looks friendly. What [is she] doing here?"
—Ivypool about Icewing Sign of the Moon, page 129

"You shouldn't doubt Brokenstar’s decisions. Don't you trust him?"
—Icewing to Ivypool The Forgotten Warrior, page 223

Icewing: "Don't let Tigerstar see you're afraid. Keep quiet and do exactly what he says or you'll never see your home again."
Mapleshade: "I don't hear you cheering for our leader."
Icewing: "We're planning our strategy, Mapleshade. Don't forget we have the edge when it comes to fighting the Clans. Our Clanmates trust us."
—Icewing to Furzepelt and Harespring before lying to Mapleshade The Last Hope, page 254

"Should Rowanstar even be up there?"
—Icewing about Rowanstar at a Gathering Darkest Night, page 28

Rowanstar: "I know. And I hope one day StarClan will forgive us. I do not expect you to."
Icewing: "We will never forgive!"
—Icewing to Rowanstar at a Gathering Darkest Night, page 31

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 126
  3. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 2
  8. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 56


  1. The RiverClan cats were held prisoner, but forced to swear an oath to the Kin.[2]
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