"Right, is ShadowClan even a Clan anymore?"
— Lakeheart taunting Rowanstar in Darkest Night, page 28

Lakeheart is a gray tabby she-cat.[1]

Lakeheart was a RiverClan warrior that served under Mistystar's leadership in the lake territories. She was praised for her hunting abilities and recovered in ThunderClan following the final battle against the Kin. She gave birth to Lizardtail's kits, Harekit, Softkit, Gorsekit and Dapplekit.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Mistystar announces at a Gathering that Lakeheart has given birth to a litter of healthy kits, Harekit, Softkit, Gorsekit, and Dapplekit.

Darkest Night

Rowanstar: "Many disappeared under Darktail's rule. We don't know what has happened to them, but I fear the worst. We've lost Mistcloud, Birchbark, Cloverfoot, Lioneye, Slatefur, Berryheart, Rippletail, Sparrowtail..."
Lakeheart: "They probably went with the rogues!"
Rowanstar: "No! It is true we lost some warriors to the rogues. Sleekwhisker, Yarrowleaf, and Spikefur chose to follow them, and ShadowClan will never forgive them. But the others were lost trying to escape Darktail."
—Lakeheart and Rowanstar Darkest Night, page 29
Lakeheart's kits are now apprentices, and she has returned from the nursery to her warrior duties. While at ThunderClan's camp, Lakeheart flanks her wounded Clanmates, watching over them with a protective eye. She and Mallownose keep a very close eye on the cats who were wounded by Darktail and his cruel group of rogues, Reedwhisker, Icewing, Mintfur, and Brackenpelt. A fight soon breaks out over prey, and Lakeheart joins Brackenpelt, who is standing next to Owlnose.
Soon after, Mistystar, their leader, returns. She looks over at Lakeheart, Owlnose, and the rest of her warriors, and she wants to know if they are treating ThunderClan with respect, due to them opening up their camp to the wounded and battered Clan.
During a conflict with Rowanstar and what remains of ShadowClan at a Gathering, Lakeheart taunts the beaten Clan, wanting to know if ShadowClan is even considered a Clan anymore, due to the amount of trouble they had caused by allowing rogues onto their territory. When Rowanstar laments where some of his Clanmates have gone, Lakeheart snaps that they had probably gone with the remains of Darktail's rogues. Rowanstar return the snappy comment with a gaze full of rage, saying that while they did lose some of their Clanmates, many were wounded trying to escape Darktail and his vicious ways.

In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

Lakeheart is a RiverClan warrior.

In the Novellas

Dovewing's Silence

"A large pike was preying on the smaller fish on our side of the lake, but Lakeheart had the brilliant idea of placing stones in the shallow water to create an area the pike couldn't enter. Thanks to this, we have protected many of the smaller fish to stock our fresh-kill pile."
―Mistystar about Lakeheart at a Gathering Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 7
At a Gathering, Mistystar reports that a large pike was eating the smaller fish in the lake. She praises Lakeheart, saying that her Clanmate had come up with the idea to add stones to the shallow waters, in order to create a small area that the pike was unable to get to. This eventually helps keep the smaller fish safe from the pike, and allows RiverClan to finally re-stock their fresh-kill pile with fish again.

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Lizardtail:[3] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Softpelt:[4] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Harelight:[4] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Gorseclaw:[4] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dappletuft:[4] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


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

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Interesting facts


  • Lakeheart is omitted from the allegiances of Darkest Night[5] despite appearing in said book.[6]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  2. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Darkness Within, page 44
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Darkest Night, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 28

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