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

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

Lakeheart is a RiverClan warrior that has 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, Harelight, Softpelt, Gorseclaw and Dappletuft.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Lakeheart does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances. Mistystar announces at a Gathering that Lakeheart has given birth to a litter of healthy kits.

Thunder and Shadow

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

Shattered Sky

Lakeheart does not formally appear in Shattered Sky, but is listed in the allegiances.

Darkest Night

Lakeheart flanks her wounded Clanmates, watching over them with a protective eye, while in ThunderClan's camp. 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.

River of Fire

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

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

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

Bramblestar's Storm

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

In the Novellas

Dovewing's Silence

Lakeheart does not formally appear in Dovewing's Silence, but is listed in the allegiances. She is a warrior of RiverClan.
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.


Interesting facts


  • Lakeheart is omitted from the allegiances of Tigerheart's Shadow[3] and The Raging Storm.[4]

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Lizardtail:[blog 2] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


Softpelt:[5] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


Harelight:[5] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Gorseclaw:[5] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Dappletuft:[5] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


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

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"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

Icewing: "Should Rowanstar even be up there?"
Lakeheart: "Right, is ShadowClan even a Clan anymore?"
Podlight: "They chose rogues as their campmates."
Rowanstar: "I didn't."
—Lakeheart and RiverClan questioning Rowanstar Darkest Night, page 28

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

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