"It's not helping Finpaw to train with you. You're much more advanced, and it's not fair to him. He's so enthusiastic, and he'll try and do the things you can do. If he fails, he might get despondent, and that will affect his confidence."
— Larksong to Twigpaw about training with Finpaw in River of Fire, page 73

Larksong is a black tom.[1]


In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

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

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Before Alderpaw leaves to go on his quest, Larkkit and his siblings are seen playing around Daisy and Lilyheart's paws.
After returning from the journey, Alderpaw enters the nursery, and Lilyheart tells him to be careful about where he puts his paws. He looks down and notes why, as her three kits, Larkkit, Leafkit, and Honeykit were play-fighting with each other on the floor of the den.
Larkkit is seen with his littermates, and Twigkit asks what an apprentice is. He explains to her that it's when a cat is six moons old, and gets a mentor in order to learn how to become a warrior.
When Alderpaw and Sparkpaw take Twigkit and Violetkit to the Gathering, Sparkpaw reassures the nervous kits that they'll have a lot to tell Larkkit, Honeykit, and Leafkit when they get home.

Thunder and Shadow

Leafpool mentions that Larkkit and his siblings are too boisterous for their foster sister Twigkit. Larkkit is first seen with Leafkit deciding where they want to sleep when they're apprentices. Later on, the kits clamber over a fallen beech. Fernsong brings Honeykit to the medicine den over a cough, since Lilyheart is too busy with Leafkit and Larkkit to do otherwise. Honeykit soon mentions that she shared a rabbit with Larkkit and Leafkit, which might have caused her bellyache. Twigkit tells Honeykit that Larkkit and Leafkit are going to explore some ferns and are waiting for for Honeykit to hurry up. Later on, Larkkit and his littermates doze beside their mother outside the nursery.
Larkkit and Leafkit invent battle moves in the clearing. Twigkit decides to leave camp and bring back watermint to impress her Clanmates. She imagines Larkkit, Honeykit, and Leafkit will be amazed. She falls into the lake instead though, and the three littermates constantly tease her because of it. They tease her like they tease each other, but none of them mean any harm. Later on, Larkpaw becomes an apprentice with his mentor being Rosepetal. Twigpaw also becomes an apprentice and thinks that she wants to become as good as Larkpaw. They have been learning battle moves while Twigpaw has been hunting, due to the other apprentices being good hunters already. However, they were apprenticed when it was heavily snowing and prey was scarce.
On the way to the Gathering, Leafpaw and Larkpaw jostle near the tree-bridge. Rosepetal nudges them so Honeypaw could go first, and the tom teases that Honeypaw is afraid of the water. On the island, Larkpaw and his siblings race into the clearing. Leafpaw calls out to Nightpaw and Breezepaw, greeting them with a purr while her littermates follow. One night later on, Leafpool calls to Alderpaw. Larkpaw shifts around in his nest with a grunt, but doesn't wake up. When a ShadowClan patrol comes to ThunderClan camp, Larkpaw and his siblings whisper excitedly to each other near the fresh-kill pile.

Shattered Sky

Before the battle against the Kin, Twigpaw observes Larksong and his littermates, who are ready for their first battle as true warriors of ThunderClan.
When arguments break out within ThunderClan after Alderheart tells them about a vision, Larksong and Hollytuft exchange looks of doubt.

Darkest Night

Larksong is sitting with Sparkpelt, and Dewnose snaps that they are supposed to be helping. Sparkpelt says that she will, but Larksong is distracting her. Larksong shifts his paws self-consciously as she teasingly glances at him.
Later, Sparkpelt says she keeps getting distracted by Larksong, and Alderheart asks her if she likes him. She replies she doesn't want to get serious as of now, but likes being with him. Sparkpelt then wonders if Larksong likes being with her, and asks her brother if he does.
After Snowbush breaks his leg, he is coming into camp with Lilyheart, Molewhisker, Birchfall, and Lionblaze races over to him to see if he is okay. Larksong then stares around ThunderClan camp, which is piled with debris.
After the mudslide ends, Larksong pads close to Alderheart, suggesting the slide of rocks and mud may have been the storm StarClan promised that just ended.

River of Fire

Larksong is appointed as Finpaw's new mentor, after Finpaw and Twigpaw return to ThunderClan. The black tom appears stunned at his leader's praise of his abilities, and that he was chosen for such an important task. Larksong takes a step forward and dips his head respectfully to his leader, promising that he won't let him down. Finpaw then skips across the circle of cats and touches noses with his new mentor. Twigpaw later notices him talking with Finpaw, making arrangements to take a tour of the territory the following day.
When Twigpaw and Sparkpelt are training, Twigpaw irritably thinks that she had been training with Finpaw and Larksong all morning, and Sparkpelt wasn't making it any easier. She tries to get the enthusiasm for the basic exercise Larksong had taught Finpaw. Twigpaw later thinks to herself that her mentor and herself would get along better if Sparkpelt hadn't constantly insisted on training with Larksong and Finpaw. Twigpaw then watches Larksong instructing Finpaw on how to use his tail for balance, something which Finpaw clearly faced difficulty at. Twigpaw wonders why Sparkpelt can't be a good mentor like Larksong, and questions if she is deliberately testing her commitment.
After growing irritated with her mentor, Twigpaw decides to go out and catch prey, noting that Sparkpelt and Larksong were nowhere to be seen.
After getting up for training, Sparkpelt is nowhere to be seen, and Twigpaw asks Larksong where her mentor is. Larksong replies anxiously that she wasn't in the warriors den when he woke her, and Twigpaw should go look for her, adding that he and Finpaw will wait for them. Twigpaw finds Sparkpelt sick in the medicine den, and her mentor informs her that she'll have to train with Larksong for the day, and Jayfeather adds that she'll have to train with him for the next few days. Twigpaw tells Larksong of Sparkpelt's condition, and Larksong glances wistfully at the medicine cat's den, almost as if he wanted to visit the orange she-cat himself. However, he simply replies that his foster sister and Finpaw will be doing hunting practice.
Twigpaw waits patiently for Larksong to help Finpaw with his hunting crouch, and Twigpaw tells her friend that she needs to tuck his tail in so it's not bobbing around. Finpaw thanks her, and Larksong sarcastically thanks Twigpaw, adding that he couldn't have been possibly waiting for his apprentice to get his paws in the right position. The black tom then relaxes, and gives Twigpaw a friendly shove, and asks his foster sister to come over with him, and orders Finpaw to pretend that a nearby dead leaf is a mouse. Twigpaw follows him, and asks why he wanted to speak with her.
Larksong admits to her that her presence was not helping with Finpaw's training. Larksong further explains that she was far more advanced and it was unfair to Finpaw, adding that if he tries to some of the advanced moves that Twigpaw knows, he'll fail and it will affect his confidence. Twigpaw thinks to herself that Larksong must not know his apprentice very well, since Finpaw has enough confidence to fill up the stone hollow, and even more. She agrees with him, and asks what he would have her do. Larksong replies that she might as well go back to camp, and see if the elders need help, or assist the medicine cats. Twigpaw obliges, and she hears Finpaw announce to his mentor that he killed the leaf.
Larksong is mentioned, although not by name, when Lilyheart tells Twigpaw that she's happy since she feels like she has all her kits back in ThunderClan. He then appears with Finpaw, slowly following his apprentice while Finpaw announces that he has caught a vole. Finpaw asks his mentor if he can share it with Twigpaw, and Twigpaw notices that Larksong almost looked as delighted as his apprentices, and says that Finpaw can.
During a fire that strikes RiverClan, Bramblestar organizes a patrol consisting of Larksong, Sparkpelt, Rosepetal, and Ambermoon. Larksong also appears in an attempt to get a log out of a stream, pushing from one end along with Alderheart and Nightcloud.
He is seen with his Clanmates gathered around various RiverClan cats, and Juniperclaw mutters that it was typical of ThunderClan to stick their whiskers in places where they don't belong.
Upon learning that Briarlight is dying, Bramblestar orders Larksong to fetch Leafpool, and Larksong dashes off to find her, stopping at the apprentices' den to collect Finpaw. He is later spotted by Alderheart, talking to Sparkpelt.
Twigpaw informs Jayfeather that Larksong is finally going to assess Finpaw, and that means she will be doing her warrior assessment with him.
During Finpaw's warrior assessment, he knows Finpaw is somewhere out doing his assessment, under Larksong's watchful gaze. He later appears with Finpaw, and tells Twigpaw and Finpaw that they both hunted very well. Sparkpelt happily agrees, and asks Larksong if he saw Twigpaw take down a bird. Twigpaw later sees him with Sparkpelt as their apprentices receive their warrior names, and is seen cheering for both of them.

The Raging Storm

Coming Soon

In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan


Interesting facts


  • He was mistakenly called gray-and-white.[9]

Character pixels

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Lilyheart:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Snowbush:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leafshade:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfur:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Foster sisters:

Twigbranch:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Violetshine:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
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Brightheart:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorreltail:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cloudtail:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Brackenfur:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Princess:[7] Living (As of Dawn)
Frostfur:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Whitestorm:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Nutmeg:[17] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Robinwing:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Jake:[17] Deceased, residence unknown
Fuzzypelt:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[20] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Flashnose:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crystal:[25] Status unknown


Stormtail:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fallowsong:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rooktail:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[29] Status unknown


Dewnose:[31] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Molepaw:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Whitewing:[33] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ambermoon:[31] (As of The Raging Storm)
Honeyfern:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cinderheart:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Seedpaw:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Thornclaw:[35] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Rainwhisker:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cinderpelt:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Four unnamed kits:[38] Status unknown


Graystripe:[39] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Darkstripe:[40] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Firestar:[41] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[39] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[39] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Patchpelt:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Brindleface:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[19] Deceased, no residence
Leopardfoot:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Unidentified kits:[18] Status unknown
Unnamed kits:[42] Status unknown


Scourge:[17] Deceased, no residence
Socks:[17] Status unknown
Longtail:[43] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Ruby:[17] Status unknown


Bluestar:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Ferris:[25] Status unknown
Whiskers:[25] Status unknown


Dappletail:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tawnyspots:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Goosefeather:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[44] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Mistystar:[45] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Stonefur:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[46] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Primrosepaw:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Perchkit:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Plumkit:[48] Status unknown
Eaglekit:[48] Status unknown
Stemkit:[48] Status unknown
Shellfur:[48] Status unknown
Stormfur:[49] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)
Feathertail:[49] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Bumblestripe:[50] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Blossomfall:[50] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Briarlight:[50] Deceased, residence unknown
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[51] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[51] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)
Pinestar:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[52] Deceased, no residence
Nightkit:[52] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[52] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hawkfrost:[53] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[54] Deceased, residence unknown
Mothwing:[53] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Bramblestar:[55] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Tawnypelt:[55] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Swiftpaw:[56] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Unnamed kit:[56] Status unknown
Sandstorm:[57] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ashfur:[58] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ferncloud:[58] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Two unnamed kits:[59] Status unknown
Squirrelflight:[33] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafpool:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spiderleg:[60] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Shrewpaw:[60] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[61] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Larchkit:[61] Status unknown
Hollykit:[61] Status unknown
Icecloud:[62] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Foxleap:[62] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[63] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[63] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flametail:[63] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lionblaze:[64] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollyleaf:[64] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Jayfeather:[64] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Toadstep:[65] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rosepetal:[65] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dovewing:[66] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ivypool:[66] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Molewhisker:[67] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cherryfall:[67] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollytuft:[68] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Fernsong:[68] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[68] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Alderheart:[69] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sparkpelt:[70] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Juniperkit:[70] Deceased, residence unknown
Dandelionkit:[71] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[72] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sleekwhisker:[72] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperclaw:[72] Deceased, residence unknown
Unnamed kit:[73] Status unknown
Unidentified kit:[73] Status unknown
Lightleap:[74] Status unknown
Pouncekit:[74] Status unknown
Shadowkit:[74] Status unknown
Spotkit:[75] Status unknown
Flykit:[75] Status unknown
Snapkit:[75] Status unknown
Thriftkit:[76] Status unknown
Bristlekit:[76] Status unknown
Flipkit:[76] Status unknown



    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Brightheart ♀
Seedpaw ♀Lilyheart ♀Snowbush ♂Dewnose ♂Ambermoon ♀Pinenose ♀
Honeyfur ♀Larksong ♂Leafshade ♀Twigbranch ♀Violetshine ♀Birchbark ♂Lioneye ♀Puddleshine ♂Slatefur ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Leafkit: "That's how you learn to fight when you're an apprentice."
Twigkit: "What's an apprentice?"
Larkkit: "It's when you're six moons old and have a mentor, and learn how to become a warrior."
Honeykit: "And then you get to foxes and badgers and rival cats."
—Lilyheart's kits telling Twigkit what an apprentice is The Apprentice's Quest, page 278

"...Larksong and his littermates, Leafshade and Honeyfur, [were] proudly awaiting their first chance to fight for their Clan as warriors."
—Twigpaw observing Larksong and his littermates Shattered Sky, page chapter 1

Dewnose: "I thought you two were meant to be helping."
Sparkpelt: "I would help if Larksong didn't keep distracting me."
—Sparkpelt teasing Larksong Darkest Night, page 72

Alderheart: "Tell me about Larksong. Do you really like him?"
Sparkpelt: "Yeah. A lot. But... I don't know. I want to enjoy being a warrior right now. I don't want to get serious. But I like being with Larksong, and I think he likes being with me. Do you think he likes being with me?"
Alderheart: "Why wouldn't he? You're funny and smart and a great warrior."
—Sparkpelt and Alderheart Darkest Night, page 200

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 188
  3. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 235
  5. Revealed in River of Fire, page 20
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  8. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 497
  9. Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 5
  10. Kate's Blog
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 279
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 50
  14. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  15. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  16. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 95
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  21. Revealed on [ Vicky's Facebook page]
  22. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  26. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  27. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  30. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  34. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  35. Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  36. 36.0 36.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  37. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
  38. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 191
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  40. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  41. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  42. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 117
  43. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 466
  46. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  49. 49.0 49.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 251
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 159
  51. 51.0 51.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  53. 53.0 53.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  54. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  55. 55.0 55.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 19
  56. 56.0 56.1 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  57. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  58. 58.0 58.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 41
  59. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 226
  60. 60.0 60.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  62. 62.0 62.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  65. 65.0 65.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  66. 66.0 66.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  67. 67.0 67.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  69. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  70. 70.0 70.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 8
  71. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  72. 72.0 72.1 72.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  73. 73.0 73.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  75. 75.0 75.1 75.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  76. 76.0 76.1 76.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203