"I give you this name in recognition of your courage, and because Seedpaw and Sorreltail will live forever in your heart."
Bramblestar granting Lilyheart her warrior name in Bramblestar's Storm, page 451

Lilyheart is a small,[6] dark gray[blog 1] tabby she-cat with white patches[7] and blue eyes.[8]

Lilyheart is a ThunderClan warrior who has served under Bramblestar's, the impostor's, and Squirrelflight's leaderships in the lake territories. She was born as Lilykit to Sorreltail and Brackenfur along with her sister, Seedkit. After Sorreltail died in the Great Battle, Brightheart fostered her and Seedkit. She was apprenticed to Poppyfrost, earning her the name Lilypaw. She eventually earned her warrior name, Lilyheart. After becoming Snowbush's mate, she gave birth to Honeykit, Leafkit and Larkkit. When Alderpaw brought Twigkit and Violetkit to ThunderClan after finding them on his quest, she fostered Violetkit until she was taken to ShadowClan and adopted Twigkit as her own. After the death of her mate and son, Lilyheart gained her grandson, Flamepaw, to mentor.


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Omen of the Stars

"[Mousefur] was teaching Lilykit and Seedkit how to reach under the wall of the warriors' den and catch stray tails yesterday."
—Purdy to Jayfeather about Mousefur The Last Hope, page chapter 15
She and her sister arrive early, and Sorreltail gives birth to Lilykit and Seedkit near the lake. The two sisters are Brackenfur and Sorreltail's second litter, the first comprised of Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, Honeyfern and Molepaw. They remain in the nursery during the Great Battle with Ferncloud and Daisy protecting them. Ferncloud dies fighting off a Dark Forest cat, and later Sorreltail returns from the fight and reunites with her kits.

A Vision of Shadows

"The Clan will trust you again. Maybe you need to prove to yourself that you belong here, instead of proving it to other cats."
—Lilyheart comforting Twigpaw River of Fire, page 75
She is now nursing her foster brother, Snowbush's, kits: Larkkit, Honeykit and Leafkit. When Alderpaw returns from his quest to find SkyClan, Lilyheart nurses Violetkit and Twigkit and fosters the latter when Violetkit is taken to ShadowClan. She speaks against sending more cats to search for SkyClan, must to Twigpaw's displeasure, and later misses Twigpaw when she leaves to join SkyClan.
Her kits become warriors: Larksong, Honeyfur and Leafshade. Snowbush's hind leg is crushed by a rockfall, and Lilyheart remains by his side. However, he dies from an infection and Lilyheart scorns StarClan for failing to save him. She and Twigpaw are reunited when the latter returns to ThunderClan, and the two bond. She cleans Twigpaw's pelt before her warrior ceremony, and cheers for her new name, Twigbranch.

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This section summarizes Lilyheart's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"She may be small, but she's brave and she works hard. I must remember to take Brackenfur aside and tell him how well his daughter is doing."
—Bramblestar's thoughts about Lilypaw Bramblestar's Storm, page chapter 24
In Bramblestar's Storm, Lilypaw is now an apprentice with her older sister, Poppyfrost, as her mentor. She and the other apprentices memorize the members on the Stick of the Fallen, including their mother. During the Great Storm, she spots the Stick of the Fallen in the water and is forbidden from retrieving it. When she and Seedpaw sneak off and attempt to retrieve it, Seedpaw drowns. She struggles through her grief, and participates in the battle against the badgers. After, she earns her warrior name, Lilyheart, named after the memory of her mother and sister.


This section summarizes Lilyheart's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"We can't wake her! We tried and tried but she's still asleep!"
—Lilykit about Sorreltail Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 1
In Dovewing's Silence, after the Great Battle, Lilykit and Seedkit attempt with no avail to wake up their mother, as Sorreltail had died from her injuries during the battle. Dovewing and Brightheart whisk them away for Brackenfur to mourn. The two kits are fostered by Brightheart and raised with Amberkit, Dewkit, and Snowkit.

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Lilyheart's warrior ceremony
Bramblestar: I, Bramblestar, leader of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down upon this apprentice. She has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend her to you as a warrior in her turn. Lilypaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Lilypaw: I do.
Bramblestar: Then by the power of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Lilypaw, from this moment you will be known as Lilyheart. I give you this name in recognition of your courage, and because Seedpaw and Sorreltail will live forever in your heart. ThunderClan honors your bravery and dedication, and we welcome you as a full member of ThunderClan.
Everyone: Lilyheart! Lilyheart!
Reference: Bramblestar's Storm, page 451


Lilyheart is a loving, motherly, and caring she-cat that most kits quickly warm up to.[9] She is fond and very kind, and extremely supportive.[10]


Brackenfur and Seedpaw

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Honeyfur, Leafshade and Larksong

Lilyheart loves each one of her kits, and is proud of them.[9][10]


Even though Twigbranch was Lilyheart's adopted daughter, Lilyheart still loves her as much as she loves her biological kits.[9]


Lilyheart's parents are Brackenfur and Sorreltail, and her littermate is Seedpaw. After her mother's death, she was raised by Brightheart alongside her kits, Dewnose, Snowbush and Ambermoon. She and Snowbush became mates and Larksong, Honeyfur and Leafshade are their children. For more of Lilyheart's family, click here!




  • She was mistakenly described as tortoiseshell-and-white.[blog 2][2][4]
  • Although being older than Snowbush, Dewnose, and Ambermoon,[11][12][1] Lilyheart and Seedpaw are stated to have been apprenticed after the trio of siblings.[13]
    • However, in Crowfeather's Trial, Lilypaw and Seedpaw are apprentices, while Amberkit, Dewkit, and Snowkit are still in the nursery. [14]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • On the Warriors website family tree, Lilyheart's grandfather is Lionheart.[15]


Squirrelflight: "I want you all to look after Purdy. He's had a tough time and he must be feeling sore and tired. But for StarClan's sake, don’t let him know that you're helping him."
Lilypaw: "I know! We'll ask him to help us. [...] We’re scared about going into the tunnels. Will you stay with us?"
Purdy: "Sure, young 'un. Nothin' to be scared of when you're with me."
—Lilypaw with an idea to help look after Purdy Bramblestar's Storm, page 130

"Oh, no, no! It's all my fault! I just wanted to be helpful!"
—Lilypaw blaming herself for Seedpaw's death Bramblestar's Storm, page 216

"Did [Violetkit] have a foster mother as kind as Lilyheart?"
—Alderpaw thinking about Lilyheart Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 1

Lilyheart: "I still can't believe Twigpaw left."
Alderheart: "You must miss her."
Lilyheart: "Don't you?"
Alderheart: "Very much."
Lilyheart: "It's hard to raise a kit only to watch her leave. And she was such a bright young cat."
—Lilyheart and Alderheart about Twigpaw Darkest Night, page 70

Twigpaw: "I feel a little restless here in ThunderClan. I don't want to leave - far from it - but I'm not sure yet what my place is. I know I'm being stupid, but [..] I guess I expected my Clanmates to be more excited to have me back."
Lilyheart: "You're not being stupid at all. But, you know, it's because we all loved you so much that we were so upset when you left. Now I'm happy, because I feel like I have all my kits back with me."
Twigpaw: "It's Violetshine too. Things are so strained between us now, and I hate it."
Lilyheart: "She'll always be your sister."
Twigpaw: "Yes, but I wish I had kin here in ThunderClan, too. They would understand me , or at least make things less difficult."
Lilyheart: "The Clan will trust you again. Maybe you need to prove to yourself that you belong here, instead of proving it to other cats."
—Lilyheart and Twigpaw River of Fire, page 75

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 168
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 451
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  5. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 399
  7. Revealed in The Last Hope, allegiances
  8. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 1
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow
  11. Snowbush, Dewnose, and Ambermoon were born in The Last Hope, while Seedpaw and Lilyheart were born in The Forgotten Warrior
  12. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 239
  13. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 10
  14. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, allegiances
  15. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
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