"We're not all used to living in the open, Wind. But that doesn't matter now. We need to figure out why Midnight has revealed the secrets of the Clans."
Thunder to Wind, River, Shadow, and Midnight in Long Shadows, page 2
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Chapter Number: Prologue (of 28)
Page Numbers: 1-5

Chapter description

Midnight, a friendly badger, meets with ancient StarClan cats to discuss the Three cats, and Sol. However, not all is well within the realms of the starry cats. Shadow, Wind, River, and Thunder, the four original Clan leaders, are furious with the badger for betraying their secrets to the rogue cat, who in turn used this to drive ShadowClan away from their warrior ancestors.
All four leaders act harshly towards Midnight, and blame her for what happened to ShadowClan, including Thunder, who acts calm towards the other ancient leaders. River and Shadow are upset to have to met in StarClan, since the weather is unpleasant, and they are mocked by Wind, who says they're acting like kits, and that it's only a little rain. After their brief introduction, they get down to the real reason they are there, and that is to talk to Midnight and find out why she told Sol the secrets of StarClan.
Although the elderly badger claims that knowledge isn't only power, and this would only strengthen the Clans, this does not go over well with the ancient cats, especially Wind, who hisses that her warriors are able to meet any challenge thrown at them. Midnight tells Wind that she is not her enemy, and Thunder agrees, saying the secrets are out now, although he's unsure why Midnight told a stranger, and asks why she did it.
She is unable to answer the ThunderClan leader's question, however, as Rock appears, and the other cats who were there had vanished, their starry forms gone like mist. Rock tells Midnight that he knew the founding leaders would be upset with her for confiding in Sol, but she had no choice, as it was to prepare the Clans for the danger that lies ahead.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 2
  2. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 5
  3. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 3

Long Shadows chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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