"[The monster] rammed its shoulder up against an ash tree; the tree shook under the impact, and then, with a shriek like all the prey in the forest dying at once, its roots tore out of the earth. The tree crashed to the ground. The monster rolled on. The destruction of the forest had begun."
— Narrator in Midnight, page 302-303
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Chapter Number: epilogue (of 24)
Page Numbers: 301-303

Chapter description

The grass parts as Firestar prowls into the open, the sun shining on his pelt. Beside him, Graystripe sniffs suspiciously and comments that it smells foul. Cloudtail and Sandstorm pad up to join them, and Leafpaw turns away from a clump of marigold. Cloudtail complains that his fur reeks after every time he comes there, and Sandstorm rolls her eyes but says nothing. Firestar glances up and down the Thunderpath and notices that there are no monsters in sight, but that the smell is worse than ever. Leafpaw pricks her ears as she adds that she can hear something, and the wind carries a deep-toned roaring sound toward the group of cats that is faint with distance but gradually grows louder. Cloudtail turns to his Clan leader with a puzzled look in his eyes, and the former asks what the source of the sound is. The white warrior also notes that he has never heard it, but his voice trails off and he stands gaping.
Over the rise in the Thunderpath comes the biggest monster that any of the cats have ever seen. Sunlight shines off of its body and its shape ripples in the heat rising from the Thunderpath's surface. The monster's throaty roaring grows louder, and it comes slowly, followed by several others. Twolegs swarm over them, yowling at each other, but their words are drowned out by the roar of the monsters.
Suddenly, the leading monster heads toward the five cats, but instead of going past, it swerves and heads for them. Graystripe asks what is going on as Firestar orders them to scatter. The ginger tom shelters in a clump of bracken while the deputy flees deeper into the forest and turns to stare out from underneath a thornbush. Cloudtail shoots up the nearest tree and gazes down from a fork between two branches. Sandstorm heads into a narrow gully with a trickle of water and the bottom, pausing to look back once reaching the other side, fur bristling in shock and anger. Leafpaw follows her mother and flattens herself in the long grass.
The monster barrels forward, crushing everything in its path, and the ThunderClan cats watch, frozen in horror, as it rams its shoulder up against an ash tree that shakes under the impact. The tree's roots then tear out of the earth with a shriek, and the hardwood crashes to the ground. The monster rolls on, and it is noted that the forest's destruction has begun.



Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Midnight, page 301

Midnight (book) 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 24Epilogue
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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