"Then reason with me. Don't quote words given to you by someone else. You're my son. I hope I taught you to have a mind of your own."
— Moonlight to Tree in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 291

Moonlight is a huge, long-furred,[7] well-muscled and broad shouldered,[8] gray she-cat with wide paws and a bushy tail.[2][8][9]

She was the former leader of the Sisters. She gave birth to Tree and an unnamed daughter, but abandoned Tree in the forest when he was old enough to hunt. In the moons that pass, she meets a kittypet named Jack and becomes pregnant with his kits. After coming close to Clan territory, Moonlight refused to let the Sisters move because the Clans wanted them to, and became infatuated with Squirrelflight during the time, and reunites with Tree, but her son condemns her for abandoning him. When a war breaks out to drive out the Sisters, Moonlight goes into labor and gives birth to Leaf, Squirrel, and Moon, but dies due to injuries sustained during the battle.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

Thunder and Shadow

In the bonus scene, she is mentioned by Tree to have nursed him and his sister when they were kits. Needlepaw asks if she named him. Tree says she might have, but if she did, he had forgotten it, deciding to rename himself Tree because he likes Trees. Needlepaw asks what happened to his mother and Tree explains how his mother brought an injured but live mouse to their den and instructed her son to kill it. When he did, she declared he is grown up now. The next morning, she and her daughter were gone. Needlepaw is shocked she left her son and asks why. Tree guesses she believed he would be fine. Needlepaw is still confused, pointing out she took her daughter but not him.
Tree explains his sister was always sick, so guessed his mother took her somewhere where she would be safe. He speculates she took her to find a home where she could be a kittypet, as Twolegs sometimes helped sick kits. Needlepaw asks why she didn't take Tree too and the loner assumed she didn't want her son to become a kittypet as she always stated Twolegs are unpredictable, sometimes they care for kits, sometimes they kill them. She might have decided to take the risk with her sick—and likely dying—daughter. Needlepaw asks what happened to the den his mother made and he explains a bigger tom drove him away. Tree takes Needlepaw home and Needlepaw tries to explain if he tells Rowanstar about his mother and sister and everything he faced after she left, he would let him join. Tree refuses, however.

Darkest Night

She is mentioned briefly by Tree, who explains that she raised him until he was old enough to hunt.

The Raging Storm

Coming Soon

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

Coming Soon


Interesting facts

  • Her kit, Moon, is named after her.[10]
  • Just like Tree, Moonlight also has the power to see the spirits of dead cats.[11]

Character pixels

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Jack (formerly):[12] Status unknown


Unnamed she-cat:[13] Status unknown


Tree:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Squirrel:[14] Living (As of (Squirrelflight's Hope)
Leaf:[14] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Moon:[14] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)


Needlepaw:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Rootpaw:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)


See MoreMoonlight ♀Jack ♂
Violetshine ♀Tree ♂Unnamed ♀SquirrelLeafMoon
Rootpaw ♂Needlepaw ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 408
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 59
  3. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 404
  4. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 60
  5. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 321 and 407
  6. Revealed in the blurb for Squirrelflight's Hope
  7. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 57
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 61
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 94
  10. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 409
  11. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 11
  12. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 84
  13. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow: Bonus Scene, page 16
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 405
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
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