"I won't. I'll always be with you, I promise."
Feathertail to Crowpaw in Moonrise, page 271
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Chapter Number: 23 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 267-273

Chapter description

Stormfur freezes as he realizes it's too late as the Tribe cats pelt to the Cave of Pointed Stones and the Clan cats are left in the center of the cave. Their hesitation was too long and Sharptooth bursts into the cave.
Like the Tribe had said, it is a lion but without a mane on its neck. Sharptooth was following Talon's blood trail. Brambleclaw orders the Clan cats to hide, and leaps toward the lion-cat, lashing out both front paws and rolling aside. Squirrelpaw springs onto Sharptooth's back, and Brambleclaw asks her what in the name of StarClan is she doing. Sharptooth twists, trying to dislodge Squirrelpaw.
Squirrelpaw leaps down and Sharptooth runs after her, but she is faster than it. Stormfur follows Feathertail until they reach a ledge tucked under the cave roof, while the rest of the cats are in hiding places. Crowpaw is spotted by Sharptooth, and the lion-cat scratches him. Stormfur hears Feathertail whisper Crowpaw, and she then shoots Stormfur a long look. She says that she can hear the voices clearly now, and that this is for her to do.
Feathertail leaps up toward the cave roof, digging her claws into one of the narrow talons of stone. The rock splits beneath her weight, and she plummets down, straight at Sharptooth. The spike of rock lands on Sharptooth, while Feathertail lands beside the stone. Crowpaw and Stormfur hurry towards the silver she-cat, who lays without moving. They ask her if she's okay, but there is no response.
Stormfur sees her chest rise and fall, and says she'll be fine because she's got a prophecy to fulfill, while Crowpaw pleads Feathertail to wake up. Then, Stormfur thinks he sees Silverstream's body behind the waterfall. Crowpaw gasps as Feathertail opens her eyes. She says to Stormfur that he'll have to go home without her and save the Clan. Then, the silver she-cat whispers to Crowpaw if he thinks he has nine lives, saying she saved him once. She then tells him to not make her save him again. The apprentice pleads Feathertail not to leave him, and she says she won't, and promises to always be with him.
Feathertail dies, and Squirrelpaw says that she can't be dead. Meanwhile, the Tribe is happy because Sharptooth is dead. Silverstream's voice comes to Stormfur, telling him to not grieve for too long, as Feathertail will hunt safely with StarClan, and she will take care of her. Brook whispers that the silver cat came, but Stormfur growls that he brought her. Crowpaw then says it's his fault, because if he refused to come back to the cave, Feathertail would have stayed with him.
Brook whispers that she's sorry for Stormfur. Stoneteller says that the Tribe of Endless Hunting was right and that the silver cat came, although Stormfur wishes the silver cat would have been him. For a heartbeat, he thinks he sees two silver cats, but when he blinks, they are gone.





Important events


  • Feathertail: Killed by force of impact.[3]
  • Sharptooth: Killed by force of impact.[3]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Moonrise, page 267
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Moonrise, page 268
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Moonrise, page 270
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 272

Moonrise 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 Life
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