These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in Mothwing's Secret that will be of consequence later. They are intended to be used as a reference for those looking for specific events for re-reading and the book discussions.

  • Mothwing is having a hard time sleeping.
  • Mothwing has a dream.
    • She dreams about when she and her brothers were rogues, and how Tadpole had drowned.
  • They find themselves in a Twoleg nest.
    • Tadpole suggests they hide for safety.
    • However it rains, and they become trapped inside.
    • Tadpole drowns saving Moth and Hawk.
  • The next morning, Mothwing returns from a fishing patrol.
  • Hawkfrost tells her about how not everyone in the Clans likes them.
  • Hawkfrost reassures her when he hears Leopardstar and Mistyfoot talking.
    • Mothwing promises to stay with her brother and support him.

  • Mothwing is exhausted due to lack of sleep and lags behind a patrol.
  • Hawkfrost confronts her that they needed to do better.
  • Heavystep alerts the Clan that Blackclaw was stuck in the mud, and they save him.
  • Mothwing asks to be Mudfur's apprentice.
    • Mudfur starts teaching her herbs and about StarClan, giving her his approval.
  • The other Clans do not like her rogue heritage but RiverClan defends Mothwing.

  • Mothwing is sorting out herbs.
    • Mudfur starts speaking to her, but then stops when the medicine den becomes dark.
    • He asks Mothwing to step outside.
    • Mothwing is confused at first, but then obeys.
  • Leopardstar calls a Clan meeting.
    • She says that Mudfur had an omen of a moth's wing outside the medicine den.
    • Mudfur announces that Mothwing will become a medicine cat.
  • Mothwing travels to the Moonstone with Mudfur.
  • When they get back to camp, Hawkfrost reveals he faked the omen.

  • Mothwing counts her herbs.
  • She hears Mudfur in pain.
    • Mothwing makes a poultice for her mentor.
  • Hawkfrost reveals he talked to their mother, Sasha at the border.
  • Mudfur makes a noise, worrying Leopardstar.
  • She feels StarClan is punishing her for her belief.
  • After Cinderpelt's and Leafpaw's visit, Mudfur slowly heals, but remains sick.
    • Leopardstar announces RiverClan will wait for Mudfur, and with many cats around him, the old tom dies.
  • Mothwing announces Mudfur's death to StarClan, surprising herself.
  • Leafpaw and Cinderpelt are helping Mothwing with the herb supplies.
  • As RiverClan prepare to leave, Mothwing informs Leopardstar she has travelling herbs.
    • The Clan gathers with the others.
  • Sasha begs Hawkfrost and Mothwing to come with her.
    • She reveals Tigerstar is their father.
    • Mothwing and Hawkfrost decide to stay with RiverClan.
  • Both agree the Clan is now their home.

  • Heavystep dies of greencough, and Mothwing regrets being unable to save him.
  • Mothwing worries she can't be a proper mentor to Willowpaw due to her lack of belief in StarClan.
    • She sends Willowpaw to collect cobwebs.
  • Mothwing notices an unexplained scratch on Hawkfrost's chest.
  • Hawkfrost questions Stormfur and Brook's loyalty, and Mothwing argues with him.
    • Hawkfrost expresses concerns that Mistyfoot will become leader soon and choose Stormfur as deputy over him.
  • Later, Mothwing treats Hawkfrost's belly wound, and they argue over Mothwing's loyalties. Mothwing insists that she is loyal to RiverClan, and Hawkfrost claims that when he becomes RiverClan's leader, it will be the strongest Clan in the forest.
    • Stormfur and Brook have been banished, and Hawkfrost feels that a threat to RiverClan is now eliminated.

  • Willowpaw visits the Moonpool for the first time.
    • Mothwing is anxious that her secret is going to be revealed.
    • Leafpool has offered to teach Willowpaw about StarClan because Mothwing cannot.
    • Willowpaw receives several signs that may foretell trouble for RiverClan. Mothwing is doubtful of the signs and finds them unnecessary.
  • Mothwing tests Willowpaw on herbs.
  • Turmoil goes on outside the tunnel.
  • The medicine cat sees that Voletooth is stung by bees, and he is worried that he angered StarClan. He asks Mothwing to apologize to them on his behalf.
    • Willowpaw realizes that Mothwing doesn't believe in StarClan.
    • Mothwing and Blackclaw leave to collect blackberry leaves to treat Voletooth while Willowpaw looks after him.
  • As they leave, Mothwing looks at Hawkfrost, but her brother avoids her gaze.

  • Firestar, Brambleclaw, and Leafpool bring Hawkfrost's body to RiverClan. They claim he was killed by a fox trap.
    • Mothwing has mixed feelings about her brother's death.
  • Leafpool reveals the truth to Mothwing and Willowpaw, explaining how Hawkfrost attempted to kill Firestar.
    • Mothwing collapses as she is overwhelmed with memories of Hawkfrost.
  • Moons later, Mistystar has become leader of RiverClan, and Willowshine is a full medicine cat.
  • Mothwing treats Podkit for a cough and has a discussion about the potential threat of Dark Forest with Duskfur.
    • Mothwing and Willowshine then discuss the Dark Forest, and Willowshine believes that they will attack. Mothwing is unsure.
  • Mothwing notices certain RiverClan cats acting strangely, and that Beetlewhisker has vanished.
    • Jayfeather has told her that some cats are training in the Dark Forest, and that Hawkfrost is among the Dark Forest's residents.
  • Foxleap, Rosepetal, and Toadstep arrive to warn RiverClan that the Dark Forest has begun their attack.

  • Mothwing treats Mosspelt's injured leg during the Great Battle.
  • Mothing sees Minnowtail lying injured on the ground and tries to treat her, but Minnowtail pushes her away and confesses to training in the Dark Forest.
    • Mothwing continues to treat her anyway.
  • Mothwing refuses to believe that the Dark Forest cats are actually there, and blames StarClan for not preventing the battle.
  • Hawkfrost attacks the RiverClan nursery.
    • Mothwing yells at him to stop, and he briefly looks at her before continuing his attack.
  • Mothwing sees many StarClan warriors from RiverClan, including Leopardstar and Mudfur.
    • Mothwing argues with Mudfur over why StarClan didn't prevent the battle, and Mudfur states that StarClan cannot change the future.
    • Mothwing reveals that Hawkfrost faked the moth's wing sign, and Mudfur says that he is glad he was tricked.
  • Mothwing decides that StarClan does not matter to her, and that her Clanmates can only rely on one another.

  • Mothwing hears a yowl and runs to camp.
  • She discovers Petalfur is attacked by dogs.
  • The golden tabby she-cat orders Willowshine to bring cobwebs.
    • She loses a lot of blood, and Willowshine and Mallownose are worried that she will die.
  • Mallownose pins down Petalfur to try help.
  • She eventually wakes, and is carried to the medicine den.
    • Mistystar thanks StarClan for Petalfur's survival, irritating Mothwing, but the medicine cat lets it go.
  • Mothwing thinks that she belongs in RiverClan, and she is glad she stayed with Hawkfrost and trained with Mudfur.
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