These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in Return to the Clans 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.

Chapter 1

  • Sasha gives birth to her kits, Moth, Hawk, and Tadpole.
  • Sasha hides them in a cave near the ShadowClan border.
    • She vows to make sure Tigerstar isn't a part of their lives.
    • She is weak, but towards the end of leaf-bare, she gets her strength back.
  • A ShadowClan patrol challenges her.
    • One of the cats smells milk on her, and says she must have kits nearby.
    • Sasha doesn't want her kits to become ShadowClan warriors, so she tells them the kits died in leaf-bare.
  • Russetfur lets them go.
  • The kits are out of the den for the first time.
  • Sasha tells them a story about her adventures and her housefolk.
  • Russetfur comes to find them, and asks if they are Tigerstar's.
    • Sasha says yes, and tells Russetfur not to tell him.
  • Sasha finds out that Tigerstar died in a fight with BloodClan from Scourge.
  • Russetfur warns them not to stay long, and Sasha says that as soon as the kits are strong, they'll leave.
  • They take out her kittypet collar one day, and Sasha sternly tells them not to again.
  • The three kits notice how sad their mother is (after they take out her old kittypet collar) about Ken and they decide to go find him.

Chapter 2

  • They run near Twolegplace and see monsters, bicycles, and other things.
  • The three kits run into Shnuky, Sasha's friend.
  • They consult each other, and strut away, saying they know exactly where they're going.
  • Sasha comes back from hunting and notices her kits are gone.
  • She tracks them to Twolegplace, and meets Shnuky.
  • Shnuky offers to help find the kits.
  • The three kits meet a BloodClan patrol and escape.
  • Dogs start chasing them.
  • They run into an abandoned Twoleg nest.
  • They try to catch a mouse, and fail. Then they realize they are locked inside.
  • Sasha and Shnuky run into the same BloodClan patrol and threatens them to tell her where the kits went.
  • The BloodClan cats think she is from the forest, and point toward the Twoleg house.
  • The house floods, and Sasha finds her kits.
  • Tadpole helps the others up, but he is left to drown.
  • The remaining go back to the den, and Sasha meets Tigerstar in a dream.
  • Tigerstar says that Tadpole is not with him, but he is safe.

Chapter 3

  • Sasha gets depressed over Tadpole's death and later finds Pine.
  • Pine offers to take them to a "better place to live" and that "the cats there are friendly".
  • The kits say they are strong enough to go, and they start the journey.
  • On the way, Sasha sees RiverClan, and thinks it's a beautiful place.
  • Pine introduces them to the cats there and leaves.
  • One of the queens is hostile and tells her kits to hurt Moth and Hawk.
  • Sasha lunges at her, fighting and humiliating her.
  • She then takes her kits away.
  • They go on RiverClan territory, and Sasha starts to tell her kits about Tigerstar.
  • She says that he was a big strong warrior, and very brave.
  • She tells them that they will hear stories about Tigerstar one day, but the kits must not mention him at all
  • A RiverClan patrol arrives, and Sasha offers her kits to them.
  • Leopardstar agrees, and takes them into the Clan.
  • Sasha refuses a warrior name, but Mothpaw and Hawkpaw get their apprentice names.
  • One day, the apprentices see others playing a game of killing Tigerstar.
  • Sasha comforts them, saying that everyone else only saw one side of Tigerstar, and that they must act oblivious to these games.
  • Mothpaw and Hawkpaw then see some bones, and everyone watches, shocked while they play.
  • Leopardstar tells them about Tigerstar and the bones, and Hawkpaw and Mothpaw remain silent throughout the whole thing.
  • Sasha realizes that her place is not with RiverClan and leaves, leaving her kits behind her in RiverClan, promising that they will become great warriors.
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 Stars
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 Hope
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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