"It's coming this way. We must keep going to the river. We'll only be safe if we cross to the other side. The fire won't reach us there."
Fireheart to ThunderClan at Sunningrocks in Rising Storm, page 256
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Chapter Number: 24 (of 30)
Page Numbers: 253-259

Chapter description

Fireheart yowls Yellowfang’s name, but can hear nothing but crackling flames in reply. Bramblekit crouches at the deputy’s paws, and presses his body to the older cat. Fireheart grabs him and races back up the slope where Patchpelt is. He sees that the elder is unconscious and tells Bramblekit to follow him. Fireheart takes the trail of the other cats, and his mind is filled with images of the burning camp. They meet with the rest of ThunderClan at Sunningrocks, where Bramblekit races straight to his mother, Goldenflower. She looks at Fireheart in thanks, but he can’t meet her gaze. The tom thinks that Yellowfang may have died because he stopped to save Tigerclaw's kit.
Fireheart shakes away his thoughts and surveys the horror-struck cats around him. He wonders why they didn’t keep going to the river, as it isn’t safe here. The tom begins looking for Sandstorm, but is interrupted by Patchpelt’s coughing fit. Cinderpelt limps over, and after a few moments, she announces that the elder is dead. Fireheart is shocked, and the Clan breaks into shocked whispers. Cinderpelt asks where Yellowfang is, The deputy admits he doesn’t know, and had lost her in the smoke back at camp. Her eyes cloud with pain, but she shakes herself, and leaves to help Bramblekit’s cough.
Fireheart glances around, and sees that the fire is still burning. He yowls to ThunderClan that they must cross the river, but every cat looks at him with a startled expression. Without warning, the skies open up with several cracks of lightning. The ginger deputy urges that while a storm is coming, they must still cross to outrun the flames. Several warriors, led by Brackenfur’s first move, begin to stand and mill around. Fireheart orders them to go one way, using a tail signal as the lightning drowns out his voice. Every cat breaks into a run, and the ginger deputy carries Speckletail’s kit to safety. As they turn toward the river, a wall of flames encroaches upon them. Fireheart hurtles across the RiverClan border, and is filled with dread at the thought of crossing the swift-flowing river.





Important events


  • Patchpelt dies of smoke inhalation.[6]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 253
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 254
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 255
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 257
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 258
  6. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 261

Rising Storm 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 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30
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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