"Struggling to his paws, Thunder saw a line of cats rushing across the moor from the direction of the forest. He half expected to see some of Clear Sky's cats among them, but all of them were strangers to him. One Eye's rogues! There are so many!"
Thunder upon seeing One Eye's rogues in The Blazing Star, page 230
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Chapter Number: 24 (of 28)
Page Numbers: 226-231

Chapter description

Thunder is crouched next to Lightning Tail behind an outcrop of rock. His other side feels empty and cold, and he wonders where Star Flower is. He thinks about how he hasn't seen her since she left the hollow for more rogue recruits. Thunder feels uneasy, hoping the she-cat is okay. An edge to his voice, Lightning Tail asks if he is missing his precious Star Flower. The tom responds that what's happening is too important for mocking. The black tom shamefully admits that he just doesn't want to see his friend get hurt. Thunder reassures Lightning Tail that Star Flower would never hurt him, and that the two understand each other. Lightning Tail is not convinced, but doesn't say anything.
Gray Wing arrives, explaining which cats are hiding where. When he mentions Owl Eyes and Sparrow Fur will be participating, Thunder questions why he's letting kits fight. The gray tom asks if he's ever tried to control nearly full-grown cats, mentioning that he remembers a big-pawed kit who was eager too. The ginger tom admits that Gray Wing is right, thankful that Pebble Heart stayed at the hollow to help Holly. Gray Wing continues, telling Thunder that Dappled Pelt and Jagged Peak have delivered messages to River Ripple and Wind Runner. He adds that River Ripple promised to keep a lookout on the riverbank, while Wind Runner's answer was unclear, and that they can only hope she'll bring help. Thunder looks toward the brown she-cat's camp, but doesn't spot her or Gorse Fur.
Lightning Tail gasps, drawing the ginger tom's attention back to the clearing. He spots Clear Sky striding into the clearing confidently yet warily, and Thunder realizes that One Eye would never realize he had his friends to back him up. The light gray tom sits down, motionless. The ginger tabby holds his breath as he waits for One Eye to appear; Lightning Tail flicks his tail impatiently.
Suddenly, the mangy tom explodes from a nearby rabbit burrow rather than emerging from the trees. Gray Wing hisses in frustration that the cats didn't think of him doing that. Thunder says that they should've realized One Eye would do something tricky. Clear Sky spins around, but is too late, as One Eye is already swiping at the unsuspecting tom. He claws at Clear Sky's ear, causing blood to poor down his face. The gray tom shakes the blood from his face in an attempt to get it out of his eyes. Thunder thinks to himself that this is the worst possible start. The large tom wants to help his father, but remembers Clear Sky telling him that he wanted One Eye to feel overconfident at first. The two toms continue fighting. One Eye leaps away from his opponent and asks him if he's ready to die, to which Clear Sky responds that the mangy tom will be the only one dying. They continue to tussle, and it is unclear who is winning until the light gray tom has his belly exposed with his opponent ready to strike.
Thunder gives the signal for the others to launch themselves at One Eye. Clear Sky attempts to distract the pale ginger tom, but he turns around to face Thunder and his cats. He senses Gray Wing and Lightning Tail racing alongside him. The bright ginger tom looks around, spotting Cloud Spots leading his group, Night, Dew, and River Ripple charging from the river, and Wind Runner charging towards them with Gorse Fur by her side. Thunder realizes they must have left their kits with Slate, remembering her from Gray Wing's encounter. The thought distracts him, and he catches his paw in a rabbit hole, tripping and tumbling.
Lightning Tail calls to his friend to look up, and Thunder sees cats rushing towards them from the direction of the forest. Expecting to see some of Clear Sky's cats, he is shocked to see that they're One Eye's followers, and is astounded that there are so many of them. As the group rushes forward, they divide. One group pushes between the rogue leader and River Ripple. Another group darts into Wind Runner's path. A third group rushes in front of Thunder and Lightning Tail, snarling. The ginger tom tells the rogues to get out of there, as it isn't their fight. The attackers don't move, and he spots One Eye on top of a high rock, looking around with sardonic satisfaction. Thunder wonders how their plan had gone so horribly wrong, and wonders if he had known they would back up Clear Sky.
One Eye laughs harshly, asking if they had really thought they could get the better of him. He then adds for his daughter to show herself. Thunder watches in horror as Star Flower leaps up next to the mangy rogue leader. Guilt crashes over the ginger tom, and he can't even bear to look at Lightning Tail. Gray Wing speaks up from Thunder's side, telling his foster son that he's been betrayed.





Important events

  • The battle between One Eye's rogues and the other groups break out.[2]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 226
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 228
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 227
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 230

The Blazing Star (book) 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 28Bonus Scene
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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
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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
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Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
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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
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