"You are the cat we have chosen, Firestar. You are the fire who will save the Clan. No warrior of StarClan brought you here. You came of your own accord because you have a warrior's spirit and the heart of a true Clan cat. Your faith in StarClan will give you the strength you need."
Bluestar to Firestar in The Darkest Hour, chapter 25
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Chapter Number: 25 (of 30)
Page Numbers: 258-264

Chapter description

After Cloudtail and his uncle say goodbye to Princess, the white warrior goes hunting. Firestar then heads back to camp, but Whitestorm meets him outside the ravine, requesting to talk with the leader. The deputy expresses his concerns about the looming battle against Scourge, suggesting that maybe it's time to leave the forest behind. He says could potentially be heavy losses, but Firestar insists that it's not the will of StarClan for them to leave their home. Whitestorm accepts his leader's words, and the ginger tom thanks him for sharing his opinion. The white deputy states that he's glad he's not leader now, and can only hope to fight his hardest in every battle. Firestar realizes that many cats would have joined the elders by Whitestorm's age, and comments that he is a noble warrior. The white tom stays silent, and then picks up his vole and walks into camp.
Firestar sits on a rock, knowing that he won't be able to sleep alone in his den. Faint red streaks of light are still present in the sky as he walks towards Sunningrocks. The leader arrives as the sun completely disappears, and he manages to catch a mouse fairly quickly. A breeze buffets his fur, and he looks up at Silverpelt, wondering if the ancestors even care about what's happening in the forest. He gains insight into Bluestar's loss of faith in StarClan and her feeling of isolation. Firestar yowls at the sky to tell him what to do, but no answer comes. Painfully aware of how small he is compared to the Silverpelt above, he finds a hollow and falls asleep.
Firestar dreams he is at Fourtrees and sees the warriors of StarClan surrounding him. He confronts them, accusing that they want ThunderClan destroyed, and he questions their actions. Bluestar steps forward, clarifying that StarClan does not rule the forest, though they do care about each and every cat. The blue-gray she-cat continues that they send omens to medicine cats, but every bad thing that happens isn't their fault. Bluestar emphasizes that StarClan watches, but does not interfere. Firestar tries to speak, but his former mentor interrupts him again, stating that he is the cat StarClan has chosen and will have the strength he needs for the challenges ahead. Firestar begins to feel at peace, and Bluestar rests her muzzle on Firestar's forehead. The dream begins to fade, and soon Firestar wakes up with a refreshed state of mind.





Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, chapter 25

The Darkest Hour 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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