"Our Clans need us to be the best warriors we can be. You told us that, remember?"
Redwillow about training in the Dark Forest in The Last Hope, page 6
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Chapter Number: 1 (of 27)
Page Numbers: 5-14

Chapter description

Ivypool is in the Dark Forest, training her apprentices, Birchfall of ThunderClan, and Redwillow of ShadowClan. She remembers the death of Antpelt, a WindClan warrior, and when she scents blood, she warns them to stop. Hawkfrost appears, and tells her that the final battle won't be won with sheathed claws. After Ivypool demonstrates a move to Redwillow, Blossomfall of ThunderClan and Hollowflight of RiverClan appear, with their mentor, Applefur of ShadowClan, who declares that her apprentices want to fight real Dark Forest warriors because they can fight regular old Clan cats any day. After Hawkfrost explains to the apprentices that they must learn the other moves of the Clans, Tigerstar, one of the senior-most members of the Dark Forest appears, echoing the law of the Dark Forest: "Four Clans will unite as one when it matters most." Tigerstar orders the Clan cats to go back to their nests, for the senior warriors have a special meeting.
However, Ivypool wants to attend, but Mapleshade refuses to let her, saying that while she still has the taste of living prey on her tongue, she is not one of the senior warriors of the Dark Forest. As the Clan cats fade, Ivypool confronts Hawkfrost, but the answer is still no, and he walks away to join Tigerstar. Ivypool follows him anyways, near the training rock, and listens to the senior warriors' plans. Brokenstar is drawing out a map with his claws, plotting where to strike in the final battle with them against the Clans and StarClan. Tigerstar jabs the map with a claw, suggesting that they strike at the very heart of the Clan. Mapleshade points out once the kits are dead, their mothers will have less to fight for. Brokenstar declares that it is decided.
Suddenly, paws shake Ivypool violently, and she turns to find her sister, Dovewing, who has the knowledge that Ivypool is spying on the Dark Forest for her and Lionblaze and Jayfeather - the three cats in the Prophecy of the Three. Ivypool is furious that Dovewing woke her up, for she was about to see Brokenstar's plans. The ThunderClan she-cat walks out of camp, and has a vision of a Dark Forest attack. Sudden knowledge hits Ivypool, and she realizes that all the battle skills in the Place of No Stars would not be enough to stop the unrelenting tide of death.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 5
  2. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 12
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 7
  4. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 8
  5. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 9
  6. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 10
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 11
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 13
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 6

The Last Hope 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 27
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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