"If it were me, I'd tell the truth. [...] You can never go wrong by telling the truth."
Dovewing to Shadowsight in The Silent Thaw, page 81
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Chapter Number: 6 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 68-81

Chapter description

Shadowsight fixes a nest as he thinks back to the previous Gathering and how Bramblestar had directly asked him if he had heard from StarClan. He mulls over the fact that he’d lied to the ThunderClan leader to keep his promise to his father. Puddleshine stirs him out of his thoughts, asking if he was alright, stating that he’d been distracted since the other night. Shadowsight asks his mentor for guidance about his visions and what they mean. He also wonders if he could betray his father by warning the Clans, but, becomes concerned for his mother's safety.
He leaves the medicine cat den to talk with his father, finding him rummaging through the fresh-kill pile. Shadowsight tells him that he should tell the other Clans about the codebreakers, however, Tigerstar remains firm that he shouldn’t. He reminds his son of what Bramblestar had said the previous night and leaves him to dwell again on his thoughts. However, Lightleap's yowl catches his attention as she returns to camp with Flaxfoot and Snowbird, the latter limping. Puddleshine and Shadowsight hurry to help the white warrior by giving her poppy seeds and sending the other two warriors to search for sticks to create a leg splint.
Shadowsight sets out after the two cats after they had been gone for a while. While out, a tree branch falls near him, knocking him off his paws. He begins to wonder if the falling branches were signs from StarClan or that perhaps they were intent on hurting them. Worry pricks at his pelt as he returns to camp where he then scents blood. He sees Puddleshine tending to Antfur, Scorchfur, the two warriors also having been struck by a falling branch. The tom tends to Dovewing who had been with them, but, she reassures her son that she is fine. As the two medicine cats tend to Antfur he shows a lot of confusion, mentioning that he needs to scavenge and find the scrapcans. Shadowsight whispers to Puddleshine that Antfur thinks he’s back in the city. They tend to him, getting him to rest to stop himself from feeling dizzy. The younger tom leaves the den to check on Dovewing.
Finding Dovewing, Shadowsight talks with his mother while treating her for her own injuries. She reassures her son that she was just tired from the day while he asks her for advice. He asks what she would do if she had a secret that might help but also hurt a lot of cats. The warrior tells her son that if it were her, she’d tell the truth. Still feeling uneasy, Shadowsight watches as she falls asleep and hopes that if he did tell the truth it wouldn’t be as bad as his father feared.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 68
  2. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 69
  3. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 70
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 73
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 77
  6. Bramblestar's impostor is acting through Bramblestar's body, and thus is who is listed as mentioned in this chapter.
  7. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 71

The Silent Thaw 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 24
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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