"No matter what his father had said, he couldn't risk keeping the secret anymore. He had to warn the other medicine cats."
Shadowsight's thoughts in The Silent Thaw, page 128
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Chapter Number: 9 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 120-128

Chapter description

Three days have passed and Shadowsight continues to care for Antfur, despite the tom's continuing confusion. The young medicine cat also notes that all of his injured Clanmates were healing quickly, most of them returning to sleep in the warrior's den.
He nudges Antfur awake and the tom mistakenly calls him Mittens. Shadowsight voices his concerns to Puddleshine, but, as they talk, Antfur seemingly returns to his normal self. The two medicine cats test him and he is able to identify them and recall what happened to him the other day. Tigerstar soon joins them in the den and Antfur tells him he's ready to patrol, despite still feeling a little dizzy. Shadowsight is hesitant to let him return to his duties, but, both Tigerstar and Antfur insist it would be good for him. The warrior uses the wrong names again, but, is allowed to go on patrol.
Later in the morning, Shadowsight tends to Snowbird's paw as the mood in camp shifts, making most ShadowClan cats on edge. He watches as Snaketooth, Blazefire and Gullswoop enter camp, carrying Antfur's body between them. Cinnamontail races to his body and asks what happened to him. Blazefire tells his Clanmate that Antfur climbed a tree and fell.
The ShadowClan cats gather around their fallen Clanmate as Shadowsight becomes worried about possible signs from StarClan. He thinks about Antfur's death as a message from them and that despite wanting to keep his promise to his father, he had to warn the other medicine cats.





Important events


  • Antfur dies falling from a tree.[4]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 120
  2. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 123
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 126
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 127
  5. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 124
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 122

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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