"Thistlekit went to sleep and now she won't wake up!"
Sedgekit worrying about Thistlekit in Dark River, page 297

Thistleheart is a long-haired white[4] she-cat.[5]


In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

At the Gathering, Blackstar informs the cats present to remember the fallen. Thistleheart is mentioned by Blackstar as one of the WindClan cats who was killed in battle with the Dark Forest.

In the Power of Three arc

Dark River

Along with her siblings, Sedgekit and Swallowkit, she almost causes a war between WindClan and ThunderClan over their sudden disappearance. They wander off whilst their mother, Gorsetail, leaves the nursery to stretch her legs for just a moment. Soon after they find Lionpaw and Heatherpaw's secret tunnels, they get trapped when they jump over a boulder into a small notch. They are unable to get back out into the tunnels again. Lionpaw, Heatherpaw, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Breezepaw go out to search for them, but when they think that they are unable to look any further, they find them. Initially, Thistlekit is unconscious because of the freezing cold, but Jaypaw revives her by rubbing warmth into her body.
The group of cats get them safely out of the tunnels and back to their mother. They make it just in time to announce that they found the kits. To cover up for Lionpaw, Hollypaw lies and says that they were on the shore near the lake.


Thistlekit does not formally appear in Eclipse, but is listed in the allegiances.


Thistlepaw does not formally appear in Sunrise, but is listed in the allegiances. She is listed as Leaftail's apprentice.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

Although not mentioned by name, Thistlepaw and her sisters are mentioned on Heathertail's page. When three WindClan kits went missing, Onestar assumed that ThunderClan has stolen them. Heatherpaw and Lionpaw guessed that the kits went into the underground tunnels, and went looking for them with Jaypaw and Hollypaw. Torrential rain flooded the tunnels, washing all the cats out into the lake, all narrowly escaping with their lives. This is also mentioned on Rock's page.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Thistlepaw does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story, but is listed in the allegiances.


Interesting facts

  • Kate confirmed that the Thistlepaw in Power of Three and Thistleheart are the same cat.[6]
  • She has RiverClan blood through Beechfur.[7]


  • She has been described as a tom several times.[8][4][9]

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Gorsetail:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Beechfur:[11] Living (As of The Fourth Apprentice)


Swallowtail:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sedgewhisker:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Larkwing:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Fernstripe:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Featherpelt:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Gorsetail ♀Beechfur ♂
Emberfoot ♂Sedgewhisker ♀Thistleheart ♀Swallowtail ♀
Fernstripe ♀Larkwing ♀Featherpelt ♀Oatclaw ♂
Flutterpaw ♂Songpaw ♀Whistlepaw ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Lionpaw: "We'll hold you by your tails. We won't let go."
Thistlekit: "By our tails?"
Lionpaw: "If we hold you by your scruffs, we'll swallow too much water. You'll have to keep your head afloat by paddling with your forepaws like this."
—Lionpaw showing Thistlekit and her siblings how to swim Dark River, page 304

Hollypaw: "Do you think you can make it?"
Thistlekit: "Of course we can!"
—Hollypaw sending Thistlekit and her siblings back to WindClan Dark River, page 312

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 53
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Dark River, page 297
  6. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  7. Revealed on Kate's blog
  8. Revealed in Dark River, page 308
  9. Revealed in Hollyleaf's Story, allegiances
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Dark River, page 273
  11. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  12. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  13. Revealed on Kate'sBlog
  14. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 15
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