"Embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky."
An unnamed tom to Echosong in Thunder and Shadow, page 2
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Chapter Number: 1 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 1-3

Chapter description

Sun splits through the branches onto Echosong's back, and she relishes the warm rays and swishes her tail happily as a soft wind rustles the leaves. Above, birds chatter and Echosong licks her lips hungrily. She reminds herself to hunt before sunset. She pauses and thinks about how she thought the sun set already, and that rain had been lashing at the juniper bush where she had made her nest. Echosong had fallen asleep, wondering where her scattered Clan mates were. She realizes it's a dream, but she argues, saying that it felt too real to be a dream and must be a vision.
Ahead, Echosong hears fur brush against undergrowth and paws stalking towards her. She freezes, thinking if it is a danger, then relaxes as she knows she can't get hurt in a vision. She waits with expectation, as a broad-shouldered tom with blue eyes like the sky slides out a few tail-lengths away. Echosong asks who he is, as recognition itches her pelt. She remembers his thick gray pelt, but the tom only blinks at her softly and says to embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky. Echosong's thoughts quicken and she asks him what shadows and who are they, but the tom only gazes at her calmly. She asks what clear the sky means, frustration now growing in her pelt. The tom had brought her a prophecy before, and it had baffled her. She starts to think if the prophecy had something to do with her Clan, who had scattered after rogues invaded SkyClan's camp.
The gray tom stares up at a oak canopy and Echosong follows his gaze to see leaves fluttering towards the ground. She studies them closely, as they didn't look like a oak leaf. The tom says to her that you are scattered like leaves, blown in the wind. He draws in some leaves to make a pile just as another leaf is falling. He hooks it up with a claw and tells Echosong to look at it. She leans in, studying the leaf; it is bigger then the rest, a maple leaf, and it has five points. She wonders why it is maple and not oak, but as she is trying to figure it out, the vision started to fade. The vision is blurring and darkness starts to form, but Echosong panics, as she is not ready to leave. She asks if they can tell her more, but her own meow wakes her up and she is once again under a bush. Shivering, she tries to remember her vision, desperate to know what it means, as it may help her find her way home.



Important events


  • "Embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky."[3]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 1
  2. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 2
  3. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 3

Thunder and Shadow 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 24Bonus Scene
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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