After Lionblaze and Jayfeather find out Hollyleaf killed Ashfur, Leafpool is their mother, and Crowfeather is their father, Hollyleaf runs away in the tunnels which collapsed on her. Now Lionblaze and Jayfeather want to find out which of Whitewing's kits is the third prophesized one.
Dovekit and Ivykit, Whitewing's kits, are apprenticed. They recieve the names Dovepaw and Ivypw. Lionblaze is Dovepaw's mentor and Cinderheart is Ivypaw's mentor.
At the Gathering, Leopardstar (leader of RiverClan) announces that the lake belongs to RiverClan, along with all the fish in it because they only eat fish and the water supplies are drying up.
When Dovepaw returns from a patrol, she tells her Clanmates there were big furry brown creatures building something at the top of the stream and is surprised when they don't belive her and didn't see or hear them theirselves. Later, Lionblaze and Jayfeather test her and realize she is one of the Three. Her ability is very strong senses, while Lionblaze can't be beaten in battle and Jayfeather can walk in other cats' dreams and read their emotions.