Lionkit, Hollykit, and Jaykit hear there are fox cubs on ThunderClan territory and decide to chase them out on their own.
Lionkit, Hollykit, and Jaykit become apprentices and receive their apprentice names and mentors: Lionpaw - Ashfur, Hollypaw - Leafpool, and Jaypaw - Brightheart. Lionpaw and Jaypaw train to be warriors while Hollypaw trains to be a medicine cat.
Hollypaw realizes she is better at fighting than remembering herbs and Japypaw is told by StarClan in a dream that he is meant to be a medicine cat. So, Jaypaw becomes Leafpool's apprentice and Hollypaw is assigned as Brackenfur's apprentice.
All four Clans agree to have a day-Gathering where they compete to see which cats are the best, though the main reason was to loosen the tension and hostility between Clans. Jaypaw has a dream where his brother falls into a badger set and almost suffocates, so Jaypaw finds Lionpaw and Breezepaw as it happens and saves them.
Heatherpaw climbed to the top of the Sky Oak, so she got to pick the fattest rabbit from WindClan. Owlpaw was the best hunter, so he got to pick first from the ShadowClan fresh kill pile. Pouncepaw caught the most fish, so he got to choose the best fish from RiverClan. Hollypaw, Jaypaw's sister, was the best fighter, so she got first pick from ThunderClan. Jaypaw was thanked for saving Lionpaw and Breezepaw.
Jaypaw enters Firestar's dream and learns that there is a prophecy: "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws". The three cats are Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw. Jaypaw realizes his power is to walk in other cats' dreams and read other cats' mind.