"Every leaf and every blade of grass reminds me of her. I know she's watching over me and her kits from StarClan. One day we'll meet again. I would wait forever to see her face once more."

—Brackenfur to Bramblestar after Sorreltail's death in Bramblestar's Storm, page 31


Highest Rank
Senior Warrior
Graystripe, Firestar (unofficially and temporarily)
Tawnypaw, Whitepaw, Hollypaw, Tigerpaw (temporarily), Icepaw (temporarily)
Previous Name(s)

Brackenfur is a long-legged,[1] golden-brown tabby tom[2] with a graying muzzle,[3] a scar on his flank,[4] and amber eyes.[5]


Brackenkit is born to Frostfur along with Cinderkit, Brightpaw, and Thornkit.

He, his brother, and his sisters were taken from ThunderClan by Clawface, a ShadowClan warrior and one of Brokenstar's followers.

When Spottedleaf gets in Clawface's way, he kills her. They are imprisoned in the ShadowClan camp and are heavily guarded until Firepaw, Graypaw, Ashpaw, Dawncloud, Nightpelt, and Yellowfang rescue them and get them back to camp.

They run to Frostfur and nuzzle her. He is not mentioned in the rest of Into the Wild, though.


He and Cinderkit are later apprenticed to Fireheart and Graystripe, now named Cinderpaw and Brackenpaw.

Cinderpaw gets Fireheart, and Brackenpaw gets Graystripe. He is calmer during their apprentice ceremony.

In one of their training sessions, his sister runs down to the frozen river. His mentor tries to catch a water vole, but the ice cracks. Brackenpaw stares at him in horror, until Silverstream comes to the rescue.

This leads Graystripe to fall in love with her, and Silverstream does the same thing. So Fireheart does most of his training after Cinderpaw cripples her leg permanently and becomes Yellowfang's apprentice.

When Brokenstar and his rogues Blackfoot, Russetfur, Jaggedtooth, Boulder, and Clawface attack, he is not mentioned, after the other rogues flee and Brokenstar is blinded and has lost two lives, Bluestar gives Brokenstar shelter in the camp and renames him Brokentail.

Brackenpaw sees later that Tallstar, Nightstar, and their Clans are furious about Brokentail and they attack.

Brackenpaw is training with Fireheart at that moment and he is the first to sent them.


He recieves his name, Brackenfur. Much later, Bluestar gives him his first apprentice, Tawnypaw.

Right before the battle with TigerClan, he and Bramblepaw notice that Tawnypaw is missing and tell Firestar. He whimpers that it's his fault.

Firestar tells him how Goldenflower reacted and Bramblepaw says that she was FRANTIC. He, much later, gets another apprentice, Whitepaw, and then Hollypaw.


  • Vicky has said that she loves the idea of Lionheart fathering Frostfur's kits.
    • However, she later stated that she didn't think Lionheart ever had any kits.
    • Kate has also said that she believes their father to be Whitestorm.
    • Vicky confirmed on her Facebook page that Lionheart is the father of Brackenfur and his littermates.
  • Brackenfur was apprenticed before he was six moons old.
  • Despite earning his warrior name in Forest of Secrets, he is mentioned as an apprentice in Tigerclaw's Fury, which takes place afterwards.


Mate: Sorreltail

Son: Molepaw

Daughters: Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Lilyheart, Seedpaw

Granddaughters: Leafshade, Honeyfur, Sorrelstripe, Hollytuft and Cherryfall

Grandsons: Larksong, Fernsong, Molewhisker

Mother: Frostfur

Father: Lionheart

Sisters: Cinderpelt and Brightheart

Brother: Thornclaw

Grandfathers: Fuzzypelt and Smallear

Grandmothers: Robinwing and Speckletail

Aunts: Brindleface and Goldenflower

Uncles: Ravenpaw and Dustpelt

Aunts/Uncles: Unidentified Kits

Half-Aunt: Mistlekit

Half-Uncle: Snowkit

Nephews: Dewnose and Snowbush

Nieces: Ambermoon and Whitewing

Grandnieces: Dovewing and Ivypool

Cousins: Sandstorm, Ferncloud, Ashfur, two unnamed kits, Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Foxleap, Icecloud, Leafpool, Squirrelflight, Toadstep, Rosepetal, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tadpole, Bramblestar, Tawnypelt, Alderheart, Sparkpelt, Dandelionkit, Juniperkit, Dawnpelt, Flametail, Tigerstar, Strikestone, Sleekwhisker, Juniperclaw and an unnamed kit

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Midnight, page 14
  2. Revealed in Forest of Secrets
  3. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 286
  4. Revealed in The Sight, page 54
  5. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 271