Dawnkit was born into an era of revolution and there is a clear divide between the clan cats of Whisper Clan, Creek Clan, Whirl Clan, and Dusk clan. While some believe in change, others do not, and many of the clans cats are stuck in the old ways. For some of these cats tradition is above all else. In the dawning of this new age, where the warrior code becomes life or death, it is decided that only pure blooded warriors will be allowed to stay within the protection of clan life. All else is purged. In this age, prejudice and hate began to bloom instead of reform and change. Yes, change does set in place... But it is the kind of change which sends Dawnkit's new life to a screeching halt. Those who do not bend are broken, and those who refuse to break are destroyed. Star Clan grows silent and all hope in the light of morning is lost.
Dawnkit escapes with her fellow den mates out of the clutches of the clan cats, but how will they survive on their own? Most of them are merely six moons and have no idea what the forest around them holds. How can they make thing right again with the clans? How will they find Star Clan again? But most importantly, what was the cause to all of it? Who is responsible?