In this third book about Sasha, she has just left her home with man and returned to the forest to birth her kittens. But raising young on her own is difficult. One day when she's out hunting the kittens wander off into the nearby town and get themselves into trouble. A friend tries to help Sasha find a place on a farm, but the resident barn cats push her out. Knowing she needs support, Sasha finally decides to join the Riverclan. But she must keep the parentage of her kittens a secret, or they'll all be in danger.