->Shards come together to form a whole, cats come together to form a Clan, lives come together to form a story.

''Shattered'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2196310/Prin_Pardus Prin Pardus]], is the second longest ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fanfic on FanfictionDotNet (passed up by the story's sequel, ''Chilled''). Based on a roleplay the author participated, it tells the story of many cats caught in a long-running war which has destroyed the lives of many cats. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6092778/1/S_H_A_T_T_E_R_E_D You can read it here.]]

Long ago, a band of cats ruled a mountain range. They lived without laws until three Clans, [=BirchClan=], [=ShellClan=], and [=MarshClan=] arrived in a nearby forest and taught them the ways of the Warrior Code. This lead to the mountain cats becoming [=FrozenClan=], and the four Clans lived in peace. However, the peace did not last, as Frozenstar, the leader of [=FrozenClan=] started a war in a mad quest to destroy the forest Clans. Eventually he died and was replaced by his son Northstar, who succeeded where his father had failed, and destroyed the Clans.

The story tells the tale of [[TheHero Silverstreak]], the daughter of [=BirchClan=]'s last leader Fadedstar. After [=BirchClan=]'s fall, Silverstreak sets out on a mission to rebuild [=BirchClan=] alongside her friends Frostfeather and Ravenwing. Together they must find the survivors of the war and bring them to a new home where they can reclaim the Warrior Code.

Meanwhile, Silverstreak's nemesis Northstar is betrayed and exiled by his deputy Crowtalon, who turns [=FrozenClan=] into the barbaric [=TalonClan=]. Northstar sets out on his own journey and eventually finds himself in [=PeakClan=], an arrogant Clan with no respect for the Warrior Code. Northstar at first seeks power, but soon comes into conflict over whether he truly is a wicked cat at the core.

However, time is running out for the heroes, as [=TalonClan=] is hunting Silverstreak and Northstar, leaving a trail of destruction in their path.
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!! This fanfic provides examples of:
* ADayInTheLimelight: The author gives quite a few secondary characters a single point of view chapter to show what they're up to. These characters are: [[spoiler:Crowtalon[=/=]Slaughter, Buck, Eaglestrike, Death, Blackmoon, Toxin, Snake, Rumble, Forest, Rabbitpaw, and Chill.]]
* ADeathInTheLimelight: The character [[spoiler:Snake]] is killed off at the end of their point of view chapter.
* AlphaBitch: Dapplefern, who is a snooty {{jerkass}} to the cats of [=PeakClan=] throughout the story.
* BreakTheCutie: Plenty, but Belladonna[[spoiler:[=/=]Nightshade]] is probably the best example.
* DeadGuyJunior: A few examples.
** One of Frostfeather's kits is named after the deceased [[spoiler:Robin]]. In a twist, [[spoiler:Buck didn't know that Robin was dead and just named the kit randomly.]]
** When Reedrush is deciding what to name her female kit, Jag blurts out "Myrtle", the name of his deceased mate.
** Northstar mocks the practice. [[spoiler: When the characters are trying to decide what to name the kits of Lightstar's deceased mate Graywing, they suggest asking Lightstar for names. Northstar argues against it, as he claims that Lightstar would simply name both kits, "Graywingkit" and be done with it. However, he subverts this by naming Rosedapple's kits after his mentor, Brackenheart, and his crush when he was an apprentice, Birdpaw.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss:
** Northstar is set up as the BigBad in the prologue, only to be betrayed and driven out by his deputy Crowtalon in the first chapter.
** Lightstar, leader of [=PeakClan=] is set up as a major villain, only to [[spoiler: go insane and fall off a cliff.]]
** [[spoiler: Crowtalon[=/=]Slaughter is set up as the BigBad, but is then killed by Lion, who takes over [=TalonClan=].]]
* EasterEgg: The point of views in the epilogue are in the order of when the characters first got their point of view.
* [[spoiler: EveryoneIsRelated]]: [[spoiler: Okay not everyone, but TheReveal means that they might as well be.]]
* EvilUncle: [[spoiler: Northstar]] is [[spoiler: Silverstreak]]'s uncle. However, [[spoiler: by the time this is revealed, Northstar is one of the good guys.]]
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Blight]] loses an eye in a fight with a traitorous underling.
* LaResistance: Silverstreak's group is basically this, as it's made up of fragments of the forest Clans, along with other stragglers, trying to create a home and eventually beat [=TalonClan=]. [[spoiler: It eventually evolves into {{The Alliance}} when they ally with [=PeakClan=], as well as two bosses in the city, Cane and Amber.]] The few rebels in [=TalonClan=] could also count, although they leave when [[spoiler: Lion takes over.]]
* LargeHam: Death.
* LoveDodecahedron: Parodied when Northstar tries to figure out how all the [=PeakClan=] apprentice crushes fit together, only to give up after realizing that "apprentice love-triangles are too confusing".
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Blight]] does this to [[spoiler:Belladonna]]. This is accomplished by [[spoiler:capturing her, then abusing her until she broke herself.]]
* MindScrew: Near the end of the fic, [[spoiler: Lion starts losing the ability to tell dreams from reality.]] This leads to [[spoiler: a nightmarish DreamSequence being formatted as if it was happening for real.]]
* {{Pride}}: Most of [=PeakClan=]. They even have an elevated camp so that they can be as "high as the stars".
* RescueRomance: Several.
** Silverstreak and [[spoiler:Forest]] get together after Silverstreak saves him from his wounds.
** Northstar and [[spoiler: Rosedapple]] could also count.
** Frostfeather was only interested in [[spoiler: Death]] after he saved her daughter.
** Blight made his relationship with [[spoiler: Belladonna/Nightshade]] seem like this to her.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Subverted with Lion. As a random character who comes out of nowhere to try to kill the BigBad for revenge, it looks like he would end up as this. Then he actually ''kills the BigBad'', only to take his position.]]
* SmugSnake: Slaughter
* TheUnpronounceable: Death claims that he only calls himself Death because his true name is this.

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