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Warriors: Path of the Moon~Prologue
The word echoed in his mind, invading his thoughts, b...
The word echoed in his mind, invading his thoughts, bringing back memories almost too sorrowful to remember.
Eternalglow. His mate. Gone forever.
No. He would chase after her, even if it meant losing the rest of his nine lives. He would chase after her, no matter how long it took him.
Suddenly Falconstar remembered what the roaring sound was. It hit him like a bolt of lightning. The thunderpath. The monsters.
That was where Eternalglow was headed. She would get killed. Unless he got there. Then he could save her.
But what if she wouldn't let him? The question drifted through Falconstar's head. She hated him. He had killed her kit, though it had not been on purpose. The medicine cat, Redpool, had told him to get the berries for Toadkit.
Berries. That was all Redpool had told him. So he grabbed the first berries he saw. They were stacke neatly in a pile at the end of the den. They were bright red. Falconstar should've known they were deathberries, but in his panic he couldn't seem to rememer anything.
That was why Eternalglow had run away. That was why she was going to be struck by a monster's paws.
Falconstar stopped abruptly at the top of a hill, his golden eyes filled with pure terror. Lying on the thunderpath was a black body with orange tabby markings on the paws and ears. He was too late.
Falconstar ran down. He felt the sharp stones of the thunderpath pierce his pads, but he did not care. His mind was focused on one thing; Eternalglow. He gazed down at his mate, clinging to the small hope that she may still be alive.
Suddenly the roaring filled his ears again. But Falconstar stayed right where he was, and tears shimmered in his eyes. "Oh, Eternalglow..." he whispered.
Suddenly a sharp pain filled his whole body. His eyes closed and he fell to the ground.
Falconstar's eyes fluttered open. The pain was gone, and he smelled the familiar scent of the forest around him. Falconstar relaxed. It must of been a dream. He got up and looked around. His heart lurched. This was not his own home, but StarClan's.
"Welcome, Falconstar." Said a familiar voice.
He whipped around. In front of him was Eternalglow, her pelt glittering with stars. "No..." he whispered. "I cant be dead... I still have 5 lives left!" Falconstar's voice was filled with fear.
"Four." Corrected Eternalglow. "You have only on here to lose one life. You have done it before. And about Toadkit," she added as a speckled brown tom padded up beside her, "Whitefang told me that it was an accident. And now I will take care of him. Now go, your Clan needs you." Slowly his mate faded away, as did the rest of the forest, and he was back in his own den.
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Posted July 26, 2012
"Skip Rock Shallows" Lacks Depth
A determined young woman becomes a doctor at the turn of the century, and finds herself in rural Kentucky tending to the needs of miners and their families. At the same time, she finds herself separated from her fiancee and attracted to one of the men working the mines. Lilly must learn to overcome the hostility of the rural Kentuckians, and must also decide what to do about the two men attracted to her.
The plot in this book is very easy to determine. By the time the author is finished introducing characters, there is only one way that the story could work itself out. This made for lack luster reading and a less than enthralling conclusion.
The context and events in this story are also pretty unrealistic for the time period. I sincerely doubt that any medical board at the time would send a woman doctor to Kentucky to work with a male doctor, and then leave her there when the male doctor dies. Lack of supervision, lack of a chaperone, etc. Further more, why would Lilly be attracted to a coal miner after engaging herself to a Doctor? She is educated, well to do, ambitious, and she would know that marrying a miner would lead to none of the things that she wants out of life. Even if her fiancee was merely the 'safe' choice, she would be smart enough to know not to abandon her future for a mysterious connection to a stranger.
This book frustrated me on many levels. But because the writing is decent, there is no language, and the innuendo and violence (mining accidents, injuries, union related beatings) are mildly portrayed, I'm going to give it two and a half stars.
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