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  • ISBN-13: 9781279747469
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 4/8/2012
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Dewpaw

    Yay! She dnt die. Poor hollyspark.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Jaysoar

    Okay, thank you. XD anyway, nice story! -Jaysoar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Warriors: After the War

    Warriors - Cry to the Stars
    Book One: After the War


    Hollyspark's fur bristled along her spine, and she didn't notice as Fatepaw padded over to her. The black shecat suddenly blinked, seeing her brother's lithe tabby form suddenly stand before her eyes. The gray tom with ginger paws' sharp eyes were narrowed as he peered at her.
    "How's Blossomfall doing?" Hollyspark asked quickly, flattening her fur.
    "One tom, so far," Fatepaw replied, but it sounded as though his mind was on something else. Causually, he continued, "Grasspelt and Blossomfall must be really proud. You know, lots of cats thought that he'd never settle into ThunderClan, but it seems Grasspelt's settled right in. He must love Blossomfall a lot to give up his home for her."
    Hollyspark felt the farmiliar ache in her heart, and she didn't try to stop her tail from lashing back and forth in aggitation. Why did Grasspelt have to be RiverClan? Did his past heritage really matter?
    "Be careful, Hollyspark," Fatepaw meowed suddenly, his voice sounding dark now. "Do you remember the stories that Graystripe used to tell? How he fell in love with a RiverClan shecat? And the same thing happened to Leafpool. And even Lionblaze, once," the gray tabby added.
    "What does that have to do with Grasspelt?" Hollyspark snapped, her claws digging into the ground. "He's a ThunderClan warrior now!"
    "I know," Fatepaw replied evenly, dismissing her harsh tone. "Just be careful where your feelings lie."
    The dark gray tabby turned around, his ginger paws flying lightly over the ground. As Hollyspark watched him go, she thought she saw a few misty shapes following her brother. One, she took note, was a beautiful silvery gray tabby with blue eyes. The other was a small black shecat with piercing green eyes. Hollyspark's eyes locked with the starry warrior's for a moment, and the ThunderClan warrior was surprised to see disapointment. Hollyspark hissed to herself, turning away as the black warrior vanished.
    "Four kits!" she heard Fatepaw's cheerful voice mew. "Two shecats and two toms!"
    "They're beautiful," Grasspelt breathed, and Hollyspark flinched as he rasped his tounge over Blossomfall's ear.
    "What will you name them?" Seedflower asked.
    "How about Oakkit for this one?" Blossomfall meowed, resting her tail-tip on a light brown tabby with white paws.
    "I like that," Grasspelt purred. "And how about Owlkit for this one, and Sparkkit for the torrtoiseshell?" He gestured towards a light brown tom and a tortoiseshell shekit with white patches.
    "And Acornkit for this last one," Blossomfall finished, looking at the final shekit, who's fur was the color of chestnuts.
    "Those are beautiful names," Seedflower purred, while Jayfeather nodded gruffly in agreement.
    "Oakkit, Owlkit, Sparkkit, and Acornkit," Grasspelt purred warmly, his grass green eyes shining. "Welcome to ThunderClan, my little ones."
    Hollyspark felt her heart snapping in two as he said that. How was there any chance for her to have a future with Grasspelt, when he had kits and a mate? Why would he even care? It was impossible. Utterly impossible.
    Feeling anger and sadness surge through her paws, Hollyspark bounded away into the forest, dashing past a confused Cherryfrost. Branches and brambles tore at her black fur, and tears pelted down her cheeks, but she didn't care. Right now, she just wanted to be alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    if you love the classics

    ive loved this book since i was a little girl and my great aunt would read passages of it to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2007

    Scotland: 'O who would wish to be thy king?'

    James Stewart, James V of Scotland (1512 - 1542), became king when 17 months old. He died unwounded after losing a battle to the English when barely 30 years old. He left an infant daughter as heir: Mary Queen of Scots. His mother was Margaret Tudor, sister of England's King Henry VIII. King James's widowed mother remarried, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus in 1525. For three years James's stepfather kept him a virtual prisoner till he escaped in 1528 and began to act as king in his own name. His hatred for the mighty Douglas earl extended to all major figures of the Douglas clan. *** Walter Scott's THE LADY OF THE LAKE is a narrative poem of 1810 in six cantos. It sketches six days in the young king's life and relates it to a fictitious brother of the Earl of Angus, James Douglas, and his beautiful young daughter Ellen. The King hates the very name of Douglas and has banished the entire clan leadership from Scotland, including Ellen's father. The two have taken refuge on an island in Loch Katrine in the Trossachs highlands with Black Roderick (Roderick Dhu) head of the rebellious Clan Alpine, which included its most numerous branch, the MacGregors. *** The king, who loves to wander among his people anonymously, loses his way while hunting a stag, is given hospitality as 'James Fitz-James, Knight of Snowdoun,', develops a crush on Ellen and returns to Stirling Castle. *** Meanwhile Lord James Douglas and Helen's preferred suitor, Malcolm Graeme, come to Roderick's castle. Word arrives that King James is about to invade Clan Alpine land. James and Ellen Douglas therefore seek shelter elsewhere to spare the Clan. Roderick gathers his followers for battle, after a pagan ritual and the sending of his messenger, Malise, to rally every able-bodied man by means of the burning cross. Later the King mortally wounds Roderick, is reconciled to James Douglas and approves Ellen's marrying young Malcolm Graeme. *** I love, and hope that you will as well, the color and music of Scott's verses and will complete this review by sharing two passages with you without comment. There are many other verses as good or better. *** --Canto Three, Stanza XII. Roderick Dhu despatches his man Malise to carry the burning cross summoning the clansmen to battle. Stanza after stanza Malise courses over river and up mountain. Speed is the motif. The Brian mentioned is the half-crazed hermit who has blooded and burnt the sticks of yew and formed them into a cross. Doom befall any follower of Roderick who did not instantly leave plow, bride or other duty to race toward Lanrick mead. *** 'Then Roderick with impatient look From Brian¿s hand the symbol took: *** `Speed, Malise, speed¿ he said, and gave The crosslet to his henchman brave. ¿The muster-place be Lanrick mead¿­ Instant the time¿¿­speed, Malise, speed!¿ *** Like heath-bird, when the hawks pursue, A barge across Loch Katrine flew: High stood the henchman on the prow So rapidly the barge-men row, The bubbles, where they launched the boat, Were all unbroken and afloat, Dancing in foam and ripple still, When it had neared the mainland hill *** And from the silver beach¿s side Still was the prow three fathom wide, When lightly bounded to the land The messenger of blood and brand.' *** --Canto Five, Stanza xxx King James, angered by the fickle mob's rising resentment at his arresting Lord James Douglas, after the latter had come to make peace with Clan Alpine, rides haughtily back into Stirling Castle. Earlier the same subjects had cheered their king. How fickle is their loyalty. He speaks aside to his trusted aide, Lord Lennox, like some latter- day Coriolanus: *** The offended Monarch rode apart, With bitter thought and swelling heart, And would not now vouchsafe again Through Stirling streets to lead his train. *** ¿O

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