Thunder Bay (Cork O'Connor Series #7)

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From acclaimed author William Kent Krueger comes the seventh profound, action-packed suspense novel in his award-winning Cork O'Conner mystery series.

The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.

Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private ...

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Overview


From acclaimed author William Kent Krueger comes the seventh profound, action-packed suspense novel in his award-winning Cork O'Conner mystery series.

The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.

Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago?

With little to go on, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But why would Wellington want his father dead? This question takes Cork on a journey through time as he unravels the story of Meloux's 1920s adventure in the ore-rich wilderness of Canada, where his love for a beautiful woman, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, greed, and murder.

The past and present collide along the rocky shores of Thunder Bay, where a father's unconditional love is tested by a son's deeply felt resentment, and where jealousy and revenge remain the code among men. As Cork hastens to uncover the truth and save his friend, he soon discovers that his own life is in danger and is reminded that the promises we keep - even for the best of friends - can sometimes place us in the hands of our worst enemies.

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Publishers Weekly

The deftly plotted seventh Cork O'Connor novel represents a return to top form for Anthony-winner Krueger after 2006's disappointing Copper River. Henry Meloux asks Cork, who's now working as a part-time PI in his hometown of Aurora, Minn., to find a son the aged Ojibwe healer has never met from a relationship with a white woman, Maria Lima, "seventy-three winters" earlier. Armed with just two clues, a location in Canada and a gold watch with a picture of Maria, O'Connor soon finds the son, a retired mining entrepreneur, but arranging a meeting between son and father proves to be a challenging and surprisingly dangerous task. The book's middle third focuses on Meloux's past: how he became a guide for white men looking for gold in Canada, how he met and fell in love with one of their daughters, and the events that separated the young lovers. Despite the preponderance of back story, the action builds to a violent and satisfying denouement. (July)

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While at death's door, longtime Obijwe healer Henry Meloux asks Minnesotia PI Cork O'Connor (Copper River) to find the son he fathered 70 years ago. Clues take Cork to Thunder Bay in Canada where the son, ultrawealthy Henry Wellington, lives as a recluse on an island. Despite a long digression involving Meloux's involvement with Marie, the mother of his child, as well as the Wellington family, Krueger keeps up the pace and the suspense. He also manages to integrate native visions and the ability to heal into the story without losing believability. Crisp writing and original plots make this a series to watch. Krueger lives in St. Paul.


—Jo Ann Vicarel
Kirkus Reviews
Blood ties lead to bloody murder. Cork O'Connor, ex-sheriff of Tamarack County (Minn.), has rusticated himself to his home town of Aurora. Thought he's got himself a brand-new private-eye license, modest Aurora is not going to overwhelm him with gigs, and he knows it. Instead, he's content to run his increasingly popular hamburger joint and pay more attention to his wife and three kids. But best-laid plans don't make the most compelling stories, and for better or worse Cork finds himself bound for Canada's Thunder Bay to search for a man he isn't absolutely sure exists. It's the son of old Henry Meloux, who's been friend, mentor and spiritual advisor to Cork for more years than he cares to remember. Hospitalized and reputed to be dying, Meloux, in his quiet, understated, inflexible Ojibwe way, asks for what amounts to a miracle. Seventy-three winters ago, he tells Cork, he fathered a son he's seen only in visions. "Bring him to me," he asks, and Cork feels he has no choice but to try. At length, he laboriously stitches together some clues and arrives at an identity for Meloux Jr. At least that's what he hopes he's done, until murder most Oedipal seems to rear its malevolent head. Krueger (Copper River, 2006, etc.) is less sententious than usual, and his storytelling benefits markedly. Agent: Danielle Egan-Miller/Browne & Miller Literary Associates
From the Publisher
"Thunder Bay is William Kent Krueger's finest work. A strong story with a fast-beating heart, this is the kind of novel that will bring many new readers knocking on Cork O'Connor's door. Count me as one of them." - Michael Connelly

"William Kent Krueger is one of the best mystery writers out there, and Thunder Bay is his most powerful novel to date. Any reader who has yet to pick up one of his Cork O'Connor suspense novels is in for a rare treat." - Vince Flynn

"Thunder Bay has everything that William Kent Krueger's longtime fans have come to expect in this lovely series - and everything it needs to entice new readers into the fold. Steeped in place, sweetly melancholic in tone, it braids together multiple stories about love, loss, and family. The result is a wholly satisfying novel that is over almost too soon." - Laura Lippman

"William Kent Krueger has one of the most fresh and authentic voices in crime fiction. In Thunder Bay he uses it to tell a resonant, gripping story. Don't miss this book." - S.J. Rozan, Edgar Award-winning author of In This Rain

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423329800
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Series: Cork O'Connor Series , #7
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 1 MP3-CD, 10 hrs.
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 7.49 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com.

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Thunder Bay

A Cork O'Connor Mystery
By William Kent Krueger

Atria

Copyright © 2007 William Kent Krueger
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780743278416

one

The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.

A warm August morning, early. Wally Schanno's already waiting at the landing. His truck's parked in the lot, his boat's in the water. He's drinking coffee from a red thermos big as a fireplug.

Iron Lake is glass. East, it mirrors the peach-colored dawn. West, it still reflects the hard bruise of night. Tall pines, dark in the early morning light, make a black ragged frame around the water.

The dock's old, weathered, the wood gone fuzzy, flaking gray. The boards sag under my weight, groan a little.

"Coffee?" Schanno offers.

I shake my head, toss my gear into his boat. "Let's fish."

We're far north of Aurora, Minnesota. Among the trees on the shoreline, an occasional light glimmers from one of the cabins hidden there. Schanno motors slowly toward a spot off a rocky point where the bottom falls away quickly. Cuts the engine. Sorts through his tackle box. Pulls out a pearl white minnow flash, a decent clear-water lure for walleye. Clips it on his line. Casts.

Me, I choose a smoky Twister Tail and add a little fish scent. Half a minute after Schanno's, my lure hits the water.

August isn't the best time to fish. For one thing, thebugs are awful. Also, the water near the surface is often too warm. The big fish -- walleye and bass -- dive deep, seeking cooler currents. Unless you use sonar, they can be impossible to locate. There are shallows near a half-submerged log off to the north where something smaller -- perch or crappies -- might be feeding. But I've already guessed that fishing isn't what's on Schanno's mind.

The afternoon before, he'd come to Sam's Place, the burger joint I own on Iron Lake. He'd leaned in the window and asked for a chocolate shake. I couldn't remember the last time Schanno had actually ordered something from me. He stood with the big Sweetheart cup in his hand, not sipping from the straw, not saying anything, but not leaving either. His wife, Arletta, had died a few months before. A victim of Alzheimer's, she'd succumbed to a massive stroke. She'd been a fine woman, a teacher. Both my daughters, Jenny and Anne, had passed through her third-grade classroom years before. Loved her. Everybody did. Schanno's children had moved far away, to Bethesda, Maryland, and Seattle, Washington. Arletta's death left Wally alone in the house he'd shared with her for over forty years. He'd begun to hang around Johnny's Pinewood Broiler for hours, drinking coffee, talking with the regulars, other men who'd lost wives, jobs, direction. He walked the streets of town and stood staring a long time at window displays. He was well into his sixties, a big man -- shoes specially made from the Red Wing factory -- with a strong build, hands like an orangutan. A couple of years earlier, because of Arletta's illness, he'd retired as sheriff of Tamarack County, which was a job I'd held twice myself. Some men, idle time suits them. Others, it's a death sentence. Wally Schanno looked like a man condemned.

When he suggested we go fishing in the morning, I'd said sure.

Now we're alone on the lake -- me, Schanno, and a couple of loons fifty yards to our right diving for breakfast. The sun creeps above the trees. Suddenly everything has color. We breathe in the scent of evergreen and clean water and the faint fish odor coming from the bottom of Schanno's boat. Half an hour and we haven't said a word. The only sounds are the sizzle of line as we cast, the plop of the lures hitting water, and the occasional cry of the loons.

I'm happy to be there on that August morning. Happy to be fishing, although I hold no hope of catching anything. Happy to be sharing the boat and the moment with a man like Schanno.

"Heard you got yourself a PI license," Schanno says.

I wind my reel smoothly, jerking the rod back occasionally to make the lure dart in the water like a little fish. There aren't any walleyes to fool, but it's what you do when you're fishing.

"Yep," I reply.

"Gonna hang out a shingle or something?"

The line as I draw it in leaves the smallest of wakes on the glassy surface, dark wrinkles crawling across the reflected sky. "I haven't decided."

"Figure there's enough business to support a PI here?"

He asks this without looking at me, pretending to watch his line.

"Guess I'll find out," I tell him.

"Not happy running Sam's Place?"

"I like it fine. But I'm closed all winter. Need something to keep me occupied and out of mischief."

"What's Jo think?" Talking about my wife.

"So long as I don't put on a badge again, she's happy."

Schanno says, "I feel like I'm dying, Cork."

"Are you sick?"

"No, no." He's quick to wave off my concern. "I'm bored. Bored to death. I'm too old for law enforcement, too young for a rocking chair."

"They're always hiring security at the casino."

Shakes his head. "Sit-on-your-ass kind of job. Not for me."

"What exactly are you asking, Wally?"

"Just that if something, you know, comes your way that you need help with, something you can't handle on your own, well, maybe you'll think about giving me a call."

"You don't have a license."

"I could get one. Or just make me a consultant. Hell, I'll do it for free."

The sun's shooting fire at us across the water. Another boat has appeared half a mile south. The loons take off, flapping north.

"Tell you what, Wally. Anything comes my way I think you could help me with, I promise I'll let you know."

He looks satisfied. In fact, he looks damn happy.

We both change lures and make a dozen more casts without a bite. Another boat appears.

"The lake's getting crowded," I say. "How 'bout we call it and have some breakfast at the Broiler."

"On me," Schanno offers, beaming.

We reel in our lines. Head back toward the landing. Feeling pretty good.

Nights when I cannot sleep and the demons of my past come to torment me, the promise I made to Wally Schanno that fine August morning is always among them.

Copyright (c) 2007 by William Kent Krueger



Continues...


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Introduction

Introduction

In the seventh outing in this award-winning series, we find that Minnesota lawman Cork O'Connor has hung up his sheriff's badge in order to set up shop as a private detective. When his beloved mentor Henry Meloux asks for his help in finding the son he never knew, Cork drops everything in order to help him. But when someone attempts to kill Henry, it becomes very apparent that perhaps his son doesn't want to be found. Cork and Henry find themselves in the middle of a mystery that leads straight to a wealthy, eccentric businessman. The men travel to remote Thunder Bay, Ontario, in the hopes of figuring out the truth before anyone else gets hurt.

Questions and Topics for Discussion

1. Cork O'Conner has recently hung up his sheriff badge in favor of a small private investigation firm, and is faced with a case for his beloved mentor, Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux. Why do you think Cork owes such a debt to Henry? Cork can tell this particular case means a great deal to Henry: "Meloux had never seen his own son. Never carried him on his shoulders or held him when he cried. Never felt the small boy's breath, warm and sweet smelling, break against his face. Never knew the pleasures of being for his son the slayer of monsters imagined in the night." (p.18) Do you think Henry's plight carries considerably more weight because of what Cork is dealing with in his own life, with his teenaged daughter, Jenny?

2. Maria deeply desires that she and Henry have a relationship like Maurice and Hummingbird's. What obstacles keep them from being truly accepted as a couple? Why do you think Henry was so distrustful of the "white man?"

3. How are Maurice, the gentlemountain-man, and Henry similar? Despite his discovery of gold, Maurice cared little for it. What do you think was most important to him? He tells Henry about the "Path of Souls:" "Hummingbird told me about the Path of Souls. She told me she would be waiting for me at the end...I want to be on the Path of Souls. I want to be with Hummingbird." (p.167) Henry is familiar with this Indian version of Heaven. What about it appeals to him?

4. What is the significance of the gold watch? Do you think Maria left it behind on purpose when Wellington forced her to leave the camp?

5. After Leonard Wellington abruptly leaves the camp, Henry has a powerful vision: "The silhouette that appeared was much larger than a man. It didn't worry him. He stood to meet his enemy...He'd become a hairy beast, massive as a bear. He felt empty inside, except for an icy ball where his heart should have been. He was ravenous, hungrier than he ever remembered, and he could not wait to rip out Wellington's heart and feast on it." (p.174) What was your first impression after reading this passage? What role do visions play in the story?

6. In Chapter 45, Cork muses: "To be a son, to be a father, these things were more than just a blood tie. Maybe that's what the hesitation was about. Did the relationship matter if, in the end, Wellington didn't give a damn?" (p.251) Do you think Cork is implying that he's worried about Meloux being disappointed? What really defines a father/son relationship? How does Cork's own situation with his daughter, Jenny, relate to Henry's, if at all?

7. Why do you think Meloux was relieved when he discovered that Leonard learned about Maurice and his gold from reading Maria's journals?

8. Rupert confidently tells Cork, Henry and Wally Schanno that "a man's reach should exceed his grasp; else what's a heaven for?" (p.269) What do you think he means by this. Do you recognize this quote? (Hint: you can find out who said it on www.brainyquote.com)

9. Have you read others in the Cork O'Connor series? After reading Thunder Bay, are you intrigued enough to read another one of Cork's adventures? Which storyline did you prefer: the contemporary mystery or Henry's story of how he met Maria Lima?

10. One of the most captivating elements in Kent Krueger's novels is his depiction of strong, memorable characters. Who do you think is the most complex character in the novel, and why? What did you think of the subplot involving Cork's daughter's pregnancy? What did this bring to the novel?

11. Many Ojibwe words are scattered throughout the book. Did you feel like you learned something about Native American culture from this novel? If so, what did you learn? What about Henry's role as a mide (or healer). How does this figure into the story? Is there something comparable in western culture?

Tips to Enhance Your Book Club:

1. Ojibwe words are scattered throughout Thunder Bay. You and your book club can learn more at this site: http://www.native-languages.org/ojibwe_words.htm

2. If your book club meets for dinner, why not try one of these Native American recipes, like Ojibwe spicy meat pies, to compliment your discussion? http://www.native-american-online.org/food.htm

3. You can learn more about scenic Thunder Bay, Ontario here: http://www.thunderbay.ca/

4. Learn more about William Kent Krueger and his books at http://www.williamkentkrueger.com

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of nine Cork O'Connor novels, including Thunder Bay and Red Knife. All are available from Atria Books. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at www.williamkentkrueger.com.

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Introduction

In the seventh outing in this award-winning series, we find that Minnesota lawman Cork O'Connor has hung up his sheriff's badge in order to set up shop as a private detective. When his beloved mentor Henry Meloux asks for his help in finding the son he never knew, Cork drops everything in order to help him. But when someone attempts to kill Henry, it becomes very apparent that perhaps his son doesn't want to be found. Cork and Henry find themselves in the middle of a mystery that leads straight to a wealthy, eccentric businessman. The men travel to remote Thunder Bay, Ontario, in the hopes of figuring out the truth before anyone else gets hurt.

Questions and Topics for Discussion

1. Cork O'Conner has recently hung up his sheriff badge in favor of a small private investigation firm, and is faced with a case for his beloved mentor, Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux. Why do you think Cork owes such a debt to Henry? Cork can tell this particular case means a great deal to Henry: "Meloux had never seen his own son. Never carried him on his shoulders or held him when he cried. Never felt the small boy's breath, warm and sweet smelling, break against his face. Never knew the pleasures of being for his son the slayer of monsters imagined in the night." (p.18) Do you think Henry's plight carries considerably more weight because of what Cork is dealing with in his own life, with his teenaged daughter, Jenny?

2. Maria deeply desires that she and Henry have a relationship like Maurice and Hummingbird's. What obstacles keep them from being truly accepted as a couple? Why do you think Henry was so distrustful of the "white man?"

3. How are Maurice, the gentle mountain-man, and Henry similar? Despite his discovery of gold, Maurice cared little for it. What do you think was most important to him? He tells Henry about the "Path of Souls:" "Hummingbird told me about the Path of Souls. She told me she would be waiting for me at the end...I want to be on the Path of Souls. I want to be with Hummingbird." (p.167) Henry is familiar with this Indian version of Heaven. What about it appeals to him?

4. What is the significance of the gold watch? Do you think Maria left it behind on purpose when Wellington forced her to leave the camp?

5. After Leonard Wellington abruptly leaves the camp, Henry has a powerful vision: "The silhouette that appeared was much larger than a man. It didn't worry him. He stood to meet his enemy...He'd become a hairy beast, massive as a bear. He felt empty inside, except for an icy ball where his heart should have been. He was ravenous, hungrier than he ever remembered, and he could not wait to rip out Wellington's heart and feast on it." (p.174) What was your first impression after reading this passage? What role do visions play in the story?

6. In Chapter 45, Cork muses: "To be a son, to be a father, these things were more than just a blood tie. Maybe that's what the hesitation was about. Did the relationship matter if, in the end, Wellington didn't give a damn?" (p.251) Do you think Cork is implying that he's worried about Meloux being disappointed? What really defines a father/son relationship? How does Cork's own situation with his daughter, Jenny, relate to Henry's, if at all?

7. Why do you think Meloux was relieved when he discovered that Leonard learned about Maurice and his gold from reading Maria's journals?

8. Rupert confidently tells Cork, Henry and Wally Schanno that "a man's reach should exceed his grasp; else what's a heaven for?" (p.269) What do you think he means by this. Do you recognize this quote? (Hint: you can find out who said it on www.brainyquote.com)

9. Have you read others in the Cork O'Connor series? After reading Thunder Bay, are you intrigued enough to read another one of Cork's adventures? Which storyline did you prefer: the contemporary mystery or Henry's story of how he met Maria Lima?

10. One of the most captivating elements in Kent Krueger's novels is his depiction of strong, memorable characters. Who do you think is the most complex character in the novel, and why? What did you think of the subplot involving Cork's daughter's pregnancy? What did this bring to the novel?

11. Many Ojibwe words are scattered throughout the book. Did you feel like you learned something about Native American culture from this novel? If so, what did you learn? What about Henry's role as a mide (or healer). How does this figure into the story? Is there something comparable in western culture?

Tips to Enhance Your Book Club:

1. Ojibwe words are scattered throughout Thunder Bay. You and your book club can learn more at this site: http://www.native-languages.org/ojibwe_words.htm

2. If your book club meets for dinner, why not try one of these Native American recipes, like Ojibwe spicy meat pies, to compliment your discussion? http://www.native-american-online.org/food.htm

3. You can learn more about scenic Thunder Bay, Ontario here: http://www.thunderbay.ca/

4. Learn more about William Kent Krueger and his books at http://www.williamkentkrueger.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger is well worth your time!

    Having been a fan of Tony Hillerman and other authors who chronicle Native American culture, I was looking for a new author who combined Native American characters and good mystery writing. Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger is the third book in the series about Cork O'Connor that I have read and I am continually pleased by these novels. Thunder Bay was particularly satisfying because it centers around a back story of one of the recurring characters in the series and gives a wonderful history of the relationships between Native American and Caucasian cultures during the early 20th century. The story moves back and forth between the past and the present and is exciting and touching. I couldn't put this book down and am anxious to read more of the Cork O'Connor series.

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    Posted October 27, 2013

    Thunderclan

    Does Thunderclan still reside here?

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    I have not this Novel yet! If it is like the rest of his it will great!!

    I am reading Copper River at this time and have not looked at this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Good book

    I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Extus Thunder

    Res.4,please.Sorry! :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Annex Frost

    She padded in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Great series must read!

    Love his style of writing. Spins a great tale!

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    Posted February 11, 2014

    Rainpelt

    ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    I need a pet actally a mini pegasus.....

    That can change into any size her name would be glory be my pegasus named glory at princess school res 2 oh ad my name is Angel &#9786

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    Posted July 15, 2014

    Heather&co

    Hunting land, covered in large towering oaks.
    ~Amberstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Wolfsun

    She listems to the prophecy the words flooding back into her memory. I will do my best to be the best warrior i can be until i must embrace my destiny. She padsback to camp.

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    Posted November 24, 2013

    Octopuskit

    Sat where Lilystar was sleeping wailing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Lilystar to Velvetstar, Goldenstripe, and Wolfsun

    The tabby sat facing the only cats who shared a past with her. Explaining quickly she started, "Long ago Goldenstripe received a prophecy that stated, "The silver lily will bloosom until the golden sun destroys it. Then the lone wolf will come to power..." This was while Wolfsun was an apprentice. We all discussed it and came to the conclusion that I was the silver lily, Goldenstrpe the golden sun, and Wolfsun the lone wolf. I was frightened by the thought that Goldenstripe would hurt me but he reassured me he never would and I trusted him." Pausing, Lilystar looks lovingly at her mate, memories flashing in her eyes like fish. She continued, "With my return and the problems of leadership, I have been confused and unsure of where I belong. Afterall it is hard to divert off the known path to explore the new. But now I think I understand what my destiny is. Goldenstripe did destroy the silver lily but not directly. I wandered and became lost when I thought he died. This misunderstanding caused a lot of heartache and in the end it has destroyed me. My leadership is no more... But perhaps this is what Starclan wished for me. Maybe my time as leader is over for now. I served my clan as best as I could and now my part of the prophecy has been fulfilled. I think it is time for the lone wolf to come to power next." Glancing at Velvetstar, she quickly adds, "This does not mean I think your leadership should be undermined. With everything that's happened, I haven't gotten a chance to thank you for saving my clan Velvetstar. I am extremely grateful and you have proven yourself a worthy leader of Horseclan. And the best friend a cat could ask for..." Blinking gratefully at her friend, Lilystar meowed, "I do not wish to live anywhere except for in Horseclan. I may have extra lives but I only want to serve Horseclan. I wish to stay with Wolfsun and have Goldenstripe at my side while following you Velvetstar. If this is my destiny, then I will embrace it. As I believe Wolfsun will one day embrace hers." Growing silent, the leader waits for the cats who mean the most to her to respond. ~ Accepting Lilystar P.S. Literally not making any of this up nor did I come up with the prophecy in the first place. I don't know where it came from. But it's crazy how well it seems to fit with this part of Lilystar's life. I didn't want to make Lilystar the jerk who just shows up and fights for her leadership (although without this prophecy she probably would not back down. You know her! Fighting for what she believes in! And if she thought she could help her clan by being leader again... ya...) It is a nice way to have Lilystar step down but still remain in Horseclan. I am wondering, however, if I can retain some say in the clan. Not in clan meetings, final decisions, patrols, or those sort of things persay (unless you let me). Rather I enjoy putting up prey posts, camp sites, clan bios... Stuff along those lines. Would that be okay Velvetstar? If you could explain what I can do that'd be helpful. Also I will respond to your posts at the last result of our camp since I want to let the clan read this just so they are aware of what is going on (although their characters will be clueless about Wolfsun's part in it)! I was thinking I could hold one last clan meeting to explain this all...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    DawnFlight

    Ok! Where do bios go?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Cloverpaw

    Bends down close to the ground, the tip of her tail twitchig in exitement. She picks a target(Sparrowstar's tail.) and pounces.* Did i do good?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Ella

    Oh wait wrong place this isnt the human rp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    To all read

    M story at taken resone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Warykit

    Yay!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Silverbird

    "Lionstorm, would you like to hunt with me?" She blinks her dazzling blue eyes. ~Silverbird

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Goldflower

    Goldflower~ She gaped at Goldenstripe asked boldly asked for deptuy ship. She huffed when he said that he was the oldest member here. If only he knew how long she had been here.

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