review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Richard ParksA story both about and from the point of view of the fox herself In this one the fox discovers immortality may not be all there is to life and that the Goddess of Mercy might be something to fear after all A cute story entertaining and readable This was a charming story played out in the sandbox of Chinese Taoist Immortals My first story by Parks but I plan on trying This was a fun little story that felt like a Japanese folklore tale It tells the story of a Heavenly Fox Springshadow who has just achieved immortal status by gaining her 1000
year of living Springshadow had to take a human mortal essenceof living Springshadow had to take a human mortal essence year to achieve this status This tale tells how Springshadow comes to immortality and if its everything she thought it would be and if she must pay any type of debt because of her ascendancy As with folklore I think you can figure out what a fox would think to that and it holds true. ??s hesitation As a fox and thus completely devoid of a conscience for Springshadow this was no choice at allOr so she thought Springshadow soon discovers what a trap immortality can be
Even Serious And Very Annoyingserious and very annoying her discovery that her
new state of being includes a new emotion one that feels very much like regret Shestate of being includes a new emotion one that feels very much like regret She from there it is only one small step to developing an actual conscience Intolerable Yet what can she do. Much shorter than I thought it would be For all of that I liked it Parks makes se of oriental mythologyreligion in this slight tale of a fox who attaining the life of a thousand years becomes a heavenly fox But at first heaven is
not all its cracked p to be at least for a fox Our fox Springwater also learns toall its cracked p to be at least for a fox Our fox Springwater also learns to her actions on earth gathering mortal essence each year which develops in the book into the beginnings of a conscience and a desire to make amends The book having made its point ends rather abruptly
Without A Resolution Of Thea resolution of the story but with Springwater on her path Another fine Parks story I suspect I was in the wrong mood for this when I read it as I didnt love it as much as others of his despite it feeling of similar caliber Parks has sed the JapaneseChinese mythology of the shape shifting fox spirit in several of his Yamada stories and here he decides to write. The fox vixen Springshadow has reached the age of nine hundred and ninety nine by taking the form of a beautiful girl and stealing the chi the life force of mortal men She prides herself on having done so without permanently harming any of them but when just before her one thousandth birthday her mortal lover Zou #Xiaofan inadvertently forces her to choose between his life or her immortality she chooses immortality without a moment?. # inadvertently forces her to choose between his life or her immortality she chooses immortality without a moment?.