[PDF] The Heavenly Fox
X Springwater also learns to regret her actions on earth gathering mortal essence
year which The Writing Workshop develops in the book into the beginnings of a conscience aesire to make amends The book having made its point ends rather abruptly without a resolution of the full story but with Springwater on her path Richard Parks remains one of my favorite authors The first book of his I read was On the Banks of the River of Heaven which I checked out from the library and never wanted to return on t worry I bought my own copy I love his short stories This one like several others left me pondering it for long after I had read it I even catch myself recommending his stories
each year which evelops in the book into the beginnings of a conscience
to friends just to see what they make of them I always have friends just to see what they make of them I always have feeling that there is to his stories than I understand on the first second or sometimes even third read This is a charming little story about a fox and her esire for immortality It s uite lovel. To prevent this When the Goddess of Mercy Guan Shi Yin brings her a message from the shade of her former lover Springshadow believes she’s found her answer Accompanied by a reprobate Daoist immortal "Named Wildeye The Heavenly "Wildeye the Heavenly undertakes a uest through the courts of Heaven and the terrors of Hell to redeem the soul of Zou Xiaofan Maybe then she can get on with the rest of eternity without regret Or that pesky conscience thing. ,
This was a charming story played out in the sandbox of Chinese Taoist Immortals My first story by Parks but I plan on trying Another fine Parks story I suspect I was in the wrong mood for this when I read it as I Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse didnt love it as much as others of hisespite it feeling of similar caliber This was a lovely little story The epictions of the "fox legends and the celestial bureaucracy were inspiring The author idn t shy away from the philosophical nature of such "legends and the celestial bureaucracy were inspiring The author An Alien Heat didn t shy away from the philosophical nature of such story and they espoused it in a way that I found to my surprise enlightening Not for everyone but it wasefinitely for me Much shorter than I thought it would be For all of that I liked it This was a fun little story that felt *LIKE A JAPANESE FOLKLORE TALE IT TELLS THE STORY * a Japanese folklore tale It tells the story a Heavenly Fox Springshadow who has just achieved immortal status by gaining her 1000 year of living Springshadow had to take a human mortal essence each year to achieve this stat. 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 one 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?.