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“The title of the novel, although pretty plain and lame, was intended to reflect that, while this is Tai's own story, every other character and life around him also has their own – everyone has their own stories. From Mike's traumatic past to Robert's pain and loss to Darron's endless fury, they all have tales to tell.”
– Kichigai Kitsune, Tai’s Story Extras
Tai’s Story is a novel-length story by furry author Kichigai Kitsune. It’s about an eight year old fox kit named Tai, who moves from Alaska to New York City with his distant and neglectful mother, bringing with him the anxiety that comes from being a lonely and bullied kit. In New York he meets Mike, a ten year old fox kit, and they slowly become good friends. The novel contains erotic scenes between the two under aged furry characters (‘cubs’ or ‘kits,’) but the nature of the novel is far from pornographic. It has a plot, legitimate character development, and, once again, is novel length. In fact, it clocks in at 630 pages, more than the UK edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!
There’s more to the story than just their friendship, as the official description belies,
“The tale of a young boy who suddenly finds himself in chaotic New York City, with the dark shadows of an untold past looming over him.”
To say much more would spoil the novel…
==Main Tai’s Story contains examples of:
Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Averted. The sewer drains that Mike ends up swimming in are never described as large and roomy; though, being kits, both Mike and Tai fit into them fine.
Age Appropriate Angst: Tai goes from being bullied and worried about making friends and being accepted by a new friend to [SPOILER]. He only ages up to nine by the end of the novel, though, so it’s something of a subversion.
Assassin Outclassin’: Brutally averted. [SPOILER]