Book Reviews of The Sight (Bk 1)

The Sight (Bk 1)
The Sight - Bk 1
Author: David Clement-Davies
ISBN-13: 9780142500477
ISBN-10: 014250047X
Publication Date: 8/11/2003
Pages: 480
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book, it's an interesting read, told from the point of view of a pack of wolves.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as Firebringer, but more well known. A great story but gets tragic
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Helpful Score: 1
116 Amazon readers give the book 5 stars out of 5.

Amazon.com Review
In an epic tale of good and evil, legend and history, and the blessing and curse of an extraordinary gift of the Sight (an ability to see through others' minds and into the future), David Clement-Davies obliges the many fans of Fire Bringer with a new fantasy novel. The Sight features a Transylvanian wolf clan faced with the terrifying changes brought about by Morgra, a bitter she-wolf determined to fulfill an ancient legend in order to have supreme power over all Vargs (wolves). Young Larka, a white wolf pup born with the Sight, embarks with her brother Fell and the rest of her family on an extraordinary quest for truth and salvation, with shocking consequences that even the most astute reader may not foresee. Clement-Davies's multilayered and elaborate plot will keep young readers riveted for hours on end, drawing on Christianity, fairy tales, and mythology in a colossal allegory and cautionary tale for its human audience. (Ages 12 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
As in his Fire Bringer, Clement-Davies's new fantasy novel features talking animals (Vargs, or wolves, instead of deer), a militant pack with a power-hungry leader, a prophecy involving a newborn that proves gifted (a white wolf who has the Sight, which can be used to see the future, heal and even control others) and the author creates imaginative mythologies (here drawing on everything from Christianity to Little Red Riding Hood). Also, both prophecies speak of a marked one (this time it turns out to be a stolen human child) and the revelation of a secret. But readers may find the creative plotting here even more compelling than in the author's first novel and the cryptic prophecy's meaning will keep them guessing. Larka, a white wolf, and her family are hunted, initially by Morgra, who strives to become the powerful Man Varg (also foretold in the prophecy); a rebel pack also hunts them (Slavka, its leader, seeks to destroy all that claim to have the Sight). After Larka loses members of her pack, she embarks on a solo journey and finds teachers who help her master the Sight, using it to heal the "human cub" and to prepare to face Morgra. Despite sophisticated language and some complex concepts, such as the origins of evil, the author's clever plot twists (such as which wolf eventually claims to be Wolfbane) make the thick novel well worth the commitment. Strong female characters also provide a refreshing change to the often male-dominated science-fiction/fantasy field. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book as it was original in both characters and setting. At the thematic level, Clement-Davies is also using the plot to explore systems of leadership and government. i also loved the exploration of good and evil but the themes and plot development did not take away from the development of character. The Sight uses action to develop the plot and the action develops character instead of sacrificing it.I look forward to reading the next book.
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Helpful Score: 1
My daughter was dying to read this book and I got it for her for Christmas. She stayed up late reading it and loved every page.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very, very good book with convincing characters and a compelling plot. Wonderful follow-up to Clement-Davis' first book "Firebringer" (which I highly recommend as well!)
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Helpful Score: 1
I have read this book several times. Hands down one of my favorites. RIght up there with Watership Down. Everytime I read it, it still envokes the same feelings as if I was reading it for the first time.
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This book was very different. I bought it, expecting a were-wolf story; then, discovered it was for children, and that it was all about a wolf pack/family. And a legend. It also seems like a story about the world and in its own way, it was deeply religious. All in all, it was very different. I rather enjoyed it, despite its sad ending. It was very good and I look forward to reading the sequel.
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a small pack of wolves fleeing from a large wolf pack and a mysterious she wolf named Morgra. two pups are born to the alpha female of the small pack. two pups that will change the translvanian mountains forever....
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Couldn't really get into this, the plot was murky and slow moving.I guess I was hoping for more based on the enthusiastic reviews. I did not finish it, maybe it gets better but I kinda doubt it.
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My daughter found this to be a very good book.She has asked for the sequel.
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In the shadow of the abandoned castle,a wolf pack seeks shelter.The she wolf is about ready to give birth,and her pups will not survive the harsh Transylvanian winter.But something more threatening than snow and wind stalks the pack-a lone wolf,Morgra,possessed of a mysterious and terrifying power known as the Sight.And w/her travels a raven,a bird that feeds on the dead.
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Wonderful story.
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From Publishers Weekly
As in his Fire Bringer, Clement-Davies's new fantasy novel features talking animals (Vargs, or wolves, instead of deer), a militant pack with a power-hungry leader, a prophecy involving a newborn that proves gifted (a white wolf who has the Sight, which can be used to see the future, heal and even control others) and the author creates imaginative mythologies (here drawing on everything from Christianity to Little Red Riding Hood). Also, both prophecies speak of a marked one (this time it turns out to be a stolen human child) and the revelation of a secret. But readers may find the creative plotting here even more compelling than in the author's first novel and the cryptic prophecy's meaning will keep them guessing. Larka, a white wolf, and her family are hunted, initially by Morgra, who strives to become the powerful Man Varg (also foretold in the prophecy); a rebel pack also hunts them (Slavka, its leader, seeks to destroy all that claim to have the Sight). After Larka loses members of her pack, she embarks on a solo journey and finds teachers who help her master the Sight, using it to heal the "human cub" and to prepare to face Morgra. Despite sophisticated language and some complex concepts, such as the origins of evil, the author's clever plot twists (such as which wolf eventually claims to be Wolfbane) make the thick novel well worth the commitment. Strong female characters also provide a refreshing change to the often male-dominated science-fiction/fantasy field. Ages 12-up.

Comments:
I liked this book a lot, (if you have not read the book do not read the next sentence) although the evolution thing in the end sort of ruined it. (ok you can read again)you will cry and laugh. The plot was great a little creepy in some parts but a beautiful work! Terribly sad in some parts well, in a lot of parts it makes us never want to hate again, over all it was very good! not a great book for young readers. 4* due to the end vision it would have goten better if not for that.
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My son(15) loved this book. He even had his dad read it.