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.
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....
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.
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.
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.