The Sight by David Clement-daviesThe Sight by David Clement-davies

The Sight

byDavid Clement-davies

Paperback | August 1, 2007

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In the shadow of an abandoned castle, a wolf pack seeks shelter. the she-wolf ’s pups will not be able to survive the harsh transylvanian winter. And they are being stalked by a lone wolf, Morgra, possessed of a mysterious and terrifying power known as the sight. Morgra knows that one of the pups born beneath the castle holds a key to power even stronger than her own—power that could give her control of this world and the next. but the pack she hunts will do anything to protect their own, even if it means setting in motion a battle that will involve all of nature, including the creature the wolves fear the most—Man.
David Clement-Davies is a journalist and travel writer. He lives in London.
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Title:The SightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.56 × 5.72 × 1.24 inPublished:August 1, 2007Publisher:Puffin BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142408743

ISBN - 13:9780142408742

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good book So imaginative and descriptive, especially in terms of the scenery. I loved the story, as it was so unique!
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was one of my favourite novels as a child I've been meaning to reread this novel. Maybe I never will. Regardless, this book was one of my favourites. It was brutal, but beautiful at the same time. I remember really enjoying the author's writing style, though I don't know if that would hold true today. This book does have a sad ending, but the journey was worth it. I'm not sure how realistic it is in terms of real wolf behaviour (I mean they talk so obviously this is fantasy), but unless you or your child is an expert, I don't think there should be an issue.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read after a long time! I stumbled upon this book in a thrift store and read the back and a few lines inside. I'm so glad I picked this up! It was the first book in many months/ years that I have read, and least to say it got me back into the joy of reading. I love wolves, I'm a huge fan of fantasy and this book brings an old ancient feel of the wolf through the wolf's eyes. The views of the characters and how they see the world really question your internal thoughts and feelings towards nature. You become attached to the trio as they embark their journey through the elements and face the fears of the brave Larka and her family. They learn about secrets kept hidden and the truth of all wolf's fates. Curses that outrun territory and facing your own in a fight against what should have been the dead. I'm excited to read Fell, the squeal to The Sight. I can't wait to read about his new journey and life after what happens in this amazing book.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not wolf-riffic! I begged my sister to get me this book because she didn't think I would like it. She was correct. I did not like it.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Story with a Good Message This book was bought for me from my mom 10 years ago. I recently decided to read it, and it is a little under my level of reading, but still an incredible story. I am a lover of all animals and this displays such a great message with good foreshadowing, and definitely has it's fair share of emotions. Would & Will recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is a great book for anyone that loves animals or fantasy books. I loved the story and there were plenty of unexpected twists and turns. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books I've ever read I picked up this book at a really young age, and i'm glad I did because I'm a huge fan of this author now.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible story about the world's loveliest creatures... It's hard to put into words what a great author David Clement-Davies is, for his knowledge of wolves and their lives couldn't be more realistic and inspiring. His choice of words are always perfect; something I find hard not to notice for any book. I loved reading The Sight, but the only thing it lacked were inspiring personalities for the characters. Not a single character really caught my attention, and I found Larka, the main wolf, somewhat irritating. But besides that, it was pretty good.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHOOO! Wow, this is basicly the best book i have ever read. David Clement Davies is a master of writting. its amazing on how he does all that detail, with creating legends and such and character names, and he is awesome at making animal fiction, fantsy and such. deserves to be read and loved by all who love reading and animals.
Date published: 2010-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful Simply put, it wasn't a kid's novel and it was very insightful. Wolves are my favourite animal so this seemed interesting, but it was a nice surprise. It has been a while since I've read it, but Davies isn't patronizing with his audience and writes very, very well. I've given it as gifts to people of all different ages.
Date published: 2009-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A pack of wolves are drowning in the winter snows when they find a cave. The Drappa or lead female wolf gives birth to pups but sadly, only two survive; one white, one black. Larka and Fell. Larka and Fell are both ordinary pups untill Larka discovers that she has the power of The Sight. She and her wolf pack go to fulfill the destiny that has been foretold about a she-wolf and a human. On the way, Larka loses her family and pack, member by member. She loses her brother through the ice of a frozen river. Larka decides that this is where she must go off on her own. She finds her bird helper, Skart, who teaches her more and more about the powers of The Sight. Meanwhile, Huttster and Palla are taken into a great army of angry wolves who demand they fight eachother to gain strength. The scared parents, who have been fighting, decide that they must work together to escape. They are overheard and commanded to fight to the death. Morgra is desperate. She is commanding the Balkar, male wolves trained just to fight and kill. The prophesy tells of a wolf mother but Morgra has no pups and no desire but when the Balkar rescue Fell from undernieth the ice, Morgra takes him in as her own child and teaches him the dark side of The Sight and how to use it against all that is good. Larka retrieves the human child and desides that she must fulfill her destiny before Morgra destroys it and any hope that the world has for goodness. Skart and Larka are captured and forced to go to the fighting army where her parents are. The leader of the army decides that it is best she takes the human child. Larka decides that it is time to go to the Red Meadow, where all the fallen wolves are. There she finds her dead friends, pack members and family. She is pulled deeper and deeper from her parents grip but eventually realizes that she must go back to the real world. That night while the army of wolves are resting, Morgra decides it is high time that she did the Summoning Howl; the howl that will open the gate and bring the specters from the Red Meadow to destroy the only army that stands in her way. When the specters attack a wolf it brings the memory of the specters life to the wolf that touched it. Huttster is attacked by Fell and remembers what Fell was like. The morning dawns and the leader of the fallen army decides that she must take the child to Morgra. The prophesy had spoken of one who would betray Larka though Larka had suspected it would be Skart. Morgra now has the human child. Larka and her family decide that they must stop Morgra from fulfilling the prophesy herself so they follow her up the mountain the the altar. Larka takes the backroad up but Morgra has one of her guards there making sure noone gets by. Fell does not recognize Larka and they wrestle in the snow but while they fight, Fell begins to have flashbacks of when they were pups playing in the cave. Fell and Larka finally team up and go to stop Morgra together. They put a stop to the ceramony that the scarred she-wolf has begun and Larka takes her place fulfilling the prophesy. The stone bridge in which Larka and Morgra are standing upon collapses letting them both fall to their deaths. This is by far one of the best books I've ever read and I reccomend it to everyone I know.
Date published: 2009-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Gripping Tale Let me tell you that I picked this book up on clearance about, four or five years ago. I figured that it would be just another fantasy book, but it wasn’t. I took it on our family vacation, figuring that, from just the sheer size of it, it would last me the long drives. But, by the end of the first day I had finished it! And from that day it has been one of my favourite books. You can tell by looking at it too with its dog-eared pages. Some say that a good book is one that you can read over and over again. And that rings true about this one. From the first moment you are gripped with the fear that the characters themselves feel. The Sight has all elements of a good horror story; a haunting castle, a prophecy, a curse. But at the same time, it tells a heart-warming story of a young female wolf trying to find her place in the world. It offers us a look into the thoughts of the animals that we live alongside and teaches us the power of seeing the world in a different manner than our own. There isn’t one single moment that you are ready to put it down, even if you are reading it for the second, third, or even fourth time.
Date published: 2008-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good my friend said she liked this book its one of her favourite books ever she letting me read and i hope to enjoy it just like she did hehe
Date published: 2008-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book!! I bought this book last year and I thought it was great. I really liked it and it was about wolves. A wolf named Larka has a gift that she can see the future and she has to save her family from a bad wolf that wants to talk over as wolf leader. Its a fantasy book and I couldn't put it down. It was a good book I give it 4 stars.
Date published: 2007-08-23

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A heartbreaking work of imaginative vision. (Kirkus Reviews)