The Sight (The Sight #1)
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...more
For example, all wolves participate in the rearing of the pups, the author has only the females taking care of the pups. Fact: when pups are born, all members of the pack (male and female) secrete prolactin, 'th...more
I liked it for its content. plain and simple.
It was dark, mysterious, exciting, captivating. Of course I say this for when I first read this book(junior high) but even now as a high school student I skimmed through it again and was completely satisfied. Lots of light vs. dark in this.
The characters were very lovable and easy to find favorites and feel for them. The characters were gr...more
Now I have said it before I will say it again "I LOVE wolves", but these wolves are the characters of the book it is their wolf pack that is a'feudin with another evil wolf pack. Hmmm...this concept just did not work for me and I don't know if was...more
I couldn't tell you who my favorite character is because I fell in love with so many of them! Even the most minor character had depth. Not only that but the action and suspense was wonderfully done, so if a part was focused on someone I wasn't so into, the...more
It has the most descriptive, beautiful writing ever mastered, I have never come across any other author that could write more skillfully than David Clement-Davies. This is why he is my all time favourite author. Though I find it disturbing that this book was in the children's section considering how dark, disturbing and gory most of it's content is. It is clearly meant for older audiences. I read this when I was around 12 a...more
1. It’s about wolves. That in itself was enough for me to pick up this book and, let me tell you, as soon as I did, I was completely entranced. I’ve read a lot of negative reviews on this book and everyone’s main reason for bitching is “the wolves’ behaviors aren’t accurate, he failed to do research! blah, blah, bitch, bitch.” However, in my opinion, if you’re going to read a piece of fiction, expect fiction and nothing else. This is his world. The...more
I understand that it was designed for younger readers, around the early teen areas, and I admit that is how old I was when I first read this book. But, I have read it again and continue to love it just as deeply as I did as a junior high student.
The character development? The setting? The plot? All stupendous.
I loved this book so much I made an attempt to make contact with David Clement-Davies himself to ask him questions about the hi...more
In this first cleave, the dialogue is horrible, the narration describes too little and action is glazed over so quickly it left me wondering did something just happen? In a single paragraph as many as three character’s points of view are given, and this flip-flopping changes the story’s focus so much that it’s hard to get a grip on wha...more
From the moment you meet the pack, the reader feels...more
In its first chapter, Clement-Davies introduces us to the strange and dangerous world of ancient Transylvania through the eyes of a wolf. Transylvania is both riveting and terrifying, where danger and beauty is everywhere. In a vast forest, we meet Huttser and his mate Palla, two alpha wolves, the head pair...more
-The characters. They all have their own personality, and the author makes sure to always follow the character's "rules".
-The ending. The ending just seemed to raw and true, as if it happened somewhere. As if it was based off a real event.
-The deaths. Everyone loves a happy ending, but sometimes they get old. I found it was refreshing how most of the wolves died, but a new generation was born in their honor...more
-The characters. At first I was skeptical. A book from the point of view of wolves? But Clement-Davies really mastered giving each wolf certain characteristics and qualities that made them unique and real and raw, but also not straying from the fact that they are w...more
I see many "that's not how wolves act" or "he didn't do his research."
May I remind you, this is FANTASY. FICTION. If you want to read about real wolves doing real things, this isn't the book for you. If you like fantasy, adventure, suspense, edge-of-your-seat books, this might be for you.
This book has met all of my needs...more
I have read this a while ago, and I can barely remember any details from the top of my head. Which is not a good sign. Even some of the worst books I read contain at least on scene that I vividly remember, be...more
The storytelling in this book was intricate and simply beautiful. Clement-Davies has a way with words and is able to craft a beautiful world that is very three-dimensional and easy to get into. Even t...more
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