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The Sight

(The Sight #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  12,535 ratings  ·  735 reviews
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
Paperback, 486 pages
Published August 11th 2003 by Firebird (first published January 11th 2001)
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Kristine Narita This is an amazing book! You have to try and read it. I have read the Warrior series, and yes, this is a bit different. But in my opinion, it's book i…moreThis is an amazing book! You have to try and read it. I have read the Warrior series, and yes, this is a bit different. But in my opinion, it's book is better then the Warrior series. Try and read it is my advice!(less)
P. Julien It's very dark, much darker than Warriors, and the climax involves a pretty fatalistic view of the future. It's a haunting story, and I read it when I…moreIt's very dark, much darker than Warriors, and the climax involves a pretty fatalistic view of the future. It's a haunting story, and I read it when I was 12 but I don't think you should let your sister read it for a little while.(less)

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Oct 08, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: supernatural, fantasy
I thought I would love The Sight because it's about wolves but the author knows nothing about wolf behavior and it's annoying me. The things he makes mistakes on are basic behaviors; I feel he was lazy and didn't do his research. He could have found this stuff out in a matter of minutes.
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
Dannii Elle
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a young-teenage favourite of mine, which I found comfort in returning to whenever the world got too much to handle. I would begin and drop the book at random intervals: sometimes starting the book from the last place I left off, other times at the beginning, but more often from whatever chapter the book fell open at.

I have no idea why exactly it brought me so much solace, as much of the events that occur are startlingly bleak. I can only imagine that it brought me peace to channel my yo
J.K. Grice
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-fantasy
Beautiful jacket cover and a wonderful story. If you are patient enough, I think you will find this tale of myth and magic to be powerfully captivating. This novel might be looked upon as similar to a wolf version of Watership Down. I like the style and prose of David Clement-Davies, and enjoyed this book enough to order the sequel, Fell. ...more
Feb 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Avid Readers looking for a heart-wrenching experience
Recommended to Jeffrey by: A friend reading the sequel (Fell)
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The Sight seems to be right up my ally, ancient evil, families a'feudin, dark woods, winter and wolves. Checks a lot my boxes we are go for launch, but...this book has a few problems for me that start impeding my enjoyment of this book pretty early on.
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
Dec 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves fantasy, wolves, ancient folklore, or all of the above!
Wow. 'Wow' is probably the only word that really describes this book. From its begining to amazing ending, David Clemet-Davies' 'The Sight' is definately one of the best books I've ever read.
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
James Steele
Apr 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
I’m not sure what to make of this story of telepathic wolves. It feels like the book is cleaved unevenly in two, so 2/3 of it is bad and the last 1/3 is enjoyable.

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
Ashley Marie
Mar 19, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: animals, fantasy-misc
This has been on my currently-reading for too long without me picking it up or showing the slightest interest in getting back to it. I really enjoyed it the first time I read it but it's time for this copy to move along to a new home. Melodramatic and overly wordy. My brain wants me to keep FELL mainly bc of the glorious cover, but having not finished this I think I may pass that along as well. So sorry to Steph and Julie for keeping you guys waiting <3 ...more
Buddy-read with Ashley & Stephanie! I remember really-really loving Fire Bringer, which is what led to reading this book (plus WOLVES, I love wolves). I thinnnnnk Clement-Davies' earlier book was better, but my memories are so hazy that it's hard to tell whether it's just nostalgia colouring my view.

Ultimately, I'm going with 3 stars for this: it could go up for some aspects, could go down for others, so I'm resting firmly middle-of-the-line.

Clement-Davies' worldbuilding is really the best part
Feb 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Did Not Finish

Sometimes after reading a book this is you, "OMG, what were they talking about? The book was freaking AWESOME!!!" And other times you're like, "Wow, I really wish I had listened to those hate comments." <--- That's me. Bad writing, fake wolf behavior, confusing, just to name a few problems.

Let me get two things straight first, I LOVE wolves, and I LOVE fantasy. So why wouldn't I LOVE this book? Let me tell you why I didn't with many examples.

Fake Wolf Behavior:

As Bran padded inside
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
I decided to give this book two stars instead of one because as a novel about wolves it is something. That being said, aside from the fact the that characters were wolves, The Sight didn't have anything going for it.

First of all the dialogue had issues. I am definitely not a fan of the characters using each-others names in each line of speech, especially when only two characters are talking!

Also Clement-Davies did not do enough research about wolves. Every time he had one of the wolves 'soaked i
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Man...what can I say about this book.
Last read this nearly a decade ago. 3.5 stars. The story is good but it's greatly flawed. It's far too long, it reads as a rehash of Davies first book, Fire Bringer and the deaths are just awful. I understand keeping things realistic but Davies just takes it a step too far. This book filled me with hopelessness. Fire bringer came full circle and left me feeling contented but The Sight just left me sad and confused.

Also all the lore and stories of Gods etc j
Numa Parrott
May 05, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-finished
This book was interesting at first, but then it became severely depressing and more than a little confusing. I never even finished it but I deffinetly wouldn't recomend it! ...more
   The last time I read this book, I was in high school (about 10 years ago (!) ), and I remember really enjoying it – a story about a wolf family, with magic and a prophecy to guide the way. And that there was a cameo from Clement-Davies other book, Fire Bringer. The rest of the details I was fuzzy at best on. This time, it is a buddy-read with Julie and Ashley!

   I will say, this book reads a lot longer than it should – there is a lot of depth to the story, with many different elements tied i
Pandora Elinor
I loved this book as a child. I'm not sure how old I was but it really captured my imagination. Now that I've reread it I can see why: first of all the themes and setting are amazing. Wolves in Transylvania, wild forests and mountains, snow and ice. A prophecy, a young white she-wolf with the Sight. Awesome!

And the author definitely has a gift for creating stunning, awe-inspiring imagery. It really fires up the imagination. The deserted citadel, the black wolf and the white wolf, the wheeling e
This is the second time I've tried to read this book after having bought it at like 13, but alas, it was not to be as I've decided to drop this book again at 50% completion.

Firstly, I found the overtly Christian undertones really off-putting. Davies basically copies stories straight from the Bible and substitutes in wolf characters, including a wolf Jesus, a wolf God, a wolf Adam and Eve and a even Wolf Satan. Now, I understand writers hope to give their readers a message in their works, but I l
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
As a she-cub is whelped with a coat that is white, / And a human child stolen to suckle the Sight.....

This is probably the most difficult review I've had to ever put together for any book, and that's because I'm trying to mesh my childhood enchantment at this book with more critical analysis.

I'm going to skip telling the plot, if only because a hundred reviews have done so before me. Needless to say, it's a drama between talking wolves, with an evil she-wolf whose plans involve taking ove
Apr 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
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This is a wonderfully written story. It is intricate in that the story's tales are woven throughout...the tales of superstition, myths, beliefs, truths, discovery, loss, love and sadness.

The Sight is broken down into three parts. The first part was was a hard, dry, slow read. I think it was because so many of the wolves generational stories of superstition, myths and beliefs were told. These stories are very important to the larger
Katie O'Farrell
Nov 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-fiction
I got this book as gift from a friend. I read half of it about 6 years ago and just picked it back up.

I was not a fan of the authors style and felt the book could have easily been condensed to half its length while not compromising the story.

The undertones of environmentalism and anti religion attitudes I found annoying as well as the assumption that people are bad and just destroy the world. Ultimately I found the book to be nihilistic and the story just not strong enough to counter balance i
Apr 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals
‘The Sight’ is a story of magic and ancient prophecies, of men and beasts, of evil and those resisting it, of spirits and beliefs. But above all of that, it’s a story of one small tight-knit wolf pack. Larka and her brother Fell are born to Palla and Huttser, the alpha pair of a small pack of wolves, but from the very beginning, their lives are in danger. Vicious she-wolf Morgra that possesses the mysterious Sight had united the packs of Balkar and strives for a dominion above all – and she has ...more
Angela Johnson
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Wolf Doge
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love it, The story took me awhile to finish
The ending was sad and the story it self had a lot of twist.My character i love the most is fell.He's full with wonder and kinda matches me .
Jun 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
David Clement-Davies creates a unique culture and belief system for his characters by blending religious paradigms from various religions. Using this, he creates the basis for a world in which rich, engaging characters come to life from the pages. Although the plot is not necessarily as inventive as this environment he has created, it is a wonderful tale about fate & destiny, friendship, family, and growing into one's self against all odds.

From the moment you meet the pack, the reader feels a un
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book because I love wolves. It caught my attention several times, but I never bothered to buy it. However, when I found it at the library, I jumped at the opportunity! Even though I had an idea it dealt with wolves, I was not ready for a beast fable. It reminds me of Watership Down.

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
Amber 7-3
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The moment I stepped in that tiny bookshop, I knew something powerful was headed my way. I held a slow pace, taking my time, not missing a single book on all the rows. I let my hand rise up, sliding over the coarse spines. I kept this up for a while. Then all of a sudden, something caught my attention. My eyes fluttered across a small, white book, with piercing yellow staring back at me. I picked it up, knowing that that petite peice of literature would take me to a place of wonder...and so I fl ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is my all time favourite book ever written, this and Watership Down.

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
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it

I'm disappointed in myself. I used to love this book. I bought it back in middle school because I really liked wolves and I really liked fantasy and I really liked big books. There is no better definition of a recipe for success.

This review is kind of going to have two parts, because I am of two minds about this book. For instance, when I was in middle school/high school...

I freaking LOVED this book. Why?

Because wolves.

Wolves who were like little people and had little families and went on qu
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Probably my favorite book of all time. No joke here, folks.

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
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The book Im reading is called The Sight By David Clement-Davis.The story is about the wolves in Romania named Huttser,Palla,Larka,Kar, and Fell. The main characters are Larka,Kar and Fell. The main event is the fight between the great pack and Morgra. The sight is the main thing in this story. Its what the story shapes around. The sight is a power that very few wolves know. They get it by birth. Say a wolf looks into the water and it has the sight. It can see a vision of the future. It can also ...more
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David was born in 1964 and went to Westminster School and Edinburgh University. There, Clement-Davies read History and English Literature, specializing in the Italian Renaissance, and Russian Literature and Society. For many years, he dreamed of one day becoming an actor taking a drama course and working in theater. However, he was also interested in writing and soon became a freelance travel jour ...more

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