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The Sight

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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  11,793 ratings  ·  712 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…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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Jackie
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
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Dannii Elle
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 te
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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.
Jeffrey
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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Jessi
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
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Leslie
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
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Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
Mar 19, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish
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
Julie
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 p
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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
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Mary Jane
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 ins
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Vermin Supreme™
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Stephanie
   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
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Anna
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
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Heather
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
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Deanna
Apr 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Full Review:
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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 rough...it 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
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Em 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!
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 .
Crystal
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
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Ruby
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
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Sinn
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
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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
April
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
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Shelby
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Ugh.

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
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Emily
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
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Kaitlyn
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
Gage Mcnally
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Sight by David Clement is about a Transylvanian wolf clan faced with the conflict brought by Morgra who is another wolf that in order to have power over all wolves needs to fulfill an ancient legend. Young Larka who is a white wolf pup born with the Sight, embarks with her brother Fell and the rest of her family on an twist and turn quest for power as well. Larka and Morgra are the only wolves that have the sight and Larka fears for her family because Morgra who has the sight is the only wol ...more
Jaime
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
I decided to read this book because I remembered reading Fire Bringer in about 7th or 8th grade and I really enjoyed the entire gist of the plot and the decent pacing of the novel. As I read The Sight though, I felt it drag on and on. I did not enjoy the characterization of the wolves themselves; each wolf seemed flat as characters. The abundance of heavy handed religion and pseudo-spirituality really grated on my nerves as I read through the book as well. Several parts of the wolf's culture see ...more
Holly
Oct 02, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I can't honestly mark this as "read", because I haven't finished it. Rarely do I not finish a book, but in this case it just isn't holding my attention, and I find the story to be derivative and the writing to be relatively un-engaging. It seems as though the author has just transposed human characters into wolves, and it is actually distracting to me. Why go with wolves? Why not just write the story around human characters if you go to such lengths to mirror human characteristics into your anim ...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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