The Sight

The Sight

by David Clement-Davies

In the shadow of an abandoned castle, a wolf pack seeks shelter.

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.

  • Series: The Sight
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Rating: 4.14
  • Pages: 486
  • Publish Date: August 11th 2003 by Firebird
  • Isbn10: 014250047X
  • Isbn13: 9780142500477

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The author has non-family members in the same pack. This is a rare occurance as packs are formed of blood-ties, family members, again, integral to the bonding process. The author has an outsider as the Omega but he makes the mistake of having other members as outsiders and non family members. The author also makes the mistake of the timing of the births, the non-cooperation of the pack, these things just cannot be if a pack is to survive. When I read a book, even novels, I want the author to do his research.

I can only imagine that it brought me peace to channel my teenage angst into events so far displaced from reality.

The main character dies. The Sight is that type of book that makes your heart start beating fast, and you fall in love with the characters. The Sight is a wolf book. The more or less average fantasy "role-playing-plot" (those online forums which players write in words and 'roleplay' as their own fictional characters for a overall story) Basically, in one sentence, the Sight is described as: A family of wolves is torn apart where the main character must stop these evil wolves from enslaving everything, while one by one everyone dies.

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.

From its begining to amazing ending, David Clemet-Davies' 'The Sight' is definately one of the best books I've ever read. Little does the pack know, but Huttser and Palla are about to become the parents of a she-wolf who is blessed with an ancient power called the Sight. According to an ancient legend that Morgra is bent on fufilling, this she-wolf, Larka, is the key to the enslavement of nature itself...if Larka chooses to join her aunt. He breathes depth and reality into his characters, especially Morgra and Larka. David Clemet-Davies gives us a breathtaking view of the life of the wild wolf, and only makes it more colorful with eerie fantasy based loosly on ancient Romanian legends. Though this is a fantasy, his characters still feel believable.

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. Clement-Davies' worldbuilding is really the best part of the whole book. I've also grown much, much less tolerant of Chosen One narratives and prophecies, because they feel like predictably ticking off the boxes, events unfolding the way they were always meant to unfold, and it strips characters of their agency. I do really appreciate that the Chosen One was the female wolf, though, and that she was our heroine, when it so easily could have been her brother Fell or friend Kar. It was an enjoyable enough read, but felt like it went veeeery slowly for my usual pace. (I mean, I'm assuming it was him, but I honestly can't remember if he survived the events of his book.) Spoilery notes about the ending: (view spoiler)- I really like that last page and got feelsy about the final lines, and how it all circled back again and echoed theology some more. what was actually the point of the plot in this entire book? (I had a fleeting moment of being SO AFRAID that Clement-Davies would, to be crass, pussy out and find a way out of it, like too many authors have done with Foretold Deaths.

But when I crossed into the last third of the book, much of the bad dialogue, polluting adverbs (he wrote suddenly), confusing POV flipping, and hazy descriptions disappeared and what followed was a surprisingly well-written ending. If the author had taken the first 2/3 through another draft to clarify the enormous amount of back story and get rid of the POV flipping, then it would match the ending and make sense.

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. Bran jumped sideways, creeping back to the edge of the wall in submission and showing his throat to the Dragga. wolves do not show their throat in submission. The Confusing Parts: Throughout the book the wolves use words from their own language, such as Dragga and Drappa. The Writing: Let's be fair, the author obviously did a good amount of world building. I don't think I made it far enough into the book to get a really good idea of the storyline, but I think it's mainly about this wolf that is hunting the pack. She is called Morgra and is suppose to have a power called the Sight, although some wolves don't believe in the power. The author did a great job at creating suspense, only for the reasons above was the book ruined for me.

Clement-Davies lived in a little mountain home in Andalusia region of Spain to write The Sight, has traveled the world and now also lives in London.