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The Sight (2002)

av David Clement-Davies

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In Transylvania during the Middle Ages, a pack of wolves sets out on a perilous journey to prevent their enemy from calling upon a legendary evil one that will give her the power to control all animals.
  1. 10
    Midnight's Sun av Garry Kilworth (LemonCrisis)
    LemonCrisis: Both are told from the PoV of wolves and are beautiful stories. If you loved The Sight, move on to Midnight's Sun - you won't be disappointed!
  2. 10
    Fire Bringer av David Clement-Davies (Anonym användare)
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    Silverwing av Kenneth Oppel (madmarch)
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    Den långa flykten av Richard Adams (unlucky)
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As a lover of wolves in general, I thought this story was true in that aspect. The writer draws you into a world very much set in ours. We learn a different way of thinking, especially when it comes to religion and magic, as well as legends. No one knows for sure exactly how the world came to be, so we hide behind fears of the unknown. That is what this book talks about.
  Booksunknown23 | May 18, 2020 |
If you want really good animal fantasy, David Clement-Davies delivers, both with this awesome novel, and his other "Fire Bringer".

Sometimes the pace is slow, and the book is indeed long and detailed, but anyone who looks closely will see that this is mostly because of how intricate it is. Real wolf fact blended with creative folklore fiction on every page; I think this book does what every great animal fantasy should: make you look at the natural world through new eyes. It's chilling, with the dark fairy tales and horrific cults of blood and sacrifice. It's relatable, with characters as kind as Larka and Kar and as hateful as Morgra. It's eye opening, with the choices the wolves make and the great revelations it gives us about life, religion, and the human purpose. All in all, I can read "The Sight" over and over, (and have) and still find new things to love about it. ( )
  booksong | Mar 18, 2020 |
An interesting story ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
A beautifully written story about a family of wolves, it deals with prophecy, destiny, loyalty and the inevitability of fate. Magic. ( )
  SabinaE | Jan 23, 2016 |
In Transylvania during the Middle Ages, a pack of wolves sets out on a perilous journey to prevent their enemy from calling upon a legendary evil one that will give her the power to control all animals.
  lkmuir | Dec 1, 2015 |
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As in his Fire Bringer, Clement-Davies's new fantasy novel features talking animals (Vargs, or wolves, instead of deer), a militant pack with a power-hungry leader, a prophecy involving a newborn that proves gifted (a white wolf who has the Sight, which can be used to see the future, heal and even control others) and the author creates imaginative mythologies (here drawing on everything from Christianity to Little Red Riding Hood). Also, both prophecies speak of a marked one (this time it turns out to be a stolen human child) and the revelation of a secret. But readers may find the creative plotting here even more compelling than in the author's first novel and the cryptic prophecy's meaning will keep them guessing. Larka, a white wolf, and her family are hunted, initially by Morgra, who strives to become the powerful Man Varg (also foretold in the prophecy); a rebel pack also hunts them (Slavka, its leader, seeks to destroy all that claim to have the Sight). After Larka loses members of her pack, she embarks on a solo journey and finds teachers who help her master the Sight, using it to heal the "human cub" and to prepare to face Morgra. Despite sophisticated language and some complex concepts, such as the origins of evil, the author's clever plot twists (such as which wolf eventually claims to be Wolfbane) make the thick novel well worth the commitment. Strong female characters also provide a refreshing change to the often male-dominated science-fiction/fantasy field. Ages 12-up.
tillagd av cmwilson101 | ändraPublishers Weekly (Apr 16, 2011)
 
In Transylvania, some time in the past, a she-wolf named Palla gives birth to two cubs, an all-white female named Larka and a male named Fell. These are strange times for the Varg, as the wolves call themselves-Palla's outcast sister Morgra has gained power over a large group of fighting wolves and is determined to gain ultimate power by creating a "Man Varg," mingling the consciousness of a Sighted wolf with that of a human child in order to achieve a Vision of the world. Young Larka has the Sight, a form of ESP, and her pack is torn apart as Morgra attempts to capture her. Roman mythology, Christianlike theology, and supernatural horror all combine to form the legends that lead the Varg toward their destinies. Its members are realistically wolflike; their cold, harsh environment is vividly depicted; and elements of the story are quite exciting. However, much of the tension is lost by a convoluted plot and a multitude of interminable scenes, mostly discussions between characters, that will make many readers either skip ahead or abandon the book entirely. However, this may be a good choice for readers who have outgrown Brian Jacques's "Redwall" series (Philomel) and are ready for a more complicated animal fantasy.

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tillagd av cmwilson101 | ändraSchool Library Journal, Los Angeles Public Library Eva Mitnick
 
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