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The sight
Clement-Davies, David, 1961-
First Amer. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
465 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.1 23.0 59131.
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In a work of great scope and imagination, David Clement-Davies, author of the highly acclaimed Fire Bringer, takes us to the dark forests of old Transylvania and into the minds of wolves. Morgra, a she-wolf of mysterious and frightening abilities, was once cast out of her pack for an unnatural crime and forced to wander the hostile lands of Transylvania alone. Through cunning and natural dominance, Morgra survives and makes herself leader of a strange pack of male warrior wolves. She demands the subservience of all free wolf packs and a tithe of their pups. One among these young has an extraordinary power that the old she-wolf covets-an ability to see into the minds of other animals, including humans. Morgra is prepared to do anything to control this power, and her dark arts can summon demons and the walking dead. But Larka, the young wolf Morgra seeks, was born into a pack with the strength and heart to defy their new leader, and their rebellion will set in motion a great struggle for the minds and souls of all wolves. Drawing on lupine myths and stories from Romulus and Remus to Little Red Riding Hood, David Clement-Davies weaves a story of terror and beauty, where wolves are saviors and demons, good and evil, much like the world's other great predator-man.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 7-up. Drawing on legends and tales ranging from Romulus and Remus to Little Red Riding Hood, Clement-Davies follows Fire Bringer, a Booklist Editors' Choice 2000, with a full-bodied, lyrically told, darker tale set in Transylvania and featuring wolves with a history, mythology, and lore. At the heart of the prophecy that sets the action in motion are a courageous, loving wolf pack and two newborn cubs, a black male and a white female. Their nemesis is the cunning outcast Morgra, whose mysterious powers enable her to control a fearsome pack of fighting males and to order other wolves to give their newborn cubs to her. The two cubs mature, but they and others suffer horrifying ordeals as the prophecy inexorably plays itself out. There are a few awkward transitions, particularly when human history is inserted into the story, but this quibble is minor, given the story's compelling ambience and marvelously credible characterizations. A searing ecological warning reaches a crescendo during the dramatic climax, but the poignant denouement offers a ray of hope for the future. Have a box of tissues on hand. --Sally Estes

Publisher's Weekly Review

Larka, a white wolf gifted with the ability to see the future, heal and control others, is hunted by the power-hungry leader of the Vargs wolf clan. "Clever plot twists make the thick novel well worth the commitment," wrote PW. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-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.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Cave
1 The Stone Denp. 3
2 Stolenp. 39
3 Huntersp. 69
4 Huntedp. 99
5 The Vale of Shadowsp. 123
6 Icep. 151
Part 2 The Child
7 Morgrap. 179
8 Scavengersp. 198
9 Teachersp. 229
10 Rebelsp. 254
11 The Red Girlp. 278
12 The Searchersp. 306
Part 3 The Citadel
13 Kerlp. 347
14 The Red Meadowp. 367
15 Harjap. 397
16 The Sightp. 419
17 Past and Futurep. 432
18 Larka's Blessingp. 449
Author's Notep. 465