I've reviewed this book once before, but I've read it again and after reading between the lines a little, I've made up my again.
This book follows a white wolf posessed of a power that is simply named the Sight. It allows her to see into the past, present, future, and allows her to travel into the minds of birds. Her name is Larka and she heralds a legend made of her and for her. She must fulfill the ancient prophecy that is made and to do so, she must sacrifice herself for the greater good of all animal and mankind.
This book had a lot of strong points, though it did have so low points too. I noticed that verb "growled" in almost every time a wolf spoke. I found it redundent and tiring, and it took a little away from effect. You never realize how badly a word can hinder a book until you read this one. "Growled," "screeched," and "cried" are the preodminant words. Sometimes a simple "said" would do wonders.
Another low point was the final, fatal vision at the end. It was an extreme disappointment. I anticipated something wonderous and new and introspective, but I was disappointed sorely.
However, the rest of the book makes up for the lacks. It tells of human greed, and power, and love, only it used a misunderstood creatures. It tells of humans, of Christianity, and faith, and how if we lose faith, we are lost.
All in all, I loved this book. I loved it better than "Firebringer." In my opinion, "Firebringer" was too lengthy and the author's skipping of years burdened my sense of reality. I loved "Firebringer" as well but in my humble, fifteen year old opinion, it is nowhere as good as "The Sight."
Go David Clement-Davies.