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In an epic tale of good and evil, legend and history, and the blessing and curse of an extraordinary gift of the Sight (an ability to see through others' minds and into the future), David Clement-Davies obliges the many fans of Fire Bringer with a new fantasy novel. The Sight features a Transylvanian wolf clan faced with the terrifying changes brought about by Morgra, a bitter she-wolf determined to fulfill an ancient legend in order to have supreme power over all Vargs (wolves). Young Larka, a white wolf pup born with the Sight, embarks with her brother Fell and the rest of her family on an extraordinary quest for truth and salvation, with shocking consequences that even the most astute reader may not foresee. Clement-Davies's multilayered and elaborate plot will keep young readers riveted for hours on end, drawing on Christianity, fairy tales, and mythology in a colossal allegory and cautionary tale for its human audience. (Ages 12 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
If you live wolves, a dash of fantasy and a good story you'll like this book.
I read it as a young adult and bought this copy for my boyfriend to read.
I loved this book!!! I recommend this book to anyone who loves animals. It has its sad parts, but it's worth the read. :)Published on July 30 2013 by Meagan Hirtle
This is my first experience with david-clements davies and..it was good, the wolf is embarking on a journey of a life time.. and in the end..The ending bothered me.. Read morePublished on April 12 2009 by Roseanne Whynot
I am a huge fan of David Clement-Davies. Larka, a young wolf pup embarks on a journey of truth and justice as they run away from Morgra, a wolf posessed by the Vision. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2007 by Jac
This has got to be one of the best books i've ever read. I read this book before the one I am reading now- Fire Bringer, and I can see how reading Fire Bringer first will help you... Read morePublished on July 22 2006 by Amazon Customer
This compelling novel gives a new twist to a very classic battle between good and evil. The heroine of the story is a she-wolf named Larka who uses her power of the Sight to try... Read morePublished on July 6 2004
I never really got into the book until the end. The first chapters were telling you all the information at the setting and characters. I actually started to enjoy it at the end.Published on June 5 2004
I checked this book out of the library and am now considering buying it. Wolves are my favorite animals, and this tale is all about them. Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Serj
I loved this book! It's filled with action, mystery, adeventure, and love. It's somewhat dark in a sense, that almost all of Larka's compainions die tragically. Read morePublished on March 27 2004 by Josh