Book Review: The Sight
by David Clement-Davies
Mass Market Paperback, 465 pages
Published August 11th 2003 by Puffin
(first published January 11th 2001)
In the shadow of an abandoned castle, a wolf pack seeks shelter. The she-wolf 's pups will not be able to survive the harsh transylvanian winter. And they are being stalked by a lone wolf, Morgra, possessed of a mysterious and terrifying power known as the sight. 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. but the pack she hunts will do anything to protect their own, even if it means setting in motion a battle that will involve all of nature, including the creature the wolves fear the most—Man.
What a way to spend January's full moon than reading a tale of wolves. I finished this book clinging to every word that the author spun and it left a hunger in me. It was the hunger that the wild wolf craves: freedom. The Sight's tale was enchanting, alluring, and ended beautifully and realistically. It was amazing told, description and phrasing fitting to the wolves. There were even times when I questioned certain things that I could not grasp, not because the author failed at explaining them, but because it was simply the way of the wolves and they don't think like us.
The tale starts in a winter storm and through the entire story you are gripped in nature's grasp along with every "Lera" that fights to survive. The unique terminology of the tale only adds to the tale and you start to ally yourself with them. It is thankfully described in the beginning, and used throughout, and soon you no longer see a female and male but a drappa and dragga, a sikla instead of omega, and a kerl instead on a loner. The wolves are proud putnar and you feel that pride deep inside when you experience the tale.
The Sight was more than a page turner, as it touched something that was deep inside, something close to the putnar in all of us perhaps. It makes me look at the full moon tonight and long to howl and run free. Should you pick up this book to read be prepared to unleash the putnar is yourself, for the tale told is truly captivating and believable.
I gave The Sight 5 stars out of 5 stars!