The Sight book content review

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This is a review of the content in the book The Sight, By David Clement-Davies. This review explains any objectionable content in the book and rates it based on said content for an age rating.

Submitted: November 12, 2014

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The Sight By David Clement-Davies

The Sight (followed by its sequel Fell) is  a book written by British author David Clement-Davies. The main protagonists are wolves. Which means there is natural violence ocurring throughout the book. The main antagonist is also a wolf. The Story centers on Larka an all white she-wolf, who is in a pack consisting of her brother Fell, her parents, Huttser and Palla, Brassa the nurse, Bran the story teller, and Khaz and Kipcha. Larka has a mysterious ability known as The Sight. her brother Fell has a little of that power also. Only one human is even a character in this book. His name is Bran. He is connected to The Sight and is named after the wolf Bran in Larka's pack.

The Sight gives the wolves the ability to see through other animals eyes. Which was fairly disturbing in a few scenes when Larka killed an animal she felt its pain and saw herself killing it through her prey's eyes. She later grows out of this handicap in the book.

(The review is split into sections: Foul language, Violence, Sex, and Drinking/drugs)

Language: Three or four uses of "Damn"

Violence: There is some natural wolf violence. A wolf eats its prey and the book mentions blood. But, the book doesn't have R-rated scenes of the wolves eating their prey. The major violence is with Larka's pack's enemy, Morgra. Morgra curses the wolf pack for not letting her join it and she says that every single member of the wolf pack will die except for Fell and Larka. Her curse comes true mostly for the parents survive. A wolf falls into a wolf pit and is killed by the spikes beneath him. (Not that graphic.) A secretly pregnant she-wolf falls down a waterfall and dies by being slammed against a rock. (No blood. Although a bird comes up and caws at the wolves who are looking at their dead comrade. One of the wolves asks what the bird was saying. Another answers, the birds want us to open the body so they can feast on it.) A wolf dies of a lump forming in her stomach. Another wolf falls to her death along with her enemy. No bodies are mentioned. One wolf cub supposedlly dies after being caught under an icy river. (This scene is slightly disturbing because after the wolf cub goes under the ice another wolf looks down and sees the cub desperately trying to hang onto the ice. The wolf cub fails.) Two wolf cubs are born and die almost instantly. The evil Morgra pretends there is an evil wolf demon called Wolfsbane. She sacrifices cubs on an altar to put fear into the many wolves in her evil pack. One wolf is found dead with her eyes poked out. Another wolf supposedly burns to death. In the climatic battle scene many wolves die by human hands and the evil Morgra's wolf pack. It is said later that many bodies human and wolf laid all around a human camp. Children and cubs are threatened. 

Sex: Khaz and Kipcha mate secretly. Huttser and Palla sort of "kiss" towards the beggining of the story. There is a slight hint that Kar (a wolf adopted by Palla's brother Skop) could be Larka's mate. Which makes the ending of the story very heartbreaking.

Drinking/Drugs: None

 

Overall this is a very well written book. It is cool to see a book finally featuring wolves as the main characters.

Okay for ages 13 and up.

 


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