Fell

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In this dark, thrilling fairy tale, it is the wolf who saves the girl. Fell, the dark-furred twin brother of Larka, the heroine of The Sight, must face life without his sister or the rest of his loving pack. He’s a lone wolf now, a “kerl,” an outcast from his kind who shares his sister’s fatal gift for seeing the future and the thoughts of others. This gift leads him to befriend a young girl, also an outcast from her people. They have a shared...
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Overview


In this dark, thrilling fairy tale, it is the wolf who saves the girl. Fell, the dark-furred twin brother of Larka, the heroine of The Sight, must face life without his sister or the rest of his loving pack. He’s a lone wolf now, a “kerl,” an outcast from his kind who shares his sister’s fatal gift for seeing the future and the thoughts of others. This gift leads him to befriend a young girl, also an outcast from her people. They have a shared destiny: to free the land from a tyrannical ruler who would enslave man and animal alike.
 
The prequel to this book, David Clement-Davies’s bestselling animal fantasy The Sight, is set among the wolves of Transylvania. This dark epic thrilled readers and critics alike, who said, “This sprawling, ambitious novel has it all: action, adventure, apocalyptic battles” (Children’s Literature), and called it “rich, complex, and credible” (VOYA) and “full bodied [and] lyrically told” (Booklist, starred review).
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Editorial Reviews

Stephanie Sefcik
Fell is a black wolf who has been shunned by his pack because of a wrongful accusation concerning the death of his stark white sister, and he now must travel alone, a "kerl." Alina is a 15-year-old human girl who has been fated to save her people and nature itself. In the rugged and dark terrain of Transylvania, Fell and Alina team up to fulfill their combined destinies. They have both been gifted with the Sight, which enables them to communicate with each other and all animals. Fell and Alina must save their world against the evil Lord Vladeran and his arsenal of spirits, which includes Morgra, a devious wolf who exercises dark powers over Fell. This sequel to The Sight, Fell is an epic animal fantasy full of detailed wolf lore, action, intrigue, and enough back-story to allow the reader to jump right into the adventure. Reviewer: Stephanie Sefcik
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The sequel to The Sight (2002) is another mesmerizing page-turner set in Transylvania, in which the author again draws on old legends and tales, including those about Baba Yaga and Dracula. Fell, the black wolf who wanders without a pack, and Alina, a 15-year-old human, are both gifted with the Sight, which enables them to communicate, and both haunted by frightening visions, dreams, and inner demons. The companions join forces to fulfill a prophecy indicating that Alina willrescue nature itself from doom. Their trek is fraught with perils introduced by the evil Lord Vladeran, who tried to have Alina killed asa very little girl and has recently learned that she still lives. Vladeran's arsenal includes the spirit of the cunning wolf Morgra, called up to exert dark powers over Fell. Despite some minor discrepancies and an ending that feels way too pat, this book will be deemed worth the trip by returning readers as well as some newcomers, who will find sufficient back story to illuminate this adventure and to pique interest in the earlier one.
—Sally Estes
Kliatt
In The Sight, set in Transylvania in the Middle Ages, brave wolves battle an evil, ambitious outcast wolf named Morgra, as foretold in a prophecy. The legend continues in this sequel as we return to these dark woods and meet a black wolf named Fell, who also possesses the gift of the Sight, the ability to see into the minds of others. Intrigued by humans, Fell joins up with Alina, a young woman who, like him, is alienated from her kind, and the two embark on a dangerous journey to fulfill their destinies. Full of rousing battles, detailed wolf mythology, and lyrical descriptions, this long, dark, but involving tale will appeal to fans of animal fantasy epics.
—Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up
In this sequel to The Sight (Dutton, 2002), a lone wolf named Fell teams up with Alina, a human, to stop a vaguely prophesized threat to the young woman and "nature itself." Both companions possess the rare gift of the Sight, which, among other things, enables them to communicate with each other and all animals. Their quest takes them across the rugged terrain of Transylvania to the castle of Lord Vladeran, a brutal feudal ruler and Alina's stepfather. Here, various animal and human forces converge to defeat this villain who had recently kidnapped Alina and was planning to kill her. Several secrets are revealed that allow this to happen; some not surprising enough, while others spring too far out of left field. Heavy-handed doses of morality are sprinkled throughout this lengthy tale, mainly in the form of unrealistic dialogue, and nowhere is this annoying technique more present than in the drawn-out finale. In addition, the story is too ambitious in its scope, with an unwieldy number of characters, wolf terminology, mythology, and themes. While many of the same strengths of the previous novel are present, including a beautiful setting and character depictions, fans of The Sight will be disappointed in Fell 's clunky and lackluster story line. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
—Emily Rodriguez

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810972667
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 206,145
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


David Clement-Davies is the author of several highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including The Telling Pool and The Sight. His books have been called “intricately crafted” (The Boston Globe), “a hurtling ride” (Kirkus Reviews), and “a masterpiece” (Booklist). Young readers are equally enthralled: His Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com kid reviews number in the many hundreds and include such praise as “an instant classic,” “too cool for words,” and “absolutely stunning.” David travels extensively and has trekked across a desert, swum with dolphins, and skydived on assignment for various travel magazines. He lives in London.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2008

    Unputdownable!

    In Clement-Davies' sequel to The Sight, Fell proves itself in every way to be at least as unputdownable as its predecessor. Without going into detail about the story and run the risk of 'giving anything away,' Fell is a thrilling adventure about the lonely wolf, Fell, and a girl looking for answers to the visions that haunt them and both must overcome their natures to share a journey that will bring their worlds -- animal and human -- to a greater understanding. In telling his masterful tale, Clement-Davies has created a plot that is rich with suspense, pathos, and tenderness and has enhanced the development of characters the reader came to know 'or hate' in The Sight 'e.g., Huttser, Palla, Kar, and Morgra to a name a few', as well as introduced several new unforgettable characters. Fell is more than just an excellent book -- it is an excellent reading experience. In reading this book it is important to keep in mind that the book is at least just as much about the new human character, Alina, and her quest to find her real family, as it is about what Fell's life has been like in the years since he left his pack in The Sight. As you'll see from other reviews, some readers are disappointed because they feel the book focuses more on the adventures of Alina and not enough about Fell whom they perceive of as having a more secondary role in the book. In my opinion, Fell is clearly the dominant character and Clement-Davies' has made the mysterious black wolf a character that will live on in readers' memories for many years to come. If you're like me when you Fell, you'll find yourself filled with joy and with pain as you feel that you are right there with Fell and Alina as they go through their incredible journey, both together and separately. I very highly recommend Fell, which should have wide appeal across age and intellectual levels. If you've read The Sight, do yourself a favor and put Fell high up on your reading list. If you haven't read The Sight, definitely read it first and then read Fell. You'll thank yourself for doing so.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2009

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    WHAT HAPPENED?!

    I had finished reading The Sight a few months ago. When I saw Fell online, I just couldn't believe it! I read some of the reviews on Fell and saw how much people said it was different than the Sight and Fire Bringer. So I decided to ignore the reviews, for once. I bought Fell, and after reading Brisingr I started to read it. The first chapter had me confused already. "Did David Clement actually write this?" The style was unrecognizable. "The next chapters will be better," I figured. Well they weren't really bad, except they had nothing to do with the series and were about humans, which David Clement-Davies seems to have a rough time trying to write about. The entire book was different and it was more confusing than any book I've ever read. It didn't catch up with the excellence of The Sight. The only good parts were the last few chapters. I liked the cover, though. I hope that Davies's next novel is better.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2008

    luv Fell times ten

    This book was awesome. Although I kind of wished it talked more about Fell than Alina I still thought it was really good. I was glad when fell saved the pack, too, from Jalgan, and that he and Tarlar got to be together. It was interesting the bond between Alina and Fell because in The Sight, the wolves were afraid of the humans. I'm glad Fell made new friends like Alina and Tarlar, and overall, I think Fell was one of my favorite books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

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    Sequels can just never seem to surpass the firsts.

    It's a great story but at times it seemed like it didn't connect to The Sight in any way whatsoever. I loved The Sight and was looking forward to this one but a lot of the time i was left waiting for even the slightest mention of the main character. It was good but I desperately wanted this to be about Fell and not Alina. This new addition adds way too many unnecessary characters that are not even wolves, thus taking a lot away from the greatness and wonder of the story. It may be a good enough sequel but just doesn't live up the the first, and therefore anyone can just read the first and toss this one aside as it is almost a totally different book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2009

    ...

    It was and remains one of the BEST books I have ever read! I recomend it to anyone as I think we all have something to learn from it. it was a very emotional story, and kind of sad. i actually cried the first time I read it because of how fell blamed himeself for what happened to Larka. i can really relate to that. its still a really good book though.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    I have to admit, I freaked out when I saw the title in the bookstore, but my joy soon turned to confusion. Davies' writing style is much more juvenile and lacks the literary prowess of The Sight and Fire Bringer. The entire storyline seems out of touch with that of The Sight, and is eerily similar to the plot of Fire Bringer. A very confusing read, indeed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2008

    Sweet

    I have been trying so hard to find this book in paperback, and it's just not working. I read the sight last year, after a friend paestered me and pestered me to read it. I can't.. wait a minute.. Larka died? Oh.. Don't mind me.. it probably took this to tell me.. But anyway, I can't wait to read this one, and I'm sure ti will be just as good as The Sight, if not better.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2008

    ewftgiurieug

    i don't really like how this book is written. i ususally finish books but not this one =[

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    a great book, but not half as good as the sight and fire bringer

    This novel would be awesome standing on its own, but when being compared to the outstanding novels Fire Bringer and The Sight, it isn't even half as good. But, I guess, those two novels can not be beat. I guess I just didn't enjoy it as much because the other novels seemed more realistic, where the animals didn't communicate with people. Clement-Davies isn't half as good with writing about people, in my opinion, but is marvelous when writing about animals. I just didn't like that Fell was able to communicate with Alina, it just seemed a little too much out-there for me. But a good read, nevertheless, and definately recomended, but perhaps before reading Fire Bringer and The Sight.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2011

    AMAZING!!!!

    I have read plenty of books; some badly written. This book, however, was AMAZING!!!!!! One of the best!!!! Great details and a plot that keeps you wanting more!!!! A must have, a must read!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2011

    Amazing

    Fell was a great book. It shows how Fell had a dark path and a light path ahead of him. This book can relate to many people, how many people have cross roads ahead of them in life and can have someone influence them so much that they go onto one path then end up changing it. I'm only a high school freshman, i can honestly say that this book has had a major affect of my life.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    David Clement-Davies series "The Sight and "Fell"

    Being a Grandmother of a 13 year-old granddaughter whom I have been blessed to have live with the for the first 13 years of her life has taught me a love of books that will forever be with me! I have spent the last 13 years reading to her, reading with her, and now reading what she is reading once the has finished. However, I skipped the Twilight series even though she loved it. "The Sight" and "Fell" by far have been my favorite series that she has shared with me. Both books are thrilling, heartbreaking, humorus, and remind us that "nature" demands respect! I especially enjoyed Fell because it included humans and real life events and feelings that happen in our lives today. UNFORGETTABLE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    a very good book

    is a very good book excellent for teenagers and outdoors people, it has adventure, drama, and teenage fantasy oh and is also very outdoorsy, I would definitely suggest it to my friends.

    Love it!

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Good read for someone who only knows half the story.

    First, I better state that I picked up this book without realizing beforehand that there was one that came before it. See, I had found it, preowned, in a store, figured it'd be a good read, and bought it. Only realized later that it was actually a sequel.

    Regardless, I read it anyway, and for someone jumping into the middle of the story, I got along pretty well. The book stands on it's own enough that reading the book before it ("The Sight") isn't 100 percent necessary, and the book explains details from the last book enough to get along. I don't recommend anyone else start reading with this book, like I did, but it's not the end of the world if you do.

    What drew me into the book the most is probably the idea of The Sight and it's powers, particularly it's ability to communicate with other species of animal (and man, although in "Fell", that's a moot point). That's what got me to start reading. What kept me reading wasn't so much intrigue of The Sight, the mystery of the story's plot, the action (for there's actually not that much of it) and so forth, but really the characters constant search of trying to figure out who they are, and how they fit into the world, and "Fell" covers several aspects of this, mostly with Fell himself as well as Alina, but also with other characters, both good and evil. It's a tale that makes you think about life, your existence, and all the joys and agonies that go with it.

    It's also a touch religious in a way, though it doesn't really favor any particular one. In fact, at times, it's more atheist than anything, but in the end, the story ends the matter in such a way by taking no sides. If there is truth to religion or not, it didn't really matter so much for the characters, so long as they lived self-satisfying, happy lives. At least, that was the message I walked away from it.

    My only criticisms is that the story got a little long winded at points, particularly with various descriptions that are, granted, pretty, but not always needed. That, and certain aspects of the story were quite predictable, like who would pair up with who, and who the king of the Griffin Order REALLY was.

    I did NOT expect Morgra's true allegiances, though.

    Beyond that, I greatly enjoyed the book, and plan to go back and read the first one someday (even though it's more or less been spoiled for me.)

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    Pretty Good

    One of the few books I like with a wolves' point of view, it has an interesting Force-like twist from Star Wars. But what is most good about it is how David Clements-Davies wrote in the wolf point of view. Instead of just saying the usually B.S. of "bright flower", the main character actually explores a wolf's feeling's toward humans, mixed with the humans. Definetely a good Teen book for fun, i reccommend it with a 5.9

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    GREAT BOOK!

    This book was so captivating! I couldn't stop reading it! I think David did a great job writng this book. I loved that he included a human girl having the sight. The battle at the castle was exicting! I really hope David makes a thrird book somehow...just a dream.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2008

    Loved it!

    Fell is taking care of Alina so well even though he's a wolf. He has a good heart and I wish he could have stayed with her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2008

    Amazing

    I found this book in my closet, and when i started to read it... it was super! i love wolves and i think everybody should read this book. it gets your ming want to read more!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2008

    ...I love Fell...

    No really. I'm in love with him. Well you know what I mean. Sure he's a book character but he's by far one of my favorite male leads in any of the books I've read. Ok fine. Maybe it's just because he's a wolf, and I've always had a thing for those male all knowing wise brave daring heroic just plain awesome animal type characters in books. Eh em... Aslan in the chronicles of Narnia and Iorek in The golden compass. Albeit I was about 12 when I got around to read those books, but still you get the picture? Anyways my darling imaginary black wolf Fell is only one of the reasons I loved this book in general. It's actually a really interesting story, and I as sad as it sounds really enjoyed the whole relationship between Alina and Fell. Yeah... I could also relate pretty well to Alina and more Fell. Hmm... but I'm a bit of an em-path so maybe I was able to get into the characters so much because I could understand them I guess you could say. The setting- I seriously have Romania and what used to be Transylvania on my list of places to go. I mean I always thought it'd be cool to go there with all the vampires, werewolves, and the supernatural'dracula! ^^' but now that I've read The sight and this book, I'm convinced that I need to go there before I die. The way he described the vast icey mountain ranges and the huge sweeping green forests concealing so many animals and creatures and holding so many secrets'...don't laugh, I'm on a role...' was just so... beautifully captivating, and for someone like me especially. Alright... so has all of THAT convinced you to at least try reading the book? Would it help to know that I cried at the end. This was the first and possibly the only book I have and and ever will cried when it ended. I think it was just me being in a down mood that day, and the fact that the ending just made me so sad... Ok so maybe that's just pathetic... strange too because I NEVER cry about books, or movies. The end of the sight made me happy, and actually thought that part was one of the best written parts in the entire book. 'The sight by the way is awesome. Read it too. It's one of those books that makes you say wow. Firebringer also...' I'm sorry to have gotten so off topic on so many occasions. Just one more thing. The reason I gave this book 4 stars and not 5 is because 5 stars is what you give to AMAZING books that like I said make you step back after you read it and say not only was that a great story but that was actually incredibly well written, or books that make you think, or just books that you personally love with every fiber of your being ABOVE other books you've read. Fell gets 4 stars because even though I really do adore this book, the story is a good one, and even the writing itself is pretty spectacular at places it doesn't compare to books like The sight and Firebringer. Which is why I say read The sight, and then read Fell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

    Excellent Sequel

    I loved this book! It was very interesting and the author made you feel like you were there with the characters. This ansewers a whole lot of questions about Fell and others from The Sight. Read this book!! You won't be disappointed

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