Title: The Sight
Author: Erin Hunter
Published: January 1, 2007 by HarperCollins
Purchased: Years ago, $6.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: There will be three, kin of your kin . . .
The wild cats have flourished in their new home on the banks of the lake for several seasons, and the Clans are growing strong and healthy with new kits. The time has come for three kits of ThunderClan to become apprentices.
Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw spring from a strong legacy: children of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw, two of the noblest ThunderClan warriors, and grandchildren of the great leader Firestar himself. All three young cats possess unusual power and talent and seem certain to provide strength to the Clan for the next generation.
But there are dark secrets around the three, and a mysterious prophecy hints at trouble to come. An undercurrent of rage is rising against those who are not Clanborn, and the warrior code is in danger of being washed away by a river of blood. All the young cats’ strength will be needed if the Clans are to survive.
. . . who hold the power of the stars in their paws.
Review: Despite the few typos I noticed throughout here, Hawkfrost mentioned as the deputy and Lionkit saying that Dustpelt said Stormfur wasn’t a real ThunderClan cat when it was Spiderleg who said it. Then there’s Heavystep still being mentioned in the RiverClan elders when he died in the last series. Even with that, it was still a good beginning to this new one.
The new cover for this book is so creepy and sends a chill down my spine though I really wouldn’t say that the story matches, it’s good but not creepy.
The writing was good and the first chapter seemed to try to hint at Jaykit being blind but it wasn’t really all that successful. I think if the Erin’s had stayed away from the physical descriptions, it would have been more successful.
I couldn’t really connect to Jaypaw, it seemed like he just went out of his way to be the most difficult. I know he wanted to prove that being blind wasn’t going to stop him but, there really didn’t seem to be any reason for how he acted. If he had proved that he could do what he could do without being stupid, like hunting foxes of all things, he wouldn’t have been treated differently.
Thank you for reading my review.