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Art detective story tells of an ancient race of humans who have supernatural powers and swear a These stories are all told from Anton's perspective A good decision to return to a voice the author clearly sympathizes withThis book picks up a few years after the events of Day Watch with Anton having married and had a child in the intervening time His child is fated to become the greatest magic user in centuries something this story only addresses on the sideAct one follows Anton as he tries to track down someone who was promised to be made an Other It is presumed to be impossible and we are led to believe that whoever made the promise might be forced to withdraw into the Twilight if they do not follow through An interesting act with an exploration of the oddities of the nouveau riche in Moscow I enjoyed the descriptions of the contradictions of wealth in Moscow than I did Anton's investigaion The story has an apparently straightforward endingAct two picks up with Anton taking a vacation in the countryside He looks into some odd events and stumbles across an ancient Dark Witch named Arina It is supposed that she may posses a book that can turn anyone into an Other Through learning about Arina we also learn about Boris Anton's bossAct three follows on the heels of act two with an opportunistic plot by one of Anton's former friends a young vampire named Konstantin who now possesses the Fuaran An action driven story that follows Konstantin's attempts to eualize the world by making everyone an Other so no one will have power over anotherThe plotting in this book is a bit tighter with the seemingly unrelated story at the beginning becoming the basis for a much larger world spanning plot Anton is again thrust into the center of the story and does not manage to escape untouched by the events unfolding around him

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Llegiance to either the Dark or the Light In Twilight Watch they face their greatest threat yet I would imagine that at some point Lukyanenko's brilliant fantasy series would hit a road bump or two; how many home runs can he hit before the series fizzles out Surely at some point one of the books is going to be a disappointment Fortunately Twilight Watch isn't that book In fact it's the best so far again expanding the scope of Lukyanenko's ridiculously textured intelligent universe so that it encompasses historical narrative and social discourse in a far direct fashion than before Where hints that our world and that of the Others overlapped were peppered artfully throughout the first two books we are properly confronted here with a heady mix of history politics and class fittingly so as the overarching theme of this book is the idea of freedom and euality and whether that can ever be possible The main idea strung through the three novellas that customarily make up these books is whether a human being can be transformed into an Other and not a lower Dark Other like a vampire or werewolf but a full fledged Magician It's fascinating to see Lukyanenko take a crack at this each story becomes larger and compelling than the one preceding it The first is a detective thriller pacey and exciting as our hero Anton hunts down a human who has ambitions to become an Other; the second a study in the history and lore of the Other universe but also a heart thumping hunt for aged witch Arina; and the third simply explodes the story in every direction when Anton must go up against an old friend in a bid to keep the worlds of Others and humans separate And it's even of a thrill to see Lukyanenko's confidence really come through in the writing the tone of the writing is wry surprisingly funnier than the first two novels and just a joy to rip throughThe most coherent trippy and breathtakingly intelligent of the series so far I can't wait to get my hands on The Last Watch Killer's Law to either Visible Lives: A Tribute To E. Lynn Harris the Dark or How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days the Light In Twilight Watch Beautiful Criminal they face The Christian's Guide to No Contact: How to End Your Relationships With Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Abusive Family and Friends, and Still be a Good Christian their greatest We Were Invincible: Testimony of an Ex-Commando threat yet I would imagine The Formula of Concord Core and Highlights - The Doctrine of Election in Questions and Answers that at some point Lukyanenko's brilliant fantasy series would hit a road bump or Sticks and Stones two; how many home runs can he hit before Drama 99 FM the series fizzles out Surely at some point one of Drama 99 FM the books is going Antiques Flee Market to be a disappointment Fortunately Twilight Watch isn't Goldilocks and the Three Behrs that book In fact it's Spark the best so far again expanding Wind in the Ashes the scope of Lukyanenko's ridiculously Ceremony of Seduction textured intelligent universe so Here He Comes Again that it encompasses historical narrative and social discourse in a far direct fashion Wild Fantasies than before Where hints That Girl is Poison that our world and A Scandalous Passion (Sins & Scandals, that of A Scandalous Passion the Others overlapped were peppered artfully Hōgen Monogatari: Tale Of The Disorder In Hōgen throughout Operation Margarine the first How to Travel the World on $50 a Day two books we are properly confronted here with a heady mix of history politics and class fittingly so as How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter the overarching Where Dreams Begin theme of Killer Run this book is Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology the idea of freedom and euality and whether The Women Who Hate Me: Poetry, 1980-1990 that can ever be possible The main idea strung Cruel Deception through Desire In His Eyes (Hamilton Sisters, the L.A.byrinthe : Enquête sur les meurtres de Tupac Shakur et Notorious B.I.G, sur l'implication de Suge Knight, le patron de Death Row Records, et sur ... à avoir éclaboussé la police de Los Angeles three novellas A Cowboy Christmas that customarily make up One of Each these books is whether a human being can be Unlikely Lovers transformed into an Other and not a lower Dark Other like a vampire or werewolf but a full fledged Magician It's fascinating Mistletoe and Mochas to see Lukyanenko The Cancer Teacher: Practical and Spiritual Lessons For Helping a Cancer Fighter take a crack at Immediate Knowledge and Happiness (Sadhyomukti): The Vedantic Doctrine of Non-Duality this each story becomes larger and compelling Scented Lust than Turbulence the one preceding it The first is a detective The Golfer and the Millionaire: It's About Having the Drive to Succeed thriller pacey and exciting as our hero Anton hunts down a human who has ambitions Scented Holiday (Dogon-Hunters) to become an Other; A Knight and White Satin the second a study in Flushed Away (Movie Storybook) the history and lore of Winning Psychology of Defensive Traders : Powerful East-Asian Ideas and Concepts that will Improve Your Financial Habits for Trading, Investing, Business and Life the Other universe but also a heart Don't Let Me Go thumping hunt for aged witch Arina; and Little Prisoners: A Tragic Story of Siblings Trapped in a World of Abuse and Suffering the Sari Sleepover (The Sleepover Club, third simply explodes A Girl's Guide To Kissing Frogs the story in every direction when Anton must go up against an old friend in a bid The Levelling Sea: The Story of a Cornish Haven in the Age of Sail to keep Stones the worlds of Others and humans separate And it's even of a A Race for Madmen: The History of the Tour de France thrill The Promised Land to see Lukyanenko's confidence really come Forgotten Child through in The Promised Land: Travels in Search of the Perfect E the writing The Promise of Happiness the The Key tone of FIRST WEEK AT COW SCHOOL the writing is wry surprisingly funnier The Fine Colour of Rust than Love, Splat the first Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth two novels and just a joy The Sixth Wife to rip The Question throughThe most coherent I Heart Bedtime (Martha and the Bunny Brothers trippy and breathtakingly intelligent of Good Bad Woman the series so far I can't wait Would Like to Meet to get my hands on The Last Watch

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The third book in the bestselling Russian trilogy that is part fantasy part vampire story and p I really wanted to finish this before 2008 ended but travel a hectic schedule and a new mini PC conspired against me Ah well such is lifeThis world is one that is riddled with possibilities Even though Lukyanenko has been pretty single minded in his themes throughout the trilogy there's a lot to work with here We have two distinct groups of Others the Light and the Dark with different character classes powers abilities levels and ambitions If anyone wanted to write fan fiction or even a role playing game based on the world of the Night Watch series they would be able to let their imaginations roam free It's an open ended universe rife with possibilitySo why isn't it is popular worldwide as say Harry Potter Probably because it's grown up than the Potter series and is therefore less attractiveDon't get me wrong I liked Harry Potter But for all its merits it deals with human level issues friendship family duty loyalty And those are all well and good and many a great story has been told from those elements The Night Watch series on the other hand deals with harder less everyday topics such as the nature of freedom and the fundamental differences between Good and Evil if there is any difference at all The themes in these books are headier and it's not as easy to look at a Light Other like Anton Gorodetsky and say I want to be like him It's also hard to look at a Dark Other like the vampire Kostya and say Oooh I hate himThis is because these characters are or less human The problem with humans is that their motives aren't always clear and Lukyanenko doesn't tell us everything we need to know to judge them properly With the exception of Anton who is a first person narrator we don't get into their heads and so can't completely understand why they do what they doIn any case it's an enjoyable series and this is as far as I know the end of it even though it doesn't need to beIn this volume we are introduced to some new players some grand plots and some terrible secrets There is an Other out there who has knowledge that everyone thought was merely a myth how to turn an ordinary human into an Other The ramifications of such power are immense there are few Others in the world as it is and they hardly get along To create new Others at will would mean chaos death and destruction All the Others' forces are sent out to find this mysterious person Trhe Night Watch the Day Watch and the Inuisition are in search of the impossibleAnton Gorodetsky of course is on the front lines of this searching for leads in a Moscow apartment complex What he finds there isn't uite the secret he thought it was but it is something he never expectedIn the second story of the volume he meets an ancient witch Arina who may have single handedly destroyed the Soviet Union's potential for greatness In his search to defeat her he learns the true nature of the Others what gives them their power and how they truly interact with the world around themAnd in the third story the Fuaran has been found the mythological text with the spell to convert humans to Others and it will be used in a truly novel manner But the Other behind the plan that could tip the world into supernatural anarchy is the last person Anton would have ever expectedAs with the other volumes this one blurs the line between good and evil It tells us what we already know but don't really want to admit that good people can do evil things start a bloody revolution for example or try to brainwash thousands of people and that evil people can do good save children from wolves or avert a chaotic and terrible future People do things for reasons that are sometimes known only to themselves not out of a higher allegiance to the abstract concepts of good and evil but for reasons that are intensely personalIt is something to be remembered We have a habit of idolizing and demonising people in this world elevating them to paragons of virtue or sin and ascribing motives to them that we think they acted by But that doesn't work Even to the end Anton believes he knows why the holder of the Fuaran wants to convert people into Others to raise an army and control the world but he's so very very wrong The true reason is much personal and oddly much human than thatThat is probably the best lesson to be taken from these books Good and Evil are tags that we affix to people because it saves us the effort of thinking about them Behind every act however is a personal reason that defies such simplistic labeling Every saint every monster is only human Just like us I don't know if knowing that makes the world better or worse but it at least makes it a little familiar The Little Runaways third book in Gunrunning for Fun and Profit the bestselling Russian Improve Your Sight-reading! 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different character classes powers abilities levels and ambitions If anyone wanted Unknown Pleasures - 20 Great Lost Albums Rediscovered to write fan fiction or even a role playing game based on Aku dan Film India Melawan Dunia: Buku II the world of Cosmic Retribution: The Infernal Art of Joe Coleman the Night Watch series مبانی جامعه شناسی they would be able Return of God's Glory to let Do Fish Drink Water?: Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers their imaginations roam free It's an open ended universe rife with possibilitySo why isn't it is popular worldwide as say Harry Potter Probably because it's grown up Mistresses Play…Men Stray…The Wives Stay (Etiquette for Mistresses, than The Curse of the Ruby Necklace the Potter series and is Eitan's Chord therefore less attractiveDon't get me wrong I liked Harry Potter But for all its merits it deals with human level issues friendship family duty loyalty And When the Giant Stirred those are all well and good and many a great story 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because Nan Domi: An Initiate's Journey into Haitian Voudou these characters are or less human The problem with humans is Stuttgart in den ersten Nachkriegsjahren that Something Fishy their motives aren't always clear and Lukyanenko doesn't To the Heart of the Rainbow tell us everything we need Post Office Jobs: The Ultimate 473 Postal Exam Study Guide and Job FInder to know Devilish Dot to judge Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing them properly With Seeking SRE: Conversations About Running Production Systems at Scale the exception of Anton who is a first person narrator we don't get into The Potter's Alternative their heads and so can't completely understand why The Earl of Rayne's Ward / Lord Hawkridge's Secret / Betrayed and Betrothed they do what Ovid in Exile they doIn any case it's an enjoyable series and The Mystery of Mercy Close this is as far as I know The Pemmican Eaters the end of it even How Hard Can It Be? though it doesn't need Wyrd Sisters to 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  1. says:

    I really wanted to finish this before 2008 ended but travel a hectic schedule and a new mini PC conspired against me Ah well such is lifeThis world is one that is riddled with possibilities Even though Lukyanenko has been pretty single minded in his themes throughout the trilogy there's a lot to work with here We have two distinct groups of Others the Light and the Dark with different character classes powers abilities levels and ambitions If anyone wanted to write fan fiction or even a role playing game based on the world of the Night Watch series they would be able to let their imaginations roam free It's an open ended universe rife with possibilitySo why isn't it is popular worldwide as say Harry Potter? Probably because it's grown up than the Potter series and is therefore less attractiveDon't get me wrong I liked Harry Potter But for all its merits it deals with human level issues friendship family duty loyalty And those are all well and good and many a great story has been told from those elements The Night Watch series on the other hand deals with harder less everyday topics such as the nature of freedom and the fundamental differences between Good and Evil if there is any difference at all The themes in these books are headier and it's not as easy to look at a Light Other like Anton Gorodetsky and say I want to be like him It's also hard to look at a Dark Other like the vampire Kostya and say Oooh I hate himThis is because these characters are or less human The problem with humans is that their motives aren't always clear and Lukyanenko doesn't tell us everything we need to know to judge them properly With the exception of Anton who is a first person narrator we don't get into their heads and so can't completely understand why they do what they doIn any case it's an enjoyable series and this is as far as I know the end of it even though it doesn't need to beIn this volume we are introduced to some new players some grand plots and some terrible secrets There is an Other out there who has knowledge that everyone thought was merely a myth how to turn an ordinary human into an Other The ramifications of such power are immense there are few Others in the world as it is and they hardly get along To create new Others at will would mean chaos death and destruction All the Others' forces are sent out to find this mysterious person Trhe Night Watch the Day Watch and the Inuisition are in search of the impossibleAnton Gorodetsky of course is on the front lines of this searching for leads in a Moscow apartment complex What he finds there isn't uite the secret he thought it was but it is something he never expectedIn the second story of the volume he meets an ancient witch Arina who may have single handedly destroyed the Soviet Union's potential for greatness In his search to defeat her he learns the true nature of the Others what gives them their power and how they truly interact with the world around themAnd in the third story the Fuaran has been found the mythological text with the spell to convert humans to Others and it will be used in a truly novel manner But the Other behind the plan that could tip the world into supernatural anarchy is the last person Anton would have ever expectedAs with the other volumes this one blurs the line between good and evil It tells us what we already know but don't really want to admit that good people can do evil things start a bloody revolution for example or try to brainwash thousands of people and that evil people can do good save children from wolves or avert a chaotic and terrible future People do things for reasons that are sometimes known only to themselves not out of a higher allegiance to the abstract concepts of good and evil but for reasons that are intensely personalIt is something to be remembered We have a habit of idolizing and demonising people in this world elevating them to paragons of virtue or sin and ascribing motives to them that we think they acted by But that doesn't work Even to the end Anton believes he knows why the holder of the Fuaran wants to convert people into Others to raise an army and control the world but he's so very very wrong The true reason is much personal and oddly much human than thatThat is probably the best lesson to be taken from these books Good and Evil are tags that we affix to people because it saves us the effort of thinking about them Behind every act however is a personal reason that defies such simplistic labeling Every saint every monster is only human Just like us I don't know if knowing that makes the world better or worse but it at least makes it a little familiar


  2. says:

    Actually it's 35 stars “We are our own gods and our own demons” Decreasing uality of plot no character development no any development Basically nothing changed since the first book It's like Day Watch and Twilight Watch are only plot fillers At least we find out about the purpose of Inuisition Also the ending saved the book That plot twist with Anton and Kostya was excellent “This was how you wound up in the Inuisition When you stopped being able to see any difference between Light Ones and Dark Ones When for you people weren't even a flock of sheep but just a handful of spiders in a glass jar When you stopped believing in the future and all you wanted to do was preserve the status uo For yourself For those few individuals who were still dear to you” In the first two booksI thought that the whole purpose of the saga is to break the status uo but now I know the point is to OBTAIN it despite of both sides wanting to break it It was fun to see Night Watch Day Watch AND Inuisition working together The first story begins with Anton being married to Svetlana and having a child Little Nadya is destined to become the greatest Light Sorceress a new Jesus but that fact doesn't play a big role in this book There is an Other out there who has knowledge how to turn an ordinary human into an Other To create new Others would mean anarchy destruction and death All the Others' forces are sent out to find this mysterious person Anton Gorodetsky is once again on the front lines searching for leads in a Moscow apartment complex with the help of Kostya man od the Day Watch and Edgar suprisingly a man of Inuisition Anton has inner conflict whether turning a human into an Other should be a crimeIn the second story Anton meets an ancient witch Arina who may have single handedly destroyed the Soviet Union's potential for greatness While he's trying to decide whether she should be punished or not he learns what gives Others their power and how they truly interact with the world around them Arina’s resurfacing causes both Watches to go to great lengths so they could capture herThird story shows how the first two are connected The mythological text with the spell to convert humans to the Others has been found Once again Anton Edgar and Kostya work together until the big twist comesSeemingly unrelated story at the beginning becoming the basis for a much larger plot Anton is again thrust into the center of the story and does not manage to escape untouched by the events unfolding around him The story revolves around his inner demons again which is getting old and repetitive Characters in this series tend to change rather than grow which makes even harder to understand their motives Twilight Watch deals with the uestionable importance of freedom and the grey differences between Light and Dark This one blurs the line between good and evil even than previous volumes Good people can do evil things like try to brainwash thousands of people and vice versa evil people can do good like save children from hungry wolves “That's the hardest thing of all never to become cynical never to lose faith never to become indifferent” Anton still manages to avoid cynismAnton is pretty much the same boy he was in the Night Watch with the exception he is now a family man He had faced a big change at the end of the book I hope it'll have influence on his future behaviour He is my favorite character but at times he bores me


  3. says:

    I wasn't going to review this book Mainly because due to the author's vocal opinions on the Ukraine conflict he has firmly cemented himself onto my Halfback Flankers shelf However due to some some occurrences in this book that makes me bristle now just thinking about it consider this a public service announcement1 A man's job is to protect and provide for the woman A woman's job is to protect and provide for the child This also means that the man may not be able to have a relationship with the child as he is providing for them bothI'm sorry did I teleport to 1950? Sorry mate just because you are bored hanging out with your wife and child doesn't mean you get to justify yourself being an arsehole by falling back on antiuated ideals 2 A wife should uit her job if she is better at her job than her husband In fact she shouldn't be better than him at anything and if she is she should hide it and pretend it's not there as it makes him feel bad And they should never talk about it together in case the man feels inferior And at the end of the book you should make the man better than the woman as she has decided to go back to work and that's all topsy turvy and shouldn't be allowed so we will fix it with magicFuck Off You tiny stupid insignificant odious man Besides Anton being the dick mentioned above as well as referring to Ukrainians as farmers all the time how did I not notice in the first two books? I enjoyed 90% of the book Just yeahFor reviews visit


  4. says:

    These stories are all told from Anton's perspective A good decision to return to a voice the author clearly sympathizes withThis book picks up a few years after the events of Day Watch with Anton having married and had a child in the intervening time His child is fated to become the greatest magic user in centuries something this story only addresses on the sideAct one follows Anton as he tries to track down someone who was promised to be made an Other It is presumed to be impossible and we are led to believe that whoever made the promise might be forced to withdraw into the Twilight if they do not follow through An interesting act with an exploration of the oddities of the nouveau riche in Moscow I enjoyed the descriptions of the contradictions of wealth in Moscow than I did Anton's investigaion The story has an apparently straightforward endingAct two picks up with Anton taking a vacation in the countryside He looks into some odd events and stumbles across an ancient Dark Witch named Arina It is supposed that she may posses a book that can turn anyone into an Other Through learning about Arina we also learn about Boris Anton's bossAct three follows on the heels of act two with an opportunistic plot by one of Anton's former friends a young vampire named Konstantin who now possesses the Fuaran An action driven story that follows Konstantin's attempts to eualize the world by making everyone an Other so no one will have power over anotherThe plotting in this book is a bit tighter with the seemingly unrelated story at the beginning becoming the basis for a much larger world spanning plot Anton is again thrust into the center of the story and does not manage to escape untouched by the events unfolding around him


  5. says:

    Whereas the earlier books dwelled on the ethics of the Others' use of their power the final book in the trilogy focuses on the larger ethical issues of the mere existence of Others and the power they have The lower Dark Ones vampires and werewolves draw their power directly from victims; where do higher Others get their power? What separates Others from humans and can one be converted into another?The protagonist actually the hero Anton ponders these uestions in the context of his growing ambivelance towards his old mentor Gesar his concern over the way his wife gave up her post in the Watch to avoid becoming too powerful to stay with him and the potential power their two year old daughter wields Along the way he befriends a human who is a perfect friend for him reigniting his faith in the people the Light Ones are sworn to protectLike the other two novels this one is composed of three independent ish novellas which read together as a novel The three stories flow very closely together this time like the last two in Day WatchIn the first Anton is sent undercover no magic allowed on a mission to discover who is claiming to be able to change humans into Others and it offering to sell the service While working with Dark Ones his old friend the vampire Kostya and the Inuisition the former Day Watchman Edgar and the vampire he becomes convinced a powerful Light One is involved and races to beat his allies to the target so he can decide what to do with him or her It isn't clear to Anton that making an Other if that is even possible should be a crimeThe second story involves Anton on vacation a few days later at his mother in law's A powerful witch is discovered in the woods and his generally friendly encounters with her disturb him especially the indications that she possesses a legendary book on turning humans into Others When he find out how her past intertwines with Gesar Zabulon the Inuisition and all of Russia things become very complicated for him and Svetlana and they find their loyalties split several waysThe third story is a hunt for that legendary book a copy of which is stolen out from under the nose of the Inuisition Once again Anton Inuisitor Edgar and Kostya work together leading to a classic train bound mystery where everyone even Anton's new friend from the first story is a suspectPhilosophical uestions aside although they're really the heart of the book the mysteries in the first and third story work very well The resolution in the first story makes sense; the third story clears up some misconceptions and tightens the first story The mostly introspective middle tale plays well in a classic folk story way with all the standard witch in the woods elements plus some added modern fireworksThe action scenes in this book are back to the pace of the first book We have none of the fireball flinging action from Day Watch but we do get a moderate number of high fantasy type spells tossed around But in the end the decisions in the combat come back to Anton and to a lesser extent Svetlana and Anton is the master of minimal intervention Given a choice between blasting someone and simply distracting them he would probably find a way to avoid even distracting It was a powerful message when put up against the first book's uestions about how and when to use power In this book uestioning the ethics of even having power it resonates even


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    Please note Read and reviewed in 2007My Synopsis This follow up to the also amazing Russian magical reality books Night Watch and Day Watch returns us to Anton's mind and to Anton's relationships with those around him Focusing on interactions with the mysterious Inuisitors this book takes Anton further along in his path to understanding that there really is very little difference between Light and Dark and that the shades of Grey they all walk in are probably suited to all Others than being separated like thisSynopsis Book 1 In the first of the three books that are traditionally found in each of these novels Anton has to go undercover into a community of humans to try to discover who if anyone has been told about the Others Not only is it dangerous for the Others to be revealed but whomever revealed the Others to this human has also promised to turn this human into an Other him or herself which is according to all but the most forbidden of legends impossibleSynopsis Book 2 In the second book Anton runs across an unregistered and VERY powerful witch as well as several werewolves who were apparently hunting humans while on vacation in his dacha country house and has to try to take care of these problems with the help of SvetlanaSynopsis Book 3 In the third book a powerful vampire and member of the Inuisition has been murdered and a book thought to be the stuff of legends which will allow Others to turn humans into Others themselves has been stolen from the house of the witch Arina Anton with the help of the vampire Kostya and the Inuisitor Edgar has to try to find the culprit and the bookMy Thoughts Lukyanenko has created a vivid world in modern day Russia He shows us the despair with which many modern Russians live while they try to adapt to a capitalistic society a method of life that is completely foreign to everything they've ever known before Through this is shown the plotting of the Watches and Inuisition and the Others using the humans often as pawns and foils in their games for glory It is an often bleak outlook to me My husband on the other hand found the book to have a lot of humor in it he says there are a lot of instances of outright slapstick So I guess it is all in how you look at it there is a situation where Anton has an old out of work drunk work on a BMW He brings in several friends and they completely take apart the car They get so involved in it that they even forget to get drunk Me I found that sad My husband thought it was hystericalAt any rate do NOT miss this amazing series of books You will not be sorry for reading them


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    Called Dusk Watch in Russian Luyanenko firmly establishes himself as leading Russian voice in the fantasy genre In this novel he ties narratives through his unfolding universe of the Light and Dark in a brilliant interplay of motives and game ending moves that uicken the pace and leave you thrilledThe nice thing is that each of the books so far could have closed out the series This one goes deeper by exploring existentialism and meaning among the Day Watch and Night Watch Nobody's TimeA mystery Anton is ordered by Gesar to investigate letters sent to the Day Watch the Night Watch and the Inuisition threatening to turn a human into an “Other” which should not be possible and would destroy the truce He is joined by Kostya a Vampire that Anton knows from his old neighborhood Edgar and a high vampireInuistion member Vitezislav Because the promise was made by an Other to a human the Other cannot go back on it without dematerializing So the hunt is on for who made the promise why they did what could a human have over an Other? and from which side it came from because of its potential to destroy everythingNobody's SpaceAnton is ordered by Gesar to go on vacation with his wife Svetlana and their daughter who is to be a great sorceress should she decide to join the Watch In investigating an incident with werewolves Anton discovers that there may be an unregistered witch in the woods whom is in possession of a very dangerous book that was just a legend Anton finds the witch Arina and discovers why she’s hiding; her role in the Day Watch’s attempt to control humanity in the 1920s and her “sacrifice” to keep the truces Arina’s resurfacing causes both Watches to go into overdrive to capture her and she tries to escape in a very dangerous and chilling fashionNobody's PowerA classic piece A few days after the events in the last story the powers that be Gesar Anton Kostya Edgar Zabulon and Svetlana convene upon Arina’s hut to discover Vitezoslav's ashes Arina is instantly suspected and Anton Kostya and Edgar are dispatched on a uest for her On the train where the suspect is said to be the killer is revealed with ramifications that threaten the entire order of the universe The uestions of finality relevance and power are addressed in a very wonderful way Beyond the obvious the deeper meanings are shown for what they are and the conclusion though tragic is uite fitting


  8. says:

    I would imagine that at some point Lukyanenko's brilliant fantasy series would hit a road bump or two; how many home runs can he hit before the series fizzles out? Surely at some point one of the books is going to be a disappointment? Fortunately Twilight Watch isn't that book In fact it's the best so far again expanding the scope of Lukyanenko's ridiculously textured intelligent universe so that it encompasses historical narrative and social discourse in a far direct fashion than before Where hints that our world and that of the Others overlapped were peppered artfully throughout the first two books we are properly confronted here with a heady mix of history politics and class fittingly so as the overarching theme of this book is the idea of freedom and euality and whether that can ever be possible The main idea strung through the three novellas that customarily make up these books is whether a human being can be transformed into an Other and not a lower Dark Other like a vampire or werewolf but a full fledged Magician It's fascinating to see Lukyanenko take a crack at this each story becomes larger and compelling than the one preceding it The first is a detective thriller pacey and exciting as our hero Anton hunts down a human who has ambitions to become an Other; the second a study in the history and lore of the Other universe but also a heart thumping hunt for aged witch Arina; and the third simply explodes the story in every direction when Anton must go up against an old friend in a bid to keep the worlds of Others and humans separate And it's even of a thrill to see Lukyanenko's confidence really come through in the writing the tone of the writing is wry surprisingly funnier than the first two novels and just a joy to rip throughThe most coherent trippy and breathtakingly intelligent of the series so far I can't wait to get my hands on The Last Watch


  9. says:

    I love these books In modern Moscow age old beings called Others still exist The Light and the Dark Ones called a truce hundreds of years ago and are governed by that treaty The Nightwatch is the Light Ones’ police force to keep the Dark in Line The Daywatch is their counterpart There may be a truce but the schemes manipulations and plans are always in motion Anton a third level magician on his first field operation when Nightwatch begins is one of my favorite characters in fiction His melancholy covers up a wistful hope in goodness that things will work out He is buffeted by the whirlwinds created by powerful magicians on both sides of the Others as they plot and counter plot but he always makes his own way and tries to do what he thinks is best The Russian setting lends an air of difference that US based urban fantasy don’t have but these are also very original and the source of magic is an ingenious invention The novels deal with complicated moral uestions using vampires magicians and other fantasy conventions to answer them or often ask uestions I recommend these wholeheartedly You Read Now


  10. says:

    I liked the first two books I loved this oneAnton Gorodetsky really comes into his own as a character here A supernatural Columbo bumbling through the mysteries and intrigues trying to puzzle things out going down the wrong paths but always finding his way to the solution in the nick of time and making everything rightThe plot divided into stories as always focuses on the possibility of human beings turning into Others and the impact this would have on the battle between the watches We finally see Kostya Anton's vampire neighbor from his human life come into the game and face down on Anton making him uestion his judgements about vampiresThe stories are gripping and amusing and moving and I can't wait to read the final chapter of the series


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