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ISBN:0434014443
Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
ISBN13: 978-0434014446
Title: The Twilight Watch
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd (2007)
Pages: 448

The Twilight Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko



Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. This book is a work of fiction. Names and characters are the product of the author's imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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 more direct fashion than before. Sergei Lukyanenko's "Watch" hexology is a sleek urban-fantasy that simultaneously interweaves threats of an apocalyptic caliber with complex philosophical musings on human nature, to create an artful exploration of the relationship between good and evil, as witnessed through the eyes of a protagonist with an ever-changing scale of morality.

Twilight Watch (sometimes translated Dusk Watch) (Russian: Sumerechniy Dozor, Сумеречный Дозор) is a fantasy novel by Russian writer Sergey Lukyanenko. It is the sequel to The Night Watch and Day Watch and the third part of tetralogy that concludes with Final Watch. Lukyanenko returns to a structure closer to that he used in the Night Watch novel than the Day Watch novel. Twilight Watch is divided into three stories- Nobody's Time, Nobody's Space, and Nobody's Power. Each story begins with a prologue followed by seven numbered chapters and concluding with an Epilogue

Night Watch and Day Watch, the first two books in this remarkable series, established Sergei Lukyanenko as a breathtakingly bold talent. Part fantasy, part vampire story, and part detective potboiler, this is the most successful science fiction series of all time in Russia and a true international sensation. In Dusk Watch, the Others face their greatest threat yet. A renegade Other, his identity as yet unknown, has absconded with a fabled spell-book of untold power and appears bent on attacking the entire earth. Now forces of the Light and the Dark - the Night Watch and the Day Watch - must cooperate to stop him.

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Night Watch (Russian: Ночной Дозор ) is the first fantasy novel by the Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko to feature his fictional world of the Others. Lukyanenko wrote the story in 1998 and the book was first published in Russia by AST in 1998. The story revolves around a confrontation between two opposing supernatural groups (known as "Others"): the Night Watch, an organization dedicated to policing the actions of the Dark Others-and the Day Watch, which polices the actions of the Light Others.

Twilight Watch (Watch is a Horror novel by Sergei Lukyanenko. Each story begins with a prologue followed by seven numbered chapters and concluding with an Epilogue. Except for the prologues, the events of each story are written in a first person narrative using the voice of the Light Magician character Anton Gorodetsky, a member of Night Watch.

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Night Watch and Day Watch, the first two books in this remarkable series, established Sergei Lukyanenko as a breathtakingly bold talent. Part fantasy, part vampire story, and part detective potboiler, this is the most successful science fiction series of all time in Russia and a true international sensation. In America, Fox Searchlight released the film adaptation of Night Watch to rapturous reviews, and adaptations of the next two books are in production.

The world of Lukyanenko is as elaborate and imaginative as Tolkien or the best Asimov: Living among us are the "Others," an ancient race of humans with supernatural powers who swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light. A thousand-year treaty has maintained the balance of power, and the two sides coexist in an uneasy truce.

In Dusk Watch, the Others face their greatest threat yet. A renegade Other, his identity as yet unknown, has absconded with a fabled spell-book of untold power and appears bent on attacking the entire earth. Now forces of the Light and the Dark -- the Night Watch and the Day Watch -- must cooperate to stop him. Anton, the hero from Night Watch, is back, but when the culprit turns out to be none other than his partner, the race against time becomes more urgent than ever. In a world where reality and magic commingle, and where different degrees of existence are layered one atop the other, nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Reviews: 7
Longitude Temporary
I tried initially to surmise this series almost as "Harry Potter for adults," but that approach doesn't even come close. While Lukyanenko and Rowling utilize some of the same storytelling tools, Rowling can not even come close on subtlty and red herrings. Lukyanenko can bring you through an entire storyline thinking you have the entire plot foresen, and, in the final ten pages, tell you your wrong and explain why the situation was completely different from what you thought, without introducing any new information or plot points, or forcing you to have memorized one esoteric fact that links the plot together.

This book, similarly to Night Watch, focus on the actions of Anton, the Night Watch operative from the prior two books. He has advanced in power significantly, and continues to strive for fighting for the Light while simultaneously fighting off the crushing despair that the fight is not only impossible to win, but that they are no better than the forces of Darkness, and that fighting has robbed him of his remaining humanity.

Parts of the story delve into the philosophy of magic and the nature of some of the Others, from the "lowly" vampires to the Higher Magicians, without making magic the be-all, end-all that it is in, oh, let us call it Potter-World. Many of the abilities commonly used are little more than tricks of hypnosis, and initially made me think more of Jedi than practicers of magic. Several comments are made about humans being aware of the Others, and actively working against them, and while they're relatively easy to keep under watch, the Others still can't take their eyes off them.

The book strikes a good balance between the utilization of magic and using it as a constant deus ex machina. What it continually comes down to is the intelligence and will of the characters involved, not a usage of spells or Power. While this volume introduces a spellbook of tremendous power, the story isn't solely about the book, but also about the forces of Light, Darkness, and the Inquisition all work at cross purposes, which each trying to manipulate the others and even themselves to come out ahead, even by a centimeter.
Skyway
The "Watch" series is a real tour de force. I got hooked on the books by first seeing the movie " Night Watch" and its sequel " Day Watch", as a matter of fact I have watched both movies about 4 times now that they are on Netflix. Lukyanenko is now up to 5 volumes in the series and I will be getting "New Watch" as soon as it is released. The books are basically an examination of good vs evil by use of excellent mystery/thriller/ scifi storytelling and Lukyanenko is a master of all three genres. This is the best series I have read since Phillip Jose Farmer's "Riverworld" epic.
6snake6
This series is the best I've read in a long time! The characters are clearly written and easy to like, or not. The story kept me glued to the page, as surprise after surprise greets the characters. This book follows well on the heels of the two before it, yet is different enough not to be repetitive or dull. I'm recommending this series to everyone I know!
Murn
I got into this series because my high school crush was into it. It never worked out with her but the this is one of my top five series of any form of fiction. So you win some you lose some.
Amis
An excellent entry into the series, again broken into three parts and again with a common theme. If you haven't read the first several, start at the beginning, you'll be glad you did.

Things continue to get more and more gray for our erstwhile hero Anton in this fourth installment. The question on the lips of everyone throughout is "can you turn a human into an Other?"

What they really should be asking is "how bad is it when you do?"
X-MEN
I have read the first two books and this third does not disappoint. Just like the first two books, this book is divided into parts with (what will become evident later) a common story arc. It is a joy to read. You should not jump to this book without reading the first two, even if you have seen the first two movies, which are just parts of the first book. It is a very intelligent yet understated book. The imagery of the last few pages really affected me. On to the fourth!
Akinozuru
This was my favorite book in the series so far. I liked that the three parts followed the stories of the same characters, and I thought the overarching plot line was really interesting. The second story was my favorite because Arina was a very interesting and complex character. My one complaint was that the resolution of the overall plot felt a bit rushed and under-explained.
Well written third installment. You have to read this series. Makes you consider the very thin, attenuated line in the balancing of good and evil. This author has carefully considered all aspects of his characters painting a complicated world of grey tinges when morailty is considered between Good and Evil.