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The Twilight Watch (Дозоры #3)
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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 life.
This 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 e ...more
My 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 Inquisitors, 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 more suited to all Others th ...more
This 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 side.
Act 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 ...more
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 quicken the pace and leave you thrilled
The 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.
A my ...more
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. ...more
IF there was a way to give it 4 and a 1/2 stars I would.
To me, definitely the best book of the series! Majestic! haha. But, it has a few story loopholes or well, at least shortcomings, which started annoying me after I finished the book and thought about it.
I won`t go into those details, because really, they don`t matter all that much.
There is a very good social model and theory behind it all. I felt like I learned a lot from the b ...more
Nöbet Serisi'nin üçüncü kitabı olan Alacakaranlık Nöbeti, kesinlikle en az ilk iki cilt kadar, hatta belki de onlardan bile daha iyi. İlk kitapta Aydınlık, ikincisinde de Karanlık Varlıkların bakış açısını konu alan yazar bu sefer olaylara bir de Diğerlerinin penceresinden bakmamızı sağlıyor. Ne mutlu ki tüm hikayeler Anton'un bakış açısından anlatılıyor, böylece ikinci kitabın başındaki gibi sıkıcı bir durumdan da kurtulmuş olu ...more
The book is divided into three stories as is the case with both Day Watch and Night Watch. The s ...more
I will keep this brief as I don't want to spoil the fun of any potential readers. Once again the book is made up of three parts. In part one Anton investigates the occupants of a half abandoned luxury apartment block looking fo ...more
The flavor of all three books is that of chess games played by old masters. Like Russian nesting dolls, one story fits inside another. Dark and Light magicians vie for a change in the balance of power- each seeking to provoke the other into breaking an age old truce.
All three books follow ...more
This book had an agenda though. Lukyanenko wr ...more
The protagonist--actually, the hero--Anton ponders these questions in the context of his g ...more
Without giving out a ...more
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 ...more
Anton 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 right.
The 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. W ...more
I don't why I like his writing style so much but I really do. He does a great job of painting good visuals so I can easily see whats happening.
Storywise I liked it. The direction ...more
Night Watch and Day Watch are books one and two respectively, Twilight Watch is number three. All books use the same format: three episodic stories, each with a teaser-style prologue and all the stories form a series story arc.
Anton was a normal human until he discovered he had magical powers. Becoming an Other opened up a whole new world to him, one with vampires living upstairs, witches working ...more
Have been really enjoying this series and moving onto the fourth and last book.
Dopo millenni di lotta le forze delle Tenebre e quelle della Luce hanno stretto un patto di pace. Le due fazioni sono formate dagli Altri, esseri in grado di entrare nel Crepuscolo, un limbo da cui traggono poteri soprannaturali. Ma la pace è un filo sottile: una lettera anonima informa che un umano sta cercando di diventare un Altro. Ma Altri non si diventa, a meno che uno di questi non sia disposto a rivelare il segreto della loro esistenza, mettendoli tutti in pericolo. Il Mago della
THE NIGHT WATCH
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THE DAY WATCH"
I'll make a effort to write this review without any spoiler...
First, if you are searching for this book you probably already read the Night Watch and Day Watch or intend to, I presume. What I can say is that the serie only got better. You get more attached to the characters and discover more and more about the essence of the Others world.
That is the 1s ...more
The basic, overarching plot hasn't really changed, and the use of song lyrics is still cringe worthy, but it's different enough from a lot of (western) fantasy that it works quite well.
Heavily focused on Anton, which is mostly a good thing. Characters in this series tend to change, rather than grow, which is fine. Even suitable, for many of them.
The political allegory i ...more
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Sergei Lukyanenko (as his name appears on books and films in U.S. markets) is a science-fiction and fantasy author, writing in Russian, and is arguably the most popular contemporary Russian sci-fi writer. His works o ...more