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Дневной дозор (Дозоры #2)

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"Ночные охотники" городских улиц. Вампиры и оборотни, колдуньи и ведьмаки. Те, что живут в часы, когда опускается на землю мгла. Те, что веками противостоят силам белых магов. Потому что понимают - равновесие должно быть соблюдено. Потому что понимают - Тьма для этого мира не менее важна, чем Свет.
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Hardcover, 380 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by АСТ (first published 2000)
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2014: *** The reasons why I will never read another one of Lukyanenko's books are at the bottom of this review ***
2013: Unless you happen to be a chessmaster in the neverending chess game of life, you are nothing but a pawn to be sacrificed when the strategy demands it.

"The game is eternal; only the time the figures spend on the checkered board is finite."
It really doesn't matter which side in the war you belong to because each will sacrifice its expendable pawns in the pursuit o
Mar 20, 2008 Holli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nightwatch was told in the voice of just one of the Light ones, Anton. This book continues the story, weaving in threads from the previous book while creating a whole 'nother cluster fuck for the characters involved. It is brilliant. It is also in three parts, but this time each part is told by a different Dark One. The first part is told by a love struck witch called Alisa. Honestly, the author did an amazing job, but I wasn't sure I could stand a whole book about her. Luckily it is the perfect ...more
Kat Kennedy
I found this book of the Watch series really hard to get into.

I suppose because Lukyanenko's morose and realistic writing was great for Night Watch but was totally depressing and frustrating in Day Watch. There's only so much human weakness, moral reasoning and realistically bad endings I can take, okay! I'm a natural optimist! It gets to me!


Ah! Much better!

It was still well written. The characters were still great. Lukyanenko is still absolutely brilliant. Sometimes though, I want to live in dr
Mar 22, 2017 Asia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Nov 03, 2008 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, russian
Another three stories, following on from the events of The Night Watch, which had resolved matters quite nicely, thank you. (There was a time when this series would have been published as a nanology not a trilogy.) The Nightwatch had a somewhat unsettling habit of switching from the first person perspective of Anton, Nightwatch Agent, to a third person perspective whenever the author felt the need to describe events Anton was not witness to. The first story in the volume switches to a first pers ...more
Julie Davis
Jan 11, 2013 Julie Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing my rereading of the series and it is proving a satisfying experience, which is always the test of a good book for me. The first time through one is taken up in the excitement of the storyline unfolding. The second time around when one is more relaxed and looking around the neighborhood (so to speak) is when a story shows staying power or the lack thereof.

My original review is below.

Loneliness, dejection, the contempt or pity of people around you--these are unpleasant f
Jun 03, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Please Note: Read and reviewed in 2007.

My Synopsis; In this, the 2nd book of the Others' series, we are again treated to three separate, yet intertwining stories: first, the young Dark witch Alisa loses her powers in a struggle over an illegally practicing Dark witch and is sent to Artek (the most elite of the camps for the Young Pioneers during the Soviet era) to regain her strength. There she falls in love with another of the camp leaders ... In the second story, a Finnish group of the Dark On
Jan 16, 2017 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hodnocení: 3,5/5

Denní hlídka mi přišla o trochu slabší než předchozí díl Noční hlídka. Chybělo mi v ní víc akce, ironického humoru a taky pořádný nečekaný zvrat a velkolepé závěrečné vyvrcholení. Přesto se těším na třetí díl Šerá hlídka, protože série Noční hlídka pořád patří v žánru urban fantasy k tomu nejlepšímu, co můžete najít.

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Aug 10, 2016 Dacko rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sećam se samo da mi je bila vrlo zabavna dok sam čitala... i ničeg više. To me, doduše, ne sprečava da pročitam i poslednji nastavak u serijalu, već samo da knjizi dam veću ocenu od 'dopala mi se'.
Jan 17, 2015 Kaya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Experience is primarily the ability to restrain our fleeting impulses.”

A solid sequel to a extraordinary start of series which is based on ambiguity and similarities between Light and Dark. It wasn't disappointing in any way, but I found myself longing for something more. More Anton, I guess. He is the true protagonist of the story and I don't see a reason for this experiment with changing POVs.

In the first part, a witch Alisa who temporarily loses her powers. The head of the Dark Ones, Za
4.5 stars
This is the sequel to "Night Watch" and was wonderful! All the best characters are back, including some new ones that totally blow you away. This is basically a continuation of the first book. I was a little disappointed it did not continue with the main character from book one...but after I got past that I LOVED IT! It was refreshing to see how the dark ones went about their business. Not as interesting a conclusion as in the first one but I think that was mainly because of the set up
Dec 20, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summoning my inner Jenny Trout, I'm going to summarize the essentials of the three parts of this book. Spoilers, obviously, ahead:
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Stephanie Swint
Sep 18, 2013 Stephanie Swint rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sequel to The Night Watch is structured into three stories just like Day Watch. Sergei Lukyanenko explores characters we have already met but the perspective changes from the introspection of Anton and the Night Watch characters to delving into those of the Night Watch. The whole concept of the Light and the Dark not being bad but different life choices is explored futher and Lukyanenko writing the Day Watch shows no partiality. In fact a large point is made about both being necessary. This ...more
Tracy Reilly
Sep 21, 2014 Tracy Reilly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This probably explains it..I'm unhappy because I thought there were twenty more pages, but it's an excerpt from another in the series. Luckily I have the next book. I want to know why the movies don't really follow this plot very closely. Maybe the answer is in book three. I am resisting the urge to watch the movies. Again.

I changed my mind about liking the first one better. They are both together, and cannot be separated. It is still true that Anton Gorodetsky is still my favorite character, an
Dec 19, 2009 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Day Watch, like it's prequel, is divided into three parts. The first part was magnificent! Told from the perspective of Alisa, a Dark One, readers delve further into the grey ambiguities of good and evil. I was reduced to tears by the complexities of Alisa's nature. She was so self-serving, ruthless, and stubborn...yet there were moments of such tenderness, clearly illustrating her compassionate, humane side. It was breathtaking.

Part II was not as enjoyable for me. One of my main problems with t
Jul 19, 2011 Lee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun 300 page book. Unfortunately, it continued for an additional 200 pages. Like "Night Watch," "Day Watch" introduces us to magicians, shape-shifters, and vampires that must mind the crossing of t's and dotting of i's in magical law in order to keep a treaty between the powers of light and dark so that a conflagration at best or apocalypse at worst can be avoided. There is always a way around pro forma, however, and the plot derives from the loopholes found, alternately, by the light ...more
Dec 16, 2009 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
As with the previous installation from this series, I enjoyed the complexity of the novels. They are chess games within chess games mixing history, politics, social engineering, mythology, and all sorts of other good things.

The second story of the three was a little long and drawn out, but everything comes together. I did have some fun trying to figure out who Vitaly was.

Lukyanenko continues his meditation on the nature of "good" and "evil" through the détante of the Watches as overseen by the I
Jan 06, 2008 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in a Russian take on the epic battle between good and evil
Recommended to Jennifer by: the movie, Nightwatch
In this interesting sequel to the book, Nightwatch, the epic battle between light and dark has a curious sort of beaurocracy to it. Sergei Lukyanenko creates a world where the forces of Light and Darkness have spent the last millenium in an uneasy stalemate--the balance of power maintained by a treaty and a group called the Inquisition.

Yet, the forces of Light and Dark are not so different--both are composed of "Others," supernatural beings who begin as human but must choose which side to belong
Sep 24, 2016 Neri. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5. Antra dalis pasirodė ne tokia sudėtinga kaip pirma, bet įdomesnė už pirmąją. Keli skyriai pasitaikė ne itin įdomus, bet šiaip visas siužetas ganėtinai įtraukiantis.

P.S. Prieš žiūrint filmą - perskaitykit knygą ir tada žiūrėkit. Filmas gerokai skiriasi, todėl nenusiteikit, kad ir knyga bus tokia pat gera ir siurrealistinė kaip ir filmas.
Brilliant, had me awake past 12am on a school night! I know, craziness. Review to follow soon[ish].
Sep 07, 2007 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the twenty-first book I read on my commute, and back to the genre well I go. A strange and wondrous sub-area of genre which I like to call "modern foreign urban magical horror."

Day Watch is actually the second book in a trilogy (I read the first book, Night Watch, some time ago in the Pre-Commute days) about the agencies of the supernatural in Russia in the present day. (The author is Russian and the novels are translated into English.) Basic Premise of the Trilogy #1: powerful supernatu
Jan 03, 2011 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian-stuff
These Russian translated books are a bit hard to get into at first because the culture and some of the language is so different, but once you get into the first 20 pgs or so, it's pretty addictive. This was the second book in the Nightwatch series and picks up a bit after the first one lets off. I wish I could give it 3.5 stars because I'm torn between liking it and REALLY liking it. The writing is excellent, the main characters are well developed and the plot twists are expert. The reader and O ...more
Feb 15, 2013 Seph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. All six volumes in the series have been beautifully translated from their native Russian into English by Andrew Bromfield.

Volume 2, Day Watch: introduces us,
The translator of The Day Watch is the same as the one for The Night Watch, and I believe the same applies. The language barrier isn't as bad as it could be. I do wonder if I'd find the twists and turns of the book more... predictable in its original language -- I keep wondering if I'm missing hints, or something. You can predict right off the bat that Sergei Lukyanenko won't do what you expect him to, but how exactly he's going to twist it, I'm still not up to following.

There's something very c
Althea Ann
The sequel to 'Night Watch,' presented in a similar format - three separate stories that together form an arc.
While 'Night Watch' shows the perspective of the traditional 'good guys,' the stories in 'Day Watch' are from the point of view of the 'Dark Ones,' which means that they're a bit less sympathetic (lots of self-centeredness, the attitude that the end justifies the means, and oh yeah, sometimes murder and atrocities are just part of a day's work.)

Unauthorized Personnel Permitted
A witch who
Jess Mahler
Credit where it's due, Day Watch continues with an originality and nuance rare to urban/contemporary fantasy. It's well written, with well developed characters.

Unfortunately the storyline's themselves are... bluntly, depressing. Like Night Watch, Day Watch is divided into three sections each following a different, but related, storyline. The Day Watch are the 'bad guys' of Lukyanenko's world (as much as this grey/grey morality tale has 'bad guys'), so from the start you know that the good guys a
Sep 27, 2011 Phleghm rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clumsy
Here it goes. In a form of random thoughts, if I can be forgiven. :)

Much shorter than the previous one! Hooray!

It so happens, that in most case, I do not respond well to authors juggling main characters. I breathe with the lungs of whoever seems pre-destined to be worthy of me. It is not so easy to switch lungs haha.. But again, story has nevertheless pulled me in. Even if it seemed to lack elegance.

I noticed, that it is sometimes written clumsily. There are unnecessary parts, or at least, prese
Nov 16, 2009 Cecilia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ciencia-ficci-n
¿Cómo comenzar siquiera a reseñar este libro? Si bien "Guardianes de la noche" me dejó totalmente impresionada (y convencida de que las películas siempre insistirán en cambiar las historias, aunque en eso se lleven gran parte del espíritu del libro), "Guardianes del día", me dejó convencida de que esta saga, es una de las mejores que he leído en años. Lukyanenko se las arregla muy bien para crear un mundo que parece real, de hecho, luego de leer sus libros uno pensaría que las calles están inund ...more
Mirvan  Ereon
Apr 16, 2012 Mirvan Ereon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series so much and the movie was so damn fun! The movies gave justice to the book and I can even say they made it so much better. I hope all the movies and books by this writer will progress forever. Can't wait for a new one! I so love this series. I saved all my money just to buy this series and it was so worth it. In fact I do not even like buying books in a series but this made me so happy that i just wanted more. I hope though that the series will end with Last Watch because I ra ...more
Jane Kelsey
Aug 24, 2012 Jane Kelsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, yes, I did. At first I was taken aback by Alissa's presence in the book, I wasn't a great fan of her in the first one, but the thing is that in the end, I almost cried for her.
This book is different, more mature, it can be sensed in the writing, in the forming of the sentence, and, of course, the fact that it wasn't pure Lukynenko writing(something that I don't think that I'm happy with...).

In any case, after taking me a month to get over the first story of the book, I couldn't put i
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