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The Day Watch: 2/3 (The Night Watch Triology)

The Day Watch: 2/3 (The Night Watch Triology) [Kindle Edition]

Vladimir Vasiliev , Sergei Lukyanenko
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Praise for The Night Watch:

This modern day mythical fantasy is Anne Rice on an epic scale, a hugely imagined world. A chiller thriller from cold of Russia, this one's been selling like hot cakes around the world.

" (Sunday Sport)

"So good that the film feels like a trailer for it" (Time Out)

"JK Rowling, Russian style... Arguably Russia's richest and most famous literary talent of the moment. [a] cracking read, owing more to Rowling or Philip Pullman than it does to the horror genre... Surprisingly readable and addictive... It relies on suspense and psychological drama and a good dose of humour - rather than blood and guts." (Daily Telegraph)

"When a particular kind of story, heavily based in one culture, gets transferred into a culture distinctly different, something magical happens. Something modern, new and distinctly creepy... The magic is rooted in the realities of modern Russia. Inventive, sardonic, and imbued with a surprising the sense that, for this author and his audience, much of this stuff is new-minted." (Independent)

Book Description

The second installment of the phenomenal Night Watch trilogy; vampire novels set in a richly realised post-Soviet Moscow. Reminiscent of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials in its ambitions and achievement, it has sold for huge advances all over Europe.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1287 KB
  • Print Length: 594 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (10 Nov 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS6CS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,099 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Mao
This novel, "Day Watch", follows "Night Watch" and anticipates "Twilight Watch" and "Eternal Watch" (the last title is available already in Russian and German).

Described as Russia's (belated) answer to Tolkien, Lukianenko has created a lively and absorbing narrative evolving around the forces of the Light and the Dark, who, embraced in an eternal battle for the minds and spirits of the human population, share the responsibility to monitor each other's activities to uphold an equilibrium agreed upon a thousand years ago in the "Great Contract". Thus both forces have set up units tasked to control each other, making sure the respective other side observes granted quota of influencing humans: at night, the wizards and shapeshifters of the Light (the Night Watch) will police the streets, while at day it is the vampires and witches of the Dark (the Day Watch) who monitor the Light's activities.

Lukianenko does not simply take a manichaean stand point in his stories where the Light is the absolute Good and the Dark is the absolute Evil, but describes both sides as natural aspects of live and thus willing to go to considerable lenghts to assure their own status (aspiring dominance over the other). A feature Lukianenko uses to infuse the narrative with mysticism is the concept of the 'Twilight' and its several layers through which the forces of Light and Dark can move - unobserved by humans in the 'real world' - always endangered to be sucked into the void of un-being (the third instalment in this series of four will deal more thoroughly with the 'Twilight'). I'm under the impression that this 'Twilight' is the source of power for the two forces, similar to Terry Pratchett's 'light fantastic'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good sequel 6 July 2009
Like the first book, this one is also separated into 3 different books, each one written from the perspective of a different character. The first, tells the story of a witch, Alisa, who was introduced in the Night Watch. She seemed like a bitch in that book, but here she has character and you feel sorry for her. The author uses the same easy flow of words, so if you enjoyed the Night Watch, you won't be disappointed with the Day Watch. The second story introduces a strange character and the story has an interesting twist at the end. The whole books gives an interesting view of Moscow and Russian insight. I fully recommend this for any Night Watch fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant a fantastic sequal to the first 17 Aug 2009
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I was uncertain how i would take to the second book, i enjoyed the first immensley. But because i had already associated with the characters in the night watch i thought it might be difficult to change allegencs so to speak as the presumably the Day Watch was going to be written from the side of the Day Watch. But surely enough the author soon had me disliking the night watch and favouring the dark ones. it had a brilliant plot just like the first one and once again i thoroughly enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the Kids 8 Jan 2009
Day Watch is the middle book of a trilogy which is now expanding into five novels of the Night Watch series. The series is superb, imaginative and original and although it is advertised as being like Harry Potter and has been compared to Tolkein, the concept is absolutely original and very subtle.

I would advise any parent to a teenage to buy Night Watch, Twilight Watch or Last Watch for their children, but not Day Watch as the story deals with the activities of the evil characters in the community, incudes an attempted gay rape at gun point and a prolonged sex scene.

The other books in the series are understated in the sex and gore field and the emphasis is more on intellectual problem solving and character depiction. The concept of the Others, a group of people who have the ability to step into the Twilight and have powers and actions that are restricted by the Inquisition, who try to keep the peace between the dark and light, is extraordinarily clever and the very Russian way in which the emotional relationships between characters influence their actions makes western novels of the same genre feel cold, detached and lacking in humanity.

I cannot recommend the series enough for an adult audience; I can honestly say that these books are the most fascinating that I have read in a long time, but this particular book is not for youngsters, unlike the rest of the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy sequel 23 Mar 2010
This is a good follow-up to the first book in the series, where the plot thickens and the cast of characters increases. It follows the same format as the first book, in that there are three stories, but Anton Gorodetsky is no longer the main focus. The first two stories are written in the first person - the first through a dark witch, and the second through a unique character - but the third is written in the third person, and there are several more passages of this form in the first two stories as well. It is interesting to see this world through the eyes of a Dark Other, and even though the border between the light and the darkness is still somewhat ambiguous, I think the author did a good job of writing from the side of a woman. As in the first book, there is plenty of action and plenty of mystery, so the pages just seem to fly by. There is a lot (too much, in my opinion) of moralizing in these books, but they are not deep. There are some good observations, and an occasional piece of wisdom, but I read them because they are exciting, entertaining and unpredictable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Love this series, I cant recommend it highly enough, clever idea, and 100% better than Twilight which seems like a childrens story in comparison.
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Great book , must read the whole set.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the first
The switch of view is exciting, but i fail to see the difference between the sides that would lead to an eternal conflict with world shattering consequences - both sides,... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Alex Hunt
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable, nicely different
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excellent book really enjoyed reading this after the nightwatch was happy as it was well written and a good follow on to first book i couldnt put it down
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