The Night Watch series has caused a sensation never before seen in Russia -- its popularity is frenzied and unprecedented, and driven by a truly great, epic story. In 2005 Fox Searchlight announced it had acquired the Russian film adaptation for an American release. Interest in the books here is... show more
The Night Watch series has caused a sensation never before seen in Russia -- its popularity is frenzied and unprecedented, and driven by a truly great, epic story. In 2005 Fox Searchlight announced it had acquired the Russian film adaptation for an American release. Interest in the books here is now set to reach a fever pitch. Set in modern day Moscow, Night Watch is a world 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. But an ancient prophecy decrees that one supreme "Other" will rise up and tip the balance, plunging the world into a catastrophic war between the Dark and the Light. When a young boy with extraordinary powers emerges, fulfilling the first half of the prophecy, will the forces of the Light be able to keep the Dark from corrupting the boy and destroying the world? An extraordinary translation from the Russian by noted translator Andrew Bromfield, this first English language edition of Night Watch is a chilling, engrossing read certain to reward those waiting in anticipation of its arrival.
Publish date: July 26th 2006
Pages no: 455
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Night Watch (#1)
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The Others walk the streets of Moscow, split into the Night Watch, those of the light who watch over the actions of the dark, and the Night Watch, who do the opposite, in the effort to maintain the balance between good and evil. This follows Anton, who stumbles across Svetlana and Egor, both unalign...
The first chapter-or prologue, as it is,-seemed fairly intriguing if a little badly written, but then it switched to first person narrative and, as with most other FPNs it got bad and continued to get worse still. I'm not in a place to be reading about Vampires that aren't Vampires, but are Vampires...
Don't be put off by the terrible movie that was made from this book. It and its successors in the series are worth reading. There is much that is alien and different in the fantasy story of the continuing struggle between good and evil. Most of it comes not from the world that Lukyanenko constru...
This might have been a 3.5 but I was just itching for it to end so I demoted it a half star. I had such high hopes for this book and though they weren't completely dashed, they were in no way lived up to. After the initial paranormal bits, which are at first confusing and afterwards a bit annoying, ...
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