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Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko, Paul Michael
Night Watch
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The phenomenal Russian bestseller. A vampire novel set in a richly realized post-Soviet Moscow, The Night Watch has sold across Europe and to 20th Century Fox for huge advances.In The Night Watch, the first of a quartet, and reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in its ambitions and... show more
The phenomenal Russian bestseller. A vampire novel set in a richly realized post-Soviet Moscow, The Night Watch has sold across Europe and to 20th Century Fox for huge advances.In The Night Watch, the first of a quartet, and reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in its ambitions and achievement, the setting is contemporary Moscow. A small number of Muscovites with supernatural powers – those who are Other, owing allegiance either to the Dark or the Light – co-exist in an uneasy truce, each side keeping a close eye on the other’s activities around the city.Anton, an Other on the side of the Light, is a night-watchman, patrolling the streets and Metro of the city as he protects ordinary people from the vampires of the Dark. On his rounds, Anton comes across a young woman, Svetlana, whom he realizes is under a curse that threatens the entire city, and a boy, Igor, a young Other, as yet unaware of his own enormous power. Partnered by Olga, an Other who is in the form of an owl, he struggles to remove the curse and thereby save the city, while at the same time prevent Igor from falling into the clutches of the Dark. The Night Watch explores the nature of good and evil and the tensions between the individual and the collective in a gripping narrative that owes as much to The Master and Margarita as it is does to the richly realized worlds of Philip Pullman and Tolkien.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781455883646 (1455883646)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Edition language: English
Series: Night Watch (#1)
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3.5 Night Watch (Night Watch #1)
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Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
3.0 The Night Watch
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...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
1.0 Night Watch
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...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "The Night Watch" Watch #1 by Sergei Lukyanenko - compelling Russian urban fantasy
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...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it
3.0
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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