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ISBN13: 9781401360207
ISBN10: 1401360203
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The second book in the internationally bestselling fantasy series, Day Watch begins where Night Watch left off, set in a modern-day Moscow where the 1,000-year-old treaty between Light and Dark maintains its uneasy balance through careful vigilance from the Others. The forces of darkness keep an eye during the day, the Day Watch, while the agents of Light monitor the nighttime. Very senior Others called the Inquisitors are the impartial judges insisting on the essential compact. When a very potent artifact is stolen from them, the consequences are dire and drastic for all sides. Day Watch introduces the perspective of the Dark Ones, as it is told in part by a young witch who bolsters her evil power by leeching fear from children's nightmares as a counselor at a girls' summer camp. When she falls in love with a handsome young Light One, the balance is threatened and a death must be avenged.

Day Watch is replete with the thrilling action and intricate plotting of the first tale, fuelled by cunning, cruelty, violence, and magic. It is a fast paced, darkly humorous, haunting world that will take root in the shadows of your mind and live there forever.

Review:

"The morally ambiguous second volume in Lukyanenko's trilogy (after 2006's Night Watch, a major literary and cinematic success in Russia) portrays the epic supernatural struggle between good and evil from the point-of-view of the witch Alisa Donnikova. Lukyanenko imagines a parallel reality, where human history has been shaped by a centuries-old conflict between the Dark Ones and the Light Ones, magical beings whose existence is kept carefully hidden from humanity. After Alisa, a Dark One, loses her powers in a minor confrontation with some Light Ones, she heads to the Crimea to recuperate at a girls' camp, where she feeds on children's nightmares. There she falls in love with Igor, who turns out to be a Light magician. The plot centers on the ramifications of their romance and the theft of Fafnir's Talon, a powerful artifact whose provenance is linked to the legendary Ring of the Nibelungs. Though the artifact conceit is less well developed than that of the truth-telling instrument in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, the fast-paced story augurs well for the last installment." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The follow-up to Night Watch, this second book in Lukyanenko's internationally bestselling Russian fantasy series continues the dramatic battle between good and evil, light and dark, day and night, in a modern-day Moscow.

Synopsis:

The second book in the international bestselling fantasy series, DAY WATCH begins where Night Watch left off, set in a modern-day Moscow where the 1,000 year-old treaty between Light and Dark maintains its uneasy balance. DAY WATCH is replete with the thrilling action and intricate plotting of the first tale, fuelled by cunning, cruelty, violence, and magic.

About the Author

Born in Kazakhstan and educated as a psychiatrist, Sergei Lukyanenko began publishing science fiction work in the 1980s. He is currently developing a TV series based on Night Watch and a new novel that incorporates suggestions from readers submitted on his website.

Andrew Bromfield is a founding editor of the Russian literature journal Glas. His work has been short-listed for numerous translation prizes.

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harpk, March 13, 2009 (view all comments by harpk)
One of the most amazing books (and series) I have ever read! A unique and thought provoking plot that explores the world of good, bad, and neutral co-existence. No hidden agenda (religious or socio-political). The author has a dynamic storytelling method that keeps you excited to turn the page. I could not put the book down...in fact as I read through the series, with each book I picked up momentum, taking a week to read the entire series.
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crowyhead, March 4, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is the sequel to Night Watch, and focuses mainly on the lives of the Dark Others. Oddly enough, I didn't find this as compelling, character-wise, as Night Watch -- usually morally ambiguous or dark characters are more interesting than their virtuous counterparts, but since the Light Ones have already been established as being extremely morally ambiguous and conflicted, the Dark Ones end up feeling positively straightforward and simple. The plot, on the other hand, is excellent, and I enjoyed this book hugely. I'm very much looking forward to Twilight Watch.
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Trappedinwonderland, January 2, 2008 (view all comments by Trappedinwonderland)
Amazing is the only way to describe this fantasy book ( which is part of a three part series) I was introduced to the film, which made me want to persue the book to read and learn more about "the others" and the Daywatchers and Nightwatchers, the book is so much better than the movie, I have read it three times since I purchased it! A must for any Tolkien, Gaiman or Rowling lover!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401360207
Author:
Lukyanenko, Sergei
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Translator:
Bromfield, Andrew
Author:
Sergei Lukyanenko
Author:
Sergei Lukyanenko
Author:
Vasiliev, Vladimir
Author:
Luk'ianenko, Sergei
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Moscow (Russia)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series:
Night Watch
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 13.12 oz
Age Level:
Adult

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Product details 464 pages Miramax Books - English 9781401360207 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The morally ambiguous second volume in Lukyanenko's trilogy (after 2006's Night Watch, a major literary and cinematic success in Russia) portrays the epic supernatural struggle between good and evil from the point-of-view of the witch Alisa Donnikova. Lukyanenko imagines a parallel reality, where human history has been shaped by a centuries-old conflict between the Dark Ones and the Light Ones, magical beings whose existence is kept carefully hidden from humanity. After Alisa, a Dark One, loses her powers in a minor confrontation with some Light Ones, she heads to the Crimea to recuperate at a girls' camp, where she feeds on children's nightmares. There she falls in love with Igor, who turns out to be a Light magician. The plot centers on the ramifications of their romance and the theft of Fafnir's Talon, a powerful artifact whose provenance is linked to the legendary Ring of the Nibelungs. Though the artifact conceit is less well developed than that of the truth-telling instrument in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, the fast-paced story augurs well for the last installment." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The follow-up to Night Watch, this second book in Lukyanenko's internationally bestselling Russian fantasy series continues the dramatic battle between good and evil, light and dark, day and night, in a modern-day Moscow.
"Synopsis" by , The second book in the international bestselling fantasy series, DAY WATCH begins where Night Watch left off, set in a modern-day Moscow where the 1,000 year-old treaty between Light and Dark maintains its uneasy balance. DAY WATCH is replete with the thrilling action and intricate plotting of the first tale, fuelled by cunning, cruelty, violence, and magic.
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