Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
(Watch, Book 2)

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The second book in the internationally bestselling Night Watch series—the powers of Darkness and the forces of Light grow closer to war.

Tor the past one thousand years, the two factions of the Others—an ancient race of magicians, shape-shifters, vampires, and other supernatural beings—have been locked in an uneasy truce as the powers of Darkness and the forces of Light secretly maneuver for the upper hand.

Now in the thrilling follow-up to the internationally bestselling Night Watch, we track members of the Dark Others—called the Day Watch and tasked with keeping the Light Others in check—including a young witch who has had the tragic misfortune of falling in love with a Light Other; a powerful warlock struggling to understand his purpose in the war; and a top lieutenant who worries that Zabulon, the leader of the Day Watch, is planning to betray him. Meanwhile, a forbidden artifact with the ability to bring the most dangerous Dark magician in history back to life has gone missing.

As the inevitable war between the forces of Darkness and Light threatens to destroy modern-day Moscow, it becomes clear that good and evil are only a matter of perspective.

 

About Sergei Lukyanenko

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Sergei Lukyanenko was born in Kazakhstan and educated as a psychiatrist. He began publishing science fiction in the 1980s and is today the most popular science fiction writer in Russia. He is a prolific writer, the author of over 25 books. The first three volumes of the Night Watch Quartet have sold over two million hardcovers between them. Doubleday Canada will publish the third installment in the series, The Twilight Watch in summer 2007 and the fourth, The Last Watch, in 2008. He lives in Moscow. "From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published January 21, 2014 by Harper Paperbacks. 483 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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Suite 101

Not quite a sequel, more a reimagining of the 2007 original, this Ghost Rider still finds us following Nic Cage as he seeks evildoers, this time in Europe.

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Suite 101

Often confused with fantasy literature, magical realism has its own defining characteristics that sets it apart as a separate and popular genre.

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SF Site

Rowling's Harry Potter and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, but, unlike these, the Night Watch Trilogy involves realistic contemporary (post-communism modern, slightly decaying Russian) urban landscapes, strictly adult characters, with adult interests, motivations and issues, organize...

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The third film ( Dusk Watch) is being shot in English, which is a travesty.

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Chicago Tribune

"Day Watch," part two of a planned trilogy based on the novels of co-screenwriter Sergei Lukyanenko, is Russia's all-time top post-Soviet-era movie grosser ($30 million) , and it returns us to the bloody, high-torque world of "Night Watch," (the previous champ, at $16 million).

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Monsters and Critics

So the film follows Anton's pursuit of this Chalk of Fate, including a break-in of the Night Watch authorities, as well as Anton's dodging of the 'Day Watch' for Zavulon has framed him for breaches of the truce.

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Time Out New York

Day Watch is what you’d imagine it’s like being stuck inside the head of a geeky 12-year-old boy: Vampires duke it out with supercops and medieval barbarians, generic nü-metal riffs and DJ breakbeats play in constant loops, and doe-eyed hotties strut around in fetish wear.

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Variety

Bursting with incident and FX, "Day Watch" will delight fans of its predecessor, "Night Watch," but further annoy those antipathetic to the Russkie-made supernatural franchise.

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