Sergei Lukyanenko Andrew Bromfield
- Title: Day Watch
- Author: Sergei Lukyanenko Andrew Bromfield
- ISBN: 9781401360207
- Page: 347
- Format: Paperback
The second in a blockbuster series of novels from Russia s most popular science fiction author, Day Watch brings us back into the hyperimaginative world of Sergei Lukyanenko and continues the dramatic battle between good and evil, light and dark, day and night.Set in a modern day Moscow, the epic saga chronicles the eternal war of the Others, an ancient race of humans wiThe second in a blockbuster series of novels from Russia s most popular science fiction author, Day Watch brings us back into the hyperimaginative world of Sergei Lukyanenko and continues the dramatic battle between good and evil, light and dark, day and night.Set in a modern day Moscow, the epic saga chronicles the eternal war of the Others, an ancient race of humans with supernatural powers who must swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light The agents of Dark The Day Watch keep an eye during the day, while the agents of Light keep watch over the night For a thousand years a treaty between the two sides has maintained an uneasy balance, but when a very potent artifact is stolen from the inquisition an impartial group of Others who keep watch over all the consequences are dire for both sides.Day Watch introduces the perspective of the Dark Ones, as it is told in part by a beautiful but troubled young witch When she falls in love with a handsome young Light One, the balance is threatened and a death must be avenged Replete with the thrilling action and intricate plotting of the first tale, Day Watch is 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 Description from the back cover of trade paperback edition
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2014: *** The reasons why I will never read another one of Lukyanenko's books are at the bottom of this review *** ----------2013: Unless you happen to be a chessmaster in the neverending chess game of life, you are nothing but a pawn to be sacrificed when the strategy demands it. "The game is eternal; only the time the figures spend on the checkered board is finite."It really doesn't matter which side in the war you belong to because each will sacrifice its expendable pawns in the pursuit of vi [...]
Nightwatch was told in the voice of just one of the Light ones, Anton. This book continues the story, weaving in threads from the previous book while creating a whole 'nother cluster fuck for the characters involved. It is brilliant. It is also in three parts, but this time each part is told by a different Dark One. The first part is told by a love struck witch called Alisa. Honestly, the author did an amazing job, but I wasn't sure I could stand a whole book about her. Luckily it is the perfect [...]
I found this book of the Watch series really hard to get into.I suppose because Lukyanenko's morose and realistic writing was great for Night Watch but was totally depressing and frustrating in Day Watch. There's only so much human weakness, moral reasoning and realistically bad endings I can take, okay! I'm a natural optimist! It gets to me!Ah! Much better!It was still well written. The characters were still great. Lukyanenko is still absolutely brilliant. Sometimes though, I want to live in dr [...]
*İlk kitaptaki kaos dolu diyaloglar devam ediyor ama biraz iyileşme var. Bu da anlaşılabillik açısından çok daha kolay bir öykü zinciri oluşturmuş. Bu sefer dünyadan zevk almaya çalışan, önce ben diyen grup olan Karanlık Varlık'ların bakışından anlatılan bir roman var.**İlk hikayede bizim aptal ama gittikçe zekileşen Aydınlık Varlık olan karakterimizi görmeyince afalladım. Fakat ilerledikçe Gündüz Nöbeti'nin hikayesi Gece Nöbeti'ne bağlama işini çok iyi ko [...]
Second book in the series, featuring the ongoing struggle between "the dark" and "the light." Like the first book, it is told in a series of three interwoven stories, but the changing narrative styles are somewhat hard to follow. Much of the book describes the battle between these forces, and the two organizations established to monitor their actions: The Night Watch, which is staffed by Light Magicians (virtuous), and the Day Watch, which is staffed by Dark Magicians (freedom-loving libertarian [...]
Another three stories, following on from the events of The Night Watch, which had resolved matters quite nicely, thank you. (There was a time when this series would have been published as a nanology not a trilogy.) The Nightwatch had a somewhat unsettling habit of switching from the first person perspective of Anton, Nightwatch Agent, to a third person perspective whenever the author felt the need to describe events Anton was not witness to. The first story in the volume switches to a first pers [...]
The first two parts of this were exciting and full of mysteries and 5 star stories. The last part was a mostly dry, russian, introspective, courtroom slog that seriously dinged my enjoyment. I loved the two characters in the first two parts, I was constantly engaged in where they were going and how it related to the overall story. They both had depth and although Lukyanenko clearly loves characters living inside their own heads, the first two were minimized enough to add to the story instead of [...]
Continuing my rereading of the series and it is proving a satisfying experience, which is always the test of a good book for me. The first time through one is taken up in the excitement of the storyline unfolding. The second time around when one is more relaxed and looking around the neighborhood (so to speak) is when a story shows staying power or the lack thereof.My original review is below.================Loneliness, dejection, the contempt or pity of people around you--these are unpleasant f [...]
Please Note: Read and reviewed in 2007.My Synopsis; In this, the 2nd book of the Others' series, we are again treated to three separate, yet intertwining stories: first, the young Dark witch Alisa loses her powers in a struggle over an illegally practicing Dark witch and is sent to Artek (the most elite of the camps for the Young Pioneers during the Soviet era) to regain her strength. There she falls in love with another of the camp leaders In the second story, a Finnish group of the Dark Ones [...]
Hodnocení: 3,5/5Denní hlídka mi přišla o trochu slabší než předchozí díl Noční hlídka. Chybělo mi v ní víc akce, ironického humoru a taky pořádný nečekaný zvrat a velkolepé závěrečné vyvrcholení. Přesto se těším na třetí díl Šerá hlídka, protože série Noční hlídka pořád patří v žánru urban fantasy k tomu nejlepšímu, co můžete najít.Celou recenzi si můžete přečíst zde: suzannesworldofbooks/cl
Sećam se samo da mi je bila vrlo zabavna dok sam čitala i ničeg više. To me, doduše, ne sprečava da pročitam i poslednji nastavak u serijalu, već samo da knjizi dam veću ocenu od 'dopala mi se'.
“Experience is primarily the ability to restrain our fleeting impulses.”A solid sequel to a extraordinary start of series which is based on ambiguity and similarities between Light and Dark. It wasn't disappointing in any way, but I found myself longing for something more. More Anton, I guess. He is the true protagonist of the story and I don't see a reason for this experiment with changing POVs. In the first part, a witch Alisa who temporarily loses her powers. The head of the Dark Ones, Za [...]
Where is this going I feel like something big is being set up Also when did they get married?
4.5 starsThis is the sequel to "Night Watch" and was wonderful! All the best characters are back, including some new ones that totally blow you away. This is basically a continuation of the first book. I was a little disappointed it did not continue with the main character from book onebut after I got past that I LOVED IT! It was refreshing to see how the dark ones went about their business. Not as interesting a conclusion as in the first one but I think that was mainly because of the set up for [...]
I loved Alisa :'(This book is like 10 times more sad then the 1st.But i loved it!
Summoning my inner Jenny Trout, I'm going to summarize the essentials of the three parts of this book. Spoilers, obviously, ahead:(view spoiler)[Part One: Hi there, you're hot. Hi there, you're also hot. *Sex* Wait a second, you're a Dark one! Holy shit, you're a light one? *Luke Skywalker-like "Nooooooooooooooooo!" all around* But I love you! But we must fight to the death! *death*Part Two: Who am I? Who are you? No, really, who am I? We don't know who you are, but we don't like you very much. [...]
This sequel to The Night Watch is structured into three stories just like Day Watch. Sergei Lukyanenko explores characters we have already met but the perspective changes from the introspection of Anton and the Night Watch characters to delving into those of the Night Watch. The whole concept of the Light and the Dark not being bad but different life choices is explored futher and Lukyanenko writing the Day Watch shows no partiality. In fact a large point is made about both being necessary. This [...]
This probably explains itI'm unhappy because I thought there were twenty more pages, but it's an excerpt from another in the series. Luckily I have the next book. I want to know why the movies don't really follow this plot very closely. Maybe the answer is in book three. I am resisting the urge to watch the movies. Again.I changed my mind about liking the first one better. They are both together, and cannot be separated. It is still true that Anton Gorodetsky is still my favorite character, and [...]
Day Watch, like it's prequel, is divided into three parts. The first part was magnificent! Told from the perspective of Alisa, a Dark One, readers delve further into the grey ambiguities of good and evil. I was reduced to tears by the complexities of Alisa's nature. She was so self-serving, ruthless, and stubbornt there were moments of such tenderness, clearly illustrating her compassionate, humane side. It was breathtaking.Part II was not as enjoyable for me. One of my main problems with this s [...]
This was a fun 300 page book. Unfortunately, it continued for an additional 200 pages. Like "Night Watch," "Day Watch" introduces us to magicians, shape-shifters, and vampires that must mind the crossing of t's and dotting of i's in magical law in order to keep a treaty between the powers of light and dark so that a conflagration at best or apocalypse at worst can be avoided. There is always a way around pro forma, however, and the plot derives from the loopholes found, alternately, by the light [...]
As with the previous installation from this series, I enjoyed the complexity of the novels. They are chess games within chess games mixing history, politics, social engineering, mythology, and all sorts of other good things.The second story of the three was a little long and drawn out, but everything comes together. I did have some fun trying to figure out who Vitaly was.Lukyanenko continues his meditation on the nature of "good" and "evil" through the détante of the Watches as overseen by the [...]
In this interesting sequel to the book, Nightwatch, the epic battle between light and dark has a curious sort of beaurocracy to it. Sergei Lukyanenko creates a world where the forces of Light and Darkness have spent the last millenium in an uneasy stalemate--the balance of power maintained by a treaty and a group called the Inquisition.Yet, the forces of Light and Dark are not so different--both are composed of "Others," supernatural beings who begin as human but must choose which side to belong [...]
3.5. Antra dalis pasirodė ne tokia sudėtinga kaip pirma, bet įdomesnė už pirmąją. Keli skyriai pasitaikė ne itin įdomus, bet šiaip visas siužetas ganėtinai įtraukiantis. P.S. Prieš žiūrint filmą - perskaitykit knygą ir tada žiūrėkit. Filmas gerokai skiriasi, todėl nenusiteikit, kad ir knyga bus tokia pat gera ir siurrealistinė kaip ir filmas.
Brilliant, had me awake past 12am on a school night! I know, craziness. Review to follow soon[ish].
Olyan rég olvastam már az Éjszakai őrséget, hogy egészen elfelejtettem, ki kivel van. Ennek ellenére fantasztikus élmény volt visszasüllyedni a világba. Ahogy haladtam, jöttek vissza sorra az ismerős karakterek, még akkor is, ha ezúttal a másik oldalon álltunkpifalat/2017/10/
Soupeření světla a tmy pokračuje! A to v ještě lepší knize než Noční hlídce ❤
This is the twenty-first book I read on my commute, and back to the genre well I go. A strange and wondrous sub-area of genre which I like to call "modern foreign urban magical horror."Day Watch is actually the second book in a trilogy (I read the first book, Night Watch, some time ago in the Pre-Commute days) about the agencies of the supernatural in Russia in the present day. (The author is Russian and the novels are translated into English.) Basic Premise of the Trilogy #1: powerful supernatu [...]
As with the first book in the series (sorry, at this point I can't think of it as a trilogy any longer, since there's now six of them), this is three interwoven novellas forming a single longer book. Also as with the first, Andrew Bromfield seems to have done an excellent job of translating, there's so much subtlety and nuance here.So, the stories: first up is Alisa, witch of the Day Watch. She turned up as a minor character in The Night Watch. Here she loses her magical ability after a battle w [...]
These Russian translated books are a bit hard to get into at first because the culture and some of the language is so different, but once you get into the first 20 pgs or so, it's pretty addictive. This was the second book in the Nightwatch series and picks up a bit after the first one lets off. I wish I could give it 3.5 stars because I'm torn between liking it and REALLY liking it. The writing is excellent, the main characters are well developed and the plot twists are expert. The reader and O [...]
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