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New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
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New Watch (2012)

by Sergei Lukyanenko

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Series: Watch (5), World of Watches Hexalogy (5)

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I'm getting slightly uncomfortable with the throw away sexist lines through out the series and there was far too much philosophy about various society's in the world but apart from this there is something about this authors writing which keeps me coming back for more of this world and it was also I find it funny what a Russian author thought of British traits in this novel ( )
  Eclipse777 | Jun 2, 2018 |
A prophecy is given - with the potential to change the history of the all the "Others" in the world. Anton needs to protect the boy, save him from the Tiger, who doesn't want the prophecy heard.

Its a good addition the series. As usual, the decisions are in shades of gray, not black and white. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Dec 31, 2017 |
The night watch series continues with this latest instalment, the fifth, and sees Anton Gorodetsky established in his role as a Higher Magician of the Light. While seeing off a colleague at the airport, Anton encounters a prophet and manages an intervention to circumvent the young boy's departure on a doomed flight. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the boy prophet is safe. It appears as though something is hunting him like other prophets throughout time. Could it be a creature of the Twilight itself? Out to stop a new prophet from uttering his main prophecy? The combined might of the Higher Magicians of the Light don't seem to be able to stop it and it only disappears when faced by the heads of both the Night and Day Watches along with assorted Higher Others. Part two sees Anton sent to find out what he can from Erasmus Darwin, the only prophet to escape from the hunter. Encountering an old friend from a previous adventure in the process. Is Alina the witch there to help or hinder his progress?

As with all of the entries in this series the book is split into three parts but each of these stories roll on naturally from the previous. Plenty of recurring characters for Anton to interact with as well as a new antagonist for him to deal with also. It's a quick and easy read (huge credit to the regular translator Andrew Bromfield must go here) though the overall story is not as good as those that have come before (still fairly decent though). There's plenty of pop-culture references (including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings) mixed in with the action, humour and social commentary. It's still fun to spend time with Anton and the rest (especially his daughter Nadya who's coming along nicely as a character) and I'll be picking up the next one when it eventually appears. ( )
  AHS-Wolfy | Aug 10, 2016 |
New Watch is a solid addition to Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch series. While not quite as good as the previous four novels, this is by no means a bad book. New Watch is highly readable and very entertaining. It suffers from just a touch of sameness though: a new obstacle for Anton to overcome(and only Anton will do). Also, the story slows down a little bit in the middle, but it's over all well paced: I finished it in a day. Still, Lukyanenko latest in the series adds new depth to the the books' universe. ( )
  Ixachel | Jan 16, 2016 |
This was an enjoyable read with a solid well-moving story that was let down by the ending. It kept building up to and implying some world shaking event or outcome, which might be cleverly averted but was more or less resolved with a "never mind." ( )
  quartzite | Jan 22, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0434022314, Hardcover)

Walking the streets of our cities are the Others. These men and women are guardians of the Twilight, a shadowy parallel world that exists alongside our own. Each has sworn allegiance to one side, fighting for the Light, or the Darkness. But now, beyond the continuing struggle comes a peril that threatens their very world . At Moscow airport, Higher Light Magician Anton Gorodetsky overhears a child screaming that a plane is about to crash. He discovers that the child is a prophet: an Other with the gift of foretelling the future. When the catastrophe is averted, Gorodetsky senses a disruption in the natural order, one that is confirmed by the arrival of a dark and terrifying predator. From the Night Watch headquarters Gorodetsky travels to London, to Taiwan and across Russia in search of clues, unearthing as he goes a series of increasingly cataclysmic prophecies. He soon realizes that what is at stake is the existence of the Twilight itself - and that only he will be able to save it.

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Older and more powerful, Light magician Anton Gorodestsky has risen to the top levels of the Night Watch. He is also father to a ten-year-old girl who is destined to become a magician of unprecedented power. When he hears a young boy at the airport screaming that a plane will crash, Anton suspects the child is a prophet, a rare type of Other who portends catastrophe.… (more)

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