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Yöpartio by Sergei Lukjanenko
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Yöpartio (original 1998; edition 2012)

by Sergei Lukjanenko, Arto Konttinen (KÄÄnt.)

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Member:Centaurea
Title:Yöpartio
Authors:Sergei Lukjanenko
Other authors:Arto Konttinen (KÄÄnt.)
Info:Helsinki : Into, 2012.
Collections:Kirjat, Olen lukenut, Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Fantasiakirjallisuus, Vampyyrit, Käännöskirjallisuus

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Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (1998)

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A philosophical exploration of good vs evil in a urban fantasy tale set in Russia. The ideas and questions presented in the book a compelling and very deep. The story itself is good and engaging. It is set as 3 short stories, though that are very connected and pull you deeper into the world. The world building has a few holes or unanswered questions, but mostly don't hinder the story or the major themes around the book. Knowledge of Russian culture may help, but otherwise go into the story with an open and accepting mind, just like most fantasy books. The prose is not too great, which may be due to the translation. ( )
  renbedell | Jul 23, 2016 |
Plot sometimes a bit confusing. There are a lot of characters here and I sometimes had to re read in order to follow what was going on. I sometimes felt I'd missed something in translation. ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
A fascinating, complex world! I loved the plot! ( )
  LaPhenix | Mar 8, 2016 |
I usually don't read fantasy but the trailers for the movies got me interested in reading the books first. The book is divided into three stories: the first was interesting, the second started out well but ran out of steam, and by the third story my interest was waning. Each story had a M. Night Shyamalan-esque twist at the end that felt like a quick and lazy way to wrap up. The feature I enjoyed was the Taoist approach to the treatment of Good and Evil, and the balance between them. ( )
  dewbertb | Jan 21, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this but I'm not sure if someone who doesn't understand and love Russia would "get it." Anton - the main character - spends a lot of time exploring his psyche in the Russia tradition. Basically this is the Russia answer to the Twilight books. ( )
  cygnet81 | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Lukyanenko, Sergeiprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bromfield, AndrewTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karlsson, RogerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pöhlmann, ChristianeÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Night Watch

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The escalator strained slowly upward.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0434014125, Paperback)

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 trilogy, 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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The forces of Light and Darkness have co-existed in a delicate balance for hundreds of years...until now. Even as the Night Watch polices the Dark Others--among them vampires, witches and shape-shifters--a chain of mysterious events triggers a dreaded, age-old prophecy: An immortal with special powers will come to switch sides, shattering the balance and unleashing an apocalyptic war unlike any the world has ever known.… (more)

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