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Nakties sargyba: fantastinis romanas (original 1998; edition 2004)

by Сергей Васильевич Лукьяненко, J (J)

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Title:Nakties sargyba: fantastinis romanas
Authors:Сергей Васильевич Лукьяненко
Other authors:J (J)
Info:Kaunas, Naujasis Eridanas, 2004
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:20th century, Russian, fantasy, vampires, werewolves, imaginary beings, wizards, witches, magic, supernatural, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, choices, dualism, one truth doesn't exist, Moscow

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Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (1998)

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The Others walk the streets of Moscow, split into the Night Watch, those of the light who watch over the actions of the dark, and the Night Watch, who do the opposite, in the effort to maintain the balance between good and evil. This follows Anton, who stumbles across Svetlana and Egor, both unaligned humans who have become embroiled in events that threaten the whole city and the truce that exists between the light and the dark.

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  lyrrael | Oct 18, 2015 |
Great world-building, likable characters, nice pacing, goo depth, plenty of room left for a series
overall 90% ( )
  jason9292 | Apr 10, 2015 |
The first chapter-or prologue, as it is,-seemed fairly intriguing if a little badly written, but then it switched to first person narrative and, as with most other FPNs it got bad and continued to get worse still. I'm not in a place to be reading about Vampires that aren't Vampires, but are Vampires, with different kinds of powers to actual Vampires. There was also too much vodka. Talk about stereotypes. ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
Night Watch agent, Anton Gordetsky, is new to field work. Usually he's a programmer, but now his ancient boss wants him on a case - a case that's much bigger than it even seems in the initial two stories. We end on a third story with Anton basically throwing off the Night Watch and even, perhaps, his own life, so that the Night Watch - the force of Good (or is it??) can enact... WHAT??? I NEED DAYWATCH, NOW!!! ( )
  ooshwiggity | Feb 1, 2015 |
This was recommended to me by someone who loves it, but it took me forever to get through. I think my biggest problem was that I felt no sympathy for the main character. What I got out of him was complaints, self-loathing, and no will to go on living. This really came out for me when he kept complaining about his relationship and how he didn't want to love but had no choice.
I also was lost when it came to the magic portion of the story. Noting was explained satisfactorily for me and I was always confused when it was brought up, especially when they talked about the different degrees of magicians.
I got the series as ebooks but have only read the first one but do not care to continue with these characters. ( )
  midkid88 | Jan 16, 2015 |
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Lukyanenko, Sergeiprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bromfield, AndrewTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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