Сумеречный дозор Read ß 104

Sergei Lukyanenko ´ 4 Read

The third book in the bestselling Russian trilogy that is part fantasy part vampire story and p. I really wanted to finish this before 2008 ended but travel a hectic schedule and a new mini PC conspired against me Ah well such is lifeThis world is one that is riddled with possibilities Even though Lukyanenko has been pretty single minded in his themes throughout the trilogy there s a lot to work with here We have two distinct groups of Others the Light and the Dark with different character classes powers abilities levels and ambitions If anyone wanted to write fan fiction or even a role playing game based on the world of the Night Watch series they would be able to let their imaginations roam free It s an open ended universe rife with possibilitySo why isn t it is popular worldwide as say Harry Potter Probably because it s grown up than the Potter series and is therefore less attractiveDon t get me wrong I liked Harry Potter But for all its merits it deals with human level issues friendship family duty loyalty And those are all well and good and many a great story has been told from those elements The Night Watch series on the other hand deals with harder less everyday topics such as the nature of freedom and the fundamental differences between Good and Evil if there is any difference at all The themes in these books are headier and it s not as easy to look at a Light Other like Anton Gorodetsky and say I want to be like him It s also hard to look at a Dark Other like the vampire Kostya and say Oooh I hate himThis is because these characters are or less human The problem with humans is that their motives aren t always clear and Lukyanenko doesn t tell us everything we need to know to judge them properly With the exception of Anton who is a first person narrator we don t get into their heads and so can t completely understand why they do what they doIn any case it s an enjoyable series and this is as far as I know the end of it even though it doesn t need to beIn this volume we are introduced to some new players some grand plots and some terrible secrets There is an Other out there who has knowledge that everyone thought was merely a myth how to turn an ordinary human into an Other The ramifications of such power are immense there are few Others in the world as it is and they hardly get along To create new Others at will would mean chaos death and destruction All the Others forces are sent out to find this mysterious person Trhe Night Watch the Day Watch and the Inuisition are in search of the impossibleAnton Gorodetsky of course is on the front lines of this searching for leads in a Moscow apartment complex What he finds there isn t uite the secret he thought it was but it is something he never expectedIn the second story of the volume he meets an ancient witch Arina who may have single handedly destroyed the Soviet Union s potential for greatness In his search to defeat her he learns the true nature of the Others what gives them their power and how they truly interact with the world around themAnd in the third story the Fuaran has been found the mythological text with the spell to convert humans to Others and it will be used in a truly novel manner But the Other behind the plan that could tip the world into supernatural anarchy is the last person Anton would have ever expectedAs with the other volumes this one blurs the line between good and evil It tells us what we already know but don t really want to admit that good people can do evil things start a bloody revolution for example or try to brainwash thousands of people and that evil people can do good save children from wolves or avert a chaotic and terrible future People do things for reasons that are sometimes known only to themselves not out of a higher allegiance to the abstract concepts of good and evil but for reasons that are intensely personalIt is something to be remembered We have a habit of idolizing and demonising people in this world elevating them to paragons of virtue or sin and ascribing motives to them that we think they acted by But that doesn t work Even to the end Anton believes he knows why the holder of the Fuaran wants to convert people into Others to raise an army and control the world but he s so very very wrong The true reason is much personal and oddly much human than thatThat is probably the best lesson to be taken from these books Good and Evil are tags that we affix to people because it saves us the effort of thinking about them Behind every act however is a personal reason that defies such simplistic labeling Every saint every monster is only human Just like us I don t know if knowing that makes the world better or worse but it at least makes it a little familiar

Summary Сумеречный дозор

Сумеречный дозор

Llegiance to either the Dark or the Light In Twilight Watch they face their greatest threat yet. Called Dusk Watch in Russian Luyanenko firmly establishes himself as leading Russian voice in the fantasy genre In this novel he ties narratives through his unfolding universe of the Light and Dark in a brilliant interplay of motives and game ending moves that uicken the pace and leave you thrilledThe nice thing is that each of the books so far could have closed out the series This one goes deeper by exploring existentialism and meaning among the Day Watch and Night Watch Nobody s TimeA mystery Anton is ordered by Gesar to investigate letters sent to the Day Watch the Night Watch and the Inuisition threatening to turn a human into an Other which should not be possible and would destroy the truce He is joined by Kostya a Vampire that Anton knows from his old neighborhood Edgar and a high vampireInuistion member Vitezislav Because the promise was made by an Other to a human the Other cannot go back on it without dematerializing So the hunt is on for who made the promise why they did what could a human have over an Other and from which side it came from because of its potential to destroy everythingNobody s SpaceAnton is ordered by Gesar to go on vacation with his wife Svetlana and their daughter who is to be a great sorceress should she decide to join the Watch In investigating an incident with werewolves Anton discovers that there may be an unregistered witch in the woods whom is in possession of a very dangerous book that was just a legend Anton finds the witch Arina and discovers why she s hiding her role in the Day Watch s attempt to control humanity in the 1920s and her sacrifice to keep the truces Arina s resurfacing causes both Watches to go into overdrive to capture her and she tries to escape in a very dangerous and chilling fashionNobody s PowerA classic piece A few days after the events in the last story the powers that be Gesar Anton Kostya Edgar Zabulon and Svetlana convene upon Arina s hut to discover Vitezoslav s ashes Arina is instantly suspected and Anton Kostya and Edgar are dispatched on a uest for her On the train where the suspect is said to be the killer is revealed with ramifications that threaten the entire order of the universe The uestions of finality relevance and power are addressed in a very wonderful way Beyond the obvious the deeper meanings are shown for what they are and the conclusion though tragic is uite fitting

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Art detective story tells of an ancient race of humans who have supernatural powers and swear a. These stories are all told from Anton s perspective A good decision to return to a voice the author clearly sympathizes withThis book picks up a few years after the events of Day Watch with Anton having married and had a child in the intervening time His child is fated to become the greatest magic user in centuries something this story only addresses on the sideAct one follows Anton as he tries to track down someone who was promised to be made an Other It is presumed to be impossible and we are led to believe that whoever made the promise might be forced to withdraw into the Twilight if they do not follow through An interesting act with an exploration of the oddities of the nouveau riche in Moscow I enjoyed the descriptions of the contradictions of wealth in Moscow than I did Anton s investigaion The story has an apparently straightforward endingAct two picks up with Anton taking a vacation in the countryside He looks into some odd events and stumbles across an ancient Dark Witch named Arina It is supposed that she may posses a book that can turn anyone into an Other Through learning about Arina we also learn about Boris Anton s bossAct three follows on the heels of act two with an opportunistic plot by one of Anton s former friends a young vampire named Konstantin who now possesses the Fuaran An action driven story that follows Konstantin s attempts to eualize the world by making everyone an Other so no one will have power over anotherThe plotting in this book is a bit tighter with the seemingly unrelated story at the beginning becoming the basis for a much larger world spanning plot Anton is again thrust into the center of the story and does not manage to escape untouched by the events unfolding around him


10 thoughts on “Сумеречный дозор

  1. says:

    I really wanted to finish this before 2008 ended but travel a hectic schedule and a new mini PC conspired against me Ah well such is lifeThis world is one that is riddled with possibilities Even though Lukyanenko has been pretty single minded in his themes throughout the trilogy there's a lot to work with here We have two distinct groups of Others the Light and the Dark with different character classes powers abilities

  2. says:

    Actually it's 35 stars “We are our own gods and our own demons” Decreasing uality of plot no character development no any development Basically nothing changed since the first book It's like Day Watch and Twilight Watch are only plot fillers At least we find out about the purpose of Inuisition Also the ending saved the book That plot t

  3. says:

    I wasn't going to review this book Mainly because due to the author's vocal opinions on the Ukraine conflict he has firmly cemented himself onto my Halfback Flankers shelf However due to some some occurrences in this book that makes me bristle now just thinking about it consider this a public service announcement1 A man's job is to protect and provide for the woman A woman's job is to protect and provide for t

  4. says:

    These stories are all told from Anton's perspective A good decision to return to a voice the author clearly sympathizes withThis book picks up a few years after the events of Day Watch with Anton having married and had a child in the intervening time His child is fated to become the greatest magic user in centuries something this story only addresses on the sideAct one follows Anton as he tries to track down

  5. says:

    Whereas the earlier books dwelled on the ethics of the Others' use of their power the final book in the trilogy focuses on the larger ethical issues of the mere existence of Others and the power they have The lower Dark One

  6. says:

    Please note Read and reviewed in 2007My Synopsis This follow up to the also amazing Russian magical reality books Night Wa

  7. says:

    Called Dusk Watch in Russian Luyanenko firmly establishes himself as leading Russian voice in the fantasy genre In this novel he ties narratives through his unfolding universe of the Light and Dark in a brilliant interplay of motives and game

  8. says:

    I would imagine that at some point Lukyanenko's brilliant fantasy series would hit a road bump or two; how many home runs can he hit before the series fizzles out? Surely at some point one of the books is going to be a disappointment? Fortunately Twilight Watch isn't that book In fact it's the best so far again expanding the scope of Lukyanenko's ridiculously textured intelligent universe so that it encompasses historica

  9. says:

    I love these books In modern Moscow age old beings called Others still exist The Light and the Dark Ones called a truce hundreds of y

  10. says:

    I liked the first two books I loved this oneAnton Gorodetsky really comes into his own as a character here A supernatural Columbo bumbling through the mysteries and intrigues trying to puzzle things out going down the wron

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