Wednesday 8 February 2012

The Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko - Book Review

Title: The Last Watch (Watch # 4)  
Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
Publisher: Arrow Books
Publication Date: 2009 (2006)
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal
Source: Xmas Gift

While on holiday in Scotland, visiting a macabre tourist attraction, “The Dungeons of Edinburgh,” a young Russian tourist is murdered. As the police grapple with the fact that the cause of the young man’s death was a massive loss of blood, the Watches are immediately aware that there is a renegade vampire on the loose. Anton is detailed to this seemingly mundane investigation, but on arriving in Scotland begins to realize that there is much more to the story than a wildcat vampire and a single murder.

Aided by Thomas, the head of Edinburgh’s Night Watch, Anton investigates and ruminates, and becomes aware that a team of unlicensed Others are hunting for a fabled magical treasure, hidden in the sixth level of the Twilight by Merlin himself.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

The final book in the Watch series does not disappoint. Another great story featuring my favourite characters and full of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.

I won't say anything on the story itself for fear of giving too much away, but I can say that this series does not have one dud book. All are great, fun reads with engaging characters and plenty of action. Given that the books often refer to events from previous instalments in the series, it is best to read them in order.

If you are looking for some great fantasy/paranormal reading, then look no further. This series has it all: magic, vampires, werewolves and some great battles between 'good' and 'evil'.

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