Tuesday 7 February 2012

The Twilight Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko - Book Review

Title: The Twilight Watch (Watch # 3)
Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
Publisher: Arrow Books
Publication Date: 2008 (1998)
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal
Source: Xmas Gift

Walking the streets of Moscow, indistinguishable from the rest of its population, are the Others. Possessors of supernatural powers and capable of entering the Twilight, a shadowy world that exists in parallel to our own, each owes allegiance either to the Dark or the Light. Night Watch Agent Anton Gorodetsky's holiday is abruptly shortened when an urgent call from Gesar - his boss and Night Watch head - forces him to return to work. Gesar has received an anonymous note, stating that an Other has revealed the full truth about their kind to a human, and intends to convert the human in an Other. The note has also been sent to the Day Watch, and to the Inquisition - but only the very highest-level Others know the addresses. So the Inquisition orders the cooperation of Night and Day Watch in an effort to unmask the culprit... (Goodreads Synopsis)

Another great instalment in the Watch series. I enjoyed this one more than the last since Anton was back as the main character focus and he is the character I love most in the series.

What I loved about this book was the way I only discovered things at the same time as the characters. Sometimes I can work out the twists ahead of time, but with this story many caught me by surprise, adding to the suspense and excitement of the tale. A strong ending helped wrap things up nicely.

I am now moving on to the final book in the series and it will certainly be sad to say goodbye to this world and these characters.

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