Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Last Watch

The Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko is the sequel to the brilliant Night Watch Trilogy and that is really what is being reviewed here.

A confession, I am not a fan of Dark Fantasy- vampires, etc, leave me cold (no pun intended) but the Night Watch Trilogy is something different and when this book came I was pleased. The books are set now but there is a battle going on between forces of light and dark, starting in Moscow. The interesting point for me in the books is that these forces are essentially a difference of philosophy about how power can be used acceptably. The books are inventive and refreshing in there spin on Good and Evil; and the scarily neutral officials of the Twilight Watch who the overseers who maintain the balance. The Night Watch are the forces of Light who prosecute the forces of the Dark for infringements of the mutually agree code of conducts for each side; the Day Watch is the dark forces equivalent.

If you are looking for a good read, these are worth reading but start with the Night Watch. Do they appeal to Twilight Fans?... I don't know, but they are worth a try.

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