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New Watch: Book Five
     

New Watch: Book Five

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by Sergei Lukyanenko
 

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Full of treachery and intrigue, the fifth volume in Sergei Lukyananko’s internationally bestselling Night Watch series—a mesmerizing blend of noir and urban fantasy, set in contemporary Moscow, that tells the story of an ancient race of supernatural beings known as the Others.

For a millennium, the Others have maintained an uneasy peace that has

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Full of treachery and intrigue, the fifth volume in Sergei Lukyananko’s internationally bestselling Night Watch series—a mesmerizing blend of noir and urban fantasy, set in contemporary Moscow, that tells the story of an ancient race of supernatural beings known as the Others.

For a millennium, the Others have maintained an uneasy peace that has protected them and the Twilight, their shadowy parallel world beneath our own. But the battle for supremacy between the forces of the Light and the Darkness is far from over . . .

Older and more powerful, Light magician Anton Gorodestsky has risen to the top levels of the Night Watch. He is also father to a 10-year-old girl who is destined to become a magician of unprecedented power. When he hears a young boy at the airport screaming that a plane will crash, Anton suspects the child is a prophet—a rare type of Other who portends catastrophe.

If Anton is right, than the boy has awakened a terrifying danger—a rare, multi-faced beast that exists to stop the prophecy from coming true. With all of their lives in mortal peril and time running out, Anton must to find a way to keep his gifted young daughter safe . . . and save the Twilight world.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
03/15/2014
In this dark urban fantasy series, two opposing forces of supernatural beings known as the Others—the Night Watch on the side of the Light and the Day Watch, who follow the Dark—keep an uneasy truce. Each side's purpose is to make sure the other Watch does not interfere with humans, swaying them to one side or the other. Series hero and high-level Light magician Anton Gorodetsky (from The Last Watch) discovers a young Other with the rare gift of prophecy, but powers that live in the Twilight will kill to ensure no Other is ever allowed to speak a prophecy aloud. VERDICT The simple dichotomy of Light versus Dark has a surprisingly large amount of ambiguity and nuance, as Anton struggles with the rules of his Watch and the protection of his family. This series deserves a larger U.S. audience, and now readers can catch up with their Russian comrades. [The film adaptation of the first volume of the series, Night Watch, became a box-office hit in Russia.—Ed.]
Publishers Weekly
02/24/2014
Lukyanenko’s fifth Night Watch novel (after 2008’s The Last Watch) featuring members of the Others, magical beings grouped into the Light Ones and the Dark Ones, succeeds in its playful approach to the supernatural thriller genre. The plot centers on the consequences of a chance meeting at the Moscow Airport, where Anton Gorodetsky, a Higher White Magician encounters a child, Innokentii Grigorievich Tolkov, who’s really a Prophet, a rare type of Other who can predict his own fate, and who is being stalked by a Twilight Creature known as a Tiger. While the stakes are unsurprisingly high, frequent injections of humor help separate this entry from the pack; at one point, characters discuss how the publication of the Harry Potter books has helped them convince young Others that they are not exactly human (“Children grasp the basic idea without even a blink now”). (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062310088
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/22/2014
Series:
Night Watch , #5
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
202,479
File size:
965 KB

Meet the Author

Sergei Lukyanenko was born in Kazakhstan and educated as a psychiatrist. He began publishing science fiction in the 1980s and has published more than twenty-five books. He lives in Moscow with his wife and son.

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The New Watch 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ill keep it simple, if you're a fan of the series you'll be a fan of this. Although not the strongest of the series, the journey of anton gorodetsky still has me interested
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Gideonswake More than 1 year ago
What I continue to love about the book is that Anton is still Anton. He doesn't gain the immediate knowledge or scheme-filled cunning of other powerful magicians. He is still basically as he was in the first book when it comes to common sense. He has learned much but its the common sense that make the character likeable.