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The New Watch [Reading] ➶ The New Watch ➽ Sergei Lukyanenko – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Walking the streets of our cities are the Others These men and women are guardians of the Twilight, a shadowy parallel world that exists alongside our own Each has sworn allegiance to one side, fighti Walking the streets of our cities are the Others These men and women are guardians of The New Kindle - the Twilight, a shadowy parallel world that exists alongside our own Each has sworn allegiance to one side, fighting for the Light, or the Darkness But now, beyond the continuing struggle comes a peril that threatens their very worldAt Moscow airport, Higher Light Magician Anton Gorodetsky overhears a child screaming that a plane is about to crash He discovers that the child is a prophet an Other with the gift of foretelling the future When the catastrophe is averted, Gorodetsky senses a disruption in the natural order, one that is confirmed by the arrival of a dark and terrifying predatorFrom the Night Watch headquarters Gorodetsky travels to London, to Taiwan and across Russia in search of clues, unearthing as he goes a series of increasingly cataclysmic prophecies He soon realises that what is at stake is the existence of the Twilight itself and that only he will be able to save it.


10 thoughts on “The New Watch

  1. Cynnamon Cynnamon says:

    4,6 starsThis volume of the watch series was even a touch better than its predecessors.Anton Gorodezki and his family are as usual in the focus of the story.What I particularly like in this book was the discussion what the magic of the others really means for humanity and the question if the humans wouldn t be much better off without it i.e without others controlling human actions with magic.Also the author expresses very clearly again that light good and darkness evil don t render very 4,6 starsThis volume of the watch series was even a touch better than its predecessors.Anton Gorodezki and his family are as usual in the focus of the story.What I particularly like in this book was the discussion what the magic of the others really means for humanity and the question if the humans wouldn t be much better off without it i.e without others controlling human actions with magic.Also the author expresses very clearly again that light good and darkness evil don t render very different result at the end of the day.I found the story full of suspense until the very end and I am anticipating to read the very las volume of this series


  2. Robert Robert says:

    Here s the fifth volume in Lukyanenko s Watch series about the precarious truce between Light and Dark Others and the various goings on related to it in contemporary Moscow Now, if you don t already know what the Others and the Watches are, you could get away with starting here there is enough re capitulation of the basic scenario, but you would be a lot better off starting at the beginning with the Night Watch, where we are introduced to Anton.Anton is a Light Magician, tasked with ensuring t Here s the fifth volume in Lukyanenko s Watch series about the precarious truce between Light and Dark Others and the various goings on related to it in contemporary Moscow Now, if you don t already know what the Others and the Watches are, you could get away with starting here there is enough re capitulation of the basic scenario, but you would be a lot better off starting at the beginning with the Night Watch, where we are introduced to Anton.Anton is a Light Magician, tasked with ensuring that the people and creatures of the Dark do not break the rules of a truce that ended a magical war, as part of the Night Watch A balancing force, the Day Watch is staffed by Dark Magicians to ensure the Light abide by their side of the bargain.When we first met him, Anton was young, naive, morally conflicted and somewhat idealistic but five books later he is fifteen years older, muchexperienced and teaching the newbies the ropes when he is not getting dragged into complicated international intrigues that threaten the status quo for all Others, that isThe things that stand out here are much the same as in previous books that is not all the urban fantasy trappings but the character of Anton and the contemporary Russian voice of the author.Taking the latter first, we get a Russian perspective not only on modern Moscow, but on London and Taipei as well I find this interesting what does a Russian find remarkable about London and Britain in general How does that differ from native views and from the views of other foreign visitors And such Russian views are quite rare not much contemporary Russian fiction gets translated and published here.Then Anton He s been through a lot and gets put throughhere and it s interesting to see him being contrasted with the new young members of the Watch who are going through similar moral and motivational crises to those he endured in his youth Which is the main reason why I think it s better to start at the beginning of the series rather than jump in here.The story itself develops slowly for the first two thirds but the final act makes up for that with a mystery that I only guessed the least important part of and a denouement that was satisfyingly unpredictable


  3. Katy Katy says:

    Book Info Genre Urban Fantasy Magical RealityReading Level AdultRecommended for Fans of series, urban fantasy, magical realityBook Available April 22, 2014 in paperback, Kindle, and audio book MP3 or CD Trigger Warnings Danger to child, mention of rape in historical context, killingMy Thoughts A few years ago, when I read The Last Watch, I thought the series was finished Fortunately that was not the case In fact, looking at the Russian language series information, I see that there are Book Info Genre Urban Fantasy Magical RealityReading Level AdultRecommended for Fans of series, urban fantasy, magical realityBook Available April 22, 2014 in paperback, Kindle, and audio book MP3 or CD Trigger Warnings Danger to child, mention of rape in historical context, killingMy Thoughts A few years ago, when I read The Last Watch, I thought the series was finished Fortunately that was not the case In fact, looking at the Russian language series information, I see that there are a fewbooks yet to be translated into English and released in the US, and I m very excited about this.Lukyanenko is a highly prolific writer, and has very talented translators that allow the ideas behind his stories to come through clearly, which is not always the case in translated literature As this series continues to unfold, we learnandabout not only the Others, but also about the magic system and the world created I think this author is one that all fans of urban fantasy, magical reality, and fantasy will enjoy The characters are fascinatingly multifaceted and quirky and often not at all what you would expect based upon their introduction I love that the world is so deeply covered in shades of gray, that there is no real black and white.If you enjoy complex stories, no moral absolutism, and characters that force you out of your comfort zone, these books are awesome I do recommend reading the series in order for maximum enjoyment.Series Information The Night Watch seriesBook 1 Night Watch, review linked hereBook 2 Day Watch, review linked hereBook 3 Twilight Watch, review linked hereBook 4 The Last Watch, read but not reviewed, 5 starsBook 5 New Watch, available April 22, 2014Disclosure I received an ARC unproofed copy of this book from theVine program in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.Synopsis Walking the streets of our cities are the Others These men and women are guardians of the Twilight, a shadowy parallel world that exists alongside our own Each has sworn allegiance to one side, fighting for the Light, or the Darkness But now, beyond the continuing struggle comes a peril that threatens their very world.At Moscow airport, Higher Light Magician Anton Gorodetsky overhears a child screaming that a plane is about to crash He discovers that the child is a prophet an Other with the gift of foretelling the future When the catastrophe is averted, Gorodetsky senses a disruption in the natural order, one that is confirmed by the arrival of a dark and terrifying predator.From the Night Watch headquarters Gorodetsky travels to London, to Taiwan and across Russia in search of clues, unearthing as he goes a series of increasingly cataclysmic prophecies He soon realises that what is at stake is the existence of the Twilight itself and that only he will be able to save it


  4. Daniel Polansky Daniel Polansky says:

    I have a real soft spot for these, going back probably a decade or something In and of itself its really pretty rote urban fantasy, about a heroic, tortured young man working as a sort of supernatural police in Moscow, but somehow it just kind of hangs together for me There s some silly bits in here I have despised the transcription of song lyrics since the Hobbit but underlying it is some fairly substantive ethical contemplation, as well as a number of surprising narrative choices which I I have a real soft spot for these, going back probably a decade or something In and of itself its really pretty rote urban fantasy, about a heroic, tortured young man working as a sort of supernatural police in Moscow, but somehow it just kind of hangs together for me There s some silly bits in here I have despised the transcription of song lyrics since the Hobbit but underlying it is some fairly substantive ethical contemplation, as well as a number of surprising narrative choices which I generally enjoyed Keep


  5. pax pax says:

    This is one incredibly frustrating book It is well written, the world building is superb, and the freaking Tiger has humour I was seriously not sure whether I could give the book the 4 star rating, until the very last pages Until the Tiger has shown humour.The book draws you in It s fun to read and you are both relieved and sad when it s over I kind of hope he writesin the world, there are enough loose ends, but the story is also closed enough to live on its own And there are moment This is one incredibly frustrating book It is well written, the world building is superb, and the freaking Tiger has humour I was seriously not sure whether I could give the book the 4 star rating, until the very last pages Until the Tiger has shown humour.The book draws you in It s fun to read and you are both relieved and sad when it s over I kind of hope he writesin the world, there are enough loose ends, but the story is also closed enough to live on its own And there are moments to the story the references to the Strugatsky brothers, the tiger, the way Anton overpowers the rogue white Other, and manywhich made me put the book down for a few second and just savour the bubbly feeling of having read something really good they left me with.Now the frustrating parts, that made me want to leave the book with 2 or even only 3 stars or not give it a rating at all Lukyanenko has Opinions with a capital letter, opinions which both intrude into the way he writes characters his female characters and which he sometimes just shoves down the reader s throat the shower monologue on the Russian soul, the side blows to smoking laws in Europe, the moment Svetlana says that it s different for Anton because he is a man and therefore can get drunk and angry, etc They are there not for the story at all, they are just his Opinions It s kind of sad, because it majorly takes away from the book It makes me, even though I clearly like it, not want to recommend the book it also makes me wonder whether he was holding backin the previous volumes of the series or whether I just read over the passages.Such an incredibly frustrating book


  6. Φλεγύας Φλεγύας says:

    There are no spoilers in the following review However, there is a long description of the sentiments that the ending left me with that could potentially be regarded as a spoiler I had read quite a few negative comments about this book, this one year since its publication in English and till I finally purchased and read it myself I was certain that these people with the negative comments were wrong I was certain that I would hugely enjoy the book,than these other people who apparently There are no spoilers in the following review However, there is a long description of the sentiments that the ending left me with that could potentially be regarded as a spoiler I had read quite a few negative comments about this book, this one year since its publication in English and till I finally purchased and read it myself I was certain that these people with the negative comments were wrong I was certain that I would hugely enjoy the book,than these other people who apparently couldn t get into Lukyanenko s mythology progression, or couldn t understand the elegance of the Russian school of writing If anyone had said that I would find the book inadequate , I d call them crazy.This book is inadequate.It is a severe let down from the previous masterpieces.To be frank it feels like it s a massively half arsed job, rushed and potentially tired Don t get me wrong It s not a bad book And, my 3 star rating is not to be confused with other 3 star ratings I may give This is entirely measured against Lukyanenko s greatness I can t possibly rate it any higher, as his other books, the ones that came before this, are nowhere near this mediocrity.Lukyanenko had created a wonderful mythology, spanning over 4 books that kept pushing its own limits The new book seems to be a step towards nothingness First off, it s the only book out of the series that I did not manage to read in one go Somewhere past the halfway mark, the story took a dive I kept on reading and reading and I honestly started thinking that the story that I had been reading up to that point, had been exhausted I got to believe that another chapter an entirely different and unrelated chapter had started It was so bizarre and to be honest, I totally lost interest in whatever irrelevant thoughts and songs Anton had or listened to However, the story spiked after that I got my enthusiasm back and ate up the last that the book had to offer I honestly started thinking that maybe I had somehow been unfair It looked as if the story was going to a massive eruption towards the end To a peak like none other.My disappointment when I read Lukyanenko s CHEAP trick to avoid the built up that he had engineered himself was honestly, I can t find a non aggressive word to describe it It was f ing disgraceful I for one had never expected him to chicken out of what would give the story a much desired ending.If you d ceremoniously watched House M.D for all the years it ran, you can potentially understand the level of BS that is the ending of the New Watch Anyway.It s not a bad book.It s not a good book either.It s definitely nowhere near most of the previous books in the series.To me, it was a huge disappointment I don t even know where he s left to go with the story after this In fact, maybe, just maybe, the entire Watch universe has been explored Maybe there s nothingto say.This new element that the last book brought into play, although seemingly acceptable, it does in fact leave the reader with a WTF in his mind The Mirror was a hugely entertaining invention that galloped the story forward The new mechanism is something a writer with much less imagination than Lukyanenko would come up with


  7. Eneya Vorodecky Eneya Vorodecky says:

    I got the book yesterday as a gift.Fr me it was a huge surprise that there was something new published since the last book was called LAST ___ Anyhow, I liked the book very much.We are again meeting with the ever lasting step in of the author He obviously learned some new things which he wanted to share from the mouth of Anton and he does.The book is engaging, the character are likable and diverse, the story is in very quick pace and there are a few things that are interesting to read It is I got the book yesterday as a gift.Fr me it was a huge surprise that there was something new published since the last book was called LAST ___ Anyhow, I liked the book very much.We are again meeting with the ever lasting step in of the author He obviously learned some new things which he wanted to share from the mouth of Anton and he does.The book is engaging, the character are likable and diverse, the story is in very quick pace and there are a few things that are interesting to read It is a very quick read We see some new characters, some old ones Time does not hold still and people change, even people who are able to get very old, have extra powers and are different As usual, the books is ana analysis what makes us human Usually, this topic is a lotfavorite to monster stories but fiction and magical fiction dwells in it as well.As usual, there is nothing inherently original in the analysis regards to good evil and everything in between but as always, everyone learns these things and finds some bits and pieces by themselves or interpret them differently and wants to share what they have learned And it is only a plus when the person doing the sharing is a very good writer.The story is nice and I wonder if there will be other stories, though i still think that the story wasthan resolved in the last book Still, it was quite good There was te sorrow, the little things that we see and know, especially for us, who are part of the Balkans and to whom the things he writes about are closer to home.However, I need to put some things that irked me.First I have no idea why, but Lukyanenko as an author sucks quite a lot at writing female characters Not always but in most times Also, he dislikes some aspects ideas about women and uses his books to make fun at them and usually by misrepresenting the ideas or by making the people saying them seem idiotic If it was once or twice, hell,everyone knows someone who has some ideas who argues them badly or simply we find them idiotic But it is quite consistent and is showing again and again and again in his books, whatever the series Which, as I said, irks me As if he sits down, creates a character and adds as an after though also, happens to be a male His female characters sound and look to me at least, after decade of reading as if he sat and thought she is female now her character is When creating a character, every good writer will tell you, you need to focus on the character itself, gender sexual preferences etc do not define the character Definitely have an impact but do not define them It irks me, because I enjoy him as a writer and I am sick and tired of reading books despite of the weird treatment of the characters who happen to be female I don t understand it very much It is not that he dislikes women it is as if he does not understand that women are people and not something completely weird and mysterious, also MOTHERS Again, this is something that irked me it could fl completely under your radar or that you do not see them the same way I did.Enjoy the book


  8. Arielle Walker Arielle Walker says:

    Review to come Advanced review copy received from Random House through Nz Booklovers Review to come Advanced review copy received from Random House through Nz Booklovers


  9. Kaya Kaya says:

    Slightly disappointing after phenomenal Last Watch The book has no clear goal and it servesas plot filler to a sixth book in the series, which hasn t been translated yet It s so frustrating It s obvious there is plenty of story left, but it seems as the author is saving most of it for the next sequel Or he s making room forthan one sequel, I don t know While drinking at the airport, Anton sees a boy screaming at his mother that a plane is going to crash Since the boy is a secon Slightly disappointing after phenomenal Last Watch The book has no clear goal and it servesas plot filler to a sixth book in the series, which hasn t been translated yet It s so frustrating It s obvious there is plenty of story left, but it seems as the author is saving most of it for the next sequel Or he s making room forthan one sequel, I don t know While drinking at the airport, Anton sees a boy screaming at his mother that a plane is going to crash Since the boy is a second or first level uninitiated Other, he suspects the kid is actually a Prophet As the Night Watch approaches the boy, they find that a powerful creature known as the Tiger is coming to kill him and anyone who hears his first prophecy Gesar sends Anton on another international trip to learnabout past prophets and attacks by the Tiger.Anton s job is to ensure the people of the Dark don t break the rules of a truce that ended a magical war It s vice versa with the The Day Watch I m getting a bit tired with same all ambiguity between the Watches It was fun in the start, but after five books, I feel like I m reading the same crap over and over again There is a whole lot of mistery around the Tiger and the way he remains invincible Despite the title, there isn t really a New Watch Gesar is still the boss, Anton is still the protagonist, Svetlana still manages to do nothingthan being a housewife I still don t know what this tittle is supposed to mean Is it perhaps Tiger himself Honestly, I started thinking the story is exhausted, at least when it comes to Twilight I thought everything was told in the Last Watch and I don t think I m wrong I don t know what the author will do with the plot after this Lukyanenko has opinions which intrude in the way female characters and it s bothering methan ever, like the moment when Svetlana says it s different for Anton because he is a man and therefore can get drunk and angry whenever and however he pleases As usual, the book explores what makes us human or particularly what makes Others stay humane It seems that the author wants to keep this series going, but is struggling to outshine his previous novels Three stories are entwined together by the Tiger and the unheard prophecies and it s about everlasting dilemma whether the Tiger wants to kill the Prophet or just to motivate him by threatening to kill him The book simply lacks intensity When we first met him, Anton was young, naive, morally conflicted and idealistic Five books later he s muchexperienced and teaching the newbies how not to get dragged into complicated situations which threaten the status quo It s interesting to see him being contrasted with the young members of the Watch who are going through similar moral crises to those he s been through in his youth If anything, it was fun to read his character development It never tires me


  10. Scott Fabel Scott Fabel says:

    The most recent addition to the Watches series, New Watch, does not disappoint It is the fifth book in the series, and I couldn t wait for the English translation of the book I bought the Russian edition of the book from a seller in NYC on eBay Fortunately, I have no problem reading Russian For those of you eager to read it in English, the translation is rud to be available in spring 2013 I think I read this book faster than any of the other four As with the previous books, New Wat The most recent addition to the Watches series, New Watch, does not disappoint It is the fifth book in the series, and I couldn t wait for the English translation of the book I bought the Russian edition of the book from a seller in NYC on eBay Fortunately, I have no problem reading Russian For those of you eager to read it in English, the translation is rud to be available in spring 2013 I think I read this book faster than any of the other four As with the previous books, New Watch is made up of three stories, each with a prologue and eight chapters In this book, each story is quite tightly connected to the previous books and stories The main character, and narrator, is still Anton Gorodetsky, who is a magician beyond classification In this book s stories, his daughter, Nadia, plays a larger role Nadia is ten years old in this book It s quite interesting to see how other children grow up and are taught The book s main story involves the a prophet and the havoc that prophets create in this world both for the others and for humans The havoc needs to be controlled, and, to control it, the Twilight literally yes, literally comes to life As if to complicate matters, the witch, Arina, also returns in this book and plays a not insignificant role in the main story This book is another great entry into the Watches series, and I am hopeful that there will be manybooks from this series to come


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