Twilight Watch is the third novel in Sergei Lukyanenko’s Night Watch trilogy, and continues the story begun in the other two installments.
Lukyanenko continues building up his universe, and the novel reveals more of how the world of the Others actually works while introducing some interesting new characters.
It’s fast-moving and gritty, and apart from endless plot twists and turns also delves deeper into the differences between light and dark others, in the process making everybody more grey.
If you’ve read the other two installments in the series, I defy you to not read this one and find out how the story ends.
Unfortunately, it suffers a bit from third-novel syndrome, with the author it seems getting a bit bored with the limitations of his characters and upping the ante a bit too much for the climax, but it’s still a great ride.
Mopey, conflicted Russian magicians are fun!
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Posted Thursday, 19 July, 2007 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
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Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.