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Continuing my rereading of the series and it is proving a satisfying experience, which is always the test of a good book for me The first time through one is taken up in the excitement of the storyline unfolding The second time around when one isrelaxed and looking around the neighborhood so to speak is when a story shows staying power or the lack thereof.My original review is below Loneliness, dejection, the contempt or pity of people around you these are unpleasant f Continuing my rereading of the series and it is proving a satisfying experience, which is always the test of a good book for me The first time through one is taken up in the excitement of the storyline unfolding The second time around when one isrelaxed and looking around the neighborhood so to speak is when a story shows staying power or the lack thereof.My original review is below Loneliness, dejection, the contempt or pity of people around you these are unpleasant feelings But they are precisely the things that produce genuine Dark Ones.As with the previous book in the series, The Night Watch, this is comprised of three stories Unlike the previous book, this is told from the Dark Ones point of view and by three different protagonists Intriguingly, it begins with statements opposite to those which open Night Watch We are told that this text is not approved because it is deleterious to the cause of Light signed the Night Watch and deleterious to the cause of Dark signed the Day Watch.The first story is told from a Dark witch s point of view as she is sent to recover from a difficult assignment It was definitely dark and almost kept me from continuing It s funny because it isn t as if the story contained anything that I haven t encountered in other books and it definitely isn t because it is told from the dark point of view There was just something about it that made me not want to read it, which is a tribute to the author s ability to convey atmosphere in his storytelling.I thoroughly enjoyed the second story which was a mystery within a mystery as a man riding a train realizes he has amnesia and is an Other The third story brought the other two together in a climactic trial by The Inquisition.As in Night Watch, each story examined a facet of Dark or Light I was especially interested in the third story where most of it is shown from the point of view of Edgar, a Dark Other, or Anton, our familiar Light Other from the first book Several times each was judging the other for the very same thing while thinking, Just like a Light Dark Other In this story we also hear about how Inquisitors see things and it was an interesting contrast to the Others.Day Watch uses these engrossing stories to examine good, evil, love, and sacrifice, continuing the themes found in Night Watch As such it gave me pause while I thought about the author s representation of the very thin line that separates good from evil, and true love from a self serving pretense of love.It was quite good overall, although it was not quite as good as Night Watch Definitely recommended I found this book of the Watch series really hard to get into.I suppose because Lukyanenko s morose and realistic writing was great for Night Watch but was totally depressing and frustrating in Day Watch There s only so much human weakness, moral reasoning and realistically bad endings I can take, okay I m a natural optimist It gets to me Ah Much better It was still well written The characters were still great Lukyanenko is still absolutely brilliant Sometimes though, I want to live in dr I found this book of the Watch series really hard to get into.I suppose because Lukyanenko s morose and realistic writing was great for Night Watch but was totally depressing and frustrating in Day Watch There s only so much human weakness, moral reasoning and realistically bad endings I can take, okay I m a natural optimist It gets to me Ah Much better It was still well written The characters were still great Lukyanenko is still absolutely brilliant Sometimes though, I want to live in dream land where everything is great and the good guys always win [E-pub] ⚇ Dnevna straža ♻ Moskovskim Ulicama Etaju Ini, Posednici Natprirodnih Mo I I Sposobnosti Da Ulaze U Sumrak, Paralelni Svet Senki Koji Postoji Pored Na Eg Svaki Ini Podanik Je Tame Ili Svetla.Alisa, Mlada Ali Mo Na Tamna, Prisustvuje Redovnom Sastanku S Kolegama Iz Dnevne Stra E Zadatak Tima Je Da Prona U Neiniciranu Inu, Aktivnu Ve Ticu, Koja Je Dosad Izbegavala Sve Poku Aje Slu Be Za Pronala Enje Neregistrovanih, Magijski Obdarenih Osoba Poduhvat Je Na Prvi Pogled Rutinski Na Terenu Doznaju Da Je Tim No Ne Stra E Ve Obavio Hap Enje Zapodenula Se Estoka Bitka, U Kojoj Alisa Zamalo Nije Izgubila Ivot Slu Ba Alje Ve Ticu, Li Enu Magijskih Mo I, U Omladinsko Odmarali Te Na Obali Crnog Mora Tamo Sre E Igora Ra A Se Duboka I Neraskidiva Ljubav Sledi Otkrovenje Igor Je Svetli, A Alisa Tamna Dolazi Do Magijskog Dvoboja, Do Borbe Koju Niko Ne Eli Da Dobije. I enjoyed The Day Watch a lotthan the previous book The Night Watch However, at times it did struggle to hold my attention So, ho hum enjoyable but a low three stars. Second book in the series, featuring the ongoing struggle between the dark and the light Like the first book, it is told in a series of three interwoven stories, but the changing narrative styles are somewhat hard to follow Much of the book describes the battle between these forces, and the two organizations established to monitor their actions The Night Watch, which is staffed by Light Magicians virtuous , and the Day Watch, which is staffed by Dark Magicians freedom loving libertarian Second book in the series, featuring the ongoing struggle between the dark and the light Like the first book, it is told in a series of three interwoven stories, but the changing narrative styles are somewhat hard to follow Much of the book describes the battle between these forces, and the two organizations established to monitor their actions The Night Watch, which is staffed by Light Magicians virtuous , and the Day Watch, which is staffed by Dark Magicians freedom loving libertarians At the center is a treaty, drawn to restrict the use of magic and to license the activities of vampires, werewolves and other creatures There is a doomed love story, a powerful relic on the loose, and the mysterious agendas of the two leaders of the Watches, while they sacrifice their chess pieces in an attempt to emerge victorious 3.5 stars Another three stories, following on from the events of The Night Watch, which had resolved matters quite nicely, thank you There was a time when this series would have been published as a nanology not a trilogy The Nightwatch had a somewhat unsettling habit of switching from the first person perspective of Anton, Nightwatch Agent, to a third person perspective whenever the author felt the need to describe events Anton was not witness to The first story in the volume switches to a first pers Another three stories, following on from the events of The Night Watch, which had resolved matters quite nicely, thank you There was a time when this series would have been published as a nanology not a trilogy The Nightwatch had a somewhat unsettling habit of switching from the first person perspective of Anton, Nightwatch Agent, to a third person perspective whenever the author felt the need to describe events Anton was not witness to The first story in the volume switches to a first person perspective of a character encountered briefly a number of times in the previous volume and she is from the Day Watch Other first person perspectives are used in the subsequent stories and again third person is used whenever the author feels like it All this switching around is a little distracting and detracting.The witch Alisa, protagonist of the first story in the present volume is not a likable character downright unpleasant, in my view and I m confident she is not meant to be Yet at the denouement I found myself sympathising with herthan a little that is quite some achievement on the part of Lukyenenko, who is, at his best, a very capable writer.The middle story I found to be relatively weak, because the central character literally is not a character Lukyenenko thereby defeating his own great strength of making his protagonists beleivable The reasons behind this weird situation are explained, but still, the story is not what it perhaps could have been.The final story sits perhaps between the other two in quality, this time because I felt that dragging Germanic and Christian mythology to the forefront of matters was a mistake It somehow distracted from Lukyenenko s own imaginative creations.Over all this volume is weaker than the first and it is because it isdisjointed The changes of perspective between characters leave you without the unifying influence that the use of Anton s first person view in all three parts of The Night Watch provided The first two parts of this were exciting and full of mysteries and 5 star stories The last part was a mostly dry, russian, introspective, courtroom slog that seriously dinged my enjoyment I loved the two characters in the first two parts, I was constantly engaged in where they were going and how it related to the overall story They both had depth and although Lukyanenko clearly loves characters living inside their own heads, the first two were minimized enough to add to the story instead of The first two parts of this were exciting and full of mysteries and 5 star stories The last part was a mostly dry, russian, introspective, courtroom slog that seriously dinged my enjoyment I loved the two characters in the first two parts, I was constantly engaged in where they were going and how it related to the overall story They both had depth and although Lukyanenko clearly loves characters living inside their own heads, the first two were minimized enough to add to the story instead of weigh it down The last piece to the overall book felt like an overly complicated courtroom drama without the drama The pieces I did like were the vodka drinking session and the view spoiler two lovers being true to their love hide spoiler at the end 3.5 stars rounded up because Russian authors always have a slightly different perspective than western authors that I enjoy.I didn t enjoy it enough to immediately start reading the next one although I own it Which means I probably won t ever read it because the oh look a new book syndrome I am suffering from will bury it before I get back to the series Nightwatch was told in the voice of just one of the Light ones, Anton This book continues the story, weaving in threads from the previous book while creating a whole nother cluster fuck for the characters involved It is brilliant It is also in three parts, but this time each part is told by a different Dark One The first part is told by a love struck witch called Alisa Honestly, the author did an amazing job, but I wasn t sure I could stand a whole book about her Luckily it is the perfect Nightwatch was told in the voice of just one of the Light ones, Anton This book continues the story, weaving in threads from the previous book while creating a whole nother cluster fuck for the characters involved It is brilliant It is also in three parts, but this time each part is told by a different Dark One The first part is told by a love struck witch called Alisa Honestly, the author did an amazing job, but I wasn t sure I could stand a whole book about her Luckily it is the perfect amount I even began to pity her myself Kristin, I think you d really like her part in everything The second part is told be a powerful magician who is suffering a bit of amnesia The climax of his story is beyond words The third part is told by the magician Edgar, the temporary stand in for the extremely powerful, vacationing head of the Daywatch He himself is not that powerful by any means, so he is trying to figure out why the hell he was called to Moscow Stevie S this is the story for you All three stories connect in the end, beautifully woven in and out of each other Love, Tragedy, Conspiracies, Magic, Religious debates, Ethical dilemmas Fucking good For a while good, sweet old Hufflepuff me was considering joining the Daywatch It has all the good vs evil banter of Good Omens, but it is taken further in the absence of God and The Devil And the ending oooh that bastard Lukyaneko My fist was raised, shaking to the heavens He got me I thought I had figured it out, but he got me well done FUCKING GOOD STORY Can t wait to pick up the Twilightwatch Day Watch is the second book in the Russian Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko Like the first book, it s split up into three stories that build on each other to tell a larger story Unlike the first book, each story focuses on different characters.I had a lot of mixed feelings while reading this First of all, one of my biggest complaints about the first book had been all of the repetitive musings on morality In this book, I m happy to say there wasn t very much of it There was a little in the Day Watch is the second book in the Russian Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko Like the first book, it s split up into three stories that build on each other to tell a larger story Unlike the first book, each story focuses on different characters.I had a lot of mixed feelings while reading this First of all, one of my biggest complaints about the first book had been all of the repetitive musings on morality In this book, I m happy to say there wasn t very much of it There was a little in the first story, but it was from the perspective of a character on a different side of the conflict than the one who did all the moralizing in the first book, so it was relatively interesting and this time the author didn t make the mistake of repeating the same thoughts all throughout the rest of the book.I enjoyed the first story up until close to the end I enjoyed seeing things from the perspective of the Day Watch, and I liked getting in the head of one of the characters who had been a villain in the first book However, I was very annoyed near the end when view spoiler Alisa and Igor fell in love after one day of wistful glances from a distance, an awkward conversation, and then a night full of sex And then this is followed up with the tragic duel between the star crossed lovers after they learn who each other really is It was supposed to be tragic, but I would have had to buy into the relationship first With so little development, either on or off the page, it wasn t even a relationship in my book hide spoiler.Then I really enjoyed the second story, until I got to the very end There was a lot going on and I enjoyed speculating how it would all tie together, and I was particularly interested in what was going on with the main character Then I got to the end, and it seemed like everything in the story had been a manipulation to view spoiler restore the balance of power between the light and the dark hide spoiler in the most unnecessarily and unrealistically convoluted manner possible So I was annoyed again.Then there was the third story Up to this point the first two stories hadn t appeared to be directly related, but the third story started sheddinglight on events in both stories and tying things together into a larger plot So I thought maybe I judged too soon at the end of the second story and I started getting interested in the big picture all over again The end of the third story wasn t as annoying to me, but I still felt like things were over plotted when considering the final revelations I had a similar reaction to the stories in the first book also.So how do I rate this I think I m going to give it 3.5 stars like I did the first book, because I did enjoy most of my time spent reading it This time though, I m going to round down to 3 on Goodreads I debated whether to read the next book The stories are enjoyable, but I m repeatedly dissatisfied by the endings I was tempted to read just onebook , but I suspect my reaction to the third book would be similar and I d get to the end of that book feeling just as undecided as I do now If that pattern continued, I d likely find myself at the end of the entire six book series feeling horribly annoyed I ve therefore decided to move on to something new