The Last Watch : (Night Watch 4) Paperback
Part of the Night Watch series
The Last Watch is the stunning sequel to the Night Watch trilogy, following the fortunes of the Others.
Indistinguishable from normal people but possessed of supernatural powers and capable of entering the Twilight, a shadowy world that exists in parallel to our own, each Other owes allegiance either to the Dark, or to the Light... While on holiday in Scotland, visiting 'The Dungeons of Edinburgh', a young Russian tourist is murdered.
As the police grapple with the fact that the cause of the young man's death was a massive loss of blood, the Watches are immediately aware that there is a renegade vampire on the loose.
Anton - the hero of the Night Watch trilogy - is detailed to this seemingly mundane investigation, but begins to realise that there is much more to the story than a wildcat vampire and a single murder, and discovers that a team of unlicensed Others are hunting for a fabled magical treasure, hidden in the sixth level of the Twilight by Merlin himself...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/06/2009
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780099510154
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Review by shanaqui
There's something about these books... They're compelling when you're reading them, yet at the same time I think I've put all of them down for long stretches of time, too. Anyway, this is the sequel to the Night Watch trilogy. It's an interesting follow-up, and I was glad to see it avoided one thing that I would have considered a major pitfall (juicing Anton up with even more power). The moral struggles seem less important, though, and it's not so much focused on the Watches, which gives it a bit of a different flavour.<br/><br/>Sergei Lukyanenko uses the same kind of tricks/misdirections as he does in the original trilogy, so I did guess the surprises ahead of time. I loved the stuff with Merlin and the references to Arthur. All in all, though, I hope Sergei Lukyanenko leaves this particular world alone now -- I don't see that there's more he could/should do.