Title: The Day Watch.
Author: Sergei Lukyanenko.
Year of Publication: 2008 (UK).
Publisher: Arrow Books (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).
Age Range: I suggest from about 16 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.
This book is the second book in a series called The Night Watch.
Like the first book, The Day Watch follows the stories of several ‘Others’ from both sides of the line as they struggle to maintain to balance between good an evil. To begin with we follow two ‘Others’, one ‘Light’ and one ‘Dark’, who have had their power drained almost completely and sent to recuperate. Not knowing that the other is an ‘Other’ from the opposite side they fall in love, only for the truth to come out with devastating consequences.
As the story develops, we learn that the events which led to the two star crossed lovers being drained of power was part of a master plan by ‘Dark Others’ to tip the balance of power in their favour right under the nose of ‘The Inquisition’, an impartial council which is meant to ensure the balance of power is never tipped too far in one sides favour.
As the characters race to figure out what is happening before it’s too late, we’re taken on journey into dark places through a story that continues to question us about what is good and evil, and how we judge who is good and bad.
The next book in the series is called The Twilight Watch.
“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.” Dame Edna Everage.