Title: The Twilight Watch (sometimes called The Dusk 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 third book in a series called The Night Watch.
We follow Anton and his family more in this book, as we discover that his young daughter is an even more powerful ‘Other’ than anyone in either ‘The Night Watch’ or ‘The Day Watch, and how this changes the balance of power between them. This story centres on an ancient mythological book said to have the power to turn humans into ‘Others’, and the fight the two ‘Watches’ have over it.
With everyone after the ‘Dark Other’ who took the book before she can carry out her plan of turning all the humans of the world into ‘Others’, and everyone trying to influence Anton’s daughter Nadya to help their own causes, Anton gets caught in the cross fire and his life changes forever.
By the end of the book, the balance of power seems to be tipped quite heavily in favour of the ‘Light Others’, but as we’ve already learned from the rest of the series, we learn that for the most powerful ‘Others’ the difference between Light and Dark is not so black and white as other stories with the “happy ever after” endings.
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Cyril Connolly.