The final chapter in Sergei Lukyanenko's internationally best-selling Night Watch series - a revelatory urban fantasy set in contemporary Moscow.
They live among us. They fight among us. They're the Others, a supernatural race of magicians, shape-shifters, vampires, and healers. Divided into the Light and the Dark, these rival factions have spent a millennium under a reluctant truce. Now, however, both sides must unite against the ultimate enemy.
A Light magician and high-ranking member of the Night Watch, Anton Gorodetsky fears nothing. But lately the threats are mounting. A reincarnated vampire has been terrorizing Moscow. His daughter's school is ambushed by a bizarre chimera. And the Prophets have all reached the same chilling conclusion: The world will end in five days' time.
To ward off the apocalypse, an ancient council called the Sixth Watch must be assembled. After both Light and Darkness select their emissaries, Anton must enlist the unwilling aid of the four other Great Parties: the Vampires, the Witches, the Form-Takers, and the enigmatic Foundation. Journeying from Russia to Paris, the Alps, and New York City, Anton comes in peace - but he is prepared for war. For if he fails, none are safe.
©2016 Sergei Lukyanenko; English translation 2016 Andrew Bromfield (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I've enjoyed all of the books in this series to varying degrees, but this one actually maintained a good story throughout and tied in a lot of previous information and events.
I'm a fan of the series but this was slow and boring. felt cluttered and so much was set up and then abruptly pulled together. established characters seemed wasted and just not as compelling a tale
An excellent conclusion to an excellent series, as always the writer brings a unique perspective on the world and an interesting way of describing detail.
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