My favorite part about this series is that while it's a self-proclaimed battle of good verses evil, it's all just people. Day Watch tells a very dark, but human story of the dark Others. It would have been easy for the writer to stereotype these characters devils in red suits, but instead he makes sure that there is something very real in each character.
Every time I read this series, I can't help but feel like I learn more about turn of the century Russia and it's people. The story is immersed in such a gritty and foreign world, while at the same time it's somewhere that you can't help but feel an empathetic connection.
This is the second translation of this work that I've read. This translation seems to make the story more a tiny bit less "Russian", but probably a lot more understandable for the average English reader.