Author(s): Sergei Lukyanenko
Others. They walk among us. Observing. Set in contemporary Moscow, where shape shifters, vampires, and street-sorcerers linger in the shadows, Night Watch is the first book of the hyper-imaginative fantasy trilogy from bestselling Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko. This epic saga chronicles the eternal war of the "Others," an ancient race of humans with supernatural powers who must swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light.
The agents of Light--the Night Watch--oversee nocturnal activity, while the agents of Dark keep watch over the day. For a thousand years both sides have maintained a precarious balance of power, but an ancient prophecy has decreed that a supreme Other will one day emerge, threatening to tip the scales. Now, that day has arrived. When a mid-level Night Watch agent named Anton stumbles upon a cursed young woman--an uninitiated Other with magnificent potential--both sides prepare for a battle that could lay waste to the entire city, possible the world.
With language that throbs like darkly humorous hard-rock lyrics about blood and power, freedom and responsibility, Night Watch is a chilling, cutting-edge thriller, a pulse-pounding ride of fusion fiction that will leave you breathless for the next installment.
All that stands between darkness and light is The Night Watch... The phenomenal Russian bestseller (over a million copies sold in hardcover). First of the Night Watch Trilogy, gloriously readable vampire novels set in a richly realised post-Soviet Moscow that have sold for huge advances accross Europe 20041130
Sergei Lukyanenko is a prolific writer, author of over 25 books. The three volumes of the Night Watch Trilogy have sold over two million hardcovers between them. Night Watch has been adapted into a hugely successful film, which outgrossed The Return of the King and the latest Harry Potter in Russia, and has been distributed round the world.