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The forces of darkness keep an eye during the day, the Day Watch, while the agents of Light monitor the nighttime. Very senior Others called the Inquisitors are the impartial judges insisting on the essential compact. When a very potent artifact is stolen from them, the consequences are dire and drastic for all sides. The Day Watch introduces the perspective of the Dark Ones, told in part by a young witch who bolsters her evil power by leeching fear from children's nightmares as a counselor at a girls summer camp. When she falls in love with a handsome young Light One, the balance is threatened and a death must be avenged. The Day Watch is replete with the thrilling action and intricate plotting of the first tale, fuelled by cunning, cruelty, violence, and magic. It is a fast paced, darkly humorous, haunting world that will take root in the shadows of your mind and live there forever.
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By Scott Fabel on 09-22-12
A Great Continuation from Night Watch
Having finished Night Watch, I was eager to read Day Watch. At first, I was a bit disconnected from the book because it is not told from the point of view of the main character from Night Watch. That made it a bit more difficult for me to get excited about at first. As with Night Watch, Day Watch is broken into three stories. They are each separate stories, yet interconnected. The first story was where I had most of my difficulty with the narrative because it was told by a seemingly insignificant character from the first book. Nevertheless, it was a compelling tale and took the mythology of the watches to the next level. Of course, into the second story, the importance of the shift in narration becomes clear, and the second story grabbed--and held--my attention. It also introduces a "mirror," which is a different kind of "other" and plays an important role in the book series. By the final story of this book, we are formally introduced to the inquisition, which is a type of overseeing organization of both the Night Watch and of the Day Watch. It is in this third story where the two other stories are tied together--and it brings the entire book to a satisfying conclusion.
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