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I was so taken in by the second book of the series that I simply couldn't wait to start the third book--and it didn't disappoint! While I believe that the second book (Day Watch) was a little less interesting than the first book (Night Watch), this third book surpassed them both! As with the previous two books, this book is divided into three stories, but they are closely connected. Each story builds on the previous story (and on the series as a whole). While the science-fiction/fantasy of the stories is remarkable, I want to mention how deftly the author adds elements of humor (both Russian and universal) to the story. I literally laughed out loud in unexpected places of the story. I was also overwhelmingly thrilled with the subtle (and not-so-subtle) nod at Russian folktales. In particular, the witch Arina is likened to Baba Yaga on multiple occasions, and there are references to a hut on chicken legs. I would still give this book 5 stars without these references, yet they add an incredible amount of humor and charm to an already amazing story.
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This series has been enjoyable since the beginning but Twilight Watch delves deeper into what real differences there are between the Day Watch and the Night Watch. It explores the true reasons as to why they exist, and with this knowledge how it effects Anton and Svetlana's family. A little bit of knowledge can turn a persons world upside down. This was written very well and my favorite of the series.
The book is divided into three stories as is the case with both Day Watch and Night Watch. The stories are interconnected and tie in information from the previous books that previously may have seemed to be tangents.
If you read the other two and were thinking of giving up - don't. This book pays off. I personally enjoyed the first two but wouldn't categorize them in my favorites. This book I do. Read this series. The books are very philosophical...with vampires, werewolves, and magicians. All our favorite others from past books are present. This is the mature version of urban fantasy. There is minimal profanity and little to no sexual material.
Paul Michael narrates and does a wonderful job. He narrates the entire series. He has the right inflection and dry humor needed to deliver the material.
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