I asked in this question whether Zabulon really loved Alica in the Night Watch cycle. The answers there inclines
more to no, than yes.
And that Zabulon is
not capable of love.
Now I am reading the Black Palmira's Face by Vladimir Vasiliev (the novel is actually translated as Dark watch in my Czech translation) and there is the part when the narrator is stating that:
Sure, even Other is capable of falling in love deeply and no matter of how experienced make a mess like any ordinary man.
My personal translation, I have only a Czech copy of the book. Feel free to add official if you have one.
That gives a new view of the original question. And it got me thinking:
- Is Black Palmira's Face canon?
- Vasiliev also wrote Day Watch (Дневной дозор) together with the author of the original series Sergey Lukyanenko. But it is almost certainly considered canon (as later books are referring to it). Is Day Watch less canon than other novels?
- According to Wikipedia, Vladimir Vasilyev wrote another book from the watches universe: Time of Inversions (Время инверсий).
- Lukyanenko wrote one short story Kid Watch, which of the scope of the novels. What about that?
So, what is considered canon?
Has, for example, Sergey Lukyanenko ever stated how much is Vasiliev canon?