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Questions tagged [night-watch-cycle]

Questions about the "Night Watch" hexalogy from Sergei Lukyanenko.

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What is considered canon in Night Watch cycle?

I asked in this question whether Zabulon really loved Alica in the Night Watch cycle. The answers there inclines And that Zabulon is Now I am reading the Black Palmira's Face by Vladimir Vasiliev (...
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Why does this character want to kill Anton specifically?

This question contains spoilers of the Final watch (and previous books)! In the Final watch (or Last watch) novel by Sergei Lukyanenko, the vampire wants to kill Anton because he blames him for ...
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Why should Anton be useful to the Final watch in this action?

In the Final Watch (or Last Watch) novel by Sergei Lukyanenko, the Final Watch trio kidnapped Anton because they wanted him to help them to find the Crown of All. But one of the trio members, ...
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Did Zabulon really love Alisa?

In the Day Watch novel by Sergei Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasilyev, at the end of Vitaly Rogoza part, we discover that Was his previously stated love real? Was he just using Alisa for the whole time?
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Is the Fuaran based on a real-world legend?

Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch series already has some links to real-world mythology via the character of Gesar, and possibly also Zabulon. This made me wonder about the in-universe legend of the ...
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How exactly do you enter the twilight?

As an other it is possible to "pick up your shadow" and enter the twilight. In doing this the first time, you get initiated. Is a more precise description to be found on this procedure?
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Will a human become an Other if there are no other Others around?

I'm nearing the end of The Twilight Watch, book 3 of Lukyanenko's Watch series, and the following sentences caught my attention: People can't get by without Others. Put two people on an uninhabited ...
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In-universe, is Gesar the same person as the central Asian folk hero?

The head of the Moscow Night Watch in Sergei Lukyanenko's Watch series is named Gesar. When I asked about why the Russian name Гесер (Geser) is transliterated to English as Gesar, I learned about the ...
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Why are 'Geser' and 'Zavulon' transliterated to Gesar and Zabulon?

In the original Russian version of the Night Watch series, I believe the heads of the Moscow Night and Day Watches are called Гесер and Завулон respectively. (I don't actually have a copy of any of ...
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Is Gesar a joker?

I was recently trying to come up with a short description of the character Gesar (or Boris Ignatievich), head of the Moscow Night Watch in Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch cycle: powerful, been ...
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When are the Watch books set?

Simple question: how precisely can we say when the Watch books are set? I seem to remember some talk about the turn of the millenium around the end of book 2 (but haven't got it to hand now, so can't ...
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Is there any way to tell who's destined to become an Inquisitor?

If you're a potential Other, it's possible for a sufficiently powerful Other to take a peek at your aura and tell whether you're more likely to become a Light One or a Dark One. Which way you actually ...
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Is there such a thing as a Higher Werewolf?

In Lukyanenko's Night Watch series, vampires and werebeasts (most commonly werewolves) are both referred to as lower Dark Ones: they have some magical ability, but it's capped at a certain level (...
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Where in Moscow are the Watch offices?

The Night Watch and the Day Watch both have large offices in Moscow, which are very common locations for scenes in the books. Based on their descriptions and their relationship to other real places in ...
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Can they give that person the power back?

In the sixth book of the Night-Watch-Cycle Also, in the spinoff School Watch a djinn appears, which can draw things into existence. this spinoff plays before the sixth book as answered here: Do both ...
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Do both series play at the same time?

Lukyanenko wrote the Night Watch Cycle and a spinoff (School Watch). Do these stories play in different timelines and interaction between those characters is impossible?
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Why didn't this character die?

In the book "Sixth Watch" The explanation they offered in the end is that the person was still human enough. Does this mean that every other can survive if they are human enough? And if so, why didn'...
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How is the sixth watch connected by blood?

In the 6th book of the Night Watch cycle, the story its much about the "sixth watch", a mysterious group of people. They consist of representants of six different parties, namely: Vampires, Light, ...
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Who is Shapoklyak and how did she reform?

In The Last Watch, there's a reference to a Russian character, Shapoklyak, from a children's tale named Cheburashka. Lukyanenko compares one of his characters to Shapoklyak as she too reforms at one ...
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How does Anton figure out that this person was one of the baddies?

In Last Watch, how does Anton figure out after the attack in the Samarkand Chaikhana that Edgar was the inquisitor in league with the Dark and Light magicians going after Merlin's hidden artefact?
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How much time has passed between Twilight Watch and Last Watch?

There appears to be a definite jump in time between the end of Twilight Watch and the beginning of Last Watch. Do we know how much time has passed? IIRC, Nadya was three in Twilight Watch. I vaguely ...
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How does Anton outwit Kostya?

In the climax of Twilight Watch, how exactly does Anton outwit Kostya? For a moment, I thought that he, with all the power at his command, might have moved the spacestation itself. But that sounds ...
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What happened in the 7th level?

In the book Last Watch (also published as Final Watch) by Sergei Lukyanenko, the seventh level of the gloom (or Twilight) seemed to contain ghosts or something, but I never truly understood what was ...