Another series I thoroughly enjoyed was the Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko. The series focuses on two groups who wield supernatural powers, known as Others. Long ago, the Light and Dark others formed a truce that prevented their ongoing wars for dominance and the death and bloodshed that they resulted in. The Night Watch and Day Watch were founded by the Light and Dark Others, respectively. The Night Watch policies the activities of the Dark Others and the Day Watch those of the Light Others. The series uses a realm also known as the Twilight, which is the source of the supernatural powers of all Others. Others themselves have fields specialization such as prophets, magicians, and may belong to other races entirely such as vampires, werewolves, and succubi. A group known as The Inquisition also exists to act as a peace keeping force between the two Watches and is made up of both Light and Dark Others.
The series focuses on the ongoing power struggles between the Light and Dark Others, which occasionally devolve into all out brawls and magical warfare. The novels each contains three stories, told from the first person perspective of the series’ primary protagonist, Anton Gorodetsky, who begins as a Low Light magician Other and progresses throughout the series.
The series is a pentalogy containing
- Night Watch
- Day Watch
- Twilight Watch
- Last/Final Watch
- New Watch
This is one of my favorite series and corny titles aside, I can’t think of much I’d want more of out of it.