Päiväpartio PDF Á Hardcover

Päiväpartio PDF Á Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 420 pages
  • Päiväpartio
  • Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Finnish
  • 12 March 2017

Päiväpartio➝ [Epub] ❦ Päiväpartio By Sergei Lukyanenko ➧ – Essayreview.co.uk Moskovan kaduilla ihmisten seassa liikkuvat my s Muihin kuuluvat, jotka jakautuvat Valon ja Pimeyden palvelijoihin Osapuolet ovat toistensa vihollisia He saavat voimansa ihmisilt ja k ytt v t heit hyv Moskovan kaduilla ihmisten seassa liikkuvat my s Muihin kuuluvat, jotka jakautuvat Valon ja Pimeyden palvelijoihin Osapuolet ovat toistensa vihollisia He saavat voimansa ihmisilt ja k ytt v t heit hyv kseen omiin tarkoituksiinsa Valon ja Pimeyden voimien on kuitenkin s ilytett v tasapaino, jotta el m voi jatkua Alati heiluvaa tasapainoa valvovat Valon palvelijoiden Y partio ja Pimeyden P iv partioP iv partio on Sergei Lukjanenkon huimaavan fantasiasarjan toinen osa Pimeyden noita, Alisa, osallistuu pid tykseen, jossa P iv partio haluaa ottaa talteen tiet m tt n Muihin kuuluvan noituuden harjoittajan Ik v kyll Y partio on ehtinyt paikelle ensin Edess on taistelu Alisa uhrautuu taistelussa niin, ett on menett henkens H net l hetet n Ukrainaan nuorisoleirille ker m n takaisin Voimiaan Leirill Alisa kohtaa Igorin, jolla on magneettinen vaikutus h neen Heid n v lill n rakkaus roihahtaa kuumanaIgor ei olekaan tavallinen tyyppi, vaan Muihin kuuluva ja Valon palvelija Romanssi johtaa kaksintaisteluun, jota kumpikaan ei halua voittaa ja jonka seuraukset kantavat kauas.


About the Author: Sergei Lukyanenko

Russian Szergej Lukjanyenko Hungarian Sergejs Lukja enko Latvian Sergey LukyanenkoSergej Luk janenko Italian Bulgarian Sergej Lukianenko German Siergiej ukjanienko Polish Sergej Lukjan nko Czech Sergei Lukyanenko as his name appears on books and films in US markets is a science fiction and fantasy author, writing in Russian, and is arguably the most popular contemporary Russian sci fi writer His works often feature intense action packed plots, interwoven with the moral dilemma of keeping one s humanity while being strongLukyanenko is a prolific writer, releasing usually books per year, as well as a number of a critical articles and short stories Recently his works have been adapted into film productions, for which he wrote the screenplays He lives in Moscow with his wife Sonia and two sons, Artemiy and Danil, keeps mice as pets and enjoys cooking.


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  1. says:

    2014 The reasons why I will never read another one of Lukyanenko s books are at the bottom of this review 2013 Unless you happen to be a chessmaster in the neverending chess game of life, you are nothing but a pawn to be sacrificed when the strategy demands itThe game is eternal only the time the figures spend on the checkered board is finiteIt really doesn t matter which side in the war you belong to because each will sacrifice its expendable pawns in the pursu 2014 The reasons why I will never read another one of Lukyanenko s books are at the bottom of this review 2013 Unless you happen to be a chessmaster in the neverending chess game of life, you are nothing but a pawn to be sacrificed when the strategy demands itThe game is eternal only the time the figures spend on the checkered board is finiteIt really doesn t matter which side in the war you belong to because each will sacrifice its expendable pawns in the pursuit of victory And no pawn is ever safe because, regardless of your rank among the minions, you are still nothingthan a piece to be moved and manipulatedAnd really, all our aspirations and speeches are meaningless We are marionettes Nothingthan marionettes Trying to become a puppet master is a hopeless feat since you need special abilities like Geser s or Zavulon s, and those abilities are exceedingly rare And all the seats at the chessboards are already taken No chessmaster will allow his place to be taken by a chess piece, even if it s a chess king or a queenFrom the semi drunk, in the Russian fashion, conversation between the enemies Edgar the Dark One and Anton the Light One Both are, of course, pawns on the chessboard of life Ultimately for the pawns, the little people with little power involved in the big kids games led by those select few who hold the reins of power, the side that they take in the war really does not make that much of a difference The goals and strategies are set by the leaders, and the rest are just trying to live their lives, to survive, to do well in life they work and love and have friends This is what Lukyanenko focuses on in The Day Watch, the sequel to Night Watch, now showing usof the happenings on the other side of the virtual barricades in the neverending war between the non ironically named the Light Ones and the Dark OnesBut for the Others people are a source of existence Their roots and food For the Light Ones and the Dark Ones alike, regardless of what the Light Ones blab about on every corner They also take their energy from people s lives As for the goals We have the same goals Both us and the Light Ones are trying to beat our rivals and be the first to reach the goalNight Watch had its fair share of moral greyness and ambiguity, showing that the distinctions between the Light and the Dark are not as obvious as their names suggest underscoring how even the good guys , especially those with power, will not hesitate to manipulate and use their followers to get what they want The Day Watch shows us that the same is true for the other side, and that, honestly, the pawns may havein common than they think Except they are not always open to seeing that, to reconsidering their ingrained, deeply prejudiced views of traditional enemies But sometimes they cannot help but see how pointless the distinctions between them can be, and the failure to do so can lead to tragedyAnd Anton thought yet another time that the Dark Ones in their seeming simplicity are sometimeshumane than the fighters for the grand ideals the Light OnesThe leaders of both sides in this eternal standstill of the Dark Zavulon and the Light Geser would very much love to upset the tenuous balance and bring the long awaited victory to their side Little will stop them, and the methods they choose are eerily similar despite the presumed differences in etiology the age tested political strategies rooted in intrigues and manipulations and deceit and the willingness to move the pawns on the board whichever way they please and easily sacrificing them once need comes for that That is not a new approach all in itself What was different about this book is that the said pawns have no misconceptions about their leaders lack of hesitance about reaching their goals regardless of the costs And yet, contrary to what you d expect, they do not rebel much They know about the lack of honesty in their respective Watches and yet continue following the same leaders, continue following the ideologies they were raised with, continue sticking with their side and their rulers It s to me a very Soviet way of looking at things, stemming from the time where there was no doubt that the intentions of those in power may have nothing to do with your well being and that you may be easily sacrificed in order to achieve the greater good And you don t need to know about these plans in order to unwittingly help carrying them outKeys are never told which door they are supposed to unlockThere s not really a lone wolf mentality, no true attempts to overthrow the status quo by rebelling well, in all honesty there are a few tries at going against the big guys but it seems that the end result invariably ends up being what those in power envisioned and planned for And so little people get screwed and life goes on If you decide to do something about this, you just may realize that your rebellion or actions is exactly what was planned for you, the expendable pawnGood pawn, you did your job well, as planned, goodbye now. And the lone ranger fails to change the course of events yet again so unlike the approach usually accepted by theindividualistic Western societyYou re the Dark One, said Anton You can only see evil, treason and vileness in everything I just don t close my eyes to them, Edgar retorted And that s why I don t trust Zavulon Almost as much as I don t trust Geser I even trust youthan them after all, you re also a pathetic pawn, accidentally painted a different color than me Does the black pawn hate the white one No Especially when the pawns are peacefully drinking beer togetherLukyanenko has this annoying habit of creating almost a playlist for his books, using the lyrics from well known Russian songs to illustrate the ideas and the feelings of his characters, and sometimes trying to use the message in the song as a soundtrack for the story, highlighting the points he s trying to make, and sometimes almost using them to introduce certain plot points view spoiler The Mirror of the World C mon hide spoiler If it were a movie, the songs he uses would be playing in the background as the characters ponderously stare past the camera This approach got quite a bit of eye rolling from me except one instance where he uses a song Tin Soldiers by the famous Soviet singer songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky a song seemingly about his six year old son playing war with his toy soldiers, with equal numbers dying on each side and with the question of how exactly does he make a choice which ones live and which ones die A few of Vysotsky s short verses so aptly underscore the point that Lukyanenko makes over pages and pages of this book the arbitrariness of what side in the war you end up on, the cruelty of chance, and the pointless demise of the pawns in somebody else s war.The English translation of the song is under the spoiler tag unlike Lukyanenko, I will not be forcing it on you, but it s quite good view spoiler You can find it on YouTube Vladimir Vysotsky Tin Soldiers Still, there will be poems and math,Honors, debts, an uneven fight But for now, tin soldiers here, On the old map, stand in order.It would be better if he kept them in barracks,But war is war The soldiers fall in both armies Equally on each side Those devilish pangs of conscience How can you evade sinning to yourself Tin soldiers, both here and there, How do you decide who should win Where are you, light minded geniuses, Or have you no time to come Where are you, who lost their battles, Like it was nothing, without suffering Or you, carrying the dawn in your crown of battles, Wins, triumphs and graves, Where are you, who became like Caesar That came, saw, conquered The little general is worried, Burdened by the unbearable loadHe, who became the top guy, My six year old Napoleon.To put an end to his troubles,Exactly half of those soldiers I painted blue the stroke of a genius In the morning the blue ones lay.I am proud of such success, But a thought disturbs me now and then How did he decide that the blue should die, And not vice versa hide spoiler This was overall a good book, and I liked the ambiguity and the greyness and the moral conflicts Stars are docked for frequent over moralizing and a subpar use of Norse Christian mythology that seemed to be semi awkwardly tacked on at the end But overall it s a solid 3.5 star read, and I will be gladly picking up the next one in the series, hoping to seeof this world that I find is quite growing on me My review of Night Watch the first book in the Watch series is here 2014 Here are the reasons why I will never read another one of Lukyanenko s books The conflict in Ukraine has been all over the news Regardless of which side you take, or whether you even care about anything that goes on in that part of the world, the disgusting remarks by Mr Lukyanenko are impossible to ignore as they are filled with such vitriol, contempt and hate that it s hard to believe anyone would spout something like this in public, gleefully demeaning an entire ethnicity Taken and translated from Lukyanenkp s blog and his comments As for a Ukraine Yes Alas Treachery is one of the qualities of the Maloross character maloross coming from Malorussia , literally little Russia the old imperial Russian name for the southeastern part of Ukraine that used to be a part if greater Russia Simply for the reason that the Malorosses are a peasant branch of the a Russian people And peasants are always traitors by nature That s life,There s not such a country as Ukraine There s only an obmylok used up remnant of a bar of soap with inflated ego and a bare ass It s time for this soap remnant to realize its place in the world , , .Disgusting.There are plenty of other writers who a write better than Lukyanenko, and b are not douchebags Therefore I m not wasting anyof my time reading his works

  2. says:

    Nightwatch was told in the voice of just one of the Light ones, Anton This book continues the story, weaving in threads from the previous book while creating a whole nother cluster fuck for the characters involved It is brilliant It is also in three parts, but this time each part is told by a different Dark One The first part is told by a love struck witch called Alisa Honestly, the author did an amazing job, but I wasn t sure I could stand a whole book about her Luckily it is the perfect Nightwatch was told in the voice of just one of the Light ones, Anton This book continues the story, weaving in threads from the previous book while creating a whole nother cluster fuck for the characters involved It is brilliant It is also in three parts, but this time each part is told by a different Dark One The first part is told by a love struck witch called Alisa Honestly, the author did an amazing job, but I wasn t sure I could stand a whole book about her Luckily it is the perfect amount I even began to pity her myself Kristin, I think you d really like her part in everything The second part is told be a powerful magician who is suffering a bit of amnesia The climax of his story is beyond words The third part is told by the magician Edgar, the temporary stand in for the extremely powerful, vacationing head of the Daywatch He himself is not that powerful by any means, so he is trying to figure out why the hell he was called to Moscow Stevie S this is the story for you All three stories connect in the end, beautifully woven in and out of each other Love, Tragedy, Conspiracies, Magic, Religious debates, Ethical dilemmas Fucking good For a while good, sweet old Hufflepuff me was considering joining the Daywatch It has all the good vs evil banter of Good Omens, but it is taken further in the absence of God and The Devil And the ending oooh that bastard Lukyaneko My fist was raised, shaking to the heavens He got me I thought I had figured it out, but he got me well done FUCKING GOOD STORY Can t wait to pick up the Twilightwatch

  3. says:

    Day Watch is the second book in the Russian Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko Like the first book, it s split up into three stories that build on each other to tell a larger story Unlike the first book, each story focuses on different characters.I had a lot of mixed feelings while reading this First of all, one of my biggest complaints about the first book had been all of the repetitive musings on morality In this book, I m happy to say there wasn t very much of it There was a little in the Day Watch is the second book in the Russian Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko Like the first book, it s split up into three stories that build on each other to tell a larger story Unlike the first book, each story focuses on different characters.I had a lot of mixed feelings while reading this First of all, one of my biggest complaints about the first book had been all of the repetitive musings on morality In this book, I m happy to say there wasn t very much of it There was a little in the first story, but it was from the perspective of a character on a different side of the conflict than the one who did all the moralizing in the first book, so it was relatively interesting and this time the author didn t make the mistake of repeating the same thoughts all throughout the rest of the book.I enjoyed the first story up until close to the end I enjoyed seeing things from the perspective of the Day Watch, and I liked getting in the head of one of the characters who had been a villain in the first book However, I was very annoyed near the end when view spoiler Alisa and Igor fell in love after one day of wistful glances from a distance, an awkward conversation, and then a night full of sex And then this is followed up with the tragic duel between the star crossed lovers after they learn who each other really is It was supposed to be tragic, but I would have had to buy into the relationship first With so little development, either on or off the page, it wasn t even a relationship in my book hide spoiler.Then I really enjoyed the second story, until I got to the very end There was a lot going on and I enjoyed speculating how it would all tie together, and I was particularly interested in what was going on with the main character Then I got to the end, and it seemed like everything in the story had been a manipulation to view spoiler restore the balance of power between the light and the dark hide spoiler in the most unnecessarily and unrealistically convoluted manner possible So I was annoyed again.Then there was the third story Up to this point the first two stories hadn t appeared to be directly related, but the third story started sheddinglight on events in both stories and tying things together into a larger plot So I thought maybe I judged too soon at the end of the second story and I started getting interested in the big picture all over again The end of the third story wasn t as annoying to me, but I still felt like things were over plotted when considering the final revelations I had a similar reaction to the stories in the first book also.So how do I rate this I think I m going to give it 3.5 stars like I did the first book, because I did enjoy most of my time spent reading it This time though, I m going to round down to 3 on Goodreads I debated whether to read the next book The stories are enjoyable, but I m repeatedly dissatisfied by the endings I was tempted to read just onebook , but I suspect my reaction to the third book would be similar and I d get to the end of that book feeling just as undecided as I do now If that pattern continued, I d likely find myself at the end of the entire six book series feeling horribly annoyed I ve therefore decided to move on to something new

  4. says:

    I enjoyed The Day Watch a lotthan the previous book The Night Watch However, at times it did struggle to hold my attention So, ho hum enjoyable but a low three stars.

  5. says:

    I found this book of the Watch series really hard to get into.I suppose because Lukyanenko s morose and realistic writing was great for Night Watch but was totally depressing and frustrating in Day Watch There s only so much human weakness, moral reasoning and realistically bad endings I can take, okay I m a natural optimist It gets to me Ah Much better It was still well written The characters were still great Lukyanenko is still absolutely brilliant Sometimes though, I want to live in dr I found this book of the Watch series really hard to get into.I suppose because Lukyanenko s morose and realistic writing was great for Night Watch but was totally depressing and frustrating in Day Watch There s only so much human weakness, moral reasoning and realistically bad endings I can take, okay I m a natural optimist It gets to me Ah Much better It was still well written The characters were still great Lukyanenko is still absolutely brilliant Sometimes though, I want to live in dream land where everything is great and the good guys always win

  6. says:

    3.5 stars

  7. says:

    Second book in the series, featuring the ongoing struggle between the dark and the light Like the first book, it is told in a series of three interwoven stories, but the changing narrative styles are somewhat hard to follow Much of the book describes the battle between these forces, and the two organizations established to monitor their actions The Night Watch, which is staffed by Light Magicians virtuous , and the Day Watch, which is staffed by Dark Magicians freedom loving libertarian Second book in the series, featuring the ongoing struggle between the dark and the light Like the first book, it is told in a series of three interwoven stories, but the changing narrative styles are somewhat hard to follow Much of the book describes the battle between these forces, and the two organizations established to monitor their actions The Night Watch, which is staffed by Light Magicians virtuous , and the Day Watch, which is staffed by Dark Magicians freedom loving libertarians At the center is a treaty, drawn to restrict the use of magic and to license the activities of vampires, werewolves and other creatures There is a doomed love story, a powerful relic on the loose, and the mysterious agendas of the two leaders of the Watches, while they sacrifice their chess pieces in an attempt to emerge victorious

  8. says:

    Another three stories, following on from the events of The Night Watch, which had resolved matters quite nicely, thank you There was a time when this series would have been published as a nanology not a trilogy The Nightwatch had a somewhat unsettling habit of switching from the first person perspective of Anton, Nightwatch Agent, to a third person perspective whenever the author felt the need to describe events Anton was not witness to The first story in the volume switches to a first pers Another three stories, following on from the events of The Night Watch, which had resolved matters quite nicely, thank you There was a time when this series would have been published as a nanology not a trilogy The Nightwatch had a somewhat unsettling habit of switching from the first person perspective of Anton, Nightwatch Agent, to a third person perspective whenever the author felt the need to describe events Anton was not witness to The first story in the volume switches to a first person perspective of a character encountered briefly a number of times in the previous volume and she is from the Day Watch Other first person perspectives are used in the subsequent stories and again third person is used whenever the author feels like it All this switching around is a little distracting and detracting.The witch Alisa, protagonist of the first story in the present volume is not a likable character downright unpleasant, in my view and I m confident she is not meant to be Yet at the denouement I found myself sympathising with herthan a little that is quite some achievement on the part of Lukyenenko, who is, at his best, a very capable writer.The middle story I found to be relatively weak, because the central character literally is not a character Lukyenenko thereby defeating his own great strength of making his protagonists beleivable The reasons behind this weird situation are explained, but still, the story is not what it perhaps could have been.The final story sits perhaps between the other two in quality, this time because I felt that dragging Germanic and Christian mythology to the forefront of matters was a mistake It somehow distracted from Lukyenenko s own imaginative creations.Over all this volume is weaker than the first and it is because it isdisjointed The changes of perspective between characters leave you without the unifying influence that the use of Anton s first person view in all three parts of The Night Watch provided

  9. says:

    The first two parts of this were exciting and full of mysteries and 5 star stories The last part was a mostly dry, russian, introspective, courtroom slog that seriously dinged my enjoyment I loved the two characters in the first two parts, I was constantly engaged in where they were going and how it related to the overall story They both had depth and although Lukyanenko clearly loves characters living inside their own heads, the first two were minimized enough to add to the story instead of The first two parts of this were exciting and full of mysteries and 5 star stories The last part was a mostly dry, russian, introspective, courtroom slog that seriously dinged my enjoyment I loved the two characters in the first two parts, I was constantly engaged in where they were going and how it related to the overall story They both had depth and although Lukyanenko clearly loves characters living inside their own heads, the first two were minimized enough to add to the story instead of weigh it down The last piece to the overall book felt like an overly complicated courtroom drama without the drama The pieces I did like were the vodka drinking session and the view spoiler two lovers being true to their love hide spoiler at the end 3.5 stars rounded up because Russian authors always have a slightly different perspective than western authors that I enjoy.I didn t enjoy it enough to immediately start reading the next one although I own it Which means I probably won t ever read it because the oh look a new book syndrome I am suffering from will bury it before I get back to the series

  10. says:

    Continuing my rereading of the series and it is proving a satisfying experience, which is always the test of a good book for me The first time through one is taken up in the excitement of the storyline unfolding The second time around when one isrelaxed and looking around the neighborhood so to speak is when a story shows staying power or the lack thereof.My original review is below. Loneliness, dejection, the contempt or pity of people around you these are unpleasant f Continuing my rereading of the series and it is proving a satisfying experience, which is always the test of a good book for me The first time through one is taken up in the excitement of the storyline unfolding The second time around when one isrelaxed and looking around the neighborhood so to speak is when a story shows staying power or the lack thereof.My original review is below. Loneliness, dejection, the contempt or pity of people around you these are unpleasant feelings But they are precisely the things that produce genuine Dark Ones.As with the previous book in the series, The Night Watch, this is comprised of three stories Unlike the previous book, this is told from the Dark Ones point of view and by three different protagonists Intriguingly, it begins with statements opposite to those which open Night Watch We are told that this text is not approved because it is deleterious to the cause of Light signed the Night Watch and deleterious to the cause of Dark signed the Day Watch.The first story is told from a Dark witch s point of view as she is sent to recover from a difficult assignment It was definitely dark and almost kept me from continuing It s funny because it isn t as if the story contained anything that I haven t encountered in other books and it definitely isn t because it is told from the dark point of view There was just something about it that made me not want to read it, which is a tribute to the author s ability to convey atmosphere in his storytelling.I thoroughly enjoyed the second story which was a mystery within a mystery as a man riding a train realizes he has amnesia and is an Other The third story brought the other two together in a climactic trial by The Inquisition.As in Night Watch, each story examined a facet of Dark or Light I was especially interested in the third story where most of it is shown from the point of view of Edgar, a Dark Other, or Anton, our familiar Light Other from the first book Several times each was judging the other for the very same thing while thinking, Just like a Light Dark Other In this story we also hear about how Inquisitors see things and it was an interesting contrast to the Others.Day Watch uses these engrossing stories to examine good, evil, love, and sacrifice, continuing the themes found in Night Watch As such it gave me pause while I thought about the author s representation of the very thin line that separates good from evil, and true love from a self serving pretense of love.It was quite good overall, although it was not quite as good as Night Watch Definitely recommended

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