Alice, a powerful Dark Other, attends a planning meeting with her comrades in the Day Watch. She is sent to recuperate at a youth camp. There she meets Igor, a Light Mage. Alice remembers him as one of those involved in the battle that left her crippled. There is no alternative to a magical duel, a battle that neither of them wants to win.
In Russia, all volumes of the Night Watch series have sold over two million hardcovers between them. The Night Watch has been adapted into an internationally successful film, which has been distributed round the world. Sergei Lukyanenko lives in Moscow.