Alan Baxter’s The Darkest Shade of Grey is a gripping little foray into a place between two realms… accompanied by a drunk journalist with a frayed life. You won’t want it to end.
In this fifth title of the Night Watch series, the elegance of Lukyanenko’s construction is undeniable. The New Watch, as good as it is, lacks some of the passion of the rest of the series.
This work is engaging, enticing, and magical. It puts Baxter in a position where, dare I say it, his future works will be anticipated, but also closely watched.