Fiction - Science Fiction
469 Pages
Reviewed on 09/07/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Wardens is a work of fiction in the science fiction, action and adventure, and futuristic fiction sub-genres, and was penned by author Jonathan Staten. Written for mature audiences, the work does contain scenes of graphic violence and the use of explicit language throughout. Comprising the two books of the Victus Saga to tell a completed tale, Wardens takes us to a far-flung future where all-out war looms in the galaxy, and our titular characters must put a stop to it. When protagonist Jansen Harrison has his ordinary life on Earth turned upside down, so begins an epic battle like nothing he could ever have imagined.

Author Jonathan Staten takes the science fiction genre by the throat and really ramps it up a notch in this highly compelling work of intergalactic battle. One of the things which really struck me about the novel was its cinematic quality, most especially in the action scenes and those where we discover new vistas and people through our protagonist’s eyes. The smooth attention to detail has the feel of a stylish videogame, which made me feel even more engrossed as a reader. The dialogue was a particular strength too: Jansen felt genuinely naïve and earthy at the book’s opening, and his parlance grew along with his attitude whilst the saga played out. Overall, Wardens is a highly accomplished and immersive work of science fiction, and I would recommend it for readers seeking a well-rounded plot, solid worldbuilding, and thrilling action.