The Last Watch (The Divide #1) by J.S. Dewes

Book Review

The Last Watch by J.S. Dewes is an Adult Space Opera following a group of criminals on the edge of the universe..


“The Expanse meets Game of Thrones in J. S. Dewes’ fast-paced, sf adventure The Last Watch, where a handful of soldiers stand between humanity and annihilation.

The Divide.

It’s the edge of the universe.

Now it’s collapsing—and taking everyone and everything with it.

The only ones who can stop it are the Sentinels—the recruits, exiles, and court-martialed dregs of the military.

At the Divide, Adequin Rake, commanding the Argus, has no resources, no comms—nothing, except for the soldiers that no one wanted.

They’re humanity’s only chance.”

My Thoughts

If you are any sort of fan of Adult Sci-Fi, Space Opera, Survival stories, this book will be perfect to venture into.

We follow an outcast of characters deployed to the outskirts of the universe who soon find their world turned upside down when the mysterious, all-consumingDivide‘ begins to change.

The author revealed just enough to keep me going up until I was almost dying on the edge of my seat! I just had to know what all was hidden with these characters and what exactly was going to happen to them.

And for those who like just a splash of romance, you’ll find that here as well.

What I Liked:

  • different character backgrounds
  • character growth – loved Cavalon
  • full of rebels/criminals
  • high-stakes
  • fast-paced
  • 20% through – I was hooked!!
  • ends with a BANG!

What I Didn’t Like:

  • fluffy dialogue – could’ve been removed
  • confusing beginning – plot picked up around 20%
  • uses common sci-fi themes
  • heavy sci-fi/technical terminology

Overall, I give this one a high 4 out of 5 stars. It had everything I was looking for in a sci-fi adventure from the vast emptiness of space to weird alien-like lifeforms. I will definitely be picking up the sequel when it releases later this summer!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

More Book Info

Published: 20 April 2021

Publisher: Tor Books

Genre: Adult Sci-Fi, Space Opera

Pages: 480

How I Read It: eARC

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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