The Claviger


Fiction - Historical - Personage
242 Pages
Reviewed on 06/09/2021
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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

The Claviger by Rayo Scala is not just an action novel for action’s sake. It is a fantastic blend of history and military imagery that you can almost feel because the characters are well-explored mentally and emotionally. Deep introspection is a by-product when your characters are ancient Homo sapiens who have lived for centuries by reincarnating and they walk among us. They are called Clavigers: calm, charming, intelligent, and hardwired calculating entities with harmonious combat skills. Over the centuries, they have conducted covert operations and served as elite protection military guards, and the one rule is to never get caught. But their last mission in Iraq proved too costly, and the U.S. government has an extensive private Claviger data bank that lists their known covert operatives. Alma Soto, a Homeland Security agent, is on their trail, and she is about to discover more about these mysterious entities and what their final mission is all about.

Depicting immortals can prove to be a challenge but Rayo Scala accepts it and manages to pull it off. His Clavigers are well fleshed out as he meticulously lays out their exploits from the past to the current timeline. The Clavigers are oozing with that X-Factor inherent in supermodels in that they stand out in a crowd—a liability when your mission operates under the rule of never get caught. But they do possess a sense of humanity, and they hit that standard beat common among superhero characters. The Claviger has a good balance between action and drama. The action is provided to see how formidable they are, and the drama articulates the burden of living over and over again. The Clavigers are not your standard Marvel or DC superheroes, but they are excellent examples of how such characters can be delivered on a more existential level. This book is not only worth reading, it is worth adapting into a film.