Assault

The Globur Incursion Book 6

Fiction - Science Fiction
391 Pages
Reviewed on 05/16/2021
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The sixth book in The Globur Incursion series, Assault by D. Rebbitt delivers the entertainment that fans of action thrillers and science fiction long for; it is pulse-pounding and filled with strong doses of military action. While the unorthodox methods of Rear Admiral Jones have been able to hold the Globur back, the Fleet still remains in dire straits, suffering great losses and damages in destroyers and systems. The Globur adapt fast and they are persistent. After his service in the military, it is like Rear Admiral Brown has been forgotten, but now he has been called back into service and he is bringing his elite team with him. Can they make a difference? With the Senate deciding that everything is thrown into the fight — all available ships and systems — there are misgivings from the top military leaders. However, theirs is not to question but to follow orders, especially the marines under Sergeant Major Sanderson. The stakes are high and the survival of the Fleet depends on this final action.

Assault is written by an author who has a great gift for setting and storytelling. The setting is at the rim and the military battles an alien incursion. The conflict couldn’t be handled any better than D. Rebbitt has done. While creating scenes of war in a well-imagined space, the author creates tension within the decision-making echelon when it comes to strategy. There is a sense of urgency written into the story and it gives weight to every moment and scene. The writing is impeccable, featuring diligently crafted scenes, compelling action, and dialogues that move the story forward. The characters are rock-solid and fleshed out, and most of the key characters are backed by a rich military experience. Assault is balanced and deft, reflecting devious scheming and sharp detail; it is propulsive, with characters that fans will adore.

Susan Sewell

The Globur has captured another System, and the Fleet is determined to take it back in the scintillating science-fiction novel, Assault (The Globur Incursion: Book 6) by D. Rebbitt. During a skirmish in the Mongolian system, Rear Admiral Pang and the Fleet lose to a Globur battle group. The Globur now occupies the planet Kahn. Having incurred major damage to their ships and having lost a portion of their battle group, Rear Admiral Pang limps TF13 back for repairs. While the Fleet waits for their battleships to be repaired, upgraded, and the new Task Force to be assembled, prominent members of the People for Peace and the Senate are working to undermine their mission. When the Senate votes to send raw fresh Marines and a Task Force that is not fully equipped or prepared to the Mongolian System, Fleet Command is apprehensive about the outcome. Can they outsmart and outmaneuver the Globur?

Assault (The Globur Incursion: Book 6) by D. Rebbitt is the sixth episode in an exciting science-fiction series. With fascinating characters, a riveting plot, and action-packed battle scenes that take place in outer space, it is a thrilling tale that rivals the Star Trek series. Elegantly written, the story is spellbinding from the first page until the last. Although it is book six, the previous battles, characters, and incidents are cleverly inserted, making it is fairly easy to keep up with the storyline. I absolutely love this saga and I highly recommend it to Star Wars and Star Trek fans and everyone else who loves intergalactic war-based novels with extraordinary heroes. It is a spectacular series that you don't want to miss!

Vincent Dublado

After the Fleet’s pyrrhic victory in delaying a Globur incursion, Book 6 of D. Rebbitt’s Globur Incursion Series continues with Assault. Building new task forces and weapons is the Fleet’s next agenda, as they need to go toe to toe with Globur destroyer-class ships and survive. Plus, the Senate would want some sort of action against the enemy to show the Fleet is able to protect the rim. Rear Admiral Brown has been relieved of his duties as commander of Task Force 14 and has been assigned to Task Force 16. He vows not to disappoint, as he is growing tired of the moniker he earned as the Butcher of Castellan. Meanwhile, Sergeant Major Sanderson’s new assignment makes him deal with his new Marines—Alpha Company of the First Division or more popularly known as the Blue Meanies. As the Fleet prepares for a Globur assault, they are going to mount an offensive operation to take a system and successfully hold it—something that they have never done for the first time in years.

As part of a series, Assault may well be described as an old-fashioned space opera with all the thrills and intrigues. There is a war going on where a political body is the deciding force and a dedicated military whose ranks are trying to navigate their way through office politics. If you are a science fiction fan, it is easy to recognize the plotline, but what will keep you on edge is how the Fleet keeps the Globur at bay. D. Rebbitt writes with precision, especially when it comes to detailing the Fleet’s strategies, which is one of the series’ selling points being a military space opera. Does Admiral Brown manage to redeem himself? The answer is another element in this story that you would want to read. Perhaps the best part of this installment is that Rebbitt manages to sustain the unanticipated. The Fleet is aware of Globur attacks but has no clue as to the enemy’s changing strategies. And this creates an impact that truly defines this series in its chosen genre. Read it and see for yourself.

Romuald Dzemo

Assault is the sixth book in The Globur Incursion series by D. Rebbitt. The Fleet is in the midst of a war and the conflict escalates by the day on the rim. Even if Rear Admiral Jones has a strong defense strategy, the Globur remain relentless. While the Fleet has suffered the loss of lives in the defense, they have bought time for new task forces to be formed and new weapons to be fashioned. However, the Senate is of the opinion that everything should be thrown into the fray, and that means every available ship and weapon. Arriving aboard his flagship Wallachia, Rear Admiral Brown might be able to turn the tide. With his Task Force 14 composed of legendary and experienced officers, they might be able to keep the Globur at bay. But things get even more complicated when everything has to be put into the operation. Can the Fleet survive the onslaught of enemy attacks?

Assault: The Globur Incursion Book 6 is a spellbinder, written for fans of military thrillers and advanced war. It succinctly depicts what future wars might look like. The action is plentiful and D. Rebbitt has the skill of writing complex scenes, creating a conflict that pits strategies against each other. Apart from the war against the Globur, the path proposed by the Senate is one that is disturbing even to experienced officers. The Fleet is a force that readers will want to follow and it is run by admirals and officers that have weathered rough times. Sergeant Major Sanderson, Rear Admiral Brown, Vice Admiral Stukov, and many others are characters that are elaborately written. They are believable as they inhabit a world of high military command. The prose is superb, littered with vivid descriptions and compelling imagery. The author writes dialogues with care, the plot is filled with the fears and preoccupations of the characters, and the action scenes are composed with detailed authenticity.