The Globur Incursion Book 7

Fiction - Science Fiction
490 Pages
Reviewed on 07/07/2022
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    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Salvation is a work of fiction in the science fiction subgenre and it serves as the seventh installment in the Globur Incursion series. It is suitable for the general reading audience and was penned by author D Rebbitt. The book continues to chronicle the battle against the Globur after decades of conflict, this time with the focus being on the effort to regain control of the Mongolia system. As the marines fight to regain control of the capital and the strategically critical spaceport, something more sinister is brewing as the Senate sends a team to investigate the secrets being kept by members of the fleet.

Seven books into a series, authors always run the risk of staleness, as many of them settle into a formula for success that they try to repeat endlessly, but not so here. Author D Rebbitt refuses to rest on their laurels after six exciting installments and manages to continue producing entries in the series that feel fresh and dynamic. Now with their backs against the wall, as their backup is stretched to breaking point, the fight of the marines feels so desperate that readers will taste the anxiety as they follow the exciting battle to liberate Ulaan. The development of the political intrigue was an excellent aspect of the book which allowed the narrative to shift between two equally tense but tonally unique plots. Overall, Salvation is a masterclass in keeping a long-running series feeling as fresh as it did in its opening installment with new directions for the characters, new angles for the action, and new story beats for this long-running saga.

Stefan Vucak

In Salvation: The Globur Incursion, Book 7 by D. Rebbitt, the Globur are attacking Imperial rim systems. Short of ships and materiel to properly prosecute the war, the Fleet is in a desperate struggle to contain the alien invasion. The Imperial Senate has a news blackout in place and most worlds are not aware a war is being waged by the Fleet. Pacifist elements within the Senate claim the Fleet started the war and send Senator Alexander to a major warship base to conduct loyalty tests and gather evidence of Fleet plans to undermine the Senate. While the Senate and the Fleet are engaged in a struggle for power, a Marine division on planet Khan is fighting the Globur invaders to free captured Imperial citizens. Senator Alexander’s men arrest numerous Fleet personnel on charges of treason. In the meantime, senior Fleet admirals devise a scheme to undermine the Senator and publicize the existence of the war to the Empire. The Globur attack a core system and the situation becomes desperate for the Empire.

With Salvation: The Globur Incursion, D. Rebbitt offers readers a classic military space opera saga. Book 7 offers engaging action sequences and political intrigue that reveal an Empire torn with internal plots and counter-plots, an undermanned and under-equipped Fleet tasked with protecting the Empire while elements within the Senate seek to enhance their own personal power that threatens the survival of every system in the face of a Globur invasion. Political tension slowly builds as the Senate tries to subjugate the Fleet to its will, and these elements come to dominate this novel. Salvation: The Globular Incursion Book 7 is easy to read, and D. Rebbitt does not burden readers with intricate plotting, characterization, or emotional drama, allowing action to carry most of the story. The political maneuvering holds interest as the story unravels. An entertaining novel for fans of the genre.

Vincent Dublado

D. Rebbit’s military saga continues in Salvation: The Globur Incursion Book 7. This time, the plot focuses on the liberation of the Mongolia system, where every remaining destroyer would have a full magazine of the newest torpedoes. Meanwhile, Sanderson is concerned about the local population of Ulaan, where almost 6,000 Marines are ready to strike the city. The status of the civilians is unknown, on account that no one has been able to get in and out of the city since the Globur invasion. The Fleet still has no intelligence on any other systems lost to the Globur. Grand Admiral Medici has more mountains to climb as the senators want to know when other systems could be liberated.

Salvation depicts military drama in a futuristic setting that reflects the similar travails that men in uniform endure within the contemporary condition of their calling. Step by step pursuant to its installments, it powerfully reconstructs the chain of events. It’s like watching Black Hawk Down in a science-fiction scenario. The engagement here doesn’t degenerate into a bloody hell for the sake of violence. There is justification for every battle to render it comprehensible to readers. You follow subplots and major characters in this storyline where dialogue, setting, and action play out well. D. Rebbit’s narrative strategy takes advantage of his experiences in the military and steadily builds up his premise with wisdom and knowledge to create a compelling storyline that you will want to follow from the first book to the last. Salvation helps readers empathize with and understand the actual experiences of combat troops. It is about the men and women who keep the peace so that you may freely live, and this is an idea worth reading about.

Rabia Tanveer

Salvation is the seventh book in The Globur Incursion series by D. Rebbitt. A perfect series for fans of space thrillers and action, the story continues the struggles of the Fleet as they try their best to end the conflict, protect the people of Khan and seek salvation. With newer technologies and better strategies at their disposal, the Fleet is ready to change the flow of the conflict and protect the Mongolia system as well as the people of Khan. As the marine division tries their best to keep the conflict from spreading, Sanderson, Shaka, Medici, John Forest, Jones, and more have their work cut out for them. But the Globur is not finished with them; they have plans that will stump even the best minds of the opposition. What is the Globur planning? More importantly, can Sanderson and the rest figure it out before it is too late?

Intense action and complex situations make this story very interesting. I am a self-professed romance addict and don’t enjoy science fiction or fantasy as much, but there are certain series and novels that are a clear exception for me. Salvation by D. Rebbitt is one of them. With twists at every turn and a well-developed character taking the reins of the narrative in each chapter or chapter break, readers are given new information, and that is enough to keep them reading. Sanderson is my favorite character. He is perceptive, sharp, and understands the unpredictability of war better than his younger counterparts in the story. I knew by chapter three that he was the character to look out for, although Admiral Medici gave Sanderson a run for his money. There is not just technology and grand weapons to keep science fiction fans happy. There is a genuine plot and enough surprises to make fans of the series beg for more.

Pikasho Deka

Salvation: The Globur Incursion is an action-packed, sci-fi military thriller by D. Rebbitt. Set in a distant future where the human-led Empire is involved in a long-lasting war with the alien Globurs, the story follows members of the Fleet as they fight for the liberation of the Mongolian system from the tyranny of the Globurs. The narrative focuses on a wide array of characters in the Empire hierarchy as they navigate their way through the war. The book opens with the marines attempting to assault the capital city of the planet of Khan, Ulaan. Sergeant Major Sanderson, alongside his Alpha Company, provides a grounded view of the marines' confrontation with the Globurs. Meanwhile, a sinister conspiracy brews within the Senate, with a couple of senators wanting to bring the Fleet under their control by any means necessary.

Fast-paced with plenty of adrenaline-pumping action sequences that provide thrilling moments galore, Salvation: The Globur Incursion is a nail-biting sci-fi military thriller you don't want to miss out on. Author D. Rebbitt wastes little time in dropping the reader right into the midst of the action, and it's a non-stop thrill ride from that point on. The multiple POV narrative does a stellar job of showcasing all the different tiers of people involved in the story. From foot soldiers risking their lives for the liberation of another nation to corrupt, power-hungry bureaucrats trying to take advantage of the situation, Rebbitt draws a realistic portrait of war that keeps your eyes glued to the pages until the end. Highly recommended.