Sword

The Globur Incursion Book 5

Fiction - Science Fiction
301 Pages
Reviewed on 07/04/2020
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Author Biography

D. Rebbitt is an avid reader who has always enjoyed the classic military science fiction. His military career gives him great insight into the real world of the military. Epic space opera with a military edge best describe the books.

He has written articles and blogs for many years in a nonfiction setting. The Globur Incursion series is his first foray into fiction.

When writing he most enjoys the interaction between characters. He has built a universe based on realistic science. His books are laced with a gritty realism that puts characters in interesting situations and dilemmas. Each novel is layered with interconnected events and stories, giving real insight into the minds of the characters.

There are battles, victories, and losses. Behind it all, the stories of the characters unfold. Their human flaws mean they do not always make the best decisions.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Sword is a work of fiction in the science fiction, action, and adventure sub-genres, and was penned by author D. Rebbitt. Written as the fifth novel in The Globur Incursion series, we pick up the story once again as the Globur’s reign of terror makes anyone and everyone in the known universe a potential target. As the military drama and political action continue on a wider scale, we also home in on key players in this next wave, where Rear Admiral Jones is given the order that he may take the offensive when he sees fit. So begins a new strategy to defend those who need it and to attack the Globur with the full might of the Fleet.

Author D. Rebbitt has penned many instances of this ongoing science fiction saga, and in each one, the picture changes to offer new perspectives on the many intricacies of war. I personally really enjoyed the emphasis on the role of politics and opinions back home and those who seek to gain what they can from such a disaster. But military fiction fans will also enjoy the many well-penned action scenes and the discussions of different strategies and movements which take place. The dialogue is, as always, sharp and direct, characterizing familiar heroes like Zenke well but also introducing us to new figures and revamping old foes. Overall, I would certainly recommend Sword to existing fans of The Globur Incursion series, and the author in general to hardcore sci-fi fans who love a lot of battles and big picture thinking in their reading.

Susan Sewell

An alien race is attempting to wipe out the human race, and the Imperial politicians are placing the whole of humanity in jeopardy with their petty arguments in the extraordinary science-fiction novel, Sword (The Globur Incursion Book 5) by D. Rebbitt. The Globur are relentlessly hunting and decimating human-populated star systems. The Fleet task forces have not yet had a definitive victory, and are down to two task forces. With no time for a shakedown cruise, Rear Admiral Jones and Captain Jamal take Valkyrie, the newest class carrier in the Fleet, to monitor two systems, the Mongolian, and the Chard. Orbiting the planet Kahn in the Mongolian system, Admiral Jones receives intel that the Globur are entering the Chard system. Going against Imperial directives, TF15 launches an attack on the Globur. Just when it seems the battle is lost, an unidentified fighter enters the fray. Using powerful and unknown weapons, the strange fighter breaks the Globur's last defenses, turning the tide of the battle. Who is this mysterious fighter? Can he change the course of the incursion?

Intergalactic wars, highly evolved weapons, and quantum travel are spellbinding elements in the thrilling novel Sword (The Globur Incursion Book 5) by D. Rebbitt. It is a phenomenal story with an exciting plot and an intricately built storyworld. It being the fifth book in a saga, I was surprised to discover that this book worked well as a stand-alone. Superbly written, details from the previous stories are seamlessly incorporated within the storyline, keeping me spellbound without losing a beat. I appreciated the appendix at the end of the story, explaining the arsenal, significant characters, crew members, etc. from all five books. It also helps fill in the gaps that aren't integral to this story but are to the saga. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, and highly recommend the series to fans of inter-galactic novels. I can't wait to read the next episode!

Romuald Dzemo

Sword is the fifth book in The Globur Incursion by D. Rebbitt and is a compelling science fiction tale. The systems are up against an enemy that no one has defeated before; the Globur. They are unpredictable and no one knows the system they will target next. The rim worlds are at a loss over what to do, and TF15 has no allies. A new commander, Rear Admiral Jones, takes command, but his skills are unknown as are the new ships. But he has a plan, an element of surprise that no one thinks about and on his ships are fighters who have survived the Globur incursion. When he is given the go-ahead to take on the offensive, real problems start with politicians who can’t approve the resources required to defend the systems. Can Rear Admiral Jones and his team succeed where no one has ever before?

D. Rebbitt has crafted a science fiction story that intelligently captures the political game in times of crisis. While the systems suffer serious threats from ruthless aliens, there are politicians who stand for “what’s in it for me,” and those who simply look for who to blame in the conflict. The protagonist and his team have to fight a war within the government while facing an alien threat. While the timeline is not so well defined, readers are transported into a world of high technology with conflict raging at several levels of the rim worlds. It is action-packed and filled with both air and land battles. Sword is a good read for readers who are looking for conflict-driven, action-packed, and entertaining science fiction.

Steven Robson

Sword, the fifth book in The Globur Incursion series by D. Rebbitt, is a futuristic blast into a campaign that may seal the fate of the human race, having lost every battle to date against a malevolent species known as the Globur. These aliens are malignant in their intent, extremely resilient, and quick to adapt, making them a deadly foe. After they have swept through system after system, Rear Admiral Jones has decided to draw a line in the sand, implementing new tactics and weapons to try to halt the enemy drive. After Jones achieves initial success, the Globur appear to be turning the tide yet again in their favor when a mysterious new player appears in the battle. This unknown participant may well alter the outcome of not only this battle for control of the Chard System but also the entire conflict, providing humans can unlock the secrets he carries.

D. Rebbitt’s Sword, The Globur Incursion, is brimming with action and adventure on a grand scale. The battle sequences are well constructed and mixed with new and interesting technology that enhances the overall atmosphere. The main characters are believable, as are the scenarios, which also include the expected political and personal interactions. These were all handled deftly, allowing the reader to relate to and become fully engaged in the story as it unfolded. This was particularly evident through Grand Admiral Medici’s dealings with the Senate, which for me rang very true to reality. Sword is definitely a book for those seeking the wonder of a perilous future, wrapped in scorching action and individual sacrifice.