Redoubt

The Globur Incursion Book 4

Fiction - Science Fiction
459 Pages
Reviewed on 06/18/2019
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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 Caitlin Lyle Farley for Readers' Favorite

The fourth installment in D. Rebbitt’s Globur Incursion series, Redoubt picks up from the conclusion of Onslaught. Captain Jones awakes in the drifting remains of the battleship Ozu, where boarding parties of the relentless alien Globurs soon beset him and the other survivors, including many of the marines. Karl Zenke and the rest of Rear Admiral Pang’s Task Force 13 enter the Alsace system in their new, top-notch battleships. They are fully prepared to face battle with the Globur on their mission to recover any survivors and new intelligence that can aid the humans. Far from the frontlines on the rim, Rear Admiral Brown and Task Force 2 shadow the Peace Fleet, a motley band with some influential supporters, determined to reach the rim and prove that the Imperial Fleet instigated the conflict with the Globurs.

The taut conflict against overwhelming odds, a convincingly alien race, and thrillingly plausible battles are but a few of the reasons to pick up Rebbitt’s exciting space opera series about first contact with hostile aliens. The fast pacing and continuous action make Redoubt a difficult novel to put down and, although this doesn’t leave much space for character development, individual personalities and penchants for innovative problem solving make for memorable characters. While humanity has been scrambling since the start of the Globur conflict, the reader begins to see how the tables may turn in Redoubt as the characters begin learning from past miscalculations and Imperial battle strategies are adapted accordingly. Redoubt is a turning point in the Globur Incursion series, an astounding, must-read series for all fans of space opera.

K.C. Finn

Redoubt is a work of hard science fiction penned by author D. Rebbitt and forms the fourth book in the Globur Incursion series. After the chilling events of the Onslaught and the foolish prior attempts at contact with high intelligence life, we return to the charming corvette captain Karl Zenke as he picks amongst the wreckages from the horrifying space war of only a few weeks ago. The Alsace system now belongs to aliens, and the world is full of hostiles just waiting for Karl and his crew to appear. As misconstrued ideas about peace float around in the homeworlds, Karl and his crew know the truth, and can only hope to delay its brutal arrival.

It was a pleasure to return to the Globur Incursion series and see the new world as it stands after the devastating effects of Onslaught. The survivors may be few, but the story is still plentiful and politically strong in its plot development. Author D. Rebbitt opens the universe up wider still to bring us contrasting opinions, strategies and deadly truths, revealed in a well-timed plot that keeps ticking all the way to the last page. As always, character development continues to grow, bringing us closer to those who have managed to survive the horrors of the last three books, and keeping us rooting for the underdogs who are out there on the front lines of conflict. Overall, Redoubt provides a new twist in a tale filled with action and intrigue and is a highly recommended read for science fiction fans everywhere.

Deepak Menon

Redoubt: The Globur Incursion Book 4 by D Rebbitt is a story of interstellar wars with sustained action to keep readers on the edge of their seats all the way until the grand finale. The book starts with one of the principal protagonists, Captain Jones, clad in a space suit, awakening in complete darkness with pain slicing throughout his body. He remembers how his spacecraft, a TF3H (Task Force 3H) battleship named the Ozu, had charged into an intense space battle against the Globur Battle Group in the Alsace star system in a desperate bid to protect the Flagship of the fleet, the Siegreich. Beams from a dozen Globur ships had sliced through the Ozu, virtually decimating it and leaving it floating like a lifeless piece of debris in the blackness of space. The description of the state of the Ozu, with all systems like artificial gravity, electricity, and others destroyed, is excellent. Captain Jones is able to find other surviving protagonists like his tactical officer Lt. Commander Luis, the engineering officer Lt. Commander Xiun, and others like Sergeant Major Karen Oxblood and Major Sante with their platoon of Marines still alive. This first glimpse of the action is extremely well-written and lays the outline of what the reader can expect as the plot develops into this amazing story.

The author has researched deeply, which has enabled him to present many possibilities which may well become realities for mankind in the future. Redoubt is replete with extraordinary futuristic developments like quantum drives, augmented human bodies, integrated AI embedded in the bodies of augmented marines, literally making them superhuman. Faster than light travel and other developments like electrical shields around spacecraft form a good basis for imagining space battles. Besides the terrific descriptions of spacecraft of many kinds engaged in death-defying battles, this book has not neglected the basic frailties of the human race – politics, greed, poor judgment, sects like the People for Peace blinding the leadership to the dangers that mankind faces from within and without. The cover is attractive. The flow of the book is continuous and the pace steady. The development of the plot is well thought out and the protagonists fit in nicely with the basic theme of the story. The ending is good, though it seems to have been directed towards a sequel. A good, action-packed sci-fi novel with many original twists and imaginative narration; an excellent thriller and deserving of 5 stars.

Fred Humphrey

Awesome read. Redoubt is now one of my favourite sci-fi novels. Very enjoyable, looking forward to book five. I can't wait for the movie to come out, what a blast.