One of the most remarkable elements of Onslaught is how convincingly different the alien Globurs are. This transcends simple differences in appearance and Rebbit builds a sense of intrigue around these beings, in particular, how they’re capable of tracking marines in full stealth mode and detecting ships in quantum drive. Globur and human technology is remarkably alike in some ways, with the battleships having weapons with similar capabilities. The battle scenes in Onslaught are nothing less than astounding and had me on the edge of my seat. A colourful mix of personalities populate this world and provide satisfying tension as lower ranked captains challenge age-old tradition in an attempt to adapt to the new conflict. The politics are almost depressingly realistic, and the marines are nothing less than awesome. Onslaught is a highly entertaining read with a conclusion that promises the fourth in the Globur Incursion series will be even better.
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