Every two weeks we read a new book in the WH40k universe and discuss it on our podcast. We invite you to read along with us and join in on our conversation via comments, Twitter, email, or vox cast.
This episode we’re reading Vaults of Terra: The Carrion Throne by Chris Wraight. You can purchase on Amazon, or Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
In the hellish sprawl of Imperial Terra, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl serves as a stalwart and vigilant protector, for even the Throneworld is not immune to the predations of its enemies. In the course of his Emperor-sworn duty, Crowl becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy, one that leads all the way to the halls of the Imperial Palace. As he plunges deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the many palace districts, his investigation attracts the attention of hidden forces, and soon he and his acolyte Spinoza are being hunted – by heretics, xenos, servants of the Dark Powers, or perhaps even rival elements of the Inquisition itself. Soon they discover a terrible truth, one that if allowed to get out could undermine the very fabric of the Imperium itself.
Questions to ponder during and after reading The Carrion Throne:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out to you?
- Spinoza and Crowl have very different outlooks. Do you understand both? Neither? Which do you prefer?
- Chris Wraight paints a very grim picture of Terra. Does it surprise you? What stands out most to you? What do you think the Emperor would think of Terra?
- We know the Imperials love revisionist history. What really stood out to you about some of the minor reveals and discussions in this book?
- The Inquisition is quite the thorny mess. Can this institution survive in its current state?
- How do you feel about the Angel’s Tears/False Angel? What is Crowl’s motivation with them in the end?
- Let’s talk about The Project. Did this surprise you? What lingering questions do you have in the wake of this?
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