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 Mark of Faith by Rachel Harrison. You can purchase on Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
With the birth of the Cicatrix Maledictum the Imperium of Mankind suffers as never before. Conflict and corruption is rife on every front and precious little hope remains, save for those who hold to their faith when faced with destruction…
Denied a martyr’s death during the battle for Ophelia VII, Sister Evangeline of the Order of Our Martyred Lady is blessed with a new and grave duty; to embark on a pilgrimage beyond the Great Rift to recover a precious and powerful artefact – the Shield of Saint Katherine. Accompanied by the enigmatic Inquisitor Ravara, who seeks her own closure in the veiled regions beyond the Rift, Evangeline must find a way to bear the weight of this unasked-for destiny if she and her Sisters are to succeed in restoring a fragment of light to this new dark Imperium.
Questions to ponder after reading Mark of Faith:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out to you?
- Sister Evangeline is a character in crisis. Did you like her? Did you understand her? Did you sympathize with her?
- Inquisitor Ravara is, in many ways, anathema to Evangeline, but still in crisis. Did you like her? Did you understand her? Did you sympathize with her?
- Both Evangeline and Ravara have surrounded themselves with strong people. Who was your favorite? Would the book have been as enjoyable without them?
- This is the third book we’ve read that is solely about faith in WH40k. How do Evangeline’s and Ravara’s faiths compare to those of Amatnim and Celestine?
- Did the Big Reveal™ surprise you? Did it “gel” with the story?
- Where do Ravara and Evangeline go from here? Did their endings feel satisfying?