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 Hollow Mountain by Chris Wraight. You can purchase on Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl has discovered a terrible plot, its roots firmly planted in the very highest levels of Terra. Pursuing it is fraught with risk, but Crowl’s sense of duty compels him to persevere. He and his acolyte Spinoza run down their leads in secret, knowing that their every move invites danger, but even as they begin to reveal the truth, a greater peril is unfolding in the skies – the Great Rift is becoming manifest. During the madness that threatens to tear Terra asunder, Crowl’s Inquisitorial base of operations comes under attack and is badly ravaged. As his world begins to unravel and a new, bloody age dawns, can Crowl stay true to his course and expose the horror that lies at the heart of the Hollow Mountain?
Questions to ponder during and after reading Vaults of Terra: The Hollow Mountain:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out to you?
- Crowl thinks and works in shades of grey. Is it surprising that he surrounds himself with two very black & white people in Spinoza and Revus?
- Each Vaults of Terra book devotes page space to how Terra and the Imperium work. Let’s break this into two parts:
- Do the industry and mechanics of Terra interest you? What surprises you?
- We learn more and more about the ruling class every book. What stands out the most?
- Let’s talk about the failsafe. Do you think it was the right decision? Could it have been avoided?
- Who was “right” in the end? Do you understand Crowl’s obsession?
- What’s next for Crowl and Spinoza? Where do they go from here?