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 Fabius Bile: Manflayer by Josh Reynolds. You can purchase on Amazon, Black Library or Audible.
From the back of the book:
In the centuries since his return from Commorragh, Fabius Bile has distanced himself from the affairs of friend and foe, content only to oversee the cruel evolution of his New Men. But when his creations are threatened by the monstrous haemonculi of the Thirteen Scars, the Manflayer is forced to seek out new allies and old enemies alike in an effort to preserve all that he has built. Homo Novus must survive… even if Fabius Bile must die to ensure it.
Questions to ponder after reading Fabius Bile: Manflayer:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- The book is told after the events of Commoragh, and yet it is at the center of the narrative. What did you make of this manner of storytelling?
- Homo Novus is intended to replace humanity. What kind of future do they have? What are the implications of their placement throughout the galaxy?
- How do Fabius and Hexachires compare and contrast to one another? Did you like Hexachires as a foil?
- How did you feel about Fulgrim’s characterization? Were you surprised by his eternity?
- Josh Reynolds gives each member of the Consortium their own stage, as it were. Were you surprised by those who survived? Whose loss was felt keenest?
- What did you make of the ending? Did it feel satisfying?