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 Flesh and Steel by Guy Haley. You can purchase on Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
Born into riches, Probator Symeon Noctis attempts to atone for his past sins by championing the powerless of Nearsteel district. But the sprawling city of Varangantua is uncaring of its masses, and when a bisected corpse is discovered in the neutral zone between Nearsteel and the Adeptus Mechanicus enclave of Steelmound, Noctis finds himself cast into his most dangerous case yet.
Partnering with the tech-priest Rho-1 Lux of the Collegiate Extremis, Noctis is drawn into a murky world of tech-heresy, illegal servitors, and exploitation that could end his career, or his life.
Questions to ponder after reading Flesh and Steel:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- Did you like Symeon as a character? Were you meant to?
- How did you feel about the “Flesh and Steel” pairing? Were they an effective team?
- Let’s talk about the servitor information/process. Does this surprise you? What are the implications of these advanced servitors?
- In terms of a mystery, how did this rate compared to other mysteries we’ve read in the Black Library catalog?
- Were you satisfied by the ending?
- The story is bookended by another investigation. What’s your take on it?