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.
From the back of the book:
Exalting war and art in harmony, the warrior-artisans of the Angels Resplendent have forged a radiant haven amidst a blighted galaxy. But an ancient sin stains their honour – a wound in their world that will never heal. Ignorant souls would call it a forest, but those who watch over it know better.
Nothing natural grows in the Reverie’s snow-swept glades or wanders amongst the unnatural things that do, save for the intruders who trespass on its pain. Some seek revelation or redemption, others dream of winning a place amongst the Resplendent, but all come because they must.
Three travellers are drawn into the conspiracy that wards the wound – a knight haunted by his lost humanity, an aging poet who refuses to go gently into the night, and a scholar who yearns to redeem mankind. All must face their shadows in the Reverie, but only one shall gaze upon its heart, where a deeper darkness beats.
Questions to ponder after reading The Reverie:
- Did you like the book?
- Which concepts, scenes, or lines stood out as interesting or well-done?
- How do you feel overall about the Angels Resplendent? Do you understand their reformation?
- What was your take on the Muses? Were you surprised by their proclivities and/or actions?
- Similar to Requiem Infernal, there is a lot of inter-personal drama that doesn’t go anywhere. What piece felt most random or unfinished?
- Do you like Czervantes as a protagonist? Do you agree with his actions?
- How do you feel about Caravaggio’s story? Did it feel satisfying? Did you care?
- Speaking of that, what was Marisol’s overall role in the story? What is her future?
- What is Satori’s game in all this? Where do he and Glass go from here?