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:
As the Indomitus Crusade begins, fleets of mighty warships leave Terra on a vital quest to stabilise Imperium Sanctus in the wake of the Great Rift. The returned primarch, Roboute Guilliman, leads a huge force towards the shrine world of Gathalamor, where stable warp routes will allow the flotilla to spread across the beleaguered southern half of the Imperium.
But grave tidings reach the Imperial Regent’s ears. Warnings from an ancient race, and eerie silence from the army tasked with holding Gathalamor until his arrival, lead Guilliman to send a reconnaissance mission to the world, at its head, Shield-Captain Achallor of the Adeptus Custodes.
Achallor discovers a world on the brink: a beaten Imperial force and sinister agents of Abaddon the Despoiler who have unearthed an ancient evil – a weapon that when harnessed not only threatens the primarch, but perhaps the holy Throne of Terra itself…
Questions to ponder after reading The Gate of Bones:
- Did you like the book?
- Which scenes stood out?
- The main theme of this book is faith. Whose faith did you understand most? Does their faith ultimately matter?
- How does Achallor and his team compare to the Custodes we’ve previously seen? Do you understand their world view?
- Were the antagonists effective? Did you understand their motives? Did you like any of them?
- Whose death hurt the most? Were you surprised by who survived?
- How did you feel about the intro and the last chapters? Did Guilliman’s and Fabian’s roles make sense? Were they necessary?
- What next? Is Yheng set up to be a major player now? Is Tenebrus’s weapon going to be the Big Bad of this series?