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 are returning to beloved characters with The Swords of Calth by Graham McNeill! You can purchase on Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
Uriel Ventris, newly ascended to the ranks of the Primaris, leads warriors of the Fourth Company from the Indomitus Crusade of Roboute Guilliman to a world on the frontiers of Ultramar. Once a battleground against the orks, Sycorax is now under furious assault from an enemy of ancient times – the necrons. The Ultramarines have faced these baleful xenos before, but Uriel senses the hand of a foe from his past at work on Sycorax, a tally unfinished and a debt to the Imperium finally come due.
Trapped deep in a devastated city, Uriel leads the Swords of Calth into battle, and must adapt to his new incarnation as one of the Primaris – a challenge that will test his soul as much as it will test him as a warrior.
Questions to ponder after reading The Swords of Calth:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out?
- Uriel is back!! How does Primaris Uriel compare to OG Uriel? What do you think of the Primaris changes?
- The Necrons are front and center in this book. Does this effectively tie in the Indomitus theme?
- What is your take on the madness of these Necrons?
- What did you think of the ending? Where do the Swords of Calth go from here?
- Let’s talk a bit about Graham McNeill’s intro and afterward. What do you think of his initial ideas? His concerns?