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.
For this episode we’re going back to an older book, Carcharodons: Outer Dark by Robbie MacNiven. You can purchase on Amazon, or Black Library. Sorry, audio fans, this one is not available in audio format.
From the back of the book:
The Carcharodons’ remit is an unenviable one – this Chapter of Space Marines plies the dark areas of space, endlessly hunting down the enemies of mankind. Living on the edge, with no fixed base of operations, they are creatures shaped by their environment, renowned for their ruthlessness and their brutality. With a fresh wave of tyranid hive fleets approaching the galactic plane, the Carcharodons decide to use the world of Piety V as a bulwark. If they can stop the xenos here, they will be able to end the menace before it begins. But as they mobilise the planet’s defenders, and fight the tyranids, the Carcharodons come to learn what the value of mankind truly is.
Questions to ponder after reading Carcharodons: Outer Dark:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out?
- Do you still enjoy the Carcharodons after reading this book? What do you make of their doctrine and style?
- Are you invested in Khauri’s story? What do you make of the veiled woman reveal?
- Is Inquisitor Nzogwu a “good” inquisitor? Were you surprised about some of his tactical decisions?
- Do you like Rannick as a character? Where does she go from here?
- What was the point of the Ashen Claws in the overall narrative? What do you make of them as a chapter?
- What happens next? There are a LOT of plot threads given to us.