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 diving into the first book in Chris Wraight’s Space Wolves series, Blood of Asaheim. You can purchase it on Amazon or Black Library. Sorry, audio fans, this one is not available in audio format.
From the back of the book:
The feral warrior-kings of Fenris, the Space Wolves are the sons of Leman Russ. Savage heroes, few can match their ferocity in battle. After half a century apart, Space Wolves Ingvar and Gunnlaugr are reunited. Sent to defend an important shrine world against the plague-ridden Death Guard, the Grey Hunters clash with the pious Sisters of Battle, who see the Space Wolves as little better than the enemy they fight. As enemies close in around them and treachery is revealed, Gunnlaugr and his warriors must hold the defenders together – even as hidden tensions threaten to tear their pack apart.
Questions to ponder after reading Blood of Asaheim:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out?
- Did you like the Space Wolves in this book? What surprised you? Were you invested in their story?
- What did you make of the Ingvar x Bajola relationship? How did they compare and contrast?
- Let’s talk about Gunnlaugur’s and Ingvar’s relationship. Did you sympathize more with either?
- The Sisters and Space Wolves are an odd combination. Does it “work?”
- Theory time: why do you think the cultists chanted Terminus Est? What other secrets does this planet hold? What was Bajola searching for in the records room?
- This is one of Chris Wraight’s earlier works. How has he grown as an author?