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 reading The Twice Dead King: Ruin, by Nate Crowley. You can purchase it on Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
Exile to the miserable world of Sedh, the disgraced Necron Lord Oltyx is consumed with bitterness. Once heir to the throne of a dynasty, he now commands nothing but a dwindling garrison of warriors, in a never-ending struggle against Ork invaders. Oltyx can think of nothing but the prospect of vengeance against his betrayers, and the reclamation of his birthright. But the Orks are merely the harbingers of a truly unstoppable force. Unless Oltyx acts to save his dynasty, revenge will win him only ashes. And so he must return to the crownworld, and to the heart of the very court which cast him out. But what awaits there is a horror more profound than any invader, whose roots are tangled with the dark origins of the Necrons themselves.
Questions to ponder after reading The Twice-Dead King: Ruin:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out?
- We learn a lot more about the Flayer curse/disease than ever before. What is your take on it? God-given curse or corruption?
- Do you like the Necrons more or less having read this?
- What do you think of Oltyx as a leader, a character, and a “person?”
- Wild theorization time: Is Mentep on the level or no?
- Ultimately this is a tale of two brothers. Were you satisfied with the end? Who was the “better” brother?
- Where does Oltyx go from here? Are you excited for the next book?