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.
As we head into the 2022, we’re reading Dawn of Fire: The Wolftime by Gav Thorpe. You can purchase it on Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
The Indomitus Crusade has brought the Emperor’s vengeance to thousands of star systems. The fleets and armies under the leadership of Roboute Guilliman fight for the survival of humanity against the forces of the Chaos Gods. But the traitors and heretics are not the only foe looking to destroy the rule of Terra.
Xenos prey on human worlds in numbers not seen for millennia. Worst amongst them are the rampaging orks, whose migration conquests threaten to reverse the many gains of Fleet Primus. And their throaty bellows carry a name not heard in years, of destruction made flesh, a bestial warlord without peer: Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka.
In the midst of this brutal tide is Fenris, the world of the Space Wolves. Depleted by ever-greater demands on their warriors, called upon by the Legion-breaker Guilliman, the Wolves of Fenris face a momentous decision. Grimnar and his counsellors must choose whether their fate is to ally themselves with an ancient rival and risk all that makes them the Vlka Fenryka or to accept their demise and wait for the return of their own primarch and the coming of the Wolftime.
Questions to ponder after reading Dawn of Fire: The Wolftime:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out?
- What did you make of Gaius’s journey? Was it satisfying? Is he a true Son of Russ now?
- Guilliman, as always, is at the center of these stories. What do you make of his approach to the Space Wolves?
- Did you like this version of Logan Grimnar? Njal? Ulrik?
- Were you invested in Orad’s story? Does this add menace to the orks?
- Were you invested in Gytha’s story? Was her ending “right?”
- Was Mudire an interesting character? What about the knowledge he unearths?
- Speculation time! What is going on with the legacy of Bucharis?