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.
From the back of the book:
On the war-torn world of Croatoas, the armies of the Astra Militarum do battle with the twisted servants of the Ruinous Powers. Against the backdrop of this increasingly desperate conflict, tanker Hadeya Etsul finds herself consolidated into a Cadian regiment, and placed in command of the Leman Russ Demolisher Steel Tread. Haunted by nightmares, surrounded by a dysfunctional crew, and striving to find her place amidst a proud and insular regiment with a culture so different from her own, Etsul must guide her crew to victory. But, as her regiment rolls out beneath the poisonous light of the Great Rift to join a death-or-glory offensive, the crew of Steel Tread are about to face the fight of their lives. If they cannot learn to work as one, how can they hope to survive?
Questions to ponder after reading Steel Tread:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out?
- Life in the guard! How was this book in terms of recruitment? Is the heavy infantry better or worse than foot soldiers?
- How was Etsul as a commander? Was she effective? Did like like her story?
- Did you like the crew dynamic? Were they a good crew?
- The villain had little to no screen time. Did that work for you? Did they make sense?
- What did you think of Vaslav’s and Etsul’s musing on Cadia? Does Cadia stand?