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 Krieg by Steve Lyons. You can purchase it at Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
Fifteen hundred years ago, it declared its independence from the Imperium of Man, and paid the price. One loyal soul defied its treacherous rulers, and laid the world to waste. From these ashes emerged a unique fighting force, forged and tempered in nuclear fire…
Today, the Death Korps of Krieg lay siege to a captured hive ctiy on the outskirts of the system-spanning Octarius War, in a desperate attempt to secure the cordon that stops untold masses of Orks and Tyranids from spilling out into the Imperium at large. The Korpsmen are relentless, ruthless, implacable, and unstoppable, even in the face of a war that seems unwinnable. How far will they go to achieve victory, and is history doomed to repeat itself?
Questions to ponder after reading Krieg:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out?
- What do you think of the Krieg as a force? Do you like them?
- Did you like Renick? Were you invested in her story?
- Not a single chapter was from the Krieg’s POV, was this an effective narrative structure?
- Was Colonel Jurten a good leader? Was he “right?”
- What do you think of the MacGuffin reveal?
- Did you like Ven Bruin? Did you understand his mission/purpose?
- What was Greel’s plan, aka the Krieg’s secret?