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 Assassinorum Kingmaker by Robert Rath. You can purchase it at Amazon, Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
The Officio Assassinorum safeguards the future of humanity. Its agents are the bloody-handed, secret saviours of the Imperium, killers charged with achieving the impossible… and Vindicare assassin Absolom Raithe has just been handed the most difficult assignment of his career.
The Knight World of Dominion is on the verge of seceding from the Imperium, its court riven by factionalism and ruled by an increasingly unhinged monarch. With the aid of the shapeshifting Callidus assassin Sycorax, Raithe must remove the king from his throne – and safely steer a pro-Imperial candidate to victory through the brutal succession crisis that will inevitably ensue. His team will need to infiltrate a world steeped in chivalric codes, where every move risks discovery, and every threat pilots an adamantine monster… for if the assassins fail, and Dominion falls, the entire sector will be plunged into darkness.
Questions to ponder after reading Assassinorum Kingmaker:
- Did you like the book?
- Which Dramatic Reveal was your favorite?
- The knights are a unique faction. Do you like them? Do you want more knights?
- What did you think of our team of murderers? Did they play well together?
- Did Dominion’s political structure make sense? Did you like the political intrigue on the whole?
- How did you feel about Rakkan? Were you invested in his “redemption?”
- Did you see the plot twist(s) coming? Were they effective?
- Where do our assassins go from here?
- What do you make of the astropath/Koln ending?
- Do you think Dominion will thrive from here?