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 Void King by Marc Collins. You can purchase it at Amazon, Black Library, or Audible. (If you were one of the lucky few who got this in hardback… jealous!!)
From the back of the book:
Since the halcyon days of the Great Crusade, these noble rogue trader dynasties have plied the void in the Emperor’s name, answering to whomsoever sits as the king of the Davamir Compact. There has been profit and adventure and abundance in these times… Yet now the galaxy is changed, divided by the birth of the Great Rift. As plans are drawn up for the most immense crusade imaginable, the Emperor’s reborn son demands that the Compact seek a way across the Rift.
When tragedy and betrayal threaten all their endeavours, it is the Lamertine heir, Erastus, who must rise to the fore – to guide the disparate forces of the Compact in service to their sacred mission, to avenge the wounds done to them by hidden hands, and to reveal the darkest secrets threatening the Imperium’s dreams of unity…
Questions to ponder after reading Void King:
- Did you like the book?
- What parts stood out to you?
- Were you emotionally invested in either Erastus or Astrid? Did you like either of them?
- What did you make of Radrexxus’s arc? Were you surprised by his motivations and reveal?
- How was the pacing of the book for you? Did all of the stops and plot points make sense?
- What is this story’s overall place within the current WH40k mythos?
- This book was anticipated because we don’t see rogue traders very often. Why is that?
- What happens next? Is this the Next Big Series™️ for Black Library? Is that a good thing?