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 War of the Fang by Chris Wraight. You can purchase it at Amazon, or Black Library. Sorry, audio fans, this one isn’t available on Audible. (That’s four in a row, sorry, guys!)
From the back of the book:
It is M32, a thousand years after the Horus Heresy. The Scouring is over and the Imperium at the height of its post-Crusade power. When Magnus the Red is tracked down to Gangava Prime, the Space Wolves hasten to engage the daemon primarch. Even as Great Wolf Harek Ironhelm closes on his ancient enemy, the Fang on the Space Wolves home world is besieged by a massive force of Thousand Sons. A desperate battle ensues as the skeleton forces of Wolf Lord Vaer Greylock attempt to hold back the attacking hosts before the last of his meagre defences gives in. Though a single Scout ship survives to summon Great Wolf Harek Ironhelm back to Fenris, none of the defenders truly realise the full scale the horror that awaits them, nor what the Battle for the Fang will cost them all.
Questions to ponder after reading War of the Fang:
- Did you like the book?
- Did you like these two stories pieced together? Did they create one unified story?
- For the Hunt for Magnus, what parts stood out?
- Was IronHelm a good leader? What did you make of his obsession?
- For Battle of the Fang, what parts stood out?
- What do you make of 32k Wolves?
- Wolves vs. Thousand Sons is a whole “thing.” Who do you sympathize most with in this book?
- Did Magnus get a satisfactory “revenge?” Were you surprised at his end game?
Battle of the Fang is available on audiobook from audible/blacklibrary on its own. it just doesn’t include the Hunt for Magnus novella.