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From the back of the book:
Of all the devout warriors in the Adepta Sororitas, none are as renowned or battle-hungry as those of the Order of Our Martyred Lady. Yet while others seek glory in their own martyrdom, Sister Helewise is determined to stay alive, so that her death might serve a greater purpose when the God-Emperor wills it.
Assigned to Fleet Quintus of the Indomitus Crusade, Helewise and her sisters follow an ancient route of pilgrimage to rediscover and liberate the shrine world of Cion, once a sacred bastion of their order. In retracing the steps of Saint Katherine herself, their faith will be tested to the extreme as they attempt to uncover what became of their sisters stationed in the daemon-infested sectors beyond the Cicatrix Maledictum.
As their mission lurches from disaster to disaster and the Emperor’s voice grows ever quieter, the Sisters of Battle must trust in bolter, blade, and their own unbreakable bonds to drive back the darkness of Imperium Nihilus.
Questions to ponder after reading Pilgrims of Fire:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- Did you like the Sisters in this book? Did it address some of our complaints in previous depictions?
- Did the Chem Dogs serve a good narrative purpose? Were you invested in them?
- The world of the Sororitas is almost a setting to itself in this book. Was it intriguing? Was it effective?
- What did you make of the end?
- This book is getting a lot of flak online. Why is that? Do you agree or disagree with the core complaints about lore?