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.
From the back of the book:
The fortress world of Regium has a proud history, For millennia, it has endured when others have fallen to ruin and damnation, standing defiant in defence of the Imperium of Man. But now it is shaken. Parasitic plagues run rampant, and Regium’s citizens are haunted by dreams of horrific monsters feasting upon their flesh and marrow.
Lieutenant Castamon of the Ultramarines recognises these signs of an impending Tyranid invasion all too well. Rallying his warriors, the battle-hardened veteran launches a strike force to slaughter the xenos in the outer system, before it can reach Regium. But as this new tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan proves unpredictable and deadly, Castamon and the First Company must harness all their skill, might, and zeal, or face utter annihilation.
Questions to ponder after reading Leviathan:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- Was Castamon a good leader? Was he effective in his command?
- What did you make of Vultis and his research obsession? Is he on the right path? Will it be critical to the entire campaign?
- LOTS of tragedy involving the Ultramarines. Who hit you the hardest? Were their deaths “worth” it?
- Did Damaris deserve a redemption arc? Of the humans, who hit you the hardest?
- Is the Harbinger a compelling “villain” (hard to call a BUG a villain) or does it feel overpowered?
- Orks, Chaos, Necrons, Tyranids … does it feel like too much? Which is the most concerning for the Imperium?