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From the back of the book:
Cadia licks its wounds in the wake of the Thirteenth Black Crusade. The heretic forces retreat on all fronts. The day is won. But Lord Castellan Creed cannot rest easy. Something tells him the assault was a mere prelude to something greater, something more final. He is right. Out of the Eye of Terror comes Abaddon the Despoiler, at the head of a warhost unmatched in scale since the dread days of the Horus Heresy.
In the face of the looming apocalypse, Creed must weld the champions of Cadia into a bulwark capable of withstanding Abaddon’s fury. And in orbit, the Despoiler himself finds his own alliance teetering on a knife edge…
This is a tale told at epic scale, from the tables of high command to the slaughter of the pylon fields, and with a huge cast of characters from self-styled demigods to the rank-and-file foot soldiers of the Imperium.
This is the story of Abaddon’s greatest conquest. This is Cadia’s last stand.
Questions to ponder after reading The Fall of Cadia:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- Whose story, on the Imperial side, resonated the most with you? Which characters’ stories felt necessary for Cadia’s history?
- What did you make of Abaddon and his followers?
- What purpose does the Fortress Child serve to the overall narrative of WH40k?
- Trazyn makes an awfully important acquisition in this book. What does this mean for WH40k?
- Meta commentary: What this book entirely necessary? Did we need another telling of the fall of Cadia?
- Meta commentary: This is the first book that really delves into Katarinya Greyfax’s return. Should she become important to the Black Library catalog?