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 diving into the wayback machine to read Soul Hunter by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. You can purchase it at Amazon, Black Library, or Audible. This is part 1 of the Night Lords Trilogy.
From the back of the book:
The Night Lords were once among the most potent forces of the Imperium, Space Marines who used fear itself as their weapon. Now, cast adrift from the Emperor’s light and hunted as heretics after their monstrous betrayal, the Night Lords clad themselves in symbols of death and fight the Long War, bringing pain and terror to all who worship the corpse-god of Terra. A summons from Warmaster Abaddon sends these rebels on a dangerous journey that leads inexorably to a conflict with the Emperor’s chosen warriors: the Blood Angels.
Questions to ponder after reading Soul Hunter:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- Does this book make you like the Night Lords? What do you think of his depiction of Curze’s sociopathic sons?
- This book comes well before The Talon of Horus. How does ADB’s portrayal of Abaddon change from the Black Legion series?
- Do Octavia and Septimus add some much-needed humanity to this book, or are they filler? Are you invested in them?
- Talos, and Vandred, are very different Night Lords personalities. Who is the better leader?
- What do you think of the sobriquet “Soul Hunter?” Were you surprised how Talos earns the name?
- Are you excited for the next book?