This episode we’re reading Honourbound by Rachel Harrison. You can purchase on Amazon, or Black Library. Sorry audio fans, this one’s not available yet!
From the back of the book:
Uncompromising and fierce, Commissar Severina Raine has always served the Imperium with the utmost distinction. Attached to the 11th Antari Rifles, she instills order and courage in the face of utter horror. The Chaos cult, the Sighted, have swept throughout the Bale Stars and a shadow has fallen across its benighted worlds. A great campaign led by the vaunted hero Lord-General Militant Alar Serek is underway to free the system from tyranny and enslavement but the price of victory must be paid in blood. But what secrets do the Sighted harbour, secrets that might cast a light onto Raine’s own troubled past? Only by embracing her duty and staying true to her belief in the Imperium and the commissar’s creed can she hope to survive this crucible, but even then will that be enough?
Questions to consider during and after reading Honourbound:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts really stood out to you?
- With all that is going on in the universe of WH40k, Honourbound is fairly straight forward. How did it compare to the more lore-heavy books we’ve been reading?
- Harrison has clearly given a lot of thought to the Antari, and building their world, history, and unit. Did you like them as a group? Who was your favorite?
- Severina Raine is an uncompromising commissar. Did you like her, as a character, and was she relatable?
- Lydia Zane is a rare glimpse at a sanctioned psyker in the field. How does she, and the reaction to her, compare to other pskyers in the WH40k universe?
- Spoiler question, highlight to reveal: Serek was a villain, but was he an understandable villain? How did you feel about his ploy?
- Spoiler-ish question, highlight to reveal:The dampening disc is obviously a big deal. Where do Severina and the Antari go from here?
- This is one of the first books we’ve read that was written by a woman, starting a mostly female cast. Does the style or feel change? Does it matter (in the way that such things do)?
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