This episode we’re reading Knights of Macragge by Nick Kyme. You can purchase on Amazon, or Black Library, and Audible.
From the back of the book:
The primarch Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines has returned in the galaxy’s hour of need, and all muster to his Indomitus Crusade to hold back the darkness. Amongst these heroes is Cato Sicarius, Master of the Watch and vaunted captain of Second Company. Disaster befalls Sicarius and his brave warriors as their ship, the Emperor’s Will, is lost to the hellish warp, its entire crew believed slain. But Sicarius endures, though he and his men are fighting for their very survival against the denizens of the Great Rift – the daemons and renegades of Chaos. Cast adrift and war-weary, hope appears too distant to grasp until the storm breaks at last and a strange world beckons. As the captain and a band of his chosen warriors descend to the surface seeking aid, they find an isolated land seemingly from an ancient era, one plagued by a terrible enemy. Sicarius will not see this world suffer, and pledges his warriors to the world’s cause, determined to save it, whatever the cost… But what is the dark secret harboured here, and what will it mean for the Ultramarines if they uncover it?
Questions to consider during and after reading Knights of Macragge:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts really stood out to you?
- Jokes aside, he, Cato Sicarius has always been renowned for his arrogance/confidence. Do his experiences in the warp change this? How do you feel about him as a character?
- How does Nike Kyme characterize the Space Marines in this book? Are they more personable? More human?
- This is, perhaps, the most aggressively opposed we’ve seen the Primaris marines vs. “first born” marines. How do they compare and contrast? Did you like the Primaris marines in this book?
- The book is divided into two halves. Do they work well together? Did you prefer one over the other?
- How did you feel about the ending?
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