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.
This month we’re reading Shroud of Night by Andy Clark. You can purchase on Amazon, or Black Library. With apologies to our audio friends, Shroud of Night is not yet available on Audible.
From the back of the book:
Upon the oceanic hive world of Tsadrekha, the darkness of the Noctis Aeterna is held at bay by the golden light of a unique beacon. Yet as sharks are drawn to blood, so the ravening warbands of the Heretic Astartes circle the planet, warring to claim this rich prize for their Dark Gods. Now, one of those warlords has deployed a secret weapon to end the deadlock. Kassar and his elite band of Alpha Legionnaires, the Unsung, must infiltrate the planet, using all their cunning and warrior skill to overcome the planets defenders and corrupt the beacon. They need to work fast, for none other than Khârn the Betrayer himself has come to lead the final assault. As a rising tide of apocalyptic warfare consumes Tsadrekha, Kassar and his brothers must race for the prize or be consumed by the fury of the storm.
Questions to consider during and after reading:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts really stood out to you?
- The question of the Alpha Legion’s loyalty has long been up for debate. Does this book help the argument either way?
- What did you think of the Saint? How do you feel about her premonition?
- This story is bonkers; Emperor’s Children, World Eaters, Alpha Legion, Imperial Fists, Adeptus Sororitas, A SAINT. Do they tie together well?
- There are several reactions to the Primaris Marines. How do they differ and compare?
- The Alpha Legion uses daemons and Chaos tools, but they abhor the worship of it. Is this splitting hairs?
- A central theme for Kassar’s group is the resistance of Chaos. Are they fighting a losing battle?
- How ’bout Khârn tho?
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