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From the back of the book:
Following the cataclysmic Great Rift, forces from the Imperial Fists, White Scars and Raven Guard mobilise to defend the cardinal world of Almace from an invasion by the twisted traitors of the Word Bearers…
Lieutenant Heyd Calder is a Primaris Marine whose mastery of warfare is matched only by his diplomatic prowess. Under the orders of Roboute Guilliman, he is deployed to Almace, a minor seat of the Ecclesiarchy, to protect the world at whatever cost. Yet even as diabolical forces leer from the system’s edge, Calder discovers that the capital’s Cardinal-Governor, a sharp, inscrutable figure of spiritual and material authority, is hiding something. When it becomes clear that conquest is not the enemy’s sole aim, Calder resolves to uncover the secret of Almace. As the system is set ablaze, clashes of faith, strategy and politics ensue in the capital, and it becomes clear that the forces of the Ecclesiarchy and the Adeptus Astartes must fight together if they are to have any hope of victory.
Questions to consider during and after reading:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts really stood out to you?
- This book is about faith above all else. Are the two faiths more similar or dissimilar? Do you have a better understanding of Chaos through the devout or not?
- Imperial Fists, Raven Guard, and White Scars, oh my! Did these three chapters blend well together or no?
- Whose presence (despite not being present) is felt the most in this book: Kor Phaeron, Erebus, or Lorgar?
- Spoiler-ish question, highlight to reveal: Given the Anchorite’s identity, what effect will this have on the faith of Imperials and Chaos alike?
- Spoiler-ish question, highlight to reveal: Calder underestimated his opponent throughout the book. Is this a flaw of an Imperial Fist, or as a Primaris?
- Spoiler-ish question, highlight to reveal: What is Guilliman’s role in this? Is possible he forgot about the Anchorite entirely?
- What word did the Anchorite speak, and why is that important?
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