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.
From the back of the book:
After ten thousand years of dreaming, locked in stasis at the heart of his shattered home world, Lion El’Jonson wakes to the nightmare of Imperium Nihilus.
In this midnight age, the dying embers of humanity are threatened on all sides by the hungry darkness. Alone, even the Lion has no hope of prevailing against such evil – but there are those who would aid him in his quest. Hunted to the edge of endurance, many among his Fallen knights have long-awaited the day their liege would return to redeem them. The Lord of Shadowed Paths must gather these lost loyalists to his side once more, and stride forth to vanquish a traitorous son and the twisted Chaos warband that calls him master.
Faced with these strange times, the Lion can be certain of nothing and no-one, except for himself. But in a galaxy without the Emperor, without the Imperium, without his Legion, and without Caliban… who is he?
Questions to ponder after reading The Lion: Son of the Forest:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- What do you make of the forest, and the wounded king?
- What is the “right” question The Lion should ask?
- What do you think of 40k version of The Lion? How has he “grown,” how is he the same?
- How do Zabriel’s and Baelor’s journeys compare and contrast? Could they have swapped roles?
- What do percentage of the The Fallen have potential to become Risen?
- Was Seraphax a good antagonist for Lion? What do you make of his plan?
- How do the Dark Angels react to their primarch’s return, and The Risen?