Every month, Keri and I will be reading a new book in the WH40k universe and discussing 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 Blood of Iax by Robbie MacNiven. You can purchase it via [easyazon_link identifier=”1784968927″ locale=”US” tag=”chocoboyoga-20″]Amazon[/easyazon_link], Black Library, or Audible.
From the back of the book:
In the age of the Dark Imperium, Primarch Guilliman’s Primaris Ultramarines are a shining beacon in the darkness of war. On the Imperial Hive World of Ikara IX, Chaplain Kastor and Apothecary Polixis, brothers in blood as well as in battle, stand firm against the endless Greenskin horde. But a threat is looming. An invasion like no other assaults the broken city of Shebat, as the crazed warlord Urgork arrives to lay waste to the Imperial forces and capture a Primaris Marines for his own twisted ends. As Kastor and Polixis find themselves separated by the disaster that unfolds, the brothers must turn the tide of war to win the battles that rage within their very natures, as well as those upon the battlefield.
Questions to consider during and after reading:
- Did you like the book?
- What was your favorite part?
- How do the Ork point of view (POV) chapters help or hinder the story?
- Do you like the orks more or less than you did before?
- How does the Guard’s POV change the overall feel of the story?
- Who is your favorite Primaris character and why?
- The Primaris marines are much more human than O.G. Space Marines. How does this compare to previous Space Marine stories we’ve read?
- The Vanguard Space Marines are quite different from the rest of the Primaris. How do you feel about them?
- If you had to cast this book as a movie, who would be in your dream cast?