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 Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. You can purchase on Amazon, Black Library, and Audible.
From the back of the book:
Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon’s most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts – a rival to the Ezekyle’s final fate. Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor’s Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.
Questions to consider during and after reading:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts really stood out to you?
- Khayon speaks a lot about loyalty to Abaddon, yet his descriptions are rarely favorable. What do you think of his loyalty?
- Khayon leans into the descriptions of how difficult life is on this side of the warp; how does this color his narrative?
- This Abaddon is a little different than Abaddon of Talon of Horus. Does this feel more like the traditional depiction? Why is he changing?
- Khayon asks quite the question about Abaddon’s nature in the end. Does it matter? Does it change anything?
- How did you feel about the Sigismund fight? Was this how you pictured it? What surprised you most?
- Moriana’s reach into WH40k is staggering. Can she be trusted? What do you think her motives are?
- Khayon’s description of the warp, warpcraft, and demons feels increasingly glib. Does this make him a reliable narrator?
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