It’s been a spell since the last Warhammer Crime novel, so we were thrilled to jump back into the insane world of Varangantua with The King of the Spoil by Jonathan D. Beer. It’s not about a probator, sanctioner, or any other enforcer, but an info-broker working for a crime cartel. Varangantua sounds like an amazing place, doesn’t it? Really, all of Alecto just sounds like the best place to vacation.
There’s a murder mystery, a revolution, corrupt officers of the Lex, and unhappy gangers. It really has everything Varangantua can offer, all in one novel. While we liked the book, it left an interesting taste in our mouths.
Next up is Longshot by another new author, Rob Young. It’s part of the Astra Militarum series, which we’ve really enjoyed. So, uh, we have high expectations for this one, even though it has the t’au. Which enemy is worse, the tau or genestealers/tyranids? Discuss amongst yourselves.
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