We’re still all aboard this Astra Militarum train, this time with the Volpone regiments, also known as the Bluebloods. Thus far in WH40k lore, the Volpone have only been in Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts series, and they were the villains. Nick Kyme wanted to illustrate that the Volpone can’t all be bad, because if they were, they would have been excised from the Guard a long time ago. So he crafted a very intricate story about another Volpone regiment during the Sabbat Crusade, Volpone Glory.
Nick Kyme is rapidly becoming one of our favorite authors.
We both really liked the book, and we hope this is the first in a Bluebloods series, as the book cover seems to suggest. Even though I haven’t read any of the Gaunt’s Ghosts books (and do not plan to), I was able to follow along without too many questions. However, a glossary or dramatis personae would have been nice, Kyme.
We’re leaving the Astra Militarum for now for another jaunt with the Necrons. After Oltyx had to flee the Angels Encarmine, what’s next for this dynast? We’re going to find out in The Twice-Dead King: Reign by Nate Crowley.
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