Each episode will be in a traditional book club format. Every month we will read one book to discuss at the club meeting aka podcast. Sometimes we will read the same book. Sometimes we will read different books, but there will be a method to our madness as to why.
Aaron Dembski-Bowden typically writes about Traitor Legions, so we had to jump on his newest novel that focuses upon Loyalist chapters. Not only is Spear of the Emperor about a Loyalist chapter, but it’s about a brand new chapter (or really, chapters) never before mentioned in WH40k lore. These unfortunate chapters found themselves on the “wrong” side of the Great Rift and now have their own battles to fight.
Since the Imperium has essentially abandoned them, the Emperor’s Spears and Celestial Lions focus upon survival and protecting their region of space: the Elara’s Veil. Their first Imperial contact in a century is one lone ship with one lone Space Marine emissary. Their reception of this ambassador is interesting, to say the least.
Our next book finally moves away from Aaron Dembski-Bowden and toward a Legion that might be both a Traitor Legion and Loyalist. Join us with Shroud of Night by Andy Clark.