This really exciting book has recently released and available now through the Black Library web site, GW Stores and other book sellers. So pick it up before the segment and be sure to read it before we go into an in depth, spoiler filled discussion! We have really enjoyed it and it has even gotten Carl excited to start playing the Deathwatch RPG! In his words "It has everything a Space Marine novel should have!".
Not only that - we have arranged to have the author of Deathwatch himself, Steve Parker, join us for this look into one of the most secretive units of Space Marines!
This Forbidden Lore segment will air in episode in Episode 82, which is schedule for July 21st, 2013.
If you enjoy Deathwatch, Steve Parker also has a few other short stories about Talon Squad - The Deathwatch Team covered in Deathwatch. You can find them here:
When they first came together, Talon Squad were a disparate group of Space Marines from various Chapters. Under the auspice of the Deathwatch, trained in an ironclad Watch Fortress, they become a kill-team. Alien hunters, experts in xenos extermination, their first mission under the mysterious Inquisitor Sigma is a deadly one. Of all the enemies the Deathwatch face, the genestealers are amongst the fiercest, the most invidious. Led by Brother-Librarian Karras, Talon Squad must penetrate the bowels of a genestealer lair and put the abominations to the flame or face the consequences of an entire planet's extinction.
What is "Forbidden Lore"? Read on:
Once per month we pick a "Black Library Book of The Month". We announce what book it is on one show and we will also then create a thread with a big SPOILER WARNING in the title in our "The Librarium" section of the boards so people can start to discuss thoughts and ideas there.
Two episodes later (so roughly one month later), pulling from the thread and our own personal reading experience, we will then have an extremely in-depth discussion about this book. This will cover spoilers about the story, which characters live, die, change, etc.
At the beginning of the episode we will announce that we are going to be discussing this book and all the spoilers for it.
We will place the segment at the END of the podcast, after the exit music, and present ANOTHER strong warning to really call attention to the fact that spoilers are coming. Then we will have a 20-30 min discussion about the book and what our thoughts were on it.
Keep in mind this isn't a REVIEW of the book - since everyone listening or caring enough to listen to that segment will have already read it. It's a discussion about what we all collectively read.
We really enjoy the Black Library books and we think this will really bring home some of the "Feel like a part of our gaming group" approach we have taken.