Welcome back to Hatchet’s
Summer Book Club! If you’re new, check out the first post in the series ‘Book Club’: Horus Rising Ch. 1-3.
When I open up to chapter 4, the first page is on my right, meaning the last page of chapter 3 is on my left.
I may have skipped chapter 3 entirely in my previous post.
Let’s fix that shall we?
Loken finds his friend Sinderman in the library reading poetry and fiction to recover from the terrifying necromorph attack. They discuss the Whisperheads event (which happened NINE WEEKS AGO). Loken asks Sinderman to review some of the poetry Ig has written as Loken has no idea how poetry works.
I was hoping that since the narrative with Loken picks up at nine weeks after, there would be no description of the mundane things that happened after all that exciting stuff from chapter 9.
I hoped in vain.
Honestly, it’s not that bad, there are some interesting things that happened in the past nine weeks.
Firstly, we get some insight on the relationship dynamics of the Mournival.
Secondly, we discover that Jubal was part of a Lodge, a warrior fraternity, and Loken hates those. In fact he despises them. I was only ever an honorary member of a fake frat, so I really have no opinion of them. While Loken seems to have a personal vendetta against these Lodges, no one else agrees with him.
Thirdly, Iggy is alive. Somehow. That’s good for him I guess, I did like him (I like Keeler more, where the heck is she Abnett!!). Ig is placed on probation since he can’t not tell the truth. Loken vouches for him, under the conditions that Ig give him copies of all his poetry and ALWAYS tells the truth.
Fourthly, lowercase Horus invites Loken to a LODGE! Loken says fine.
This has been Hatchet’s
Summer Book Club, thanks for being here! x33