The Crystal Cathedral (Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #2)
An Adepta Sororitas storyThe discovery of a long-lost cathedral brings joy to the Order of the Bloody Rose… until an unexpected attack turns their celebration into a desperate fight for survival.READ IT BECAUSEWitness the power and the danger of faith through the eyes of Sister Augusta as a celebration of their religion puts the Sisters of Battle into harm's way.THE STORYOn Caro, the smallest moon of the planet Lena Beta, there stands a miracle. In a gorge on the moon is a cathedral to the Emperor made from pure, black glass. Sister Augusta and her fellow Battle Sisters from the Order of the Bloody Rose stand guard over this most unexpected find, taking joy in its presence – for this place was built to honour fallen sisters of their order more than a millennium ago. Yet their peace cannot last. As they mark the moment with a solemn service, an unexpected attack leaves the sisters forced to bring death to this holy place, whether they want to or not.Written by Danie Ware

The Crystal Cathedral (Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #2) Details

TitleThe Crystal Cathedral (Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #2)
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ReleaseDec 2nd, 2019
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GenreScience Fiction, Short Stories, 40k

The Crystal Cathedral (Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #2) Review

  • Rakib_khan
    January 1, 1970
    I am not particularly strong on the lore of ‘Adepta Sororitas’ and haven’t read much from ‘Danie Ware’, who seems to write exclusively about them. So I wasn’t quite sure what I would get into before reading this one. What I got was a fun and action filled short story featuring some of the most fervently zealous followers of the Imperial doctrine.This short takes place on Caro, the smallest moon of Planet Lena Beta, and features a tale of early life of Sister Augusta, the heroine featured in I am not particularly strong on the lore of ‘Adepta Sororitas’ and haven’t read much from ‘Danie Ware’, who seems to write exclusively about them. So I wasn’t quite sure what I would get into before reading this one. What I got was a fun and action filled short story featuring some of the most fervently zealous followers of the Imperial doctrine.This short takes place on Caro, the smallest moon of Planet Lena Beta, and features a tale of early life of Sister Augusta, the heroine featured in stories from Danie Ware. The mission is quite simple on the surface, as our heroes are supposed to watch a reconsecration ceremony of an old cathedral. But everything is not so simple when it comes to 40k universe as we get acquainted with a member of the supposedly killed off Xenos species that previously terrorized the moon.What follows is a grueling battle where the Sisters are forced with this seemingly unstoppable threat with only bear minimum weapons to fight with while singing their unique battle hymns all through the exercise. The writer really painted the cathedral quite brilliantly through her prose, which is another dimension to the overall enjoyment.I really liked what meager story there was on offer and would definitely check out more from the author in future. My only gripe is there should have been more info regarding the nature of the Xenos and the planet.Rating – 8 out of 10.
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  • Michael Dodd
    January 1, 1970
    Young Sister Augusta and her squad are sent to the mining moon Caro to attend the reconsecration of an awe-inspiring cathedral, built as a memorial to a great victory for Sisters of their Order a thousand years earlier. What should be a simple, non-combat mission turns into a profound test of Augusta’s faith, as an unexpected evil reveals itself and the Sisters are forced into action. Whether you’ve read the other Augusta stories or not, this is an excellent example of how to blend Young Sister Augusta and her squad are sent to the mining moon Caro to attend the reconsecration of an awe-inspiring cathedral, built as a memorial to a great victory for Sisters of their Order a thousand years earlier. What should be a simple, non-combat mission turns into a profound test of Augusta’s faith, as an unexpected evil reveals itself and the Sisters are forced into action. Whether you’ve read the other Augusta stories or not, this is an excellent example of how to blend bone-crunching 40k action with compelling questions of faith in the space of a single short story.Read the full review at https://www.trackofwords.com/2019/12/...
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  • Eileen
    January 1, 1970
    Good story, but seemed very truncated.
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