Debated a lot about which sub forum to post this in, and I figure this is it.
Today's announcement that Gate of Bones will be heavy on Sororitas content, it looks like I'm going to have to get into it. That's okay, because a) I was curious about Dawn of Fire anyway, it being the contemporary book for all the in-game stuff that is happening now and I want to step up my reading schedule in 2021 anyway.
Now Dawn of Fire has been out for a while, so I have a few questions to those who have read it.
How close to the opening of the rift is it- ie. does era Indomitus formally begin with the opening of the rift, or are there years and novels between the opening of the Rift and the onset of Indomitus? I'm trying to make a campaign back story fit into lots of 40k fluff- the BSF stuff is important to the campaign, as is the Rift. Are there novels I should read BEFORE Dawn of Fire?
Is DoF all Marines/ Guilliman/ Bolter porn, or is their some degree of Imperial faction Intrigue? I'll probably read it anyway, because I need the Sisters content from Gate of Bones, and I don't want to start with the second book in the series, but I do want to set my expectations.
Finally, how does Dawn of Fire stack up against other BL books? I've read Abnett's Eisenhorn trilogy, Cult of the War Mason, and Requiem Infernal. Loved Eisenhorn, liked Requiem and hated the way the War Mason, despite being a supposed sisters vs GSC book, it still somehow seemed to be all about Space Marines.
Thanks in advance, and sorry if this is the wrong place for this post.