Haven't read the book yet (currently working my way through the Primarch books and investing at least 15quid a week into them so I'm definitely supporting Black Library here).
Cawl wants to find/create a Pharos and use its technology to help seal The Great Rift. Yet I read the following: 'After reaching the Pharos, Cawl discovered that a shard of the C'tan Zarhulash the Potentate had provided the power source for the ancient Pharos. He forged a deal with the alien star god, in which Zarhulash agreed to destroy the device by removing its heart, creating a miniature singularity.', this confuses me greatly. Why on earth would Cawl not only agree, but presumably suggest destroying a Pharos? Surely this is the most counter-intuitive move seen in 40K for a while, especially considering it is coming from one of the very, very few characters in the setting that seems to have an ounce of common sense?
He wants a Pharos, he has a Pharos, he suggests destroying said Pharos... Eh?
Now he has to go on yet another quest for a Pharos, because through no outside reason (that I can find online) or outside intervention, he decides to destroy the one the Imperium already has. I mean I get that Black Library are really focussing on everyone who is not Chaos or mindless Nid is on some RPG style never ending quest at the moment (as annoying as that may be), but unless there is something of great significance in the book that is missing from anywhere online, the writing out of the current Pharos is utterly absurd. I mean, just, why? Am I missing something?