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Summary

Of all the Legiones Astartes, the White Scars of Jaghatai Khan remain the most enigmatic and elusive. Born of a civilisation that prizes honour, speed and fearsome loyalty, their allegiance has yet remained unclear even as the galaxy is torn apart by Horus' treachery, and both sides have apparently counted them among their potential allies in the war to come.

But when the Alpha Legion launch an unexplained and simultaneous attack against the White Scars and Space Wolves, the Khan must decide once and for all whether he will stand with the Emperor or the Warmaster...or neither.

©2014 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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Among the Ordu

What makes some of the vastly different Horus Heresy books one of my favourites? Let's start with my list: Horus Trilogy, Thousand Sons, Prospero Burns, Fear to Tread, Betrayer, Unremembered Empire and now Scars.

All of these delve into tragedy. The shattering of brotherhod in Horus, the deep unnecesary tragedy of Prospero or the pain of broken Angron.

All of these take a peek behind the curtain of a vastly different culture and makes you inhabit their world.Especially walking witgh the wolves in Prospero burns made me experience a vastly different culture and understand them.

Then there is the cadence of tension and suspense, especially noticable when unfortunately absent like in Vulkan Lives.

Scars takes all these parts into one cohesive, understandable story that hasn't bored me for a moment. I loved the interesting thought patterns of the Khans, vastly different from other legions but still logical. The unleashing of the power of this misunderstood underdog legion is a powerfull experience. Ride with the Khans in their persuit to understand what has happened in the universe while they have been blind at the edge of it.

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As someone who’s heard clips of this novel from Wolf Lord Rho’s channel on YouTube - getting the full audiobook has been nothing short of amazing. Been enjoying going for multiple walks during lockdown just to listen to this book! My only gripe is I’m not a fan of the voice acting for Sanguinius in this - but it’s only a short appearance. And imo some of the Space Wolves sound more Asian/White Scar, than Norse/Space Wolves. But not a big deal.

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Best so far

I wasn't too sure about this one as I don't know much about the scars but it was easily the one I've enjoyed the most in the series so far. Story and performance are fantastic, definitely worth a listen.

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Scars

A very insightful and interesting look into the White Scars. I went into this blank, knowing nothing about them. The story tells of old ways and a legion hurting by the coming storm. Good characters, very detailed events and a good set of thrill. I look forward to knowing the scars more.

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Terrific

I never thought I would enjoy a book about the white scars (led by Genghis khan in space) but this book surprised me in more ways than one. Great story and narration. At times I was gripped by the drama and unique insights of the scars into the heresy and at others howling with laughter.

If you have a need for speed, an anarchistic bent, a sage mysticism, a love of grand strategy, and have ever wanted to ask fulgrim if he has sex with his legionaries, then you too may be ready to join the horde of the great khan and become one with the urdu

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Deceit and betrays abound

I am always thrilled by a Chris Wraight and this was no except although I seem to be reading them in reverse order 🤔

This is a superb tale narrated excellently and I highly recommend it

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White scars at their finest

Read the book and now enjoying the audio version, only thing is at some point the woke brigade will go after it because Jonathan Keeble is voicing Asian style dialogue for a good number of characters. So get it downloaded before the cancel nazis get it deleted

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Too much bolter porn

Definitely not a strong title. Chris Wraight is one of the weaker authors in the HH series. Far too much bolter porn and endless space battles. Some good characters with nice interaction between the primarchs but overall this book was a struggle to finish.

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Slow story for fast legion.

Was ok. quite a slow burner. Only got it because I was told Death Guard and Mortarion was in it. They were but a tiny amount. not really worth it but worth a listen if you have nothing else.

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first look at a well liked legion/chapter.

very easy to listen too and enjoyable. interesting first look at the khan and scars in the Horus heresy, wondering why he will reach the decisions we all know he arrives at.

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  • Shawn
  • 14-04-20

One of the Best

As a Thosand Sons player this book shows the sode of Magnus I wish I could explain to my peers. Magnus's story is a tragic tale of doing good the wrong way. Being outcast by his father. Great book, now Im a fan of the white scars too.

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  • Ross Brandon Glickman
  • 28-09-20

I wanted to like it

Amazing performance as always, but it was just another “what’s the primarch of the white scars doing during the beginning of the heresy” book. There could’ve been 4 beers all with quick, short stories about the background instead of 25 titles around it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-20

The Khan

Didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did. Never been interested in this Legion, only until after looking at reviews and all the Khan hype on YouTube did I decide to pick this up. I was not disappointed.

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  • Nate
  • 14-03-19

FOR THE KHAN !

Really enjoyed this book, About time we got some white scars in the lore. Really enjoyed getting a peak at their lifestyles and their tactics. Book kept me in the entire story.

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  • Dan
  • 08-02-19

Worth it!

Skillful writing, fantastic narration. The author does a great job conveying just how tense and confusing it was at this point in the Heresy. The White Scars Legion has heard whispers of treachery and the time has come to decide who’s side they’re on.

Tensions run high as they uncover frightening truths about the state of the Great Crusade.

This book is a winner, I would recommend this to any Heresy fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-21

Speeeeeeeeedyyyybooooy

Jaghatai getting fleshed outs always a win, plus having a pretty happy ending game for a warhammer novel is a little refreshing.

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  • joshua holmes
  • 07-09-21

fantastic.

There was an error chapter 6 @ 02:41. I feel like I found an Easter egg lol. This absolutely changes nothing on how I enjoyed this book though.

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  • Abigail
  • 01-09-21

Finally! A primarch who acts like an adult

I now want to build my own white scars army. And that’s saying a lot, because I’ve been committed to orks for years, and I know that painting in white is Hell. But oh boy. Yesugai is my favorite and I love him so.

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  • jared frisby
  • 22-08-21

great story, terrible asian accents

excellent 40k story but what the hell is that faux asian accent on yesugei? I get that they are a mash up of east Asian cultures but the some characters sound right out of a WWII propaganda film

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  • Brian Walters
  • 18-08-21

ABSOLUTE BANGER

This is probably one of my favorites of the HH series.
Chris Wraight did so much justice for the White Scars and did a fantastic job differentiating them from their peers. He brought a unique and incomparable depth to them, and especially their Primarch.
I truly wish they mad more material, but if that day comes, Chris needs to be the author.

This book is a big turning point in the Horus heresy. it illustrates some of the other players and their thoughts around the events of Istvan.
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