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Scars

The Horus Heresy, Book 28
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 28
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
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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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Fantastic!

One of my favourite books in the series. The story was consistently engaging and the narration outstanding. I’d definitely recommend

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A very solid "MEH"

While the Scars have very been of any great interest to me I can't help but feel this was lacking. the plot wasn't really that impressive even though its a pivotal point for the 5th. It does set up nicely for a Garro Novel/Drama mind.

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surprisingly entertaining

Slow to start but quick to grip. I lost interest in the Heresy series after Betrayer but this and Unremembered Empire really gripped me. great story.

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Not the best but not the worst

A good story, well performed. Lacking in a few areas, the pacing wasn’t great but still interesting if you’ve ever wondered what happened to the Scars and which side they join.

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Cracking book that I nearly skipped

Listened to this after the angel of caliban. Thought it would be a waste of time to go back and read this but in actual fact i greatly enjoyed this book and found I grew quite fond of the White Scars.

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Slow start but picks up

Pretty solid book, bit slow to get going ironically considering it's about the white scars.

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Astoundingly good

The khan went from a total unknown to one of my favourite primarchs. A brilliant book which really emphasises the stress of the choice of the lodges. Highly recommend.

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Get to know the Khan

One of the best HH novels out there. Amazing narrator capturing all the charactets voices, making the story come alive.

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One of the best in the series

Honestly, I’m a Salamanders man, but this is one of the best books in the Horus Heresy by miles, excited to read Path Of Heaven next. The Khan is in my top 3 Primarchs now, purely from this book.

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  • Nate
  • 14-03-19

FOR THE KHAN !<br />

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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  • Neil Herron
  • 14-12-19

Complex Relationships, excellent characters

Scars is a high point in the Horus Heresy series. The leader (Primarch) of the White Scars struggles with his place in the Imperium Man, as does his entire legion. Every member seems concerned with how the rest of humanity views them. Much as the Mongrols of actual history were considered brutal barbarians but in reality had a strong cultural system (in fact the first free public schools were created under Ghangis Khan) the White Scars are effective Warriors but strive to be measured and scholarly as well.

The legion learns of the destruction of Prospero by the true barbarian Space Wolfs at the same time they learn of Horus' betrayal. The book focuses on the legion and the Primarchs struggle to pick sides in the great war to come.

It really is a great dive into the world of the Horus Heresy. It might just be the best book of the series (so far).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-11-19

The Great Khan!!

One of the better books in the series thus far! Well written and great storyline from beginning to end!!

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  • Alpharius77
  • 16-10-19

Surprise

First thing I have learned truly of The Khan. Great book you won't be disappointed here.

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  • matt stringfellow
  • 11-09-19

loved it

the start is kinda boring but later it gets to be a great book. can't wait to read more about the scars

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-19

The forgotten legion!

good to hear from the Kahn for a change.. you always forget about the white scars in the 40k universe.

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  • Skegg
  • 25-05-19

Best one From Black Library so far

10 or so books into Horus. Going to try another from same Author. Good Tale

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-19

Nice

Very good white scars book. If you like this legion, go for it. For the Khan!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-19

More than you bargain for

This installment has much more than you might expect and touches on many smaller threads in the epic. Of course it also goes a long way to illustrating the nature of the White Scars themselves.