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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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The White Scars have arrived

Fans who have been wanting to see a whole book dedicated to the Vth legion will find it here. The White Scars are on full display here, as is the Warhawk himself, their Primarch, Jaghatai Khan. As well as showing the culture of the legion, the book also has a lot of self reflection by the Primarch himself, giving us a great look into his mindset and personality. Other Primarchs make appearances as well. These short interactions between the Emperor’s sons flesh out their characters even more and are a welcome addition.

The main story follows the Scars as they wrap up their conquest of worlds in the Chondax system and seek to establish communication with the other legions. They know nothing of the Heresy due to being blinded by warp storms. When they begin to receive conflicting communiques from both loyalists and traitors, the Khan must figure out who is telling the truth, and ultimately choose a side.

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Amazingly Insightful.

An amazing insight into the most underrated Primarch and o.g Legion. The White Scars.

Excellent work by the narrator as well.

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  • Ross Brandon Glickman
  • 28-09-2020

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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  • Shawn
  • 14-04-2020

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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  • Nate
  • 14-03-2019

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
  • 08-02-2019

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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  • Salamango
  • 24-05-2021

plodding and frustrating

I really don't know why people fawn over this work as they do. Keeble's narration has left me utterly bewildered, I have literally no idea who is speaking at any given time. the producers have decided to have Mr. keeble affect a stereotypical "steepe" accent that makes all his characters sound the same.

Story wise it is typical black library fair especially for the Horus Heresy. "reintroduction of major characters with different personalities", "rampant overuse of metaphor", "incompetence for the sake of plot", etc... if for some reason you are a white scars fan which up to this point had about 5 pages of lore then you will like it I guess.

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  • William
  • 18-04-2021

Polishing two of 30k/40k's rougher edges

A poetic introduction to the White Scars and a deepening of the Space Wolf character.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-2021

Keeble is the best part of this product

I came back to the White Scars plotline after reading a couple dozen other books in the HH series. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the other HH novels except this one and Descent of Angels. DoA had the problem of totally uninspired subject matter, with the Dark Angel's being the least unique space marine legion. The White Scars do not have that problem, in fact the storytelling potential here is greater than that of the Ultramarines, whom by all accounts should be the most boring and cookie-cutter legion. Abnett knocked their novels out of the park, and he didnt need Storm Seers or the Great Khan to do it. Wraight has both here and does nothing interesting with them. HH readers would already be familiar with the psych-nuein from the fantastic thousand sons novels. We didnt need an entire chapter of them in Scars. Worst of all, Yesugai was more interesting in his single scene in A Thousand Sons than he was in this whole book. The legions near-fall to Horus was a snoozefest, with none of the white scars boasting unique or interesting character development.

The saving grace here is Johnathan Keeble, whose performances are reliably fantastic. You'll have to do even worse writing than Scars to make him sound boring. Not for want of trying in this case. 2/5 stars

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-2021

awesome

one of my favorit Horus heresy books so far if you look past the 5 first books

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  • Peter M.
  • 02-11-2020

Great Book

I love the story of the white scars and how they came to be loyalists, as well as the tense situation in the command bridge to the end.

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  • JaredC
  • 22-07-2020

Great book.

i didnt know anything about the white scars going into this book. They are a fascinating legion. one of my favorite legions so far. They sre what you imagine a space marine should be along with the ultra marines and iron warriors.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-07-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-2020

Get this audiobook

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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  • paul sparks
  • 27-04-2020

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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  • Sean Kelly
  • 07-06-2021

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-2021

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-2021

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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  • Magic Inc.
  • 05-01-2021

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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  • steven
  • 17-12-2020

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-2020

Great book!

This book is awesome if, like me, you don't know that much about the white scars. You get a lot of insight about one of the most mysterious legions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-2020

A great entry in the Horus Heresy series

Keeble did a great job of bringing the characters to life. I didn't know a lot about the White Scars and this book gives you a fantastic insight into what makes them such a formidable legion. The story was intriguing and showed what was going outside the heresy, as more of an outsider looking in. Now a personal favourite. Some of the names are hard to follow but Keeble's voicework makes identifying characters much easier.

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