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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 14-07-2020

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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  • Matthew G. Porter
  • 09-07-2020

what a mess

I was looking forward to learning more about the White scar legion, but this novel was all over the place. it would switch between characters and times, which made it hard to keep track of everything. I re-listened to catch stuff I missed and it reinforced my view. it switches between earth and chagoris and the alpha legion and the space wolves and the white scars and the thousand sons. Ai yi yi.

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  • Will Wharton
  • 06-07-2020

Love the book

J. Keeble delivers as always. Love his rendition of mortarians voice and the other characters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-2020

Gripping!!!

Absolutely well written in a way that introduces the White Scars to the audience with all the doubts, concerns and disagreements of Jagatai Khan in a world plunged in deceit and secret schemes. I highly reccomend this book.

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  • Devin
  • 11-05-2020

Fantastic! Read after Buring of Prospero

I didn't expect to enjoy this book, but I loved it! White Scars never peaked my interest, I was missing out! Interesting characters and customs, giving a sense of the Legion while exploring the meta plot of the series. Fantastic!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • jason mellor
  • 15-06-2020

fantastic

One of my favourite HH series books if not my fav, white scars fan now.

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  • Mytwolittlebears
  • 26-11-2019

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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  • The Bearded Bookworm
  • 04-09-2019

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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  • Stuart L Climpson
  • 13-08-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-2019

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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