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Scars: Episode I

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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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’s treachery, and both sides have apparently counted them among their potential allies in the war to come. But when the ...more
Published August 7th 2013 by Black Library
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Callum Shephard
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
If there’s one thing which can be truly singled out from Chris Wraight’s stories it’s the themes he repeatedly uses when focusing upon space marines: The flaws of their traditions and influences of their homeworld, and the fracturing of their alliances. Wrath of Iron, Battle of the Fang, Blood of Asaheim, all featured these present within the focus chapters (and in Fang’s case also its traitor legion). While they have often worked in different ways and affected the protagonists in varying degree ...more
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To me, the first episode of the serialized Scars utterly succeeded in setting the tone for things to come, and the White Scars Legion.

It shows the Legion's culture, the contrast to Terran recruitment practices, the philosophy of the Chogorians and so much more in just one episode, that, to me, anything but a 5 star review would be unsuitable.

This episode's plot follows two aspirants, destined to become Battle-Brothers, yet oh so different. One raised on Chogoris, the other a Terran. One handpic
Cory Rathbun
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't see a collected entry for all of the Scars segments yet, but this review is for all 12 parts. Chris Wraight really blew me away with this one. An almost unmentioned Legion suddenly has a rich backstory, ethos, and charismatic characters. It's kind of the ultimate 40k compliment I can give that I now care about the White Scars. Well done, sir, looking forward to more!
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Interesting pair of "origin" stories, but too soon to tell. 3.5*
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Chris Wraight is a British author of fantasy and science fiction.

His first novel was published in 2008; since then, he has published books set in the Warhammer Fantasy and Stargate:Atlantis universes, and has upcoming titles in the Warhammer 40K setting.

He is based in the south-west of England.

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