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Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Chris Wraight Chris Wraight ò 2 Characters Characters Scars Author Chris Wraight 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 neithe. Those who freuent The Founding Fields will know that Bane of Kings and I covered the various ebook episodes of Scars as they were released While the thoughts given there did cover a chapter by chapter analysis of the book and explored its best and worst elements it feels only right to return to this one last time and give comments on the book as a whole After all the episodes did end up spoiling events from previous installments as it was necessary to talk about plot progression Further every episode review ended in the same message Wait for it to be released as a single workSo after all how does Scars fare as a whole It s extremely hit and miss at timesThe Imperium of Man has been shattered by the betrayal of the Emperor s prodigal son with fully half the Imperial legions siding against the Emperor As the Sons of Horus and their allies rampage through the galaxy destroying all in their path and the loyalist legions attempt to regroup one has yet to choose their side Unaware of the civil war and having been beyond any contact for months the entire White Scars legion finishes their task in annihilating Ork remnants at Ullanor Trusted by few and known for his closeness with Horus and Magnus the Red many are willing to write him off Jaghatai Khan as a traitor Many within his legion dissatisfied with their company seek to ensure he joins the right sideAs both a force within the series and a chapter outside the Horus Heresy the White Scars have not seen much in the way of promotion Despite a minor effort in recent years to give them focus they remain one of a multitude of unfortunately overlooked chapters As a result this was the one big chance to truly characterise them promoting the legion to countless readers as a part of a major series In this respect the book works extremely well Very early on it is established that the Khan and his astartes are unlike any other legion Even in comparison to the likes of the Alpha Legion or Space Wolves they stand out as a very uniue force in their general attitudes and approaches to warfare We see how much of an impact their homeworld s culture and traditions have on their outlook and great emphasis is placed upon just how important a primarch truly is to a legionOne of the major subplots which serves as a point within the book is the clashes between the astartes recruited from Terra and those originating from Chigoris Within one chapter see a very effective display of the major problems which can originate from recruiting from a multitude of worlds and makes the potential betrayal wholly understandable perhaps even so than that of the Dark Angels You re given an idea of just how much the spirtual beliefs of the White Scars truly have impact upon their kind and how their attitudes can not only force conflict with their brothers but also the divide between themselves and other legions It does a great deal to flesh out the force and give some idea of what truly makes them uniue among the legionsBeyond the legion itself we have many scenes and subplots devoted to a multitude of subjects Ranging from the flaws and ambitions of other primarchs to the knowledge of the Warp Khan s Chigoris born mentality of seeing every piece on the board as a king and the changing state of the galaxy each does a great deal to build upon the series thus far The scenes with the Space Wolves prove to be a great extension beyond Prospero Burns especially once Leman Russ is given focus and we see for the first time potentially what drew one particular primarch to Horus side Even if you have a dislike for the White Scars the book offers enough characters from multiple legions and such a wide focus you are bound to run into plenty to like building upon past books It further gives variety to the characters and even when many astartes do not directly meet Wraight proves he knows how to better use the varied backgrounds of legions far than what we saw in Unremembered Empire or Battle for the AbyssUnfortunately as big a strength as this last point is it s also here that the cracks begin to appear in the taleThe problem is that as a traditional novel Scars is fairly weak It continually veers off into minor moments and side ideas to focus upon them rather than truly building upon the advertised plot of a potential White Scars civil war While on the one hand each of these moments work extremely well and do a great deal to expand the universe all too often you re left wishing they had been left to a short story and the book actually be about the legionTwo of the biggest offenders are Yesugi s tale the White Scars Chief Stormseer who is left to his own story but never meets with his legion or has his actions feel as if they are connected to the main plot and the Space Wolves battle with the Alpha Legion Yes in the original canon the White Scars did see this event happen but it becomes such a side story is so focused upon the Space Wolves perspective and takes up such much time that it would have only made the tale stronger were it dropped Many of these subplots and scenes work fine on their own but they fail to truly build up into a single piece and it leaves you wanting by the end There s simply no single cohesive plot and too many times it feels as if the book was desperately trying to cover something entirely besides the legio VEven ignoring the problems with too many subplots or the very uick ending which fails to truly conclude anything there are the characters and environment descriptions Too many of the characters feel as if the concepts behind them are better developed than their personalities resulting in either very simplistic or completely blank figures within the tale This may be intentional the book repeatedly explaining how the legion is an enigma even among allied forces or the end result of a lack of focus upon them but it just robs so many scenes of energy This might have been made up for by well developed descriptions of environments or great atmosphere but far too often they are just left as anomalous space without any real detail to ground the scene in Even when wondering through a ruined city tainted by the Warp there simply isn t enough put into the environments to make them truly memorableSo at the end of the day Scars worth getting If you ve enjoyed the series up to this point or want to see the White Scars of this era yes It s entirely worth it and you ll enjoy what you get However if you re after a great story focused upon fully developing a single legion with well rounded characters then look for something else

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Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Chris Wraight Chris Wraight ò 2 Characters Characters Scars Author Chris Wraight 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 y. Originally published in the form of weekly episodes the twenty eighth book in the hugely successful Horus Heresy series turns the focus on the White Scars legion of Space Marines Until this book the White Scars have been the forgotten legion with less screen time in the series than any of the other Marine forces That oversight is redressed in Scars where they are cast front and centreOne of the strengths of the series is how the same events can be told from several different viewpoints and yet still seem fresh each time With Scars Chris has exploited the rules of the universe to maximise this effect The White Scars have been on campaign on the planet Chondax far removed from their brother legions and cut off from interstellar communication by a warp anomaly As the Heresy unfolds elsewhere eventually they will have to learn the truth behind what s happening and decide whose side they re onThe scope of the book is pretty big portraying the White Scars both from within and without This necessitates a wide variety of viewpoints each of which is well realised and has a distinctive toneFrom outside the legion we see them mused upon by the key players on the side of the Emperor on Terra Rogal Dorn Malcador and Constantin Valdor and by the beleaguered Space Wolves fleet who are calling on them for aid A slightly removed view is provided by the White Scar Stormseer Yesugei as he tries to re establish contact with his brothers in the Scars fleet from their homeworld Chogoris His scenes early on tend to be reflective giving the reader a grounding in the legion s past without indulging in too much expositionThe internal viewpoints though are the most rewarding The prologue introduces us to Shiban and Torghun as they are elevated into the legion s ranks By the time of the novel proper they have risen to become Khans of their respective warrior brotherhoods and provide a window on how the White Scars operate and their own history shapes the dramatic tension of their story threadsA human view is provided by Ilya Ravallion a logistical officer assigned to the White Scars fleet in both her attempts to understand the legion and in her discourse with the upper echelons of the legion including their Primarch Jagatai Khan who is the lifeblood of the novel and whose story this really isThe characterisation is strong throughout and for a story with a sizable cast list that s no mean feat Jagatai though really stands out and watching him deal with revelation after revelation and myriad truths is a delight He is certainly a protagonist deserving of the reader s sympathyAs a first proper look at the White Scars Scars does a great job of fleshing out the legion Their Mongol influences are clear but they are delivered so assuredly that it doesn t feel forced Clearly a lot of research has been done and the author s passion for the subject shines through Chris also plays on the fact that they ve been neglected before now by turning it into an elusiveness which is both integral to how the legion operates and affects the way they re seen in universe which is a really nice touchStructurally the story is an interesting one due in no small part to its initial episodic publication In the early chapters there seems to be some redundant exposition possibly there to serve as a recap of previous events but in the joined up novel format it feels unnecessary Similarly at the end it seems that things are being wrapped up rather too uickly which perhaps would have been done in a measured way if not restrained by the original formatOne thing that jarred a little was that the Space Wolves narrative is only followed for the first half of the book It s so well done and the characters are suitably enjoyable that I wanted to know what happened to them afterwards One for a future book perhapsHowever to say these are major issues would be to do the rest of the book a disservice The pacing is excellent and the cliff hangers and revelations at the end of each chapter make it very hard to put down Chris s prose is very easy to read and just flows off the page without getting bogged down in jargon and laboured descriptionHis action scenes in particular are a joy There are several scenes of ship to ship void war which are beautifully described giving a cinematic sense of scale and manoeuvre There s an economy of language that really lets the imagination fill in the blanksIt does occasionally fall into the realms of clich however More than once do we see a decisive nick of time intervention particularly in the final act and the story is helped along by a convenient all knowing character Again these are minor issues as the rest of the story is so strong and despite an element of predictability there are enough surprises to keep it interestingScars is an absolute pleasure to read It s fast and engaging and in Jagatai Khan Chris has enhanced a character I knew very little about and made him absolutely compelling There are many subtleties to the story too which many readers will find rewarding I particularly enjoyed the theme of the game Go which appears both literally in the story and is reflected in the action It s an interesting parallel story to the opening trilogy of the series too and as such is essential Horus Heresy readingFor of my reviews visit wwwfiftyshadesofgeekorg Collectors Originality Guide Ford Model A enigmatic and Le vintage contemporain elusive Born of a civilisation that prizes honour speed and fearsome loyalty their allegiance has y. 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