Audio Review 52 // Brotherhood of the Storm by Chris Wraight

It was a nice short audio drama this week. I wasn't feeling a 10-12 hour epic this week so I hit up the Black library short; Brotherhood of the Storm. Let's go!

Title: Brotherhood of the Storm (buy with Amazon Link)

Author: Chris Wraight

Narrator: Jonathan Keeble and Penelope Rawlins.

Fluff: As word of Horus’s treachery spreads to fully half of the Legiones Astartes, Terra looks to the remaining loyalist Space Marines to defend the Imperium. One group, however, remains curiously silent despite apparent efforts from both sides to contact them – the noble Vth Legion, Jaghatai Khan’s fearsome White Scars. In the ork-held territory of Chondax, a bitter war has been raging since the Triumph at Ullanor, and only now do the sons of Chogoris return their gaze to the heavens...

Running time: 4 hours

Music: Jai Channa

Publisher: Black Library

Review

Here we go! An actual background building White Scars story. I know very little about them and sadly have not seen/read enough to get me to take interest. As I download this I was hoping to change this arc for me.

Boy, did this book deliver? I have a much better understanding of the White Scars culture and why they behave the way they do. I also now understand why no one was sure of which side they would join during the Heresy. As a legion, they believe strongly in honour and who they have given their word to. Which during this novel it is discussed that Horus has their support (this is pre-heresy), but the Scars also vowed to serve the emperor, so it seems like it comes down to who they will dishonour by not supporting and I hope this is discussed more in future novels. Their allegiance is also questioned by those around them as they are a very elusive legion. But what is perfectly explained is the fact that they are constantly pushing the boundary of know space and are actually at the forefront of most conflicts. Combine this with their style of warfare and language barriers and a lot of the known issues become more understandable.

Their way of warfare is really explained well in this and Chris Wraight does a great job at it. This was a great listen and told from multiple viewpoints, giving me the listener a great understanding of everything. Then we finally get Jaghatai Khan. He is such an out-there character compared to the other Primarchs and this truly is refreshing.

Overall this has left me excited for more Scars! I hope you enjoyed my quick review? Feel free to comment below or seek me out on one of the many social platforms I hang out on. Here is a quick LINK (Solo bio link) to my details.

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