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For too long had the Vth Legion ranged out beyond the sight of the wider Imperium, remaining ignorant of the Warmaster's rebellion and the war that inevitably followed.

Only once their primarch, Jaghatai Khan, had satisfied himself that the path before them was just and true did the White Scars choose a side, taking the fight to the traitors on every front. But, four years later, the Legion's unfettered spirit has been broken by relentless attritional warfare against the Death Guard and the Emperor's Children - the Khan's Stormseers must find a clear route to Terra if they are to take part in the final, apocalyptic battle.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Acerock
  • 05-04-18

Great Story, Distracting Narrator

I loved Scars. Path to Heaven follows up very well. The tale is a great addition to the overall arc of the HH series and I love how distinct the 5th Legion is compared to their peers.

My only real criticism is the use of accents by the narrator. The accents for the Chogoran Scars is something of a stereotypical Asian accent which is silly and annoying and makes each of the characters sound the same so their individual voices and characters get muted. the narrator also pronounces Yesugei laughably incorrectly. In an audiobook you need distinct voices for each character so you can organize who is who and who is speaking and the narrator's reliance on a silly accent makes each of the Scars sound the same, except for the one Terran born Scar, which is dissapointing.

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  • Ronnie Komstedt
  • 31-07-19

A very good book, but narrator didn't make it easy

The story was gripping, and was a great continuation of the White Scars story, but the book has a lot of shifting perspectives and while John Banks generally is a good narrator, he gave zero sign when the perspectives changed, not so much as an extra breath between lines, which made some part hard to follow

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-21

A must for anyone new to the 5th legion! Awesome!

This is book two of a story that is a masterful depiction of who the 5th Legion, the White Scars, is just before the Warmaster, Horus Lupercal, plunges everything into chaos. The White Scars must determine for themselves the truth of things. This book continues with two key characters from the first book; Shivan Khan and Torgun Khan, and the author did a great job bringing both characters to life. I'm expecting more 5th legion stories in the future!

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  • Wanderer
  • 26-01-21

This made me love the White Scars

I originally thought the White Scars were the most boring legion but this book not only made me like them but made me identify with and love them.

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  • Hector Cruz
  • 09-12-20

Excellent story

This book is my favorite Warhammer story, and the performance was perfection itself. Incredible action, tightly plotted story, superb characters.

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  • Jonathan McGraw
  • 26-09-20

only 1 issue

The only problem was the narrator struggling to separate space wolf and white scar accents while speaking. Not a huge problem though.

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  • Ted
  • 23-06-20

great read.

I liked this one, even though I'm not much for the heresy story line.

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  • Devin
  • 19-05-20

great addition

the performance in the novel is incredibly well done, and the ending is very rewarding.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-20

White Scars continuation

Another solid book that does a great job at filling in the storyline of the white scars. Informs you on how they end up where they need to be.

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  • Randal Whitsitt II
  • 18-03-20

Good, but not great..

The last half was great, but I struggled to get though the 1st half and kept finding myself losing interest and coming back to it

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  • D13
  • 20-08-20

unmissable entry in the series

wow I enjoyed listening to this so much.
There are some vague spoilers below!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is one of the first horus heresy books that hasn't left me feeling depressed in a long time
and we are treated to an awesome example of how a primarch fares against a greater daemon.
Epic fleet battles and astartes warfare. Dont skip this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-20

Great story, even better voice acting

Love the story. Another excellent chapter in the 30k story. John Banks is superb and really gives the performance 100%.

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  • Andy Giddings
  • 01-05-21

One of the best

The Path of Heaven is one of the very best Horus Heresy books. It grips you from the start and keeps up the pace and the tension in a way many of the other books fail. I think it’s important that the other Scars novels are read first, to understand the significance of some of the story lines, but it’s a fitting conclusion to many of those storylines. The performance is great too. Not over the top and at the same time the characters come to life. Also worth saying the “bad guys” are great too. Fantastic variety and complex motivation.

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  • Historicrain
  • 03-04-21

for the Khan!!

not a scars fan, but this has completely changed my perspective of them. Long live Jagatai

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  • Sylvestarrr
  • 29-03-21

Decent enough

Decent enough story, far better and more relevant to what I expected, however, there are parts of the book I found irritating due to the narrators accents. He tends to elongate literally every word spoken by a White Scar, and it grinds on you in certain sections of long dialogue.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-21

Boring

The final chapters and epilogue are good. Everything else was a struggle. It advances the HH so listen if you want full completion of this series. I wish I'd skipped this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-11-20

hold onto your butts

This was one of the best in the series in a while, after book after book of short stories or an underwhelming book time and time again it was very refreshing to listen to this one. This sells me on the idea that if the white scars are the protagonists of the story then black library does a good job. The Khan and his white scars went from a practically unheard of legion with a small or non existent fan base to one of the largest fan bases due to a handful of books. Before reading the series I did not care at all about the khan and his legion, now? Hes in the top 3 primarchs and top 6 legions. Any book that has the white scars as the lead wont steer you wrong

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-20

John Banks smashes it!

Great story, made greater by the the narration! Any time Emperors Children die is fine by me!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-20

Best One Yet!

Considering the First Heretic and Fear to Tread are my top favs out of the horus heresy, the Path of Heaven is immense, it describes beautifully what happens to the White Scars and leads you on a constant battle for survival, wonderful narration as per and an outstanding story, definitely worth your time!

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  • Dr T Pearson
  • 02-09-19

Great story.

Fantastic book about a legion I didn't care for before Scars came out and now I love. Only problem with this audio book is the editing let's it down. Many mistakes with passages repeating themselves and so on. A proof listen could drastically have improved the quality of this audio book. Very much still listenable however.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-04-21

Awesome

Another unmissable story in the saga of the Horus Heresy! A brilliant story and narration!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-20

The Story was betrayed by a poor choice of voices

The story itself is great, it portrays the sense of weariness the Scars feel after 4 years in the heresy. It shows just how far the emperors children have fallen. It even has a few good Death Guard moments, although Wraight’s Mortarion is inconsistent.

But all this is smothered by the jarring change in voice actors. The voices that fit the cast of the lords of silence so well feels out of place coming from a white scar.
Of course since even the White Scars have they voices of plague marines, Mortarion himself, despite being yet uncorrupted (if you ignore Wraight attempting to screw up the timing of the fall) he sounds like a desecrated plague zombie with his vocal cords knitted around a vibrator

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-20

Great insight on the white scars

it's was a great insight on the white scars and emperors children all the legionary battles were very well writtrn

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-19

Great story for sure. Narration okay.

Well then... For sure a great story. Follows on from Scars. Must read. Though unfortunately I was let down by the narration compared to previous narrators.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-18

Best in the Heresy I've heard so far.

The final confrontation between the fifth legion and the enemy in this story is fantastic. The narrator does an excellent job.