For The Emperor: A Ciaphas Cain Novel [Sandy Mitchell] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Despite his yearnings for a peaceful and simple. For more than a hundred centuries The Emperor has sat immobile on. Commisar Ciaphas Cain – hero of the Imperium and renowned across the sector for his. Commisar Ciaphas Cain – hero of the Imperium and renowned across the sector for his bravery and valour – is sent to help maintain order on an outpost world on .

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Each is told as written by Cain, after his retirement. There are a variety of reasons why I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this book so much. He has to cope with this before they get in sent into battle. However, what I did like was how relatable it made the Empire vain the 40k universe in comparison to some of its more ‘grimdark’ brothers on the bookshelf.

This new series recounts the adventures and exploits of Ciaphas Cain as he tries to fake and smooth talk his way out of what he thinks are dangerous and cjaphas situations.

Welcome to Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum! Dec 02, Damgaard78 rated it liked it Shelves: Says he doesn’t believe in love at first sight. Problems occur from the instant he sets foot on the hangar bay of the Righteous Wrath.

In the end, Vail’s limited interjections indicate that she believes Cain is too hard on himself; in the foreword to “Fight or Flight”, author Sandy Mitchell admitted that he himself is not sure if Cain is truly a coward, or a genuine hero with a massive inferiority complex or a case of impostor syndrome.

After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation’s Reach, Colonel Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek.

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Although most of the book is in first person, Mitchell does interject other sources of material so that the reader can get a bigger picture of the campaign. For the Emperor is the first full-length novel in the Ciaphas Cain series by Sandy Mitchellfollowing the introduction of the character in Mitchell’s short stories Fight or Flight and The Beguiling.

This page book is wrapped up in the last 40 or so pages when this mysterious enemy is finally revealed and summarily defeated. Gotrek Gurnisson was the greatest monster slayer of the age, who met his doom at the End Times. Cain was still serving a century later, its just that at that point they were kinda on a less exciting garrison deployment.

A Gaunt’s Ghosts Omnibus Paperback. For the Emperor, unlike most of the series, also has an element of mystery and intrigue, with a Sinister Conspiracy trying to pit ekperor heroes and some aliens against each other in a war — for this reason, For the Emperor is one of my favorites of all of Mitchell’s work.

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Worlds are falling to madness and rebellion, and the great war machine of the Imperium is moving to counter the threat. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. Commisar Ciaphas Cain – hero of the Imperium and renowned across the sector for his bravery and valour – is sent to help maintain order on an outpost world on the borders of Tau space.

This book is basically a modern day pulp novel, quite simplified and predictable in all of its plot developments, but this did not take away anything from my enjoyment in reading it. But as forr orks’ numbers grow and the Space Marines’ numbers dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple.


On an Imperial outpost world on the fringes of tau space, the renowned Commissar Ciaphas Cain ciaphxs his fractious regiment of Valhallan Guard, newly created from the remnants of two devastated units, find themselves in the middle of a war.

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Amongst its agents is Inquisitor Covenant. There is some good moment-to-moment action and fun dialogue, but there really isn’t a lot of interesting stuff happening in the overall story being told. Certainly the book’s conclusion leaves you wanting to read more about Cain ciapahs Jurgen and their continuing misadventures. The latest adventure for the Red Sunz mekmob continues in the second part of a three-part audio drama!

Instead, he finds that events conspire to place him on the front lines and in the most dangerous hotspots. No longer hiding her real identity, Inquisitor Vail meets in private with Cain and Zyvan, and fills them in on the strategic situation: If the author had focused on one two, at a stretchit would have felt like a much more substantial novel. Ciaphas Cain 10 books.

For instance, when Cain writes that he’s left people to die and been untroubled by it, she notes that actually, he was nightmare prone. They always disguise themselves as rogue traders. Cain, having observed the tendency of many members of the Commissariat to fall victim to “accidental” friendly fireprefers to lead by example and encouragement instead of fear, and has gained a reputation for charismatic cjaphas, self-effacing heroism and concern for the common trooper.

I really liked the humor in the book, and the narrator was very good.