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To view it, click here. So, action, comedy, intrigue, mystery, gorgeous sci-fi settings, a dash of amusingly sweet romance Not sure if that’s a tough competition Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. A bit more comical touch than most Warhammer books, but after having read so much of Space Marine dra Ciaphas Cain might be my favorite 40K character to date.

I’m not sure how heretical it is to say, but I personally wasn’t the biggest fan of Caves of Ice and Traitor’s Hand, either. Pay the Imperial Tithe. Though it goes against the grain, the Guard forms up behind the Tau to fight their common enemy together. I kissed it formally, as etiquette demanded, and to my astonishment she giggled. I can only seem able to find two omnibus editions encompassing the six first books, is there a tome for the other three?

But the unveiling of Cain, Jurgen, Vail and the th more than makes up for the smaller amount of action.

It also describes thw first time Cain meets Amberley Vail, an agent of the Ordo Xenos, and the Valhallan regiment he spends most of his career with. The concept of a Flashman-like unreliable narrator recounting blackly comic memoirs of the e Although an admirer of the melting pot of influences that is the W40k setting I find many of the novels to be shallow and predictable, especially the space marine novels.

Two Valhallan regiments have been consolidated from the survivors of st and th. Sadly this book fell somewhat short of my expectations, the comedy not being particularly sharp and the action not overly rousing. It must be grim for you. Though very humorous, it doesn’t completely take away the darker aspects of its setting.


For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

Instead they were stock scifi plot twists, I would have preferred something that would have been a little funnier, since that would have relieved the tedium and resulting boredom. It took quite a while to get it because it’s out of print, and Hero of the Imperium the omnibus of the first three books is hard to find and my order got lost in the mail.

Refresh and try again. There are a variety of reasons why I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this book so much. With a borrowed Chimerahe and Jurgen extract the Inquisitor’s party under heavy fire from the rebels Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. This is barely accomplished before they are sent to help maintain order on an outpost world on the borders of Tau space.

For The Emperor

Its still grim dark, but its narrator is a sarcastic wit who despite being all for himself nevertheless stumbles into ciaphad. As far as the rest of humanity is concerned, Ciaphas Cain is a brave, heroic warrior who brings terror to the enemies of mankind and instills valour in the men under his command.

And, just like I’d hoped, it turned out to be a ton of lightweight, easy to read, pure space action fun. Mitchell sets up a good amount of character development in the first few chapters, shows how the Inquisition suppresses certain information, and builds a strong story arch throughout the entire piece. Accompanying him is his ever-present and ever-loyal aide Jurgen whose personal appearance and hygiene doesn’t conform to the most minimum of standards of what a soldier is suppose to look.

That said I can’t help compair it with Empegor Ghosts, and therefore it ends on 3. It follows the story of Commissar Ciaphas Cain and the new infantry units he has been attached to.


A young woman was standing on a podium at the end of the room, surrounded by musicians who sounded almost as well rehearsed as our regimental band, but they could have been playing ork wardrums for all I cared because her voice was extraordinary. War has broken out across Gravalax, cuaphas the Guard and Tau forces are only a emperof from opening fire on each other.

It was still entertaining but I felt that once Cain descends into the tunnels the book followed him downhill. One of the most interesting aspects of the novel is that we can’t actually trust Cain entirely about how he presents himself. 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 The Ciaphas Cain series of novels got me heavily into the Warhammer 40k novels back when they first came out, and I’ve been meaning to go back and re-read them in order since I haven’t really thought about them in a while.

Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Alright, I’ll give the second Omnibus a shot, then.

Throughout the entire book, there is a mysterious enemy pulling the strings and causing conflict between the opposing armies on the planet this book takes place on. His hobbies include the martial arts of Aikido and Iaido, miniature wargaming, role-playing games, and pottering about on the family allotment.

Their comrades in arms are legion: It’s too much and not enough time was devoted to each element. Mitchell presents the story through several points-of-view, including the majority of the story in Cain first person view, and succeeds in weaving them all together into a fast-paced and humurous at times tale that really comes across as a great science fiction novel.