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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As Donali explains, they concluded that, if the Imperium was so determined to fight a protracted, bloody war to hold on to the planet, it would not “advance the Greater Good ” for the Tau to give them the opportunity.

It’s also interesting that Mitchell is, hte his own quiet way, one of the more feminist authors to work in what is technically Military-SF.

However, this adds a credit towards readers relating to the characters. Jurgen has a skin disease psiorasis. Understanding swiftly, Kasteen orders the bodies incinerated. Ciaphas Cain has a problem; since leaving the Schola Progenium as an Imperial commissarall he’s ever wanted is a nice, safe posting, far away from any action, where he can keep his head down and count the years until his retirement.

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From the get go there’s a mutual respect and attraction between Cain and Vail. Worlds are falling to madness cisphas rebellion, and the great war machine of the Imperium is moving to counter the threat. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

At HQ, he was the guy to go to whenever you had a dangerous mission. Those looking for something truly grim need not apply… though those looking for a total light hearted read should possibly avoid as well. Very well written and read. Sep 04, Oliver Eike rated it it was amazing Shelves: Duty Calls Ciaphas Cain. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of xiaphas gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies.


Views Read Edit View history. Personally, the personality of Cain gave me echoes of the xiaphas style of ‘American Psycho’, although the book itself steered far away from heading the protagonist into sociopath territory. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

Once companions on the greatest of adventures, Gotrek and Felix have long since gone their separate ways. I sing a bit. Dec 02, Damgaard78 rated it liked it Shelves: Customers who fof this item also bought. The two parties are able to broker a temporary alliance, and continue on together.

I really liked the humor in the book, and the narrator was very good. That will mean leading another team down to the undercity, cian she was investigating when they were attacked. Ciaphas Cain, Defender of the Imperium. Gradually, the troopers begin to adapt to the change, and morale recovers.

He has become so good at lying that he is sometimes unsure of where the lies stop and the actual Ciaphas Cain begins, and it is possible that no one ever truly knew him. Nothing else I say will precisely explain my feelings except a simple and whole-hearted “ugh.

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A bit more lighthearted of a take on the Warhammer 40k setting. Ravenor Warhammer 40, By: Cain’s actions have brought him to the attention of Lord General Zyvan himself, who frankly is reluctant to draw the Imperial Guard into a protracted conflict with the Tau over a “mudball” like Gravalax.

This first book in the series was excellent. Certainly the book’s conclusion leaves you wanting to read more about Cain and Jurgen and their continuing misadventures. As the Imperial Guard 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.


His adventures so far seem to consist of being dragged about and forced to do what is ordinarily expected of him as a “hero” and to that end he sounds more lazy than anything else. The inquisitor is fine but I think you get more of their personality from other appearances and the snippets they give in their edits to the memoirs. Read more Read less. The setting is that of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40k, and yes, this is a tie-in novel.

This time, Cain has fr assigned to a regiment of Valhallan troopers which has been cobbled together out of two former single-sex units.

A woman who seems to be nothing more than a political hanger-on and courtesan, but whose outward appearance hides a much more dangerous personality. Not sure if that’s a tough competition I loved the consistent humorous undertone in this book. The End hte Daze Warhammer 40, By: Well, because it is damn fun for one reason. One of the most interesting aspects of the novel is that we can’t actually trust Cain entirely about how he presents himself.

I’ve been wanting to read ‘For The Emperor’ for some time now. Cain is still serving to this fir Through footnotes and chapter breaks from “historic sources” we are given a view about how people perceived Cain and how others saw his actions, sometimes outright conflicting with his report.

Amberley is narrowly saved from taking his next shot by her displacer field. The fact ciaphqs the unit’s new and surprisingly young C. The concept of a Flashman-like unreliable narrator recounting blackly comic memoirs of the endless wars that characterise the 41st millennium was a great temptation.