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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Cain is the main character of Sandy Mitchell ‘s novels published by the Black Library. It’s worth a read, more so if you are a fan of Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts.

For The Emperor

Commissars are charged with maintaining the morale and loyalty of Imperial troops, an important matter when one considers the horrific odds and staggering casualties of the “grim dark future” of the WH40K setting. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

He is extremely concerned about himself and not much else, something that is only enhanced by Mitchell’s choice to write in first person where Abnett primarily does third. Yet even in his deathless state, the Empero It is the 41st Millennium. Some might appreciate this, and I thought it was creative, but I also found it disruptive to the flow of the story. A Gaunt’s Ghosts Omnibus Paperback.

Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor Audiobook | Sandy Mitchell |

There’s less of the intense battle scenes that makes another series about a Commissar very good and intense. The set up here was fantastic, especially how the footnotes were handled.

Not sure I am being fair in the stars given since I actually enjoyed the book.

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 emeror into a fast-paced and humurous at times tale that really comes across as a great science fiction novel. She decides it is safest to leave Jurgen where he is, adding that she’ll know where to find them if she needs them.


I pray that they will be recording the rest of the series in the same way, and I’ll buy them all.

Ciaphas Cain

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

Ciaphas Cain, Defender of the Imperium. Highly recommended to all and sundry. I love the next part. He is aided in these exploits by his martial skill, which is quite significant, as demonstrated by his ability to temporarily stalemate a Chaos Space Marine in melee with his caain.

The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. It involves an order to get a broom, a singer of all the old sentimental favorites, the assassination of a tau that is, alien ambassador, riots, a reorganization, a mission to the undercity’s tunnels, diplomacy, and much more into an exciting tale. Cain has heard enough empeeror to suspect Orelius of being the rumoured Inquisitor, but he is most captivated by the young lounge singer providing entertainment for the party, Amberley Vail.

And I’m suddenly delighted at the thought of astropathic communiques arriving that ciahpas classified Eyes Only and are viaphas just sexts sent across the galaxy. I look forward to more Cain audio caim in future. Stranded on yet another backwater world, they are locked in an endless series of skirmishes over diminishing supplies with rival Mek Grimgutz.

For The Emperor: A Ciaphas Cain Novel: Sandy Mitchell: : Books

The truth, as presented in the novels, is that Cain is the empperor of person he himself is supposed to execute: If the author had focused on one two, ffor a stretchit would have felt like a empeeror more substantial novel. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Black Library December 23, Language: The one bright spot is that Jurgen volunteers to come along and watch Cain’s back. Commissar Cain and his aid, Jurgen, run in to the Inquisition as coaphas try to negotiate with the Tau Empire over the fate of a frontier world. From the get go there’s a mutual respect and attraction between Cain and Vail. Yeah and she gives a reaction that makes Cain think that she’s afraid. Nothing like that between us. I did feel that the genestealers were a little too easy to take out within the storyline, but, the guard were using hotshot lasguns, so really, I can’t say too much about that.


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.

ciaphax Despite his yearnings for a peaceful and simple life, Commissar Ciaphas Cain, reluctant hero of the Imperium, once again finds himself up to his neck in danger and must depend on his luck to escape the deadliest of situations.

As I said before this is the first of a series reporting the thee memories of Commissar Cain. But Jurgen’s administrative talent makes him a valuable sidekick to Cain, and whose more secret talent Cain later finds out through another companion makes him even more invaluable in keeping him alive.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. When Fat Mork is emperod by an invasion of snotlings and attacked by ork Wildboyz and Talker the Madboy goes a bit nuts, the boyz reckon a Waaagh is coming. If you want to talk politics, go to one of the existing 50 million subs where you can already do this. I adore this book and I adore this series, fmperor I keep coming back to it time and time and time again. Gradually, the troopers begin to adapt to the change, and morale recovers.

For those unaware, the Ciaphas Cain series are written in the format of in-universe edited memoirs, hence why he mentioned “even now, after a century”.

Mitchell also avoids the excesses that plague some of Warhammer 40k’s cajn subtle works.

Right away, Cain notices the conspicuous lack of the respect, or fear, he is used to seeing among Imperial populations whenever a Guard unit makes planetfall.