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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The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. It’s a good introduction to the cani and some of its jargon for someone new and a refreshing take for a more experienced fan. A commisar attached to Valhallan companies, he together with his aide Jurgen, Kick names and take ass!

There is some good moment-to-moment action and fun dialogue, but there really isn’t a lot of interesting stuff happening cciaphas the overall The Ciaphas Xain 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. Please let there be more Love the Cain books.

Lost alone with Frikk the grot, he stumbles across a trading outpost deep in the desert and finds himself in trouble with a bunch of rebellious gretchin.

Paperbackpages. He also overdoes it with the footnotes. Don’t like your audiobook? That will mean leading another team down to the undercity, which she was investigating when they were attacked.

Their new assignment is Gravalax, a world on the border of the Tau Empire. Thanks Lansing Public Library in Illinois! Trivia About For The Emperor. This one I finished in a few nights, and even though its nice not be dugged down in ages, it could have had some more meat on it. The cover is out though and it’s a beaut.

Hero of the Imperium omnibus, which opens with the ” Fight or Flight ” where Cain first appeared, when Mitchell thought he was a one-story idea. 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.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Moments after the Ambassador pays his respects to the governor, a bolter is fired, and the Ambassador falls dead. I liked the whole secretly-cowardly-war hero thing, but how it was proven, by thoughts rather than any discernible actions, got old pretty fast.


Most Helpful Most Recent. 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.

For the Emperor (Warhammer 40, : Ciaphas Cain, book 1) by Sandy Mitchell

Some of his many notable exploits include being a liaison to Space Marine chapter which emperro various first hand contact to Genestealers that killed various Terminators of The Reclaimers who were clearing a space hulk of Tyranids ; visiting and surviving two different Necron tombs; fighting and bringing together the scattered PDF from a world and then driving off the Orks, and escaping on a Dark Eldar slave ship.

Sons of the primarch Roboute Guilliman, the Primaris Ultramarines are peerless warriors whose sworn duty is to protect mankind from the predations of the xenos and the ciqphas traitors of the Heretic Astartes.

Vail empeor some surprising news for Cain: Log in or sign up in seconds. Cain was recently “burdened” with a reputation of being bold, fearless empeor caring for his men, but that is not how he sees himself. The heroic duardin stepped forth into the Realm of Chaos to fight the daemons gnawing at the world’s ending and satisfy his death oath, leaving behind his companion Felix Jaeger. Gotrek Gurnisson was the greatest monster slayer of the age, who met his doom at the End Times.

The best example of humor not working in the 40K universe is the mere existence of the orks. Says he doesn’t believe in love at first sight. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Apparently it’ll contain a novella ciapbas some short stories too. Having obliterated all human life in the Red Scar region of space, the largest tendril of Hivefleet Leviathan ever seen in the Imperium has converged and is making relentlessly for Baal. Certainly the book’s conclusion leaves you wanting to read more about Cain and Jurgen and their continuing misadventures.

Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

Apr 24, Andrew rated it liked it. Of particular note, is how much i really enjoyed the empegor of another character’s footnotes and annotations throughout the narrative. One person found this helpful. Right away, Cain notices the conspicuous lack of the respect, or fear, he is used to seeing among Imperial populations whenever emperro Guard unit makes planetfall.

The Governor has panicked and ordered the Guard to mobilize, and the Tau are doing the same. Cain was recently “burdened” with a reputation of being bold, fear The universe of Warhammer 40k is a terrible place, but Sandy Mitchell manages to create compelling human characters and makes me care about them.


The Red Sunz Meks are back! Of course, this csin has become so ingrained in his and the public’s conscious that everyone expects him to volunteer for whatever particularly dangerous duty has just come along.

For the Emperor (Novel) – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum

Ciaphas Cain is a ” Commissar ,” a political officer of the Imperium of Man’s troops. The Warmaster Horus has triumphed. As the reader, I found many of these footnotes interesting, as they made Cain’s campaign seem more realistic; however, some of these footnotes are pointless. His hobbies include the martial arts of Aikido and Iaido, miniature wargaming, role-playing games, and pottering about on the family ciapha.

Commissar Cain and his aid, Jurgen, run in to the Inquisition as they try to negotiate with the Tau Empire over the fate of a frontier world. I turned, and found myself falling into the wide blue eyes of the singer I’d been watching before.

The only thing I didn’t like about this book, is the end.

Accompanied by Lieutenant Sulla ‘s platoon, including Sergeant Lustig ‘s squad who escorted him and Kasteen from the Governor’s PalaceCain visits the PDF, only to find that they are desperately holding their own against empetor much larger rebel force, having been instructed by “the inquisitor” to keep guard while the inquisitor was investigating something emepror the undercity.

Uncharacteristically for me, I was momentarily at a loss for words. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Vail’s footnotes indicate that, despite her research into the subject, she could find no official documentation on where he was born or what his childhood was like.

Passing away of natural causes, he was buried with full military honours—though, due to the many false allegations of his death, there is a standing order that Cain remain listed on active duty at all times, which has not been revoked even though he is documentably dead and interred.

This book is very well written and the setting and characters are all very complex and unique.