The legendary Commissar Ciaphas Cain, lauded as one of the great heroes of the Imperium, finds himself thrust onto the battlefield again. Cain wants nothing. The Ciaphas Cain series are Dark Comedy/Action-Adventure novels written by a second omnibus entitled Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium in Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium by Sandy Mitchell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The exceptions have been a novelisation of episodes from the high tech thriller series Bugs, for which he also worked as a scriptwriter under his o Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym of Alex Stewart, who has been a full-time writer since the mid nineteen eighties.

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Defender of the Imperium Sandy Mitchell. His memoirs are completely self-centered, containing nothing on the context of his adventures, forcing Vail to intersperse his narrative with secondary sources. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

And yet it is the least of all evils in the 40k universe, and is thus worthy of preservation! For my imperrium, I found the stories in the second omnibus to be entertaining and useful fo The sequel to Ciaphas Cain: I liked this omnibus less than the first one mostly because the middle novel dragged a bit.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. In Duty Callshis regiment is summoned to a planet on the verge of rebellion. Landing behind enemy lines after three weeks, and after the fleet he was with makes planetfall on Perlia themselves, Cain and his aide Jurgen must make their way through an entire continent of greenskins with nothing but the supplies aboard the shuttle, what they can scrap from the Orks, and what remnants of the Perlian PDF that they can round up as they make their way back to Imperial lines.


The story and characters become very predictable, which while not always unwanted from a fun and often light-hearted read many of the patterns in story progression and writing style start to wear thin. Retrieved from ” https: Confronted with the powers of Chaos and hordes of alien foes, our intrepid Commissar seeks to sidestep danger and talk his way out of trouble. It’s a must read. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!

As the forces of Chaos overwhelm Perlia, Cain is forced to command the defense of the planet and hope that his luck doesn’t run out This has spiraled rather out of Cain’s control, as he is now regarded as a “Hero of the Imperium”, and is frequently assigned to dangerous and unusual circumstances.

Views Read Edit View history. No trivia or quizzes yet. Because it’s just no fun reading page after page of tactics and battle reports, and how Cain’s tactics are working.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local cxin. Cain is himself throughout. The first two books of this omnibus were better. English Choose a language for shopping.

This book is another lighthearted romp through the Warhammer 40k universe like the previous omnibus Ciaphas Cain: It will not disappoint. They succeed in killing the governor ciaphs are intent on steering the ship on a suicidal ciapahs course with the Imperial fleet in orbit. Cain is an unreliable narrator. Ships from and sold by Amazon. If you like military science fiction, look this up. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Echoes of the Tomb Short Story. With charges laid, they retreat, much to Cain’s pleasure. Another good Cain omnibus, however, this one was rather too easy to put down, so it took m longer to read than it should have.

The Ciaphas Cain series is a fantastic, if you are looking for a lighter and more personal look tge the 40k universe then look no further. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Sep 09, Stephan rated it it was amazing Shelves: About the Author Sandy Mitchell is the author of a long-running series of Warhammer 40, novels about the hero of the Imperium, Commssar Ciaphas Cain.

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Hero of the Imperium. Cain’s cowardice and desire for self-preservation actually make him an unusually effective strategic commander compared to his contemporaries: His hobbies include the martial arts of Aikido and Iaido, miniature wargaming, role-playing games, and pottering about on the family allotment.

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Retreating upstairs and eventually to the rooftop, Jurgen spots re-inforcements in the form of Cadians arriving and driving off the Genestealer horde. Yet each time he survives his legend only grows, and his life is in ever-greater jeopardy…. If possible, actually better than the first volume. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products tye a warranty. Some of his many notable exploits include being a liaison to Space Marine chapter which involved various first hand contact to Genestealers that killed various Terminators of The Reclaimers who were clearing i,perium 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.

I still of course enjoy both, but this one ciaphass definitely a cut above on relatablility in dwfender to space marine books that I’ve read. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.