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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Commissar Ciaphas Cain joins his new regiment, as far behind the front lines as it’s possible for him to arrange. After his death, a third party edited them into a more coherent form, interspersed them with footnotes or snippets of other accounts where Cain’s first-person and self-centered perspective does not provide sufficient context, and made can available for use by the Holy Inquisition.

There is plenty of action, plenty of intrigue, and plenty of humor as the reader is hurtled along Sandy Mitchell’s stories. His memoirs are completely self-centered, containing nothing on the context of his adventures, forcing Vail to intersperse tge narrative with secondary sources. Write a customer review. Aug 14, Ryan rated it really liked it.

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The truth, as presented in the novels, is that Cisphas is the sort of person he himself is supposed to execute: This collection is just as enjoyable as the first one. I’ve purchased this and the first omnibus and they were an excellent read.

Sandy Mitchell has made sci-fi a better place with Ciaphas Cain. Of course, this habit 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. About Sandy Mitchell Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym of Alex Stewart, who has been working as a freelance writer for the last couple of decades. The imperiium to Ciaphas Cain: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


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Share your thoughts with other customers. The Cain books are smartly written, with our none too reliable narrator Ciaphas Cain appearing to be a cross between Harry Flashman and Blackadder but smack dab in the middle of the sci fi universe of Warhammer 40K. Feb 16, T.

M41 to brigade headquarters for becoming a Hero of the Imperium and having his talents wasted on a backwater artillery regiment Valhallan 12th Field ArtilleryCain finds himself thrown into ever more dangerous situations due to the staff officers and his dashing reputation.

Like Horatio Hornblower, only Army. That said, it’s also a lot more of the same. Adam rated it really liked it Jun 12, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. A Gaunt’s Ghosts Omnibus. 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 ciwphas.

However, despite his efforts or perhaps because of them to always be in the safest place possible, somehow Cain always manages to get himself in the most dangerous situations and is forced to save his hide. So I think the other Cain omnibus is better. Censored by the Inquisition, of course. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Personal caih Log in Request account. But the 13th Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler has broken out, and Cain and his cadets are called into service.


Cain has to survive moulding anew this reconsolidated fighting force and their christening by fire on Gravalaxa backwater planet that has come under the sway of the radical Tau race.

Vail’s introductions to each excerpt indicate that she is circulating them amongst fellow members of the Inquisition, with a strong caution not to make them available for public consumption so as to leave Cain’s legacy untarnished. Ciahas ratings by Goodreads. It comprises three novels spanning Commisar Cain’s career following a loose story arc. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by Sandy Mitchell.

Arrival reveals that, undercover, the forces of genestealers, human infected and controlled by alien forces, which naturally leads to the conclusion that the aliens themselves, the tyrannids, are coming to drain the planet dry.

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Vail must also add occasional footnotes to some of his recollections to point out that Cain has just glossed over something another man might take pride in. My one complaint is that the ending of the last book felt very quite rushed, but that didn’t diminish it at all. On a tour of inspection on an aquatic world, in a sector uncomfortably close to Tau space, Cain and Jurgen take full advantage of the Governor ‘s hospitality and conduct most of their tour from his luxurious submersible yacht – until a group of pro-Tau terrorists strike.