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And anyway, we’re not—’. His memoirs are completely self-centered, containing nothing on the context of his adventures, forcing Vail to intersperse his narrative with secondary sources.

It more or less was a retirement unless Mitchell retcons it now to factor in the events of Gathering Storm. Jun 21, Jason Murphy rated it liked it.

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

However, it is completely unearned. When his body is hideously damaged in an enemy attack, it looks as though Inquisitor Gideon Ravenor’s promising career would be abruptly brought short. Sep 04, Oliver Eike rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. I have no idea if Mitchell can keep up this sort of tone and likability for very long, but at least for the first book, I was hooked.


It has a fair share of diplomacy, combat and even a hint of forbidden romance, centered around Commissar Cain as an interesting and endearing character in all of his selfish, dastardly glory.

He was, he did say after a century. His only safe option, he forr, is to request a transfer back to a serving line regiment. Cain and Vail have to find their way back to the surface, relying on Cain’s innate sense of direction in an underground environment.

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Ciaphas Cain 1Warhammer 40, It is a story about a Commisasar in the year 40, where there is only war. Another Warhammer 40, novel, but not part of the Horus Heresy saga, this one deals with the somewhat misguided adventures of Commissar Ciaphas Cain.

Knowledge of the universe is very much assumed. So, when I finally got my hands on a copy of For the Emperor, I devoured it in a day.

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Cain was due a re-read anyway, and this was an expedient and hugely entertaining way ciaphqs go about it. Less than a week after Cain’s arrival, a riot breaks cixphas in the troop ship’s mess hall that leaves several troopers and naval provosts dead.

Most Helpful Most Recent. Robbie MacNiven Narrated by: Through these two extreme interpretations we are given a shockingly 3-dimensional character, who most likely falls somewhere between to two takes. Set emperlr 40kLore flair via the wondrous Flair Selection Page.

So, some may ask after reading the above, why should I bother with a book that I’m going to be frequently checking references to understand? This time, Cain has been assigned to a regiment of Valhallan troopers which has been cobbled together out of two former single-sex units. This new series recounts the adventures and exploits of Ciaphas Cain as he tries to fake and smooth talk his way out of what he thinks are dangerous and life-threatening situations.


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Character presentation is a major strength of Mitchell. Well, because it is damn fun for one reason. The situation is exacerbated by his habitual lying; so accomplished a dissembler is he that even nearby telepaths felt no urge to distrust him when he lied in their presence. Regardless, this novel is a welcome refreshment. 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.

Mitchell also uses brief pieces between some of the chapters that she writes from other character’s points of view to explain things that are happening where Cain wasn’t present.

Works Cited Mitchell, Sandy. Some might appreciate this, and I thought it fain creative, but I also found it disruptive to the flow of the story. However, when they reach the governor’s palace, they are opposed by a force larger, better-armed, and more vicious than any of them expected.

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