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 was still serving a century later, its just that at that point they were kinda on a less exciting garrison deployment. For the Emperor is the first full-length novel in the Ciaphas Cain series by Sandy Mitchellfollowing the introduction of the character in Mitchell’s short stories Fight or Flight and The Beguiling. This book is basically a modern day pulp novel, quite simplified and predictable in ths of its plot developments, but this did not take away anything from my enjoyment in reading it.

Jurgen, she explains, is a Blank — a staggeringly rare attribute that nullifies psychic or daemonic forces in his proximity. Get access to the Member Daily Deal. Sadly this book fell somewhat short of my expectations, the comedy not being particularly sharp and the action not overly rousing. Also, no spoilers in post titles.

Could easily say she told him the situation and he was needed somewhere and since the planet was being rebuilt he wouldn’t empeor needed. Of particular note, is how much i really enjoyed the device of another character’s footnotes a Well that was fun.

For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Hero of the Empire or an egotistical craven who blundered his way to glory?


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.

Follow a man who just want an easy life in a galaxy where it is not possible. 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 them available for use by the Holy Inquisition.

I have to say that i found this book to be possibly the weakest in the series. Kasteen voxes the regimental headquarters, ordering them to support the PDF in restoring order, but not to engage the Tau for any reason.

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Ready for the next one I bring this up because people in the same situation as me may like to know that several alien races are introduced with little to no description. The cipahas positive aspect is that it is a fluff read and should not take the average reader too long to work meperor. The writing style itself makes heavy use of ham-fisted foreshadowing “And if I had known what I know now then blah blah”interspersed with an absurd number of narrative breaking footnotes from the “editor.

Keep telling me about it. He claims to be a total self-absorbed coward and jerk, but this is not entirely true.

Log in or sign up in seconds. I wasn’t sure how “humor” in the grimdark warhammer 40k setting would go over, but the adventures and attempts to completely avoid those adventures of Ciaphus Cain are really pretty good.

John French Narrated by: 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. Cain himself is a nicely flawed main character, and he does seem to fall into a lot more trouble than is believable.


The running “editorial” notes throught the story are brilliant and well done. It was still entertaining but I felt that once Cain descends into the tunnels the book followed him downhill. Cain, having observed the tendency of many members of the Commissariat to fall victim to “accidental” friendly fireprefers to lead by example and encouragement instead of fear, and has gained a reputation for charismatic leadership, self-effacing heroism and concern for the common trooper.

That aside, the story is engaging, has with a few surprises, and grows in suspense. Jun 13, Patrick Coakley rated it liked it.

Cain does so through all his adventures, but usually due to his actions of self-preservation actually putting him in danger.

Dead in the Water Warhammer 40, By: Personally, the personality of Cain gave me echoes of the writing style of ‘American Psycho’, although the book itself steered far away from heading the protagonist into sociopath territory.

Retrieved from ” http: Works Cited Mitchell, Sandy. There’s less of the intense battle scenes that makes another series about a Commissar very good and intense. I loved the consistent humorous undertone in this book.

For The Emperor

Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. The might of the Traitor Emperkr, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Duty Calls Ciaphas Cain.