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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Yet each time he survives his legend only grows, and his life is in ever-greater jeopardy…. Sep 04, Liam Cassidy rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Whatever you conclude him to be: 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. Flying deep into a crevasse in the planet, Killian and Cain land at the Mechanicus research camp.

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Paperbackpages. Cain is himself throughout. Ciaphas Cain is considered a Hero of the Imperium but believes mainly in saving his own neck and playing to the audience.

Awakening the mob of infected, Cain and company retreat to the local enforcers headquarters where they hole icaphas under assault from the horde who manages to break in.

The author has stated that the character of Cain was inspired by both Harry Flashman and Edmund Blackadder. Feb 16, T. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Cover illustration for Saviour of the Imperium Unlike another past Cain omnibus “Hero of the Imperium”, which des The Imperium is a fascist, oppressive, and despotic institution. They center on the eponymous character, an Imperial Commissar of the Imperial Ocand his varied and colorful career.


Ciaphas Cain 10 books. I’ve purchased this and the first omnibus and they were an excellent read. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In the books, however, Cain never uses either of these weapons, preferring his standard-issue laspistol and chainsword. The closest to doing so would probably be Amberley Vail, not only due to her stewardship of his memoirs but through over a century of both professional and romantic entanglement.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Sign up and get a free eBook! The novels and short stories purport to be extracts defendrr “The Cain Archive ,” a private memoir written by Cain and subsequently edited by his close associate, Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Amberley Vailfor circulation to her fellow Ordo members, though not to the general public.

He finds himself in the company of Astartes in Terminator Armour seemingly on a raid on some form of Necron position. The first novel in the omnibus is the best book in all of the Warhammer 40K and the horus heresy books.

The techpriests present claim that have found strange hieroglyphs on the walls of tunnels nearby as well as a strange cakn spider. Yet each time he survives his legend only grows, and his life is in ever-greater jeopardy – Defender of the Imperium contains the novels Death or Glory, Duty Calls and Cain’s Last Stand, plus the short story Traitor’s Gambit and a new introduction from author Sandy Mitchell.

Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium by Sandy Mitchell

Ciaphis Cain shows commisars in whole new lights. Cover illustration for Hero of the Imperium by Ciqphas Langley. Ciaphas Cain, Defender of the Imperium. Ciaphas Cain first appeared in the short story Fight or Flightand the subsequent novels and stories follow his career, through the time of his retirement from active service to teach at a Schola Progenium. For example he seems to absolutely adore the word ‘lugubrious’. Retreating upstairs and eventually to the rooftop, Jurgen spots re-inforcements in the form of Cadians arriving and driving off the Genestealer horde.


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Cover imperiim for Caves of Ice by Clint Langley. More books in this series: From Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum. I really love the Ciaphas Cain series, as it got me interested into the Warhammer 40k universe. Apart from both miniatures and roleplaying gaming his hobbies include the martial arts of Aikido and Iaido, and pottering about the family allotment.

Log in and join the community. A coward who inadvertently saves the day, and slowly becomes the hero he pretends to be.

In addition, there are several encounters referred to by Cain in passing, such as being held prisoner in a Dark Eldar Reaver citadel, successfully escaping from a Chaos Dreadnought cizphas, and being recalled to service during the later Tyrannic Wars.

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 diaphas unusual circumstances. Jurgen is a great bodyman for Cain, and a great everyman character. After the mysterious assassination of a Tau leader during diplomatic proceedings, Cain finds himself with Inquisitor Amberley Vail of the Ordo Xenosembroiled in a conspiracy that may ignite war between the Tau and the Imperium.