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In the end I had to look up the synopsis, realised he did this for like 5 more chapters before meeting anymore characters that were worthy of a name, and skipped up to there. You may transcribe the text, however, and we request that you cite the book it came from. This time, Cain has been assigned to a regiment of Commissar Ciaphas Cain has a formidable reputation: Certainly the book’s conclusion leaves you wanting to read more about Cain and Jurgen and their continuing misadventures.

By Sandy Mitchell, available here or in omnibus form here. The foundation laid down in For the Emperor by Sandy Mitchell shows that bigger and better things await those who have the patience to stick with Ciaphas Cain. I brought The Traitor’s Hand anyway, thinking she just had writer’s block after after the success of the first novel, but I didn’t get more than half way through that either.

A hero that is looking out simply for himself, yet somehow through his self-preservative actions have managed to become a lauded hero of the Imperium which himself inspires greatness from others. Everything was just heretic this, heretic that, with none of the commentary on how ridiculous that whole concept was, or if maybe the chaos uprising had something to do with the terrible government. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

The whole plot revolves around his regiment having been deployed to an outer rim planet, defending the citizens from aliens Xenosand finding a conspiracy by the governor. Jun 27, Bookhode rated it it was ok. The book could have been given some more pages, I like how a lot of the Black library books are well described and long.


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Could easily say she told him the situation and he was needed somewhere and since the planet was being rebuilt he wouldn’t be needed. So, when I finally got my hands on a copy of For the Emperor, I devoured it in a day.

For the Emperor is probably my absolute favorite, but I’d say all of the first six books are quite good Books 3 and 5 have the same elements of intrigue, Book 4 has the best adventure aspect, Book 6 the best drama. He discovers that it consists of two regiments, amalgamated into one, officially, and actually on the verge of explosion.

However, what I did like was how relatable it made the Empire and the 40k universe in comparison to some of its more ‘grimdark’ brothers on the bookshelf. One of the most interesting aspects of the novel is that we can’t actually trust Cain entirely about how he presents himself.

Stumbling onto a genestealernest, Cain and Vail’s party is all but wiped out, and the two of them are separated from Jurgen when a wall collapses on him, apparently killing him.

As Cain works to make the newly formed th Valhallan become a well-drilled and proper Imperial Guard force he and his men soon become part of a diplomatic delegation between Imperium diplomats negotiating with Tau counterparts in the Damocles Gulf sector. These are the tales of those times.

Hero of the Empire or an egotistical craven who blundered his way to glory? And despite being portrayed as kind of cowardly, Ciaphas Cain is one of the most likable characters I have ever encountered in a book!

The book itself introduced many different elements that will become prominent throughout the series – the Valhalla regiment, the Inquisitor, all whilst also having Cain tackle the uprising of a planetary conflict.

Also, no spoilers in post titles. Then there was Amberley-who-ugh. Suspicious, Cain questions them about what happened, and they say they don’t remember clearly. Mitchell also uses brief pieces between some of empwror chapters that she writes from other character’s points of view to explain things that are happening where Cain wasn’t present. As for the Tau, to general surprise, they are abandoning Gravalax.


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Nov 01, Dylan rated it really liked it. It more or less was a retirement unless Mitchell retcons it now to factor in the events of Gathering Storm.

But it threatens to dive again when the captain of the ship demands that the worst of the rioters be tried for murder and shot. There are orks or chaos or nids empefor a chaos or nids infestation. Ok, well maybe I’ll give the series another shot – the books aren’t even written in chronological order past the first 3 anyway right?

Therefore I had high hopes for this, despite finding the Sandy Mitchell Inquisitor novels something of a grind. To be fair, most other characters are fairly static in comparison. You are full of surprises. Cain does so through all his adventures, but usually due to his actions of self-preservation actually putting him in danger.

Failure to do so may result in investigation by the Inquisition. Empero took quite a while to get it because it’s out of print, and Hero of the Imperium the omnibus of the first three books is hard to find and my order got lost in the mail.

Cain has his hands full keeping them from each other’s throats and eventually welding them into a single cooperating regiment th Valhallan. I agree though, as with a lot of authors, the books all follow a similar format and after a while they can seem sort of formulaic.