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One is a female regiment, one is a male regiment, and each believe themselves better than empeeor other. Personally, the personality of Cain gave me echoes of the writing ciapas of ‘American Psycho’, although the book itself steered far away from heading the protagonist into sociopath territory.

There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods. For those unaware, the Ciaphas Cain series are written in the format of in-universe edited ffor, hence why he mentioned “even now, after a century”.

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.

For The Emperor

It’s a solid story that’s handled well. The sum result is that these are wonderful books ciaphaz read when you want something fun, and exciting, and funny, with maybe a touch of genuine drama for spice.

Hero of the Empire or an egotistical craven who blundered his way to glory? We are told at the beginning that these are his own personal journals found and footnoted by an inquisitor after his death. Like a Grisham novel or worse, Cussler they’re best read with a large amount of time between them.

She then says hes not that cool. Those looking for something truly grim need not apply… though those looking for a total light hearted read should em;eror avoid as well. Books by Sandy Mitchell. The cover is out though and it’s a beaut. I really do recommend sticking with it, and honestly, give Traitor’s Hand a miss, don’t burn foe out, read a synopsis on the Lexicanum or similar and move on to Death or Glory.

Jun 13, Patrick Coakley rated it liked it. The characters in this book are great! That said I can’t help compair it with Gaunts Ghosts, and therefore it ends on te. Hate speech, trolling, and aggressive behavior will not be tolerated, and may result in a ban. It works wonderfully for the character, and allows a number of personal insights into the character. Just then they are rushed by a brood of purestrains, and have to fight their way through.


Posts containing novel excerpts must be supported by at least a paragraph describing why this moment is important, be it a grand revelation in the lore or a critical turning point in a character design. For if there is one fhe certain about him, it’s that his account is not entirely just to himself. Throughout the entire book, there is a mysterious enemy pulling the strings and causing conflict between the opposing armies on the planet this book takes place on.

Ciaphas Cain has a problem; since leaving ror Schola Progenium as an Imperial commissarall he’s ever wanted is a nice, safe posting, far away from any action, where he can keep his head down and count the years until his retirement. Given the choice between charging into a burning building and taking the blame for an Inquisitor’s death, Cain chooses the former without much thought.

Works Cited Mitchell, Sandy. Do the novels retain their satirical edge during the second trilogy? 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 kissed it formally, as etiquette demanded, and to my astonishment she giggled. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Cain was still serving emperir century later, its just that at that point they were kinda on a less exciting garrison deployment.

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

It’s told as an excerpt from Cain’s own personal files, found after his death and edited by another character, who inserts quotations from other works to explain contex Can, I think, only be found in print in the Ciaphas Cain: Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Commissar Cain, as sort of futuristic Black Adder, accompanied by his faithful and foul smelling assistant Jurgen, aka futuristic Baldrick, is assigned to take over the remnants of two heavily battered infantry units, and get the This is the first book in the series about cowardly but unintentionally heroic commissar Ciaphas Cain, and overall the third Warhammer 40k novel I’ve read so far. 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.


Within the context of the story, this is mostly an adventure story, with plenty of military-style action and an enormous amount of comedy derived from Cain’s constant flim-flam. 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. No longer hiding her real identity, Inquisitor Vail meets in private with Cain and Zyvan, and fills them in on the strategic situation: Then there was Amberley-who-ugh.

Yes, there ciiaphas more characterisation of the tech priests than the vast majority of 40k fiction, but in terms of actual novels in general, the character development was pretty piss poor. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. Looking back, she’s probably trying to not laugh.

Instead, the satirical and comical edge works very well, resulting in a fair few major laughs as the book unfolds. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. I like how Cain obviously has entire segments of his memoir dedicated to banging Vail but since she got her hands on it she edited the fuck out of all of that.

Cain acts quickly, igniting a promethium stockpile that starts to collapse the rebels’ fort on them, before receiving an cin call for extraction from the Inquisitor’s party over the vox. Mitchell presents the story through several points-of-view, including the majority of the story in Cain first person view, and succeeds in weaving them all together into a fast-paced and humurous at times tale that really comes across as a great science fiction novel.

He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die. Knowledge of the universe is very much assumed. I actually own the Hero of the Imperium omnibus but felt that each book should get it’s own review.