Book 8 of the Ciaphas Cain series. The Imperium’s least willing hero is thrown back into the fight against another alien threat as Commissar Cain returns to a. This extract from the memoirs of Ciaphas Cain might strike some as a whimsical or ‘Particularly if it lasts a little longer than our last sojourn on an iceworld.’. Booktopia has The Last Ditch, Warhammer Novels: Ciaphas Cain by Sandy Mitchell. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Last Ditch.
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In fact, Ciaphas Cain is simply practical and takes time to figure out how he’s going to get out of any situation he gets into.
You ditcn to compare to Dan Abnett who writes in the same shared world with more or less the same set-up. She’s one of the rare action girls in the Warhammer 40K universe since we rarely get to see the Sisters of Battle. Comissarie Cain arrives at world, fights enemy and produces one-liners, discovers that the enemy is not what it seems and everything ends in a big bang The Guard re-target their weapons, and rupture one’s stomach, causing a chain reaction as its contents burst into flame and ignite the other Ciapphas, immolating the Tyrant and its Guards.
It’s got a lot of re-used material ccain terms of how Caiaphas views the world and his aide, but I guess that’s for the benefit of new readers. Personal tools Log in Request account. Over a regicide game with Lord Dutch ZyvanCain learns of the Valhallan th ‘s newest assignment: Just as they are finishing, they are set upon by a stray band of Orks.
May 12, Jason Howerton rated it really liked it. Over dinner, Amberley questions him closely about Izembard’s findings, and is deeply troubled.
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The majority of his work as Sandy has been tie-in fiction for Games Workshop’s Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40, science fiction lines.
Anyway, I love the self-depreciating wit of Ciaphus.
I imagine he handles his dangerous with much of the grace and poise that I would! There isn’t anything particularly outstanding about the book, but suffice to say that if you ciaphass the Ciaphas Cain novels by Sandy Mitchellthen you’ll enjoy this book. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction.
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Seeking as ever to be as far from the fighting as possible he finds himself once again squarely in the cross hairs of his enemies. The Tyranids’ current numbers and their likely movements are all but impossible to discern, but one thing he can say with certainty is that they will be attacking Primadelving – the planet’s biggest population center – before long.
From Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum. Sep 09, Stephan rated it really liked it Shelves: Another excellent Caiphus Cain adventure. Take it for what it’s worth. Imperial commissar Ciaphas Cain returns to Nusquam Fundumentibus to crush the ork attacks which have been plaguing the frozen planet. A solid return to the brisk action, pure tension, and hilarious backstory comedy of the reluctant hero, Ciaphas Cain, as Cain and his band of protagonists set out to wipe out a band of orks invading a desired planet and sector of the galaxy and discover a much larger and more dangerous foe has set up residence tyranids!!
Jun 15, C. I almost almost want to play 40K every time I finish one of these. Faced with ongoing greenskin raids and keeping an over-enthusiastic novice commissar under control, Cain must rally his men and confront whatever emerges from beneath the rapidly melting ice The pace is lively and never drags. Jun 21, Andrew Brown rated it really liked it. The Last Ditch A book in the Warhammer 40, But soon they find their way blocked by a Hive Tyrantaccompanied by a full escort of Guards.
But when his ship crashes into the wastela Commissar Cain returns to an icy planet to crush a new wave of ork attacks, but inadvertently disturbs a far greater threat which has lain frozen and dormant for centuries in a new hardcover edition. Jun 13, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: In her enthusiasm, Forres charges forward to finish it off, and Cain, keenly aware that all eyes are on him, runs forward to restrain her.
Cain adds that he has also sent a discreet message to Amberley Vailand that a detachment from the Bone Knives Space Marine chapter is also on its way.
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My only complaint was that I would have loved to hear a better description of them from Cain. Gaunt’s Ghosts Dan Abnett.
The Imperium ‘s first official contact with the Tyranids was in She too, gets to do some impressive things in the story. At the edge of the lats lake, Cain looks into the water and thinks he glimpses something, but it is gone ciaphaz quickly for him to be sure. Log in and join the community. But when his ship crashes into the wastelands outside the capital it disturbs a far greater enemy, one which has lain dormant under the permafrost since long before the Imperium came to this world, and could now threaten the whole sector.
They’re becoming a little bit formulaic, but Sandy Mitchell’s slightly lighter take on the grimdark 40k universe always makes for an entertaining evening’s read.
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All of this remains true in The Last Ditch, though dirch humor isn’t quite as sharp as it usually is. With the Nusquans’ Chimeras wrecked, they climb aboard a large cargo hauler and plough their way out the front door. Since many of the civilians are refusing to leave their homes, Kasteen asks Cain to accompany one of the evacuation convoys, hoping that the sight of him will convince ciaphsa rest of the city that the convoys are safe, and preferable to staying behind and being gobbled up.
Vanquishing the Emperor’s enemies with the power of explosions, fire, Jurgen’s body odor, and strategic cowardice that happens to be externally indistinguishable from outright heroism. But where Abnett have a rich crowd of characters to choose from to support and sometimes overshadow the main character, Mitchell limits himaelf to one, with side-kicks. The Last Ditch feels like a retread, repeating the same basic story arc of a number of previous books. Ciaphqs 05, Richard Davis rated it it was amazing.