ä The Last Ditch (Ciaphas Cain #8) ☆ Download by ¸ Sandy Mitchell
ä The Last Ditch (Ciaphas Cain #8) ☆ Download by ¸ Sandy Mitchell These series of books definitely found their stride with book No 7 and this one is pretty good too I really quite liked this, and much so than the last book as I have mentioned before The pace is lively and never drags The action is clear and well narrated The particular brand of humor employed by both Cain and Amberley s footnotes is a refreshing contrast to otherwise spartan military verbiage. 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 EditionImperial Commissar Ciaphas Cain Returns To Nusquam Fundumentibus To Crush The Ork Attacks Which Have Been Plaguing The Frozen Planet 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 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 I adore the Cain novels and this one didn t disappoint There is tons of action and a good dose of humor Unlike so many 40k books, the Cain novels don t seem to take themselves too seriously Can a book take itself seriously Anyway, I love the self depreciating wit of Ciaphus Every bit of The Last Ditch is a page turner, as I found when I finished the book and realized it was 5 am I can t wait to read The Greater Good Keep them coming I would love to read about Cain coming out of retirement for the Black Crusade hint hint Cain heads to an ice world, much to the joy of the Vahallans he is attached to Of course putting down a small Ork problem turns into something muchhorrifying Cain and Jurgen use all their luck and skill, mostly luck, just to survive their landing Another good, action packed adventure, can t wait for the next Check it out. Another enjoyable escapade featuring Ciaphas Cain 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. 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 It s a Cain book, alright.
One of theaction packed entries in the series, Commissar Cain s unit is engaged in defending and ice world against Orks only to inadvertently awaken dormant Tyranids It s a straight forward story with all the familiar bits in the Cain saga. Anyone unfamiliar to the adventures of Ciaphas Cain need only know that he is a self serving, incredibly paranoid, skilled liar, who is happy to put as many bodies between him and the enemy as possible in order to save his own skin. The only reason we sympathise with him as a character is because although underneath he may be completely craven, on the outside he has inadvertently created this persona as being a Hero of The Imperium Cain, having observed the tendency of many members of the Commissariat to fall victim to accidental friendly fire, prefers 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 This has spiraled rather out of Cain s control and he now is frequently assigned to dangerous and suicidal missions Dealing with legions of alien xenos or armies of d Light entertainment, but the author begins to fall into a pattern You have to compare to Dan Abnett who writes in the same shared world withor less the same set up 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 This, in combination with the same plot structure Abnett uses the whole with of what can happen to a regiment in war made me wonder if I hadn t read this bok before 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. Yupp, been there before just changed the true enemy. . , didn t even bother to change the scenery No, this series made a shark jump a book or two back,
Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym of Alex Stewart, who has been a full time writer since the mid nineteen eighties The majority of his work as Sandy has been tie in fiction for Games Workshop s Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 science fiction lines The exceptions have been a novelisation of episodes from the high tech thriller series Bugs, for which he also worked as a scriptwriter under his o