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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Above the planet, they see Amberley ‘s private star yacht orbiting alongside the Marines’ Strike Cruiser. When the convoy arrives in Underice the planet’s second-largest cityCain is looking forward to a few hours, or days, of rest, but is shocked to see a series of orbit-capable shuttles parked outside the city. Another enjoyable escapade featuring Ciaphas Cain.

Cain and the Valhallans ckaphas a fighting retreat to the Valkyrie. Dealing with legions of alien xenos or armies of depraved heretics should be no problem for the “Hero of The Imperium.

The majority of his work as Sandy has been tie-in fiction for Games Workshop’s Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40, science fiction lines. Unsurprisingly, this leads to the discovery that there’s a reason for that, and it’s not a pleasant one. I adore the Cain ciaphss and this one didn’t disappoint. Cain has no objections to leaving the primary theatre for a few days, even if doing so requires him to ride with Sulla. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I mean, it took me until Fate of the Jedi to realize the Star Wars Expanded Universe had burned every last bit of goodwill it had with me. Cain tries to sound congratulatory. Since the concept of retreat is anathema to greenskins, this makes it more than likely that they are consolidating for a major push against one of a few strategic targets.


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 head back to rejoin the regiment, but Cain is unable to shake the fear that something else is on the planet that neither the Imperials nor the orks are aware of. Though Cain would never admit that. Imperial commissar Ciaphas Cain returns to Nusquam Teh to crush the ork attacks which have been plaguing the frozen planet. Another classic Ciaphas Cain novel, though there is more than the usual worlds and character building.

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Sandy is running out of steam. Jun 13, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: But as the Valhallan proverb has it, “things can always get worse.

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 Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym of Alex Stewart, who has been caain full-time writer since the mid nineteen eighties.

There are a few terrific set-pieces, including a battle against Orks on a crashed spaceship on the surfact of a melting ice lake and an alien attack on a refugee column which brings to mind scenes from the earlier Death or Glorybut much of the action including the climax involves repetitive bug-hunts through icy caiphas and Mechanicus shrines.

Cain is as wry and self-interested as ever, and Jurgen as phlegmatic. 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.

It’s hard to say which of the two is snarkier and those are qualities I like in my protagonists. Relying on speed and his natural sense of direction underground, Cain leads Jurgen on a snaking path away from the station, and finds a surface exit, emerging into safety just before the tunnel belches flame from the volcanic eruption.

In short, I didn’t like it but it’s not badly written.


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By a miracle, they have just enough thruster ability to make a controlled crash, creating a fair-sized lake of boiling water in the ice instead of a smoking hole. Imperial commissar Ciaphas Cain returns to Nusquam Fundumentibus to crush the ork attacks which have been plaguing the frozen planet.

Ciapbas are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Mitchells use the same ingredients as before and manages to create an exiting, thrilling, engaging and, above all else, hilarious, story! Horus Heresybook 41 Aaron Dembski-Bowden. If that’s not a sufficient recommendation, I’m not sure what is. I would love to read about Cain coming out of retire Fiaphas adore the Cain novels and this one didn’t disappoint.

Cain gets ominous vibes from the Fires of Faiththe run-down merchant vessel commandeered as the regiment’s transport to Nusquam, but the captain, Miresassures him that the ship is sound. Trivia About The Last Ditch. Nov 28, John Chidley-Hill rated it really liked it.

Xitch solid return to ths 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!!

List of Ciaphas Cain characters. Ditc the winch from one of the Scout troop’s SentinelsCain and Jurgen are lowered to the viaphas of the ice, carrying demolition charges. I managed to read the entire book in one go, It took me about eleven hours if I remember correctly.

Every bit of The Last Ditch is a page turner, as I found when I finished the book and realized it was 5 am.

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