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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This was another fun Caiaphas Cain adventure. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Imperium ‘s first official contact with the Tyranids was in It’s hard to say which of the two is snarkier and those are qualities I like in my protagonists.

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.

Sulla investigates, and informs that, since the shuttles were intended to ferry the th from the Fires of Faiththe Administratum automatically listed them as lost after the ship was destroyed. Faced with ongoing greenskin raids and keeping an over-enthusiastic novice commissar under control, Cain must rally his men and confront whatever alst from beneath the rapidly melting ice Welcome to Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum!

Cain has no objections to leaving the primary theatre for a few days, even if doing so requires him to ride with Sulla.

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,ast The orks never seem to be any big problem, it’s almost too easy fighting them But soon they find their way blocked by a Hive Tyrantaccompanied by a full escort of Guards. Jun 21, Andrew Brown rated it really liked it. 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.


There is tons of action and a good dose of humor. Books by Sandy Mitchell. Knowing they are outnumbered, Kasteen has already sent astropathic calls for help, but reinforcements from Coronus wil take more time to arrive than they have. Cain tells her to evacuate with the others, even as he hears yet more Tyranids speeding towards them. Evacuating civilians, arguing with the governor, dealing with power plants that need more maintenance than they are getting — it adds up to one more of Cain’s grand adventures.

This is a near-suicidal risk, but for Cain the choice dirch certain death and near-certain death is always an easy one. List of Ciaphas Cain characters.

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Want to Read saving…. From Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum. Driving back to Primadelving, Cain catches a glimpse of a few scattered hormagauntsled by a Warriordigging caon the ice.

He tries to make the best of it, flying with Sergeant Grifen ‘s squad in a Valkyrie to the Shrine ahead of the platoon traveling overland. Unfortunately, having the idea makes him the obvious choice to carry it out. This particular story is set during Cain’s time with the Valhallan th, and details the events occurring when the regiment is dispatched to the iceworld of Nusquam Fundumentibus to help suppress a secondary outbreak of orks following the original invasion which the Valhallan th had been part of lasg.

Hardcoverpages. 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.


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The antagonists, themselves, are completely mindless so there’s no real villain. Community Forum Discord Server.

Havoc erupts, and though Cain, Jurgenand the regiment’s ChaplainTopeare able to banish it, the bridge controls are all but tne. My only complaint ditxh that I would have loved to hear a better description of them from Cain.

The Black Library Availability: The Trygon is killed, but a rockfall traps Cain and Jurgen in the power station, with Forres and the other Guardsmen on the other side.

Above the planet, they see Amberley ‘s private star yacht orbiting alongside the Marines’ Strike Cruiser. Other than that, I loved it.

With a smile, Amberley says Cain and Jurgen should be able to help her with another “little problem” she has Cain tries to sound congratulatory. But instead of ordering them back to Primadelving, Kasteen diverts them to the other strategic objective, informing them that Forres and her troops are also under attack.

No, this series made a shark jump a book or two back Feb 22, Gavin Gates rated it liked it. They head back to ths 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.

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Cain and Jurgen lead a combined unit of Caphas and Nusquan Rough Riders mounted on Bikes through the tunnels, fighting off any Tyranids they encounter.