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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The Last Ditch

Cain and Jurgen pick up two fallen Bikes and take the only exit available: The exceptions have been a novelisation of episodes from cciaphas 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 a full-time writer since the mid nineteen eighties.

This was another fun Caiaphas Cain adventure.

In her enthusiasm, Forres charges forward to finish it off, and Cain, keenly aware that all eyes are on him, dtich forward to restrain her. The Emperor’s Finest was a bit of a disapointment, given how long we had waited to see Cain paired up with the Space Marines.

When the ship lands, he is surprised to recognize it as a Thunderhawk gunship; the Space Marines have arrived at last. I imagine he handles his dangerous with much of the grace and poise that I would!

Cain and his regiment crash lands on the ice planet of Nusquam Fundumentibus yes, really when on their way to help the local garrison with a minor ork-problem.

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As a result, I’m pretty happy with it. Unfortunately, he didn’t, and the story is problematic to review.

Grimly, she confirms that they can’t tunnel them out. Sulla brightly informs Cain that she has requisitioned the shuttles, which can take the Valhallans back to the main theatre that very night, without having to waste another long overland journey.

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This is the book that Cain’s Last Stand wanted citch be, and I really enjoyed the author’s stepping up and slamming the story in a format that was easy to read and exciting as w A solid return to the brisk action, pure tension, and hilarious backstory comedy of the reluctant hero, Fhe Cain, as Cain and his band of protagonists set out lawt 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!!


The Valhallans fortify the entrance, but are boxed in, citch no way to deploy effectively before the Orks reach the ship. The th establishes its headquarters in the capital city, Primadelving, and gets “stuck in” to the Orks with all the enthusiasm and competence of any seasoned Valhallan regiment.

Can a book take itself seriously? It was first published in February, I can not wait for the next book whi I managed to read the entire book in one go, It took me about eleven hours if I remember correctly.

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 locals have a bit of an Ork problem, and the stalwart women and men of the Valhallan th are looking forward to a relaxing bit of counterinsurgency in a suitable for them, at leasy climate. Cain is safe, though exasperated that he is now the hero of the hour yet again. After several hours, the passenger crawler he is riding in is attacked from underneath by a Mawlocwhich punches through the viewport nearest to Cain.

Unfortunately, there is now nothing stopping Cain’s force from pressing on. Mostly, she just seems to annoy him a couple of times before the plot is unceremoniously resolved. Retrieved from ” http: Formulaic but fun Ciaphas Cain ahem Black Adder adventure.

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Good thing his aide, Jurgen, has his melta-gun. Really, though I think my favorite character is probably Kasteen. Sep 09, Stephan rated it really liked it Shelves: The majority of his work as Sandy has been tie-in fiction for Games Workshop’s Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40, science fiction lines. Just as they are finishing, they are set upon by a stray band of Orks.


Knowing it is virtually unheard of for Tyranids to move in such small numbers, he is worried enough to check it out. Worth a read if you like a more human element in your 40K novels. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 Cain and the Valhallans make a fighting retreat to the Valkyrie.

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. The next extract of the Cain Archive which Amberley Vail has chosen to edit and release may strike her colleagues in the Inquisition as an odd choice, since she is dealing with Ciaphas Cain ‘s second visit to Nusquam Fundumentibusbefore disseminating the details of his first.

I can not wait for the next book which according to the friendly sales person in my local Games Workshop store is going to be available to me in the week before christmas instead of January as the Black library advertises on their website.

Federer detonates the charges to satisfying effect, cracking the ice and drowning nearly all of the Orks. 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.

Aug 26, Martin rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks to Nusquam’s ccain temperatures, the ice reforms around the ship quickly enough to stop it sinking into the newly-formed lake.

M41while the more complete records maintained by the Ordo Xenos suggest contact with Tyranid bio-forms as far back as M