The Last Ditch Ciaphas Cain #8 PDF/EPUB ☆ Ditch

The Last Ditch Ciaphas Cain #8 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 skinThe 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 ImperiumCain 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 freuently assigned to dangerous and suicidal missions Dealing with legions of alien xenos or armies of depraved heretics should be no problem for the Hero of The Imperium'The Last Ditch' is another great example of Cain and his misadventures Seeking as ever to be as far from the fighting as possible he finds himself once again suarely in the cross hairs of his enemies 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 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 with or 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 This was an interesting take on the 40K universe but after reading 7 novels of Ciaphas apart from two of them they are pretty similar Nothing was learn and nothing was given as extra We learn nothing The only thing we learn is that Tyranids have been in the know galaxy far longer than humans thought Amberley was only seen for one page; sulla a couple of pages Well Ciaphas is yet again in a world being invaded not one BUT two enemies The next novel will feature tyranids tau Let us see if it's better This is not bad by all means I only think that's the same 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 I really uite 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 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 much horrifying 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 One of the action 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 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 Nusuam 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 These series of books definitely found their stride with book No 7 and this one is pretty good too

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