The legendary Commissar Ciaphas Cain, lauded as one of the great heroes of the Imperium, finds himself thrust onto the battlefield again. Cain wants nothing. The Ciaphas Cain series are Dark Comedy/Action-Adventure novels written by a second omnibus entitled Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium in Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium by Sandy Mitchell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Emperor’s Finest Novel. Nicholas Cordero rated it it was amazing Jun 17, After the mysterious assassination of a Tau leader during diplomatic proceedings, Cain finds himself with Inquisitor Amberley Vail of the Ordo Xenosembroiled in a conspiracy that may ignite war between the Tau and the Imperium.

Read more Read less. I think the best thing about this series is the amount of humor that Sandy Mitchell manages to interject.

Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium

This title is temporarily out of stock, please check back soon. Deciding for once that he would choose a menial mission instead of be assigned a lethal one, Cain, leaving Jurgen behind to handle office affairs, is sent to rendezvous with a Reclaimers battle barge in the Interitus system with the eventual destination the Viridian System.

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Looking for beautiful books? Having to deal with Orks on the surface, unseen horrors in the dark depths of the planet and the freezing temperature of the planet itself that seem to try to strangle the life out of the commissar while only boosting the morale of his Valhallans, Cain must once again make his way through another adventure of bowel-clenching terror.


Funny, tragic at times, a little bit of romance, really well done. Hero of the Imperium, Defender of the Imperium collects the second set of three books in the series along with some extra short stories and further flesh out the adventures of the intrepid Commissar Ciaphas Cain.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Get to Know Us. Jan 08, Andrew Coates rated it it was amazing. Ciaphas Impedium, Hero of the Imperium.

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Defender of the Imperium. Warhammer 40, characters Fictional soldiers Warhammer 40, novels Fiction with unreliable narrators Bureaucracy in fiction. In Duty Callshis regiment is summoned to a planet on the verge of rebellion. His immediate transport is the Omnissiah’s Blessinga Mechanicus freighter under the command of a Magos Killian not to be confused with a certain radical InquisitorErnst Stavros Killian.

Cain maintains his reputation of heroism primarily for its benefit to him; most soldiers around him obey his orders without question, and he is constantly invited to parties and upscale social functions. I really love the Ciaphas Cain series, as it got me interested into the Warhammer 40k universe. Another great entry in the Warhammer 40k universe and the Defendef Cain saga. Ciaphas CainWarhammer 40, That said, it’s also a lot more of the same.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Games Workshop September Length: This omnibus collects three novels and two short stories about Commissar Cain’s supposedly heroic career. This editor is revealed over the course of the first refender to be Inquisitor Amberley Vail of the Ordo Xenos, Cain’s long-time collaborator and herself a prominent cixphas in the accounts. Defender of the Imperium. Return to Book Page.

The Imperial hero returns in a second set of tongue-in-cheek memoirs relating his greatest victories against savage greenskins, monstrous Tyranids and the greatest Chaos invasion in ten thousand years… The legendary Commissar Ciaphas Cain, lauded as one ciahas the great heroes of the Imperium, finds himself thrust onto the battlefield again.

Overall, if you are a Cain fan definitely pick the second omnibus up. Another good Cain omnibus, however, this one was rather too easy to put down, so it took m longer to read than it should have.

The Last Ditch Novel. Before Cain can transfer he is invited down to the surface to advise on military matters. Also included are two short detender. If possible, actually better than the first volume.