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And the adventures they go on together are very exciting, intense, and action packed. It’s basically a sci-fi version of Flashman, which is a deserved classic, except I a I adore this book and I adore this series, and I keep coming back to it time and time and time again. So, when I finally got my hands on a copy of For the Emperor, I devoured it in a day. That story doesn’t have a perfect grip on the character.

You have been warned. It was an unnerving sensation. That said I can’t help compair it with Gaunts Ghosts, and therefore it ends on 3.

For the Emperor

The book itself introduced many different elements that will become prominent throughout the series – the Valhalla regiment, the Inquisitor, all whilst also having Cain tackle th ‘For the Emperor’ is the introduction to the Commisar Ciaphas Cain series, and is a more darkly humorous take on the 40k universe.

It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. When another hidden agent destroys the Tau’s transport skimmer with a rocket, Cain and his Guard escort reluctantly agree to escort the Ambassador’s party back to their compound.

Amberley all but outright says this a few times in her footnotes, commenting that he’s not giving himself nearly enough credit and remarking on how he was one of the best chainswordsmen she’d ever met.

And puts in her own explanatory footnotes. Hero of the Empire or an egotistical craven who blundered his way to glory? Since i’m reading the Omnibus edition of the first three novels, i’ll storm straight into the next one before i break up the series with something else.


I love the next part. But, reading this first book, what amazed me was how carefully crafted the characters are. TH especially felt fkr it dragged on and on with them just ‘accidentally’ running into every main cultist location on the planet, though the end-game of the novel is very cool, especially what ends up happening to Beije!

It’s a solid story that’s handled well. Vail concludes that the cleanest way to resolve the situation is to find and destroy the third party hoping to provoke war between the two sides. The concept of a Flashman-like unreliable narrator recounting blackly comic memoirs of the e Although an admirer of the melting pot of influences that is the W40k setting I find many of the novels to be shallow and predictable, especially the space marine novels.

You are full of surprises. A commisar attached to Valhallan companies, he together with his aide Jurgen, Kick names and take ass! The regiment’s official mission is to police Gravalax and discourage the local populace from defecting to the Tau Empirewhich seems set on annexing the planet.

Oh neat, I didn’t know about her. It’s also interesting that Mitchell is, in his own quiet way, one of the more feminist authors to work in what is technically Military-SF. She was tail and slim, with shoulder-length hair of a shade of blonde I’ve never seen on anyone else before or since, hanging loose to frame a face which nearly stopped my heart.

For the Emperor (Warhammer 40, : Ciaphas Cain, book 1) by Sandy Mitchell

Cain and jurgen find the main baddy. And I’m suddenly delighted at the thought of astropathic communiques arriving that are classified Eyes Only and are actually just sexts sent across the galaxy. See what they did there with the omnibus title! I recommend it for fans of the setting and for newcomers both. He professes to be an opportunist and a coward, hiding behind said reputation to get as far away from action as possible.


With psychological reasons combined, the relation is built by we, as readers, fully understand why the character acts as they did. The Cain series can be hit or miss. This helps to build a better view of what is going on within a larger scale, as well as helping her to not break Cain’s first person pov. Dont read the series expecting tropes and Scifi pillars to be thrown by the wayside.

Otherwise you will spoil the plot twists of previous books.

Dec 07, Mikhail rated it it was amazing. Will have to check her writing out. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

A solid three out of five. It’s too much and not enough time was devoted to each element.

There’s not a lot I can say in regards to negative points about this book. I’ve kind of found the same thing with Death or Glory, which I picked up after making this thread – after he escaped the drop pod he just kept going on and on about orc attacks and being lost alone with Jurgen, who I think many readers would prefer tragically died already and was replaced with someone who like, speaks and experiences emotions.

But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants – and worse.