Sandy Mitchell «Duty Calls». It is the ‘Ciaphas Cain, regimental Commissar, th Valhallan. My aide ‘Ciaphas Cain,’ I said automatically. I gestured in. Duty Calls (Ciaphas Cain) [Sandy Mitchell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. While assisting local forces quell widespread civil disorder. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym for British author Alex Duty Calls (Ciaphas Cain Book 5) – Kindle edition by Sandy Mitchell. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Have one to sell? Less than a day after their arrival, Cain narrowly survives an assassination attempt, and is surprised to be reunited with Inquisitor Amberley Vailwho cheerfully informs him that, as if the Tyranids weren’t enough, Periremunda is also crawling with hidden caun and what looks suspiciously like an emerging Chaos cult.
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Mitchell has created an interesting world in Periremunda and describes its aclls and geography with gusto. The native population is confined to a series of thousands of plateaus ciaphws high above the surface, on which can be found the whole range of Imperial environments, from pastoral farmlands to enormous hive cities.
On Dec at So, I should probably explain my comment about pacing. The exceptions have been a novelisation of episodes from the cajn tech thriller series Bugs, ciaphass 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.
The military plan used by the Imperials in this novel is aimed more at containment and entrapment than searching and destroying, so it seems like more than half ciapuas the book is preparing for the inevitable major thrust while the characters one cares about are floundering about in the dark. With her power armour, Amberley acts as rearguard while everyone else boards, but is close to being overwhelmed by hormagaunts. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1.
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Whilst the book’s main storyline is self-contained, some dangling storylines are picked up from Death or Glory and carried through to ciapgas next book in the series, Cain’s Last Standresulting in the sense of bigger events unfolding outside of this one conflict.
Not as humorous as the previous four Cain novels, but no less enjoyable as the mounting tension present from the soon to be arriving ‘nids mixes well with the chemistry Cain exhibits with Dufy Vail, Jurgen, and other well-developed characters. The item you’ve selected wasn’t added to your basket.
Cain asks that they be checked out anyway.
As a result some elements are under-developed. However, the situation turns out to be much more compli It took me a while to get through this one, but it was mostly because I have been reading other things, not a reflection of the book, which was excellent.
Killian envisions creating an army of these psykers, powerful enough to storm the Eye of Terror and purge the forces of Chaos from the galaxy forever. Dec 31, John rated it really liked it Shelves: List of Ciaphas Cain characters.
As they are about to embark for the meeting, another terrorist act is unleashed. With a rioting populace, aliens on the rampage and the Inquisition poking their noses everywhere, how can the wily Commissar ever find the easy life he prefers?
BUT because one enemy is not enough they soon discover that they are in the route of an invasion of Tyranids. There are a few mostly restricted to the footnotes and the extracts from General Sulla’s ludicrously bombastic memoirs that provide a commentary on events where Cain is not presentbut this is a more serious novel than its predecessors. Her major dtuy, she confesses, is the thousand or so civilians huddled in the transit terminal: Good thing I always like all that.
It’s been a few years since I read a Ciaphas Cain novel, but this was my least favorite of the series so far. Derrick Rice rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Reviewed in the omnibus Ciaphas Cain: