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Death or Glory (Ciaphas Cain Series)
     

Death or Glory (Ciaphas Cain Series)

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by Sandy Mitchell
 

Yet again, reluctant hero Commissar Cain is catapulted into glory in the fourth story of this tremendously popular series. Escaping from a disastrous space battle, the commissar and his malodorous sidekick Jurgen crash-land behind enemy lines. The only way out is to round up what few troops they can find, and fight their way back to the safety of the Imperial lines

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Yet again, reluctant hero Commissar Cain is catapulted into glory in the fourth story of this tremendously popular series. Escaping from a disastrous space battle, the commissar and his malodorous sidekick Jurgen crash-land behind enemy lines. The only way out is to round up what few troops they can find, and fight their way back to the safety of the Imperial lines. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of barbaric alien orks stand in their way!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844162871
Publisher:
Games Workshop
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Warhammer 40,000 Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym for British author Alex Stewart, who has been working as a freelance writer for the last twenty years. He has written science fiction and fantasy, television scripts, comics, and gaming material. His television credits include the BBC's high tech espionage series Bugs.

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Death or Glory (Ciaphas Cain Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his malodorous gunner Jurgen escape from a disastrous space battle when they jettison in a life pod. However, they end up crash landing on the planet Perlia, behind enemy lines. While fighting off orks, they must try to join up with their military comrades. Problem is that there is A LOT of desert to travel through, not to mention hundreds of thousands of barbaric orks in their way. ............... They stumble across some scattered troops as they pass devastated towns. Cain's happy since it should put more bodies between himself and the orks. But quite a few civilians tag along as well, which means Cain and Jurgen find themselves within the heaviest fire of the conflicts. ............................. **** The latest Cain adventure is compiled by Vail once again. This episode is during Cain's early years and he is still a bit wet behind the ears. There are no hilarious, but serious, quotes at the beginning of each chapter (I missed them very much.) and there are a few too many pointless footnotes. Yet I still found the tale to be humorous and well written as always. Author Sandy Mitchell has a winner with this series and I hope he releases another Cain novel soon! ****
chiapet23 More than 1 year ago
love this serries keep em coming
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OldSalt More than 1 year ago
If you are already hooked on the stories of Ciaphas Cain you will be very glad to get another fix. And a good one it is. I think this is one of the best Cain books written. It is a perfect blend of Cains unique approach to leadership and hardship, i.e. he does not want either and how he always ends up the hero.

The one thing these book add that all other warharmmer 40K books lack is humor and a more realistic human side to the bigger story line of the 40K universe. These books would not have worked without the considerable detailed backstory already in exixtennce in other books.

Cain actually is a smart and opportunistic leader very big on individual inititative. This story of how he turns a crash landing into the reconquest of a invaded world is a perfect example of the authors ability to show Cain as he sees himself and how he is precieved by others.

The wonderful thing about the Cain series is that they can be read out of order. But each one is great and you will not be sorry.