Caves of Ice (Ciaphas Cain Series)

Caves of Ice (Ciaphas Cain Series)

by Sandy Mitchell

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)


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ISBN-13: 9781844160709
Publisher: Games Workshop
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Series: Warhammer 40,000 Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.26(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

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Caves of Ice (Ciaphas Cain Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
burningtodd on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Book 2 of the Ciaphas Cain series finds Cain going to defend an ice world from an Ork attack. Unfortunately, there have been some disappearances of some miners. Cain, thinking that this is a perfect excuse to avoid combat with the Orks and shelter himself from the cold outside, leads a party into the caves to find out what happened to the missing miners. What Cain discovers in the caves of ice is a horror much worse than the Orks could ever be. This novel is written from the perspective of Cain's memoirs, and like the others, it is interspersed with other voices as well. This is an excellently written series and I am very excited to move on to the next book.
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Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his regiment of Valhallan Guardsmen are deployed to the ice world of Simia Orichalcae. The orks intend to overtake the precious promethium plant and use the current mine workers as slaves. When Cain arrives, he has only a single day to set up the defenses before the orks reach the plant. ................. As Cain well knows, if it sounds too easy it normally means chaos follows. Five mine workers have mysteriously disappeared in the underground tunnels. Cain, having been a born and bred tunnel rat, is best suited to investigate (even though he wishes otherwise). The creature he finds is worse than the ork problem. Unfortunately, something worse than either of those is dormant in the ice caves and it is beginning to stir. ................................... **** The only thing I hate is the fact that there are footnotes on most of the pages. The story is supposed to be an extract from the Cain archive that Amberley Vail has prepared and annotated for her fellow inquisitors. The author does this in order to insert comments from others present at the plant, so readers know what is happening elsewhere from Cain. Those inserts from other characters are great. They are often as exciting as Cain's archives. But I could do without the many interruptions that tell only where a certain word originated and such. As for the adventures of Commissar Cain, his gunner, Jurgen, and his people have - FANTASTIC! I look forward to the rest of the Ciaphas Cain series! ****