Choose Your Enemies (Ciaphas Cain Book 10)

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Choose Your Enemies (Ciaphas Cain Book 10)

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Ciaphas Cain doesn’t mean to be a hero – he just can’t seem to help it. While trying to escape certain death, he somehow achieves unlikely victory after victory in the wildest and most dangerous warzones of the galaxy, to hilarious effect. If you wouldn’t mind,’ I said, gazing skywards. In all out years of serving together I’d grown used to Jurgen’s robust driving style that I could normally keep my feet no matter what he did, but - still sluggish from the cold - my body didn’t respond as instinctively as usual, and I found myself stumbling as he engaged the gears and slammed the throttle fully open, his usual method of starting off. I clutched at the pintle-mounted storm bolter for support, swinging it round as I regained my balance, and found one of the eldar raiders drifting across the sights. Even before my conscious mind had registered what I was seeing, I pulled the trigger, sending a hail of explosive-tipped projectiles in its general direction. As a member of the Midnight Rose Collective he edited the Temps and EuroTemps collections of short stories with Neil Gaiman.

Of course,’ Amberley said, with the air of patient exasperation common to women all over the galaxy explaining the obvious to the men in their lives. ‘This thing is feeding off the souls of their people.’ Once again I felt I was on the verge of a crucial realisation, but she went on before I could bring it into focus. ‘Why wouldn’t they?’Ciaphas Cain first appeared in the short story Fight or Flight, and the subsequent novels and stories follow his career, through the time of his retirement from active service to teach at a Schola Progenium. The novels and short stories purport to be extracts from "The Cain Archive," a private memoir written by Cain and subsequently edited by his close associate, Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Amberley Vail, for circulation to her fellow Ordo members, though not to the general public. This audiobook brings together 13 uproarious short stories and one novella, focused on Ciaphas Cain, Hero of the Imperium. His stories are celebrated as heroic propaganda pieces, but he’s simply trying to stay alive in a hostile galaxy. On several of the novels' covers, with artwork by Clint Langley, Cain is often shown holding a bolter or bolt pistol. In the books, however, Cain never uses either of these weapons, preferring his standard-issue laspistol and chainsword. In particular, the cover of Death or Glory shows him dual-wielding a pair of bolt pistols, which he does not do in the story.

Decorate your painting desk with the second series of Warhammer 40,000 Chibi figures from Bandai, this time expanding the range with adorable takes on an Inquisitor, a Commissar, a Tempestus Scion, a Blood Angels Space Marine, and a certain head-swinging Crimson Fist you may remember from the classic Rogue Trader rulebook. These magnificent chunk of molten rage have always been a favourite of mine, but they seem to always get smashed by the first dude who cross path with one to show how strong and cool the dude is. The seventh, eighth, and ninth novels, were collected into a third omnibus entitled Ciaphas Cain: Saviour of the Imperium in 2018. He has also contributed some Warhammer roleplaying game material (including Scourge the Heretic, the first tie-in book to the Dark Heresy roleplaying game [2]) as well as a number of short stories and magazine articles.The vast bulk of an eldar battleship was keeping station with the orbital, just outside the [armourcrys] dome, and beyond it I thought I could make out several more of the distinctive curving hulls. Before I could discern any more, however, I was dazzled by the discharge from one of the ship’s ventral lance batteries, and, once again, the entire dome shook. The command centre, sir?’ Jurgen asked, and I nodded through sheer force of habit before remembering he couldn’t see me. But aren't they supposed to be a fragment of the literal Eldar god of war Kaela Mensha Khaine ? For wich an exarch is sacrified, so it can walk the battlefield along with the aspect warriors, wielding the Howling Death, slashing and smashing his foes while inspiring eldars warriors to do the same nullifying their fear. Giant of molten metal, scorching the earth and spoiling the battlefield with the blood driping from his cursed hand, token of a serious conflict and a Total War fought by the Eldars as much as a powerful moral and physical asset. The first three novels, as well as the short stories Fight or Flight, Echoes of the Tomb and The Beguiling, were collected into a single omnibus entitled Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium in 2007. But the avatar was faster, swinging its arcane weapon through the space the noncorporeal entity occupied, and a wordless wail of agony and despair echoed through the air around us. A nimbus of light erupted from the pole arm, in which a shadow seemed to move, struggling desperately as it was drawn into the very blade itself. Then the light faded, and the avatar froze into watchful immobility.

A Mug of Recaff • The Smallest Detail • The Little Things • Last Night at the Resplendent • The Bigger They Are • The Only Good Ork • Three Questions Stop! Stop!’ she wailed. Then the towering mass of flesh crashed to the ground. A miasma of nothingness, like its first manifestation, seemed to seep out of it, writhing like the scorching air over a desert as the thing’s essence sought to escape the destruction of her physical body. Choose Your Enemies is the tenth novel in the Ciaphas Cain series by Sandy Mitchell. It was released on September 1, 2018. Alexander Michael Stewart (born 25 July 1958) [1] is a British writer. His best known work is fiction written under the pseudonym Sandy Mitchell— Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 novels, including the Ciaphas Cain series. The way the story manages to execute a better pace is by working around a lot of the flab present in past stories. While Cain is allowed plenty of time to ramble, discuss and comment upon ongoing events, it's more tightly executed and paced against said events. There is a more consistent effort to balance this against the major narrative, while the time-skips needed to work around story moments are far better placed. As a result, while it still offers commentary on a broader event, the story feels far more complete and better executed.Whatever it was, the thing must have stood twice as tall as a man, at the very least. In contrast to the bright colours I generally associated with the eldar, however, it was dull of hue, composed of dark unpolished metal, and even from this distance I could feel the furnace heat radiating from it. My first guess, that it was some kind of Dreadnought, was clearly wide of the mark.

Emeli yelped, as the avatar arrested a leap in our direction by seizing her tail. Smoke and steam rose around its fist, the flesh charring and blistering beneath its grip. Emeli whirled round and smashed it hard in what should have been its face, and the construct staggered from the impact. Meanwhile, our Faction Focus series reaches the home stretch, with only the Drukhari, Genestealer Cults, and Imperial Agents left, plus a combined look at the various Space Marine chapters who don’t play by the Codex Astartes’ rules. We’re going to end things with a bang – so look forward to your first encounter with Titans in 10th edition this Friday. This book was by far the best Warhammer 40K book I have read, so plus for that! Disclaimer, I didn't realize that this book was a part of a whole series about Ciaphas Cain (which I am now looking into reading). I found Cain to be a highly entertaining narrator, mostly because he is an unreliable narrator. Speaking of unreliable narrator Ameberly's endnotes where just perfect, they added another dimension and while I normally don't like reading endnotes and "extras" I highly recommend you don't skip these! Yet atop of everything else, Choose Your Enemies manages to sidestep a fair few of the pacing issues and structural problems inherent in the overall series. While hardly the worst example put onto paper, the efforts to reflect Cain's less formulaic style often interferes with the finer parts of pacing a book. When an event occurs, how it occurs, what drives the protagonist onward, how important something is to the overarching plot; that sort of thing. While it disguised this well for some time, toward start of the third trilogy these problems became much more obvious. A few of the more typically overused narrative devices were so often employed that it was clear how they were trying to distract the reader from problems. Ciaphas Cain is a true hero. Brave, stalwart, uncompromising, a cool head under fire...or is he? His legend has spread far and wide, but only Cain himself knows the truth behind his long and storied career.Throughout the Imperium, Cain is revered as a hero and always praised for his courage and resourcefulness, but in his private memoirs he expresses another opinion: all he ever wanted was a safe posting with few responsibilities, with little to no chance of being exposed to actual danger. However, despite his efforts (or perhaps because of them) to always be in the safest place possible, somehow Cain always manages to get himself in the most dangerous situations and is forced to save his hide. Unfortunately for Cain, saving his own hide often inadvertently results in him saving the day, which inflates his status even further! Each miniature comes with a detailed base, and doesn’t require any glue to assemble. They’re a fun collector’s piece for fans of the forces of Chaos, and great additions to any Death Guard army.

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