Anyway, ‘Duty Calls’ is another entertaining addition to Sandy Mitchell’s Ciaphas Cain series, chronicling the exploits and accidental heroism of the reluctant. Duty Calls is the fifth Ciaphas Cain novel and, disappointingly, is a little bit of a let -down after the terrific Death or Glory. The good news is that. Duty Calls (Ciaphas Cain) [Sandy Mitchell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. While assisting local forces quell widespread civil disorder.

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Unfortunately, the researchers didn’t share his vision, and so Killian recruited his faithful Sororitas acolytes to take it for him. He has just enough time to wonder what’s gone wrong before Cain decapitates him. Kasteen mentions that the PDF unit were from Gavarrone, where the Sororitas convent is located, dty Canoness Eglantine was positive that ciaphaas were genestealer-free.

Sure, this is military scifi, but it is military scifi with humor in it; these books are really fun to read.

Although she and her team eliminated the Genestealer Patriarchthey were not able to do it before the broods sent their telepathic call to a distant Hive Fleetwhich is on its way as they speak.

If you have read the last four books you callz by now used to dutu Ciaphas and the author way of telling stories so you will enjoy this one as well. As soon as he gets out of range of Jurgen’s dampening field, however, ciaphzs artifact blitzes him with pure Warp energy, killing him almost instantly. 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.


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While assisting local forces quell widespread civil disorder, Commissar Cain and his regiment of Valhallans discover sinister forces are at work behind the scenes. Inquisitor Amberley Vail is on the planet, though her presence is supposed to be a secret, following a lead to an ancient xenos artifact that Metheius had absconded with earlier.

The first two Ciaphis Cain novels were my It’s been a few years since I read a Ciaphas Cain novel, but this was my least favorite of the series so far.

Extracts from various sources elaborate that, while Cain is unconscious, a fleet from the Imperial Navy arrives in orbit and starts punishing the Tyranids’ Hive Ships. It is well worth reading even as Attack of the Clones was worth watching because the good parts outweigh its disappointments the horrid casting with regard to the romantic sections with regard to the film and the loss of humor in the footnotes from Amberley the inquisitor from the Ordo Xenos compared to the first volume and pacing in the novel.

I was going to try and post reviews for everything I read!

The Wertzone: Ciaphas Cain: Duty Calls by Sandy Mitchell

Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym of Alex Stewart, who has been a full-time writer ciaphxs the mid nineteen eighties. Lilley rated it really liked it Dec 12, I got into the Ciaphas Cain books only recently the beginning of the year, actuallyand I haven’t regretted it since. Be the first to write a review.


If you are new to this Ciaphas Cain 5Warhammer 40, When Cain is barely well enough to rise from his bunk, the first thing he does is demand an investigation into the PDF unit that fired on him; he isn’t convinced it was an accident.

Newer Post Older Post Home. The only slight warning I will add goes for the entire Ciaphas Cain series and is this: Any Condition Any Condition. Seeing that, Cain abandons subterfuge and yells for Amberley over his vox-bead.

Read it because An unruly populace, enemies at work behind the scenes, and the presence of an inquisitor the one who puts the footnotes in the Cain Archives no less! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Duty Calls

The Illustrated Collection Books by J. Cain is met by Ernst Stavros Killian of the Ordo Hereticuswho cheerfully admits to being behind the attempts on Cain’s life, but for the ciapahs is more interested in talking. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Commissar Ciaphas Cain of the th Valhallan, our favorite reluctant hero, stumbles into action.

Duty Calls (Warhammer 40, : Ciaphas Cain, book 5) by Sandy Mitchell

Do I feel a little embarrassed that I’m reading mass market science fiction? Not that this is a bad thing. Marcus Bickle rated it really liked it Jun 26,