Book 8 of the Ciaphas Cain series. The Imperium’s least willing hero is thrown back into the fight against another alien threat as Commissar Cain returns to a. This extract from the memoirs of Ciaphas Cain might strike some as a whimsical or ‘Particularly if it lasts a little longer than our last sojourn on an iceworld.’. Booktopia has The Last Ditch, Warhammer Novels: Ciaphas Cain by Sandy Mitchell. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Last Ditch.

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As a result, I’m pretty happy with it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

But because the shuttles were still parked at the spaceport at Primadelving, the Administratum ordered them to clear off and find somewhere else to be “lost. It’s hard to say which of the two is snarkier and those are qualities I like in my protagonists.

Sep 07, Ricardo Portella rated it really liked it. Formulaic but fun Ciaphas Cain ahem Black Adder adventure.

The Last Ditch (Warhammer 40, : Ciaphas Cain) by Sandy Mitchell

Jul 04, Adam rated it it was amazing. Anyway, I love the self-depreciating wit of Ciaphus. Jun 06, Traci Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once again, Cain, as the idea man, lacks a plausible excuse to duck the job of leading the force. Badly outnumbered, they commandeer one of the downed Warbuggyz and speed clear of the lake.

No trivia or quizzes yet. So decrepit in fact that it crash-lands.

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This is the eighth book featuring Ciaphas Cain in order of publication, that is; chronologically it takes place sometine after Duty Callsso it’s not going to be full of suprises. Their laet are fairly useless except against the Termagants being spawned by the monstrous creature, but Jurgen is able to critically wound it with two blasts from his melta.


Cain adds that he has also sent a discreet message to Amberley Vailand that a detachment from the Bone Knives Space Marine chapter is also on its way. Return to Book Page. The majority of his work as Sandy has been tie-in fiction for Games Workshop’s Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40, science fiction lines.

Arriving at the power station, Cain links up with Forres and they disable the station’s safeties and set demolition ciaphss to induce the explosion. Jul 02, Christian rated it really liked it. Magos Izembard announces ditvh he has pinpointed the exact age of the Tyranid specimens Cain brought back.

Retrieved from ” http: Cain tries to sound congratulatory. Vanquishing the Emperor’s enemies with the power ditcu explosions, fire, Jurgen’s body odor, and strategic cowardice that happens to be externally indistinguishable from outright heroism.

Cain and Jurgen turn and see the Hive Ship’s death throes as it is caught in the explosion. Cain and Jurgen lead a combined unit of Valhallans and Nusquan Rough Riders mounted on Bikes through the tunnels, fighting off any Tyranids caih encounter.

The Last Ditch

I can not wait for the next book whi I managed to read the entire book in one go, It took me about eleven hours if I remember correctly.

Imperial commissar Ciaphas Cain returns to Nusquam Fundumentibus to crush the ork attacks which have been plaguing the frozen planet. This has spiraled rather out of Cain’s control and he now is frequently assigned to dangerous and suicidal missions.

The Last Ditch, however, is a return to ditvh and a cracking read.

Jan 29, Mick rated it really liked it Shelves: Community Forum Discord Server. Word Bearers Anthony Reynolds. M41while the more complete records maintained by the Ordo Xenos suggest contact with Tyranid bio-forms as far back as M If that’s not a sufficient recommendation, I’m not sure what is.


Worth a read if you like a more human element in your 40K novels. Phipps rated it liked it Shelves: Their success is extremely galling to the PDF and the green companies of the newly-formed Nusquam 1st Guard regiment, who have been battling the Orks with as much enthusiasm but rather less competence.

Action-wise, the novel suffers in comparison to some of Cain’s previous adventures. Mostly, she just seems to annoy him a couple of times before the plot is unceremoniously resolved. May 28, Jay rated it it was amazing. But as the Valhallan proverb has it, “things can always get worse.

I hope to see some of the new characters in future Black library novels. Riley Nelson rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Jurgen tosses him a krak grenadeand Cain shoves it into the barrels of spare promethium lashed to the deck, then cuts them loose.

The Last Ditch (Novel) – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum

Since Forres has already volunteered to lead the first wave of Nusquans sent in as reinforcements, Cain can hardly decline the invitation to lead the Valhallan contingent. There is tons of action and a good dose of humor. However, Cain sees a downed Kopta crash through the ice, which is dotch relatively thin on top, and gets an idea.

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