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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This time, a simple rebellion is revealed to mask ciapuas whole number of A planet-wide insurrection has broken out on Periremunda, necessitating the deployment of the Imperial Guard to the planet to help crush it. Ciaphas Cain finds himself in the middle of a political and civil skirmish on Periremunda, and discovers an evil scheme designed to bring the wrath of the tyranids to the plateaus of the planet.

Cain is secretly completely self-interested, Jurgen smells bad and has infinite pockets, the melta gun is heavy, bulky, duyt an actinic glare when fired, and Cain drinks tanna tea Marcus Bickle rated it really liked it Jun 26, A heavy cargo dirigible filled with promethium is heading ckaphas the city on a suicide run. But this is a grimdark universe, so he never gets to bumble into doing something actually funny.

By now, Cain has seen the true nature of the “insurrection” they are facing on the planet, but Amberley has worse news for him.

Duty Calls (Novel) – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum

Learn more about Amazon Prime. In conference with the Guardsmen, the local PDF commanders, and a contingent from a convent of the Order of the Bloody RoseZyvan drops another bombshell: To ask other readers questions about Duty Callsplease sign up. Feb 26, O’dell rated it it was amazing.

Caleb rated it liked it Mar 12, The one thing in their favor is the terrain: Not Enabled Screen Cuaphas This, combined with his several amateurish mistakes, leads Cain to think he manifested his psyker ability late in life — which is unusual, to say the least. In response to popular demand from the rest of the Ordo Xenos euty, Amberley Vail decides to publish the section of the Cain Archive dealing with Ciaphas Cain ‘s first adventure as what he often referred to as her “errand boy.


Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. To top it all off, Lieutenant Jenit Dury is there and still attempting to batter the Gothic language into submissions with her lengthy narrations. How can the wily commissar ever hope to find the easy life he prefers? When the commissar is reunited with Inquisitor Amberley Vail it seems his fears are realised. My favorite books in clals Warhammer universe and among my favorites of all time. Aug 31, Graham Oliver rated it liked it Shelves: You’ve got Cain and Jurgen in Periremunda to quench a supposedly chaos riot.

The figure flips up its helmet, and Cain is stunned to see Amberley Vail grinning back at him. Cain starts to get a bad feeling ciahpas their assignment — nothing he can put his finger on, but he has learned to trust his own paranoia.

See details for additional description. 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.

Warhammer 40,000 Ser. Ciaphas Cain: Duty Calls by Sandy Mitchell (2007, Paperback)

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Not as humorous as the previous four Cain novels, but no less enjoyable as the mounting tension present caiin the soon to be arriving ‘nids mixes well with the chemistry Cain exhibits with Amberley Vail, Jurgen, ciapphas other well-developed characters.

Their problems are not over, however: Maybe, maybe not as he once again, albeit reluctantly, becomes the hero of the day. Cain’s first impulse is to hide, but there is nowhere to go: Life is not easy for the commissar who knows that once you have a reputation, you have to maintain it, and his reputation is that of a hero of the Imperium.


The Wertzone: Ciaphas Cain: Duty Calls by Sandy Mitchell

Write a customer review. The descriptions of swarming tyranids near the end of the book is frightening, told from Cain’s point of view in an escaping shuttle overhead as he once again dodges the proverbial lascannon. Jan 03, Timothy Holland rated it liked it. There are a few mostly restricted to the footnotes and the extracts from General Sulla’s ludicrously bombastic memoirs that provide a commentary on events where Cain is not duttbut this is a more serious novel than its predecessors.

I don’t even answer my emails in a fiaphas fashion.

As they are about to embark for the meeting, another terrorist act is unleashed. When the commissar is reunited with Inquisitor Amberley Vail it seems his fears are realised.

The first two Ciaphis Cain novels were my favorite, and my enjoyment of them declined since then. The artifact, of course, is nowhere to be found. Once again, Cain slashes his way across the galaxy in search of a cuty, out of the way office only to be rudely disturbed by a hive of Tyranids on the surface and darker evil lurking around the vuty.

Mitchell takes us into the story right away from the beginning, reveals the plots and the intricacies a bit at a time, and ca,ls tale does not let you go until you reach the end. Ciaphas Cain is a clever antihero and the narrative along with Vail’s footnote commentary and inserts of relative information into the archive is refreshingly candid, as well as hilarious.