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Book 2 of the Ciaphas Cain series.

When Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his regiment of Valhallan Guardsmen are deployed to the ice world of Simia Orichalcae, his expectation of an uneventful tour of duty is suddenly interrupted. 

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While his Valhallan regiment are happy on an ice world, Cain's biggest concern is freezing to death...until orks start attacking, and then an ancient threat emerges from the depths. Stuck between two enemies, Cain needs to stop playing the hero and actually be one.  

The story:

On the ice world of Simia Orichalcae a spate of mysterious disappearances is causing unrest amongst the mine workers, and, as senior officer of the Astra Militarum, Commissar Ciaphas Cain is nominated to investigate. Unbeknownst to him, the planet is right in the path of a major ork incursion, and, as the savage greenskins attack, a malevolent evil begins to stir deep in the ice caves.  

Written by Sandy Mitchell. Narrated by Stephen Perring, Penelope Rawlins and Emma Gregory.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Beautiful

I audibly gasped in joy when I noticed the second Ciaphas Cain novel had been tackled, and by the same perfect team as before. In my mind these characters will only ever sound as they do in these audio books from now on.

Accept no substitute, these folks are wonderful.

Oh also yeah, it’s a Ciaphas Cain novel, buy it nerd!

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Fantastic performance as always

Three great voice actors provide a fantastic performance as can be expected from the black library.

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An epic memoir, with excellent performances to match.

Written in the style of an annotated memoir, the performance of the narrator perfectly makes it seem as though Ciaphas Cain were reading the book himself. He doesn’t bother to give unique voices and accents to anyone speaking except those who are closest to the “author”, because as these memoirs are supposed to have been written decades after the events detailed, short lived and inconsequential characters don’t get the same effort and attention in the narrator’s performance because the “author” probably didn’t remember, or care, what they sounded like.

The performances by Stephen Perring as Commissar Cain have really stuck out to me for these reasons, and added tremendously to the experience of an already excellent story.

It’s fairly typical Sci-fi/Warhammer 40k stuff, but the personalities of the characters, the faux-memoir writing style and the addition of “annotations” (which is hilarious stuff, especially her disdain for some of the other “sources” she uses to fill in the gaps of Cain’s recollection) make it stand out from anything else I’ve read/listened to recently. It’s altogether an excellently fun, exciting and darkly hilarious series and I look forward to listening to more of them.

Stephen Perring’s performance may have spoiled the idea of continuing the series in paperback form, however. I’m definitely going to want to hear more from this group for the added enjoyment they bring.

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CIAPAHAS CAIN Hero of the Imperium!

I absolutely love this series. It's written like a Historians work and Penelope Rawlins, Stephen Perring and Emma Gregory are fantastic VOs. Had me laughing, Gasping and loved every second. Black library please record more!!!!

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Awesome

love Commissar Cain. can't wait to get into the next book in the series, worth a credit for sure

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I liked it.

It was alright. The only thing was the end parts of some chapters. Very insufferable.

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Excellent Pastime

Wonderfully narrated and engaging throughout for SciFi fans and 40k Imperial guards alike. I thoroughly enjoyed the comedic spin on a grimdark future 😁

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CI-CI-CAIPHUS CAIN HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!

They do our roguish commissar justice in this gripping tale of cain's holy misadventure here.

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Self-loathing, heroism + pinch of irreverence

Entertaining balance between 40k grimness, Cain's 'cowardice', memorable characters and war-action well performed, efficiently written.

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Great Story and Narration but felt a little short

if you liked the first book, you will like this one as well. it's a little on the shorter side for length.

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  • Wolfgang Mercer
  • 2019-10-20

Glad to Have More Cain!

It is a great treat to have another title of the Ciaphas Cain series on Audible. If you read the first book, you know what you're in for, and this doesn't shy too far away from the patterns established by the first book. This can be both good and bad, as this pattern is a thoroughly entertaining one, but you will find yourself occasionally feeling a sense of déjà vu as Cain goes spelunking in a tunnel system for the umpteenth time.

What makes me really love this presentation, though, are the narrators. Perring, Rawlins, and Gregory are perfectly cast for the parts they narrate. Stephen Perring, in particular, does a great job of capturing Cain's wry cynicism without compromising the gravity of the more serious moments of the story.

I am so excited to see this series being brought to Audible, and I hope Black Library will continue with it!

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  • David
  • 2019-10-22

Great narrative

The performance was great they do justice to the novel and keeps me wanting more.

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  • snozek
  • 2019-11-19

Black Adder for 40k.

The novel is a part of a set of books by author Sandy Mitchell. The story revolves around the rakish commissar Ciaphas Cain and his trusty sidekick Jurgen.

No Cain novel or audio drama have been bad in my experience.

The book is written as a historical account being investigated by and inquisitor published for instruction within her order. There is a great deal of humor in the novel, yet it succeeds in maintaining drama and character as well.

Really any of the Ciaphas Cain stories could be listened to in any order, they are all enjoyable as either stand-alone or series.

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  • Maxwell
  • 2019-10-24

10/10

I say its a crime to listen to this on anything else other than 1x speed. All the narrators match exactly how I would expect characters to sound. Which is refreshing to me compared to the other cut and dry narrators you often find reading 40k books. Overall, Stephen Perring, Penelope Rawlins, and Emma Gregory all just knock it out of the ballpark!!

Ciaphas Cain is a lighthearted, fun, humorous, relatable character in a universe full of demigods. Sadly this book is a bit shorter than it's predecessor but I won't complain!

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  • Oliver Wirth
  • 2019-11-14

Suffer not the Xenos to live

Emperor knows, Cain is such a fun character. a swashbuckler and a hero, as much as his internal monologue may prove otherwise.

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  • Andrew P
  • 2019-11-14

As excellent as the first

Sandy Mitchell's books about Ciaphas Cain are easily my favourites among the Games Workshop novels, and just like the first book this is an excellent adaptation. Perhaps more of a pure action tale than the first, the cast still make a particularly good fit for the characters, and I hope they remain constant for the rest of the series.

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  • Amazon-O
  • 2019-11-07

Superb!!

Sandy did an awesome job with her first book in this series and continues that great work with this book. Extremely well written, with good acting as well. 5/5!

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  • Can't Spell
  • 2019-11-19

I love this series.

Ciaphas Cain is in my humble opinion the most enjoyable individual in the 40k vers and I’m always happy for more ways to inject a good tail.

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  • Tyler Chernosky
  • 2019-11-18

another great book

it's amazing, great narration and a great storyline it is a definite read if you're a 40k fan

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  • Joseph
  • 2019-11-09

So excited!

I can't wait for the next book! Reading about the great hero of the Imperium can only be improved upon by listening to them. The Emperor Protects!

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