The Emperor's Finest

The Emperor's Finest

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Commissar Cain is called to duty once more, saving a governor’s daughter from a planet over-run by rebels. The uprising hides something far more sinister however – genestealer hybrids! The search for the source of the alien threat leads Cain to a drifting space hulk – a far safer place than beside the obsessed governor’s daughter. But when the Reclamator Space Marines suffer devastating losses at the hands of the Great Devourer, Cain and his trusty aide Jurgen must go it alone. With the tyranids waking and a group of stow away orks on the loose, there are no safe places to run or hide, and Cain must use all his ingenuity and cunning to escape the space hulk alive.

Title:The Emperor's Finest
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781844168903
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    The Emperor's Finest Reviews

  • Douglas Berry

    By far the weakest of the Ciaphas Cain novels I've read so far. Still entertaining, but lacking the elements that make the other volumes a joy.Part of the problem is the settings. At first Cain is wor...

  • Ross Hamilton

    There are two things that I believe are absolutely essential to making a good military sci fi novel: believable battle scenes and humanised characters. Battle scenes that are hard to follow or visuali...

  • Mary Catelli

    Ciaphas Cain is back, full of explanations of why all his heroic behavior is really just his being pragmatic and unlucky about things. Really. You believe him, don't you? It's just coincidence when he...

  • Liam Tondeur

    Better the second time around but I still felt the sense of time passing when Cain and Jurgen were on the space hulk could have been written in better....

  • Melissa

    Definitely the weakest of the series thus far. It takes place during Cain's time with the Reclaimers, and there is a lot of both downtime and flat characters. The Reclaimers themselves, I didnt mind t...

  • Nightshade

    Another Cain story with a very slow start which meant it took a long time for me to get into it. I was also a bit thrown as normally each book will see Cain arrive on a new world and the story develop...

  • Gareth

    Somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. We finally get to see what happened in one of Cain's more memorable events in his life, which had frequently been mentioned in prior novels. We also get to see a ...

  • Fernando D

    Cain shirks and shines aa everDespite following the same (tried and true!) format, Ciaphas Cain remains a pleasurable read in this 7th installment of the beloved series. The Emperor’s Finest is a fi...

  • Bernard

    Sometimes Cain just can NOT get a break! Escape from the Necron tomb on Inheritus Prime? Sounds good! Save the governor's daughter. Sounds like a good thing... Until you end up having to deal with the...

  • Nyarlathotep

    Cain & Jurgen - the Dynamic DuoI love the entire Comissar Cain series of novels. It brings a little levity to the GrimDark of the 40K universe. I've read them all and think they each deserve a 5 star ...