Tuesday, 5 February 2013

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Caiphas Cain: The Greater Good - Sandy Mitchell

Release Date: 17/01/13


When the world of Quadravidia comes under attack by the insidious tau, only one man can defeat the aliens and save the planet in the Emperor's name: the legendary Hero of the Imperium, Commissar Ciaphas Cain. When the aliens call for a ceasefire, Cain expects the worst, and his fears are answered in the form of the dread menace of the tyranids. As a hive fleet approaches Quadravidia, Cain must try to forge an alliance between the Imperium and the tau - but can he truly trust the inscrutable xenos?


The Warhammer 40K Worlds most enigmatic and perhaps best known Commissar returns in his latest outing as he faces down the “Nids” whilst battle not only the enemy but those purporting to be on his own side as well.

As usual the story is peppered with some lighthearted moments and with a careful mix of self-debasing heroism, some stark choices all told from a future view point all adds to a wonderful story all round. Add to the mix the usual sneakiness of the Tyranids, some wonderful twists and of course an author’s writing style that really keeps you glued and all round I was more than happy with this excursion.

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