And now for something COMPLETELY different in the WH40k universe, we bring you Commissar Ciaphas Cain. Jen read this series awhile ago and I have always wanted to read it, and as much as we love the grimdark future of WH40k, sometimes we need some levity. Ciaphas Cain delivers just that. We dove into his very first book, For the Emperor by Sandy Mitchell. By the holy throne of Terra, this did NOT disappoint.
This was so much fun to read and to discuss. Is Ciaphas Cain really a coward? Does he really not care about anyone but himself? Or is this all an act and he’s just really good at his job? We may need to read some more of his books to be sure.
SO. The original plan was to read Helwinter Gate next, buuuuuut we discovered literally the day of recording that it’s the third book in a trilogy. Neither of us felt comfortable starting a book in the middle of things, and therefore, the next book is the first book in Chris Wraight’s Space Wolves trilogy, Blood of Asaheim. Jen is super excited for this book, since it features the Death Guard and the Space Wolves. Should be a fun time, especially if Chris Wraight brings his flavor of the Death Guard to the table.
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