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Caves of Ice

By: Sandy Mitchell
Narrated by: Stephen Perring,Penelope Rawlins,Emma Gregory
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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.  

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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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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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Great narrative

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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