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Cadian Blood (Imperial Guard)

A book by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

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Cadian Blood: Unbroken

  • Dec 25, 2009
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When the Janus 6th forces fail to infiltrate and reclaim a sacred monastery for the Emperor, the Cadian 88th Mechanised Infantry, headed by Captain Thade, head in to rescue any survivors and complete the mission. Once they infiltrate the city of Solthane, they are told to hold there until reinforcements come. Little do they know that there is a deep, dark secret lying in wait underneath the monastery in Solthane on the shrine world of Kathur.

Aaron Dembski-Bowden has created a wonderful adventure featuring the Imperial Guard of the Warhammer 40K universe. This tale falls in line with most of the other Warhammer 40K books, meaning it's full of page after page of missions, guns, explosions, and gore.

Captain Thade leads his men into a suicide mission. The planet of Kathur has fallen under a plague that causes the living and the dead inhabitants of the planet to take on a zombie-like life. Armed Remnant soldiers are also on the planet and attempting to thwart the 88th's plans to retake the city. On top of all of this, the evil Herald's flagship, Terminus Est, is on the way to help the enemy. Essentially, the 88th are outnumbered, outgunned, and quickly losing supplies.

Loyal to the Emperor, can the Cadian 88th reclaim Solthane for the Throne? You'll have to read "Cadian Blood" to find out.

If you're a fan of Warhammer 40K, you already know what to expect from this book. If you are new to the Warhammer universe, you are in for a treat. It's pulp action/sci-fi/horror at its popcorn best.

This is my first Warhammer 40K book, but I've become quite familiar with the Warhammer fantasy series and enjoy it very much. While I prefer those stories to the futuristic 40K books so far, I see myself growing to enjoy the 40K universe just as much as I read more of these books. Highly recommended.

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review by . November 18, 2009
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"...the plot for 'Cadian Blood' is one that kept me hooked with its daring strikes, harrowing reverses and last ditch stands. The underlying mystery of the plague is also played out very well, especially when the stakes suddenly get a lot higher without any explanation... If you're a fan of military sci-fi or Warhammer 40K in general then I think you'll enjoy this too. Check it out! Nine and Three Quarters out of Ten" GRAEME'S FANTASY BOOK REVIEW--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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ISBN-10: 1844167712
ISBN-13: 978-1844167715
Author: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Games Workshop
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