Fight or Flight ★★★☆☆

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Title: Fight or Flight
Series: WH40K: Ciaphas Cain #0
Authors: Sandy Mitchell
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF
Pages: 22
Words: 8K


A short story of Cain’s first assignment as a Commissar and how Jurgen was assigned as his aide.

My Thoughts:

Who would have guessed that such a short story would have spawned over 10 books in a series? In the foreward Mitchell tells how this was supposed to be a one-off for a Black Library anthology but that Cain ended up being so popular that he ended up getting a whole novel to himself, which then morphed into a whole series.

Not bad for a short story in a franchise fiction mega-series.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

13 thoughts on “Fight or Flight ★★★☆☆

    1. 1) Chainsword is the official term. It’s awesome!
      2) Yes, it is a game that you buy and paint miniatures for
      3) Yes, the game had lore and was then expanded into books and then took off like wildfire
      4) They are put out by The Black Library, a division/section/whatever of Games Workshop, who makes the games.

      I hope you now have a better understanding of the fictional universe as a whole 😀


    1. Usually, they are chasing him, so he needs to them so he can kneel on the ground comfortably while taking a defensive position.
      But if he does need to chase someone, he’s had special training.


    1. I believe it was on this story alone that his career as an ongoing character took off.
      I don’t know enough about the game aspect, but I don’t think that characters in the books are playable in the tabletop game. You’d have to ask someone like SavageDave or Inquisitor Jenn, who have some actual experience.


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