Heretics of Dune, the fifth installment in Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi series.
On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, ten times ten centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.
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A big big yes to this book.
This is my favorite Dune book since Dune the original. It is better than Children of Dune and God Emperor, IMHO. However, if you think the Bene Gesserit are the least interesting thing about Dune, then you will not like this book. Unlike all the previous Dune books by Frank Herbert, this one is entirely about the BG, and their strategic power games. Only Herbert has evolved the BG, and given them a sense of "noble purpose" which redeems them from their previous roles as villians. In other words, they are the heroes of this book, the ones your side with. As usual Herbert prose is lush and descriptive, the character's a complex and interesting, and the plot is exciting and full of twists. Plus the reader does a great job doing many different voices, and unlike some of the previous audiobooks, there is only one reader for all the chapters.
frank herbert does it again
thousands of years after the God Emperor we get our first in depth look at the workings of the sisterhood as they continue to revive the ghola idaho but with an additional twist this time. i am continually amazed by frank herbert's ability to jump forward in time while keeping the essence of the story intact. this is the perfect sequel to the God Emperor and leaves you wanting more and its tastefully read. HEY ITUNES GIVE ME "CHAPTER HOUSE" ALREADY YOUR KILLING ME HERE!!!
Another great piece of writing--majestic,
And a perfect sequel to the dynamic "God Emperor of Dune". LetoII is the most complex fictional character I know. Frank Herbert's ability of creating this incredible future in a tale spanning tens of thousands of years with such a majestic writing style is nothin short of bold genius. The icing on the cake for this great story is Simon Vance's perfect narration. As with the other books in this series he has narrated, Vance absolutely nails it.