Hunters of Dune and the concluding volume, Sandworms of Dune, bring together the great story lines and beloved characters in Frank Herbert's classic Dune universe, ranging from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the original Dune series and beyond. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in a safe-deposit box for a decade, these two volumes will finally answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades.
At the end of Chapterhouse: Dune--Frank Herbert's final novel--a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana (a young woman who can control sandworms), and a crew of various refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. The nearly invincible Honored Matres have swarmed into the known universe, driven from their home by a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. As designed by the creative genius of Frank Herbert, the primary story of Hunters and Sandworms is the exotic odyssey of Duncan's no-ship as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy. To strengthen their forces, the fugitives have used genetic technology from Scytale, the last Tleilaxu Master, to revive key figures from Dune's past—including Paul Muad'Dib and his beloved Chani, Lady Jessica, Stilgar, Thufir Hawat, and even Dr. Wellington Yueh. Each of these characters will use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.
Failure is unthinkable--not only is their survival at stake, but they hold the fate of the entire human race in their hands.
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After two prequel trilogies to the legendary SF epic (the Legends of Dune and Prelude to Dune series), Frank Herbert's son Brian, in collaboration with Anderson, launch a new trilogy that takes up where Herbert Sr. left off with Chapterhouse: Dune (1985). This entertaining if over-the-top update begins three years after the refugee "no-ship," Ithaca, has fled Chapterhouse and the brutal Honored Matres, a corrupted faction of the all-female Bene Gesserit order led by Mother Commander Murbella. Duncan Idaho, Murbella's ex-love slave, guides the ship carrying reincarnated warrior Miles Teg, the dissident Rev. Mother Sheeana and 150 other refugees. While Murabella deals with violent rebels from within, another more sinister enemy secretly infiltrates the Honored Matres. Herbert's ecological and religious concerns now seem oddly prescient, but this sizzling update, still filled with crazed women who sexually enslave men, sometimes borders on campy 1950s B-movie parody.
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Hunters of Dune
Too long and disconnected. I'm a big fan of the earlier series (house Atredies, etc; through Navigators of dune. It seems with these books that they are struggling to tell a story. And one that doesn't really go anywhere.
Avoid! Don't let it ruin the great Dune series...
This book is simply embarrassing. I read all 6 books in the Dune series more than once and this one is not worthy to be considered one of them. Actually, it is not even worthy to be considered science fiction.
Frank Herbert's Dune series is unique among SciFi books in that it challenges the reader to think, to read the same paragraph twice or more in order to grasp deep ideas, to look up concepts and read history and science in order to truly understand it. It is meant for thinking people and this is the secret behind its success.
This book however, is simply bad in so many ways. Brian Herbert simply ruins all the magic of Dune. Reading it, I keep thinking to myself - "a Reverend mother doesn't talk like that", or "this is so uncharacteristic of Miles Teg - how can he do such a thing?!".
I seriously doubt it was written after a manuscript left by FH, sounds like a cheap PR trick to make people buy the book. It should not be considered part of the Dune series. If you want to keep that amazing feeling after finishing Chapterhouse, that feeling that says "I've just finished a great book that will remain in my thoughts for a long time" do yourself a big favor and DON'T read this one.
Were Frank Herbert alive today, he would've been ashamed this book is called Dune.
Poorly written. For 5th graders at best..
Been reading this for a couple days. Just finished Chapterhouse.
This book is totally eclipsed by every other book in the series by Frank Herbert. It pales in comparison. Elementary level of writing with very poor pacing and dialogue. Even not comparing it to the books before it in the series, this book is awful. I don't even want to finish it despite the fact that I'm half way through. RIP Frank Herbert. Only read if you REALLY must know the end to the series... Which I don't believe is truly what Herbert was envisioning.