Heretics of Dune

Heretics of Dune

eBook - 2008
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Publisher: New York : Ace, 2008.
ISBN: 9781436253949
1436253942
9781440619649
1440619646
9781436247252
143624725X
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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smatte
Mar 13, 2018

I read the original Dune novel hoping for a solid, stand-alone sf epic. I knew there were more books in the saga, but I didn't plan on getting that involved. Dune is a flawed novel, but it covers a lot of ground and encompasses many of the best aspects of sf. It's at once sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction, rooted in power struggles, early environmentalism, and political backstabbing. Needless to say, I couldn't set aside the first novel without becoming curious about what happens next in Frank Herbert's universe.
The good news is, this universe is expansive and by the fifth book, the reader has watched Arrakis (now Rakis) evolve over millenia and seen entire power structures rise and fall. The bad news is that Herbert's prose is pretty dry, and the action builds slowly and punctuates the narrative in inconsistent waves. The Dune books are undoubtedly classics in which surprise and provocation abound, but many times throughout this series my mind has drifted and I wondered if I should be reading something more engaging.

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lawsau811
Jul 11, 2017

An intriguing story filled with backstabbings, hidden agendas (goals), fragile alliances, and even awestruck moments of what's going on. It may require reading the same paragraph(s) again and again to see what's going on. But, if you are into character driven stories, then Heretics of Dune is a good addition to the Dune series written by Frank Herbert.

BookReviewer2015 May 11, 2015

A very interesting addition to the Dune series. The political intrigue combined with fascinating sci-fi concepts is fascinating. Plus it features the awesome character Duncan Idaho.

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div_dbrl
Mar 16, 2010

This is a great book. It's confusing at times, but stay with it, because the end makes it all worthwhile.

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mariaf
Feb 20, 2009

The Bene Gesserits are being hunted?
Great continuing story ---
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