God Emperor of Dune
A beautiful new package with a new introduction? Millennia have passed on Arrakis, and the oncedesert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world?s savior, the Emperor Paul Muad?Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity?s future, he sacrificed his own by... show more
A beautiful new package with a new introduction? Millennia have passed on Arrakis, and the oncedesert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world?s savior, the Emperor Paul Muad?Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity?s future, he sacrificed his own by merging with a sandworm, granting him nearimmortality as God Emperor of Dune for the past 3,500 years. Leto?s rule is not a benevolent one. His transformation has not only made his appearance inhuman, but his morality. A rebellion has risen to oppose the despot?s rule, led by Siona, a member of the Atreides family. But Siona is unaware that Leto?s vision of a Golden Path for humanity requires her to fulfill a destiny she never wanted?or could possibly conceive?
Publish date: September 2nd 2008
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Dune Chronicles (#4)
Thirty five hundred years has passed since the end of the previous book. Leto II (I will just call him Leto for the sake of brevity) has been the God Emperor of the known Universe practically all this time. He is not shy about using pure despotic methods of governing when he feels like it. Unfortuna...
With this book, Herbert continues to talk about power, and this time he takes a look at what happens when someone has an infinite amount of it. Leto II, the son of Paul Muad'Dib, has become mostly sandworm, thanks to his beginning transformation that took place at the end of Children of Dune. His ...
I didn't mind the philosophy and minor action. I thoroughly enjoy Herbert's musings. Just keep this in mind that this isn't like the previous books. It's more of a thoughful interlude in the large scheme of things. Enjoy it slowly and think about what Leto says. This book really enhances your unders...
I liked the way this book took the series in a new direction.
the book is interesting, on an intellectual/philosophical level, but kinda dry on an action level. The ending, though, could be seen coming about halfway through. It became more apparent about 3/4 the way through, and even more so after that, until it is hardly even necessary to read the last 15 p...