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God Emperor of Dune - Frank Herbert
God Emperor of Dune
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From wikipedia:Thirty-five hundred years have passed since Paul Atreides had become the messiah of the Fremen and the Emperor of the known universe at the end of the novel Dune. His son, Leto Atreides II, sees the path that his father Muad'Dib had also seen, a future that secures the continuation... show more
From wikipedia:Thirty-five hundred years have passed since Paul Atreides had become the messiah of the Fremen and the Emperor of the known universe at the end of the novel Dune. His son, Leto Atreides II, sees the path that his father Muad'Dib had also seen, a future that secures the continuation of human life throughout the universe. That future, however, requires an aberrant act of selflessness: becoming a hybrid of man and sandworm. At the end of Children of Dune, Leto II accepts this mantle of godhead from the Fremen and transforms himself into a monster of the desert, a sandworm, that will dominate the ecology of the planet Arrakis (known as Dune) for millennia. This is an act his father had been unwilling to do. Leto essentially accepts the terrible price of saving humanity which his father had rejected. God Emperor of Dune chronicles Leto's attempts to consummate the Golden Path, which delivers the volition of humanity by scattering it beyond the perceived safety of the Imperium's known universe, and also by destroying the possibility of the Imperium's control by any single entity, including himself.
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Format: paperback
Publisher: New English Library
Pages no: 454
Edition language: English
Series: Dune Chronicles (#4)
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: God Emperor of Dune
I make a lot of reading promises. You want me to read your favorite book? Sure, I'd love to. Let me add it to my list and I'll probably get around to it sometime in the next decade. I have the best intentions, but when it comes to books, I get easily distracted.Thus the promise I made to my brother-...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
3.0 God Emperor of Dune
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 ...
caseyreads
caseyreads rated it
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...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
2.5 God-Emperor of Dune
An unusual book, a relief in some ways after the horrors that came before it; there are horrors in here of course (not the good ones, or even those found in drafty corridors, flickering lamps, and inescapable dampness, but the common horror of being trapped in a story with hundreds and hundreds of p...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it
I liked the way this book took the series in a new direction.
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