Heretics of Dune
With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination. In this, the fifth and most spectacular Dune book of all, the planet Arrakis--now called Rakis--is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home... show more
With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination. In this, the fifth and most spectacular Dune book of all, the planet Arrakis--now called Rakis--is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying. And the children of Dune's children awaken from empire as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 15th 1987
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: Dune Chronicles (#5)
Not much time has passed since the events in the end of the previous book – measly 1500 years. Considering the fact that God Emperor was an undisputed ruler of the known Universe for exactly 3 times as long as that, this time period is nothing. As such not much has changed – believe it or not. For c...
Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis-now called Rakis-has reverted to...
Heretics of Dune drew me into the story just as all of the previous four novels have done. However, the lack of an Atreides main character hurts the book. Although Duncan Idaho is a substitute, he doesn't get as much page time as Paul or Leto II. I actually liked God Emperor of Dune more than Hereti...
Good Stuff! Having read Sisterhood of Dune at the same time, I was able to appreciate Frank Herbert as a superior author telling a superior story. We move away from the Direct Atreides Scions and move towards a larger scope of characters, groups of humanity as main characters, as it were.The Ben...
The fifth book in Frank Herbert's classic Dune series maintains the story well. It's rather fashionable to dismiss Herbert's later books, particularly the later Dune books, as inferior to the originals. But that's unfair. Heretics of Dune clearly shows that Herbert's abilities were not flagging as h...
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