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House Corrino - Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
House Corrino
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The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history!In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and... show more
The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history!In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this magnificent novel is a fitting conclusion to a great science fiction trilogy ... and an invaluable addition to the thrilling world of Frank Herbert’s immortal Dune.Dune: House CorrinoFearful of losing his precarious hold on the Golden Lion Throne, Shaddam IV, Emperor of a Million Worlds, has devised a radical scheme to develop an alternative to melange, the addictive spice that binds the Imperium together and that can be found only on the desert world of Dune. In subterranean labs on the machine planet Ix, cruel Tleilaxu overlords use slaves and prisoners as part of a horrific plan to manufacture a synthetic form of melange known as amal. If amal can supplant the spice from Dune, it will give Shaddam what he seeks: absolute power.But Duke Leto Atreides, grief-stricken yet unbowed by the tragic death of his son Victor, determined to restore the honor and prestige of his House, has his own plans for Ix. He will free the Ixians from their oppressive conquerors and restore his friend Prince Rhombur, injured scion of the disgraced House Vernius, to his rightful place as Ixian ruler. It is a bold and risky venture, for House Atreides has limited military resources and many ruthless enemies, including the sadistic Baron Harkonnen, despotic master of Dune. Meanwhile, Duke Leto’s consort, the beautiful Lady Jessica, obeying the orders of her superiors in the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, has conceived a child that the Sisterhood intends to be the penultimate step in the creation of an all-powerful being. Yet what the Sisterhood doesn’t know is that the child Jessica is carrying is not the girl they are expecting, but a boy. Jessica’s act of disobedience is an act of love — her attempt to provide her Duke with a male heir to House Atreides — but an act that, when discovered, could kill both mother and baby. Like the Bene Gesserit, Shaddam Corrino is also concerned with making a plan for the future — securing his legacy. Blinded by his need for power, the Emperor will launch a plot against Dune, the only natural source of true spice. If he succeeds, his madness will result in a cataclysmic tragedy not even he foresees: the end of space travel, the Imperium, and civilization itself.With Duke Leto and other renegades and revolutionaries fighting to stem the tide of darkness that threatens to engulf their universe, the stage is set for a showdown unlike any seen before.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553580334 (0553580337)
ASIN: 553580337
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
Series: Prelude to Dune (#3)
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Debbie's Spurts
Debbie's Spurts rated it
2.0 Review of "Dune: House Corrino" (Dune Prequel, #3)
This reader's personal opinion, ©2016, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Penumbra Publishing, goodreads, Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* Well, it finished the prequel trilogy adequately. But compared to first two books (which I liked e...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
2.0 House Corrino (Dune: House Trilogy, Book 3)
“A roundtable discussion leading up to the publication of Dune: House Crappito ” (April 2001):Publisher: Welcome gentlemen. So we've read the draft for the fifth novel in your Prelude to Dune series, and we'd like—Anderson: Third actually.Publisher: Excuse me?Herbert: It's the third in the series.M...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
4.0
Excellent conclusion to this new trilogy in the Dune universe.
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
4.0
Excellent conclusion to this new trilogy in the Dune universe.
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
3.0 House Corrino (Houses of Dune #3) (Dune)
interesting. not so esoterical as some of frank herberts stuff.
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