Hunters Of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #7)
Hunters of Dune and the concluding volume, Sandworms of Dune, bring together the great story lines and beloved characters in Frank Herbert's classic Dune universe, ranging from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the original Dune series and beyond. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline,... show more
Hunters of Dune and the concluding volume, Sandworms of Dune, bring together the great story lines and beloved characters in Frank Herbert's classic Dune universe, ranging from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the original Dune series and beyond. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in a safe-deposit box for a decade, these two volumes will finally answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades.At the end of Chapterhouse: Dune--Frank Herbert's final novel--a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana (a young woman who can control sandworms), and a crew of various refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. The nearly invincible Honored Matres have swarmed into the known universe, driven from their home by a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. As designed by the creative genius of Frank Herbert, the primary story of Hunters and Sandworms is the exotic odyssey of Duncan's no-ship as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy. To strengthen their forces, the fugitives have used genetic technology from Scytale, the last Tleilaxu Master, to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and his beloved Chani, Lady Jessica, Stilgar, Thufir Hawat, and even Dr. Wellington Yueh. Each of these characters will use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.Failure is unthinkable--not only is their survival at stake, but they hold the fate of the entire human race in their hands.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 26th 2007
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
Series: Dune Chronicles
Just not thoughtful and deep like the previous books. The Bene Gesserit no longer have that special appeal to me because of their intensely analytical nature - now they squabble almost like normal humans. As one reviewer said, someone drew a crayon over the Mona Lisa.
Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson can't capture the writing style of Frank Herbert. The finesse and subtly with words is missing. However, I am appeased that the series can continue and that it gives my brain a break from the Bene Gesserit vocal games of the previous installment. You have to hand it ...
The entire exercise is a bait and switch: Chapterhouse ends famously with Marty & Daniel reflecting: "'That would've been funny. They have such a hard time accepting that Face Dancers can be independent of them.' 'I don't see why. It's a natural consequence. They gave us the power to absorb the me...
I'm not writing about this one, I read it too long ago, but this review pretty much says it all:>http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/151358236
The ONLY reason I read these books is because I wanted to know the history of Frank's Universe. Reading these books brings more pain than joy. Frank's soul and talent is void in these prequels. During the best moments, you get pedestrian pastiche. During the worst moments, you feel insulted from...