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Sandworms of Dune

Dune

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Description

At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 23, 2007 – Longtime collaborators Herbert and Anderson set themselves a steep challenge and, in the end, fail to meet it in this much anticipated wrapup of the original Dune cycle (after 2006 s Hunters of Dune). A large cast scattered across the cosmos must be brought together so that the final, all-powerful Kwisatz Haderach may be revealed in the ultimate face-off between humankind and the machine empire ruled by the implacable Omnius. Though pacing is brisk and the infrequent action scenes crackle with tension, only two minor characters gholas, who are young clones with restored memories, of Suk doctor Wellington Yueh and God-Emperor Leto II acquire real depth. Everyone else is too busy reacting to mostly irrelevant subplots like sabotage aboard the no-ship Ithaca, a plague devastating the planet of Chapterhouse and the genetic engineering of marine-dwelling sandworms. The lengthy climax relies on at least four consecutive deus ex machina bailouts, eventually devolving into sheer fairy tale optimism. Series fans will argue the novel s merits for years; others will be underwhelmed.

Customer Reviews

Amazing!

I read this book in less than 24 hours. It is a great conclusion to his farther's work. Every fan of the series should buy this book.

Meh... 2.5 stars

Not really how I think Frank would have tied it all together. Doesn't seem to fall in line with previous books.

Sandworms of Dune

Wow. Since I first read Dune about 15 years ago I eagerly devoured anything I could find by Frank Herbert, and his son certainly possesses his writing talent. Anything by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson automatically make it into my vast collection on books. This book was the perfect culmination to the greatest scifi series of all time. I was not dissapointed. It was the genius of Frank Herbert that first encouraged me to explore my own creativity, and the tradition continues. I can't wait for what's next.....

Sandworms of Dune
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Aug 07, 2007
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 496 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Dune
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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