Children of Dune

Children of Dune

Book - 1987
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Book Three in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles--the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time

Nine years ago Emperor Paul Muad'Dib disappeared into the desert wastelands of Arrakis. Now, his twin children--Leto and Ghanima Atreides--are being groomed to become Messiahs. Like their father, the twins possess supernormal abilities, making them valuable to their manipulative aunt Alia, who rules the Empire in the name of House Atreides.

Facing treason and rebellion on two fronts, Alia's rule is not absolute. The displaced House Corrino is plotting to regain the throne while the fanatical Fremens are being provoked into open revolt by the enigmatic figure known only as The Preacher. By obtaining the secrets of the twins' prophetic visions, Alia believes she can maintain control over her dynasty.

But Leto and Ghanima have their own plans for their visions--and their destiny...
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1987, c1976
ISBN: 9780441104024
0441104029
Branch Call Number: HERBERT F
PS3558.E63 C49 1987x
Characteristics: 408 p. ; 17 cm

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BookReviewer2015 Feb 02, 2015

The penultimate Dune Book!

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AlexQ0
Jun 29, 2014

A very good book, something you'd expect from Frank Herbert.

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div_dbrl
Mar 16, 2010

This is a solid entry in the "Dune" series. I particularly enjoyed the surprise ending, and where Herbert took it with subsequent novels.

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mariaf
Feb 20, 2009

The desert planet of Dune is still the key to ruling the Universe.
Now that Paul has taken over ... how will he maintain his dominance over all the minor houses and their plottings.

A must read series

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