Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book Three)

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…

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Adam on July 9, 2017 at 2:02 AM.

Power tempts us all. Once more an empire stands on the brink of revolution. Alia rules as regent, but without her brother’s gift of prescience she is forced to rely on more mundane methods to cling to power, while voices from the past return to oppose her. Elsewhere House Corrino sets their own plan in motion, preying on the discontent in a vain hope to reclaim their throne. And in the center of it all, Paul’s children, Leto and Ghani. As pre-born they came into the world fully aware, containing echoes of every…

Magnus Rød on July 9, 2017 at 2:19 AM.

Excellent fantasy/sci-fi work of a genius Children of Dune is a lot of work for not much payoff. As someone who wanted a new and compelling narrative, I was disappointed. This book is very heavy on lore and intrigue, but very light on narrative. The original Dune was great because the novel established key pieces of lore and then Paul leveraged each of those pieces to achieve his goals in the end. Children of Dune just kind of throws in more and more lore through long convoluted dialogue. One of the most important moments of the book…

Anonymous on July 9, 2017 at 2:33 AM.

Excellent fantasy/sci-fi work of a genius. So many metaphysical layers, based upon many known philosophies and renowned works from acknowledged thinkers. A more vast universe i have never experienced, in terms of character development, cultural development, basically on all essential layers you would expect from a possible evolutionary path. Based upon Heberts own premisses, everything corresponds perfectly and entwines into a metaphysical fairytale without equal. This tale negates the…