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Another great addition to the dune series!

Children of dune is a great addition the Dune science fiction series. I really enjoyed reading this book. Leto II is my favorite character in the series after reading this. Children of dune is set 9 years after Dune messiah. Paul and chani's children are 9 years old and...
Children of dune is a great addition the Dune science fiction series. I really enjoyed reading this book. Leto II is my favorite character in the series after reading this. Children of dune is set 9 years after Dune messiah. Paul and chani's children are 9 years old and have certain memories that they maybe shouldn't about their parents and the past of planet arrakis. This is one of the best in the dune series. I highly recommend it to fans of the series and fans of science fiction in general. Frank Herbert has a unique and great writing style.

posted by bookwormTE on April 24, 2010

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Price Check?

Why is the published cost of this ebook 17.92 when it can be had in paperback for under 8.00 at B&N.com, and <$8.00 in ebook format at other online retailers?

posted by 2069026 on February 22, 2010

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    I often caught myself thinking, as I read this book, that this s

    I often caught myself thinking, as I read this book, that this series is beginning to get a little long in the tooth now, after three books.




    In the first book, the plot was to assassinate Duke Leto Atreides. In the second book, it was to assassinate his son, Paul &quot;Maud'Dib&quot; Atreides. Now, in the third book, it is to assassinate his twin children, Ghanima and Leto II. But like the other three, there is way more to it than an assassination plot! There are plots within plots within plots. It's long, convoluted, frustrating and difficult to read at times. But in true Frank Herbert style, just when you think of abandoning the book, some new twist leaps off the pages at you, and you can't put it down until you find out how the new hook will turn out.




    By the third book, the planet of Arrakis has changed so much that it's very difficult to think of it as the same place you encounter in the first book. But still, many things are still the same, and one of the sub-plots is a struggle to return the planet to the way it once was.




    I was planning to give this book two stars, and remove the rest of the series from my to-read list. The ending changed my mind; it shocked me so much that I simply cannot wait to see what happens next!

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

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    The planet once called Dune is now known as Arrakis, because of the dramatic and rapid environmental changes. Arrakis is being transformed into a green planet. This is one of the several abominations that are mentioned in this book. Alia, the regent, plans to make the spice even rarer than it is now. With only a handful of worms, there will not be enough spice for all in the Imperium. Another abomination is the religion of Muad'Dib, which the Preacher speaks out against. The Preacher's goal is to bring Paul down from a religious god to just a man. However the question on everyone's mind is, is the Preacher really Paul Atreides? The obvious abomination is that of Alia, filled by all the voices in her genetic line. She repeatedly and purposefully goes into a spice trance, which is the invitation to her possession. The twins fear the possibility of abomination which Alia is not able to withstand against. Adding to Alia's stress is her mother Jessica's return to Arrakis, as a Bene Gesserit. She instructs Gurney on how to test 9-year-old Leto II for possession. Leto is captured at the taboo Sietch Jacurutu and forced to undergo the spice trance. Where in he defeats sub coming to possession and succeeds in finding his own self/person while at the same time he is aware of all the others of the entire Atreides genetic line in his own skin. Every fiber in Leto's being is saturated with spice. His Golden Path is the only way to escape from what has been done to Arrakis. His skin will become not his own as he physically transforms himself into God Emperor. Princess Wensicia tells her son Prince Farad'n of her plot against the Atreides twins. Believed to be a dandy book lover by his mother and useless in her plans to take back the Lion Throne, Farad'n takes Jessica's advice and has his mother exiled. By the Preacher's order, Jessica is eventually sent to Salusa Secundus where she teaches and transforms Farad'n from Corrino into Bene Gesserit. Now he is considered suitable for marriage to Ghanima, which will be the starting point in the Bene Gesserit breeding program that the God Emperor takes over.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

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    The planet once called Dune is now known as Arrakis, because of the dramatic and rapid environmental changes. Arrakis is being transformed into a green planet. This is one of the several abominations that are mentioned in this book. Alia, the regent, plans to make the spice even rarer than it is now. With only a handful of worms, there will not be enough spice for all in the Imperium. Another abomination is the religion of Muad'Dib, which the Preacher speaks out against. The Preacher's goal is to bring Paul down from a religious god to just a man. However the question on everyone's mind is, is the Preacher really Paul Atreides? The obvious abomination is that of Alia, filled by all the voices in her genetic line. She repeatedly and purposefully goes into a spice trance, which is the invitation to her possession. The twins fear the possibility of abomination which Alia is not able to withstand against. Adding to Alia's stress is her mother Jessica's return to Arrakis, as a Bene Gesserit. She instructs Gurney on how to test 9-year-old Leto II for possession. Leto is captured at the taboo Sietch Jacurutu and forced to undergo the spice trance. Where in he defeats sub coming to possession and succeeds in finding his own self/person while at the same time he is aware of all the others of the entire Atreides genetic line in his own skin. Every fiber in Leto's being is saturated with spice. His Golden Path is the only way to escape from what has been done to Arrakis. His skin will become not his own as he physically transforms himself into God Emperor. Princess Wensicia tells her son Prince Farad'n of her plot against the Atreides twins. Believed to be a dandy book lover by his mother and useless in her plans to take back the Lion Throne, Farad'n takes Jessica's advice and has his mother exiled. By the Preacher's order, Jessica is eventually sent to Salusa Secundus where she teaches and transforms Farad'n from Corrino into Bene Gesserit. Now he is considered suitable for marriage to Ghanima, which will be the starting point in the Bene Gesserit breeding program that the God Emperor takes over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2005

    A warning about this small format 'library binding' softcover edition

    While the content of this book is of course excellent, be warned that this edition is a small format book. Also, the description 'hardback' is misleading, the book is not really a hardback format, it has a softcover glue binding and only the outside is 'hardback'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    Good but could have been condensed

    Great book, although i was disappointed in the length of it. This part of the series did indeed need to be told, but had some drawn out chapters which were indeed boring

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