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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A must for Dune fans

Heretics of Dune has more action than the previous book in the Dune series, if that is what you are looking for. My interest in this book, however, is inm the follow up to Leto II's incredible sacrifice--the continuation of his "Golden Path". In saving humanity from its...
Heretics of Dune has more action than the previous book in the Dune series, if that is what you are looking for. My interest in this book, however, is inm the follow up to Leto II's incredible sacrifice--the continuation of his "Golden Path". In saving humanity from itself, Leto had to bring the civilization to a standstill until the creation of a human who could fade from precient awareness. Now in this book, 1500 years later, we see the rteturn of the peoples who scattered--the murderous Honored Matres. Where did they originate? Why are they so viscious? This is only the first book to tackle that question--and the conclusion of the series.

Never has there been a more complex creation-with incredible philosophical insight to human nature and individual deep awareness-in a fictional epic. Leto II himself is probably the most complex fictional character ever created.

posted by FanofLetoII on January 11, 2010

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Recommended Dune Book Read

This installment in the Dune saga is a new beginning for humanity as the Bene Gesserit continues on the God Emperor's Golden Path. The Bene Gesserit, spared by the God Emperor Leto II continues to struggle from within its own between Mother Superior Taraza and Reverend ...
This installment in the Dune saga is a new beginning for humanity as the Bene Gesserit continues on the God Emperor's Golden Path. The Bene Gesserit, spared by the God Emperor Leto II continues to struggle from within its own between Mother Superior Taraza and Reverend Mother Darwi. The Scattering has brought the threat of the Honored Matres who are as much like Bene Gesserits but are also just as much different. The Master Tleilaxu Waff gets himself caught between the two in his struggle to get out from under their controlling hand. The on-going theme of the ghola Duncan Idaho mating with the descendants of the Atriedes line continues with this young boy who is awakened to all his previous past lives and memories. The Tleilaxu may have a surprise waiting inside this ghola along with the training of Miles Teg that'll make him a force of his own. 1,500 years after the reign of the God Emperor, 'Heretics of Dune' is the beginning of the end of the planet we readers have come to love as Arrakis, but it is also the beginning of a much bigger space opera, as humanity struggles to survive.

posted by brjunkie on October 14, 2011

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

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    Recommended Dune Book Read

    This installment in the Dune saga is a new beginning for humanity as the Bene Gesserit continues on the God Emperor's Golden Path. The Bene Gesserit, spared by the God Emperor Leto II continues to struggle from within its own between Mother Superior Taraza and Reverend Mother Darwi. The Scattering has brought the threat of the Honored Matres who are as much like Bene Gesserits but are also just as much different. The Master Tleilaxu Waff gets himself caught between the two in his struggle to get out from under their controlling hand. The on-going theme of the ghola Duncan Idaho mating with the descendants of the Atriedes line continues with this young boy who is awakened to all his previous past lives and memories. The Tleilaxu may have a surprise waiting inside this ghola along with the training of Miles Teg that'll make him a force of his own. 1,500 years after the reign of the God Emperor, 'Heretics of Dune' is the beginning of the end of the planet we readers have come to love as Arrakis, but it is also the beginning of a much bigger space opera, as humanity struggles to survive.

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  • Posted December 31, 2009

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    Heretics of Dune, the Dune Chronicles, Book 5

    Personally, I felt this novel was too long and too slow paced for my liking. However, it deals mainly with the Bene Gesserit, which I like a lot. They raise another Duncan ghola from a small boy, while keeping a watchful eye on Sheeana on Rakis. The Bene Gesserit are threatened by the return of the Honored Matres from the Scattering, and the secret the Tleilaxu have put in the new Duncan ghola. I did like the character Miles Teg, and his amazing Mentat abilities. His involvement help to keep some of the story interesting and to move along. I don't mean this as a bad thing, but the best was the last few chapters of the book were things really start to unfold. ( I would recommend this book as a first time read of the Dune series.)

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