Heretics of Dune (2019)

Heretics of Dune Frank Herbert Heretics of Dune With than ten million copies sold Frank Herbert s magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination In this the fifth and most spectacular Dune book of all the plan
  • Title: Heretics of Dune
  • Author: Frank Herbert
  • ISBN: 9780441328000
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
Heretics of Dune Frank Herbert With than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert s magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination In this, the fifth and most spectacular Dune book of all, the planet Arrakis now called Rakis is becoming desert again The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space The great sandworms are dying And the children oWith than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert s magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination In this, the fifth and most spectacular Dune book of all, the planet Arrakis now called Rakis is becoming desert again The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space The great sandworms are dying And the children of Dune s children awaken from empire as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love
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  1. Manny

    The guards ushered Frank into the office As usual, the Reverend Publisher was seated at her desk, writing.So many lives touched by her decisions, he thought Well She looked up He had promised himself that he would not flinch before the fire of her gaze, and once he broke his promise It is almost finished Almost Her irony was palpable, a force Almost is not enough You know that, Frank When will it be done I think a month At most two I am working as hard as I can, Reverend Publisher I am not well [...]

  2. Bradley

    I have to admit that I put this one on the backburner for years and years and years, even though I attempted to re read the series several times over the decades, I always got stuck right at the end of God Emperor of Dune and something in me just didn t want to pick up the two novels afterward.This is strange to me I thought the fifth and sixth books were rather awesome, frankly And that s why I m skipping books 2, 3, and 4 altogether and jumping right back in to the books that I have only read [...]

  3. Evgeny

    Not much time has passed since the events in the end of the previous book measly 1500 years Considering the fact that God Emperor was an undisputed ruler of the known Universe for exactly 3 times as long as that, this time period is nothing As such not much has changed believe it or not For comparison take modern state of humanity and that of 1500 years ago and think whether it is possible at all for humans to stagnate for this long I honestly do not believe it.Anyhow, with the God Emperor final [...]

  4. Markus

    Buddy read with Athena The surest way to keep a secret is to make someone think they already know the answer The tyrant God Emperor has returned to the sands of Dune The universe that was once ruled by Houses Corrino and Atreides have fallen into chaos and is controlled by dozens of bickering factions The Bene Gesserit and the Tleilaxu struggle for power, but their ambitions are contested by billions of humans returning from the Scattering But on the surface of Dune, a small girl might be able t [...]

  5. Lyn

    I often complain about series and deride their success but here I am reading a series and I think I understand the attraction escapism, pure and simple As the pages turned I smiled, recognizing Bene Gesserit now with fully described superhuman powers like Jedi , Duncan Idaho, and yes even the great worms I surrounded myself, wrapped up like a great cozy blanket, in the familiarity of the world building and closed the door to this reality I think maybe that is why series are so popular, it is a [...]

  6. Terry

    I m one of those weirdos that actually likes the entirety of Frank Herbert s Dune series even after you get past the first three volumes and the direct history of Muad Dib and his family and start wading into some seriously weird stuff and saying that the later volumes of the series are weird when you compare them to the earlier ones is saying something Don t worry though, I m not crazy enough to have anything but contempt for that cash grab series of prequels and sequels floated by Herbert s so [...]

  7. Wanda

    2.5 stars, rounded up to 3.I do love the Dune universe, but I usually limit my re reading to the first three books The fourth book, God Emperor of Dune, is definitely the worst of the bunch, in my opinion, and yet I m glad I read it long, long ago so that I knew what the main characters in Heretics were talking about Not enough to re read God Emperor, mind you Things I like in this book Miles Teg, beloved Bashar and Atreides descendent and his interesting development in the last chapters Yet ano [...]

  8. Eric Allen

    Heretics of DuneBook 5 of the Dune ChroniclesA Dune Retrospective by Eric AllenHeretics of Dune is a bit of an odd book in my experience The first time I readGod Emperor of Dune I was so put off the series by it that I refused to pick Heretics up for almost an entire decade When finally I did pick it up, reading through the entire series again with the hope that age had given me new perspective on life to keep God Emperor from sucking so hard, it was probably my second favorite book in the serie [...]

  9. Tom

    It speaks volumes of this book that up until the last six pages I had absolutely no idea what the endgame was yet throughout, I was riveted to the page Herbert s ability to introduce you to a pre existing world with all of its complexities and idiosyncrasies without telling you a damned thing is at its best in Heretics of Dune, which delineates the decline of the God Emperor s vast domain over which he reigned as a Tyrant for 3500 years Organizations at varying degrees of the grotesque, clandest [...]

  10. Sandeep

    Finally I haver been dreading reading this book for ever so long, and now the alarm bells seem to have been superfluous Lulled into a false sense of doom and with jangling nerves fostered by the utter metaphysical crap that were the second, third and fourth books of the Dune series, and God Emperor of Dune was singularly mind numbing, this gave my jangling nerves rest.What s different Well, there s still a lot of obscure talk, but some of it finally is relieved with some actual ACTION Things HAP [...]

  11. Stephen

    4.5 to 5.0 stars Another superb installment in one of the best science fiction series of all time The universe that Herbert created for the Dune series is as good as it gets and his writing and story telling are amazing HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

  12. Athena Shardbearer

    Buddy Read with Markus Hey old worm, was this your design Soooooo much better than the last book.

  13. Bob R Bogle

    Nota Bene As Frank Herbert s last two published novels in the Dune series, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse Dune, along with the unwritten Dune 7, in fact comprise a single story that happened to be divided into three parts, I ll post the same review for both of the two published volumes This review contains no spoilers During the first half of his literary career, Frank Herbert focused most on coming to terms with what it meant to be conscious The evolution of his thinking on the subject can b [...]

  14. Kevin

    Compared to the questionable God Emperor of Dune, this regains some of the original Dune novels taste for plots, counter plots, espionage, conspiracies and so on God Emperor of Dune was too heavy with little action to break it up, and besides, it was so hard to visualise Leto II as the hybrid creature he became Heretics of Dune however is a big return to form, with lots of action and different character focus, combined with the mysticism, religion and philosophical discourse that characterises t [...]

  15. Erik

    Heretics of Dune begins a new cycle in the Dune Series Or, accurately, an evolution consequence of the cycle identified in Dune I enjoyed Heretics of Dune far than God Emperor, although God Emperor was a necessary bridge between Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune, and Heretics, as well as Heretic s sister novel, Chapterhouse Dune Several of the characters are fantastic, in particular Miles Teg, who provides a necessary balance oddly enough, given the typical focus on men in scientific no [...]

  16. Mark

    This was the first novel of a new trilogy with apperently the Bene Geserit sisterhood as leading characters who are still involved or lead by the vision of Leto II There are indeed strong links to the previous Dune books and characters and history.As always Frank Herbert does seems to really instill a sense of beauty and at the same time mystery in his writing Something that seems to be lacking in the writing of the continuation writers And of all the actors in the Dune books I have always had a [...]

  17. Adrian Ciuleanu

    First thing let me say that I ve read this book three times over the years and in my opinion Heretics of Dune is one of the best books in the saga, up to par with the first one While the previous book, God Emperor was quite philosophical heavy and some might say action less, the fifth book is nothing like that and returns to original form, with lots of action, different character focus, various plots, combined with the mysticism, religion and philosophical discourse we were used to The events in [...]

  18. Neil

    This is kind of an odd book It takes place at least several millennia after God Emperor of Dune ends based on the dust jacket , but a blurb inside implies it could be as much as ten thousand years after the fourth book As a result, it is hard to quantify The tempo of the book changes it starts off slow and plods along until the latter third to fourth of the book Then, the pace noticeably quickens, due in part to how the story jumps around as it draws to a close It is hard to follow at times, bec [...]

  19. Sarah

    In some ways, Heretics of Dune marks a significant departure from the previous installments in the Dune series The plot is no longer focused on the Atreides family, but instead on the Bene Gesserit and its struggle for survival Yet at the same time, it is a clear return to the original storytelling style of the first book Rather than the pages and pages of philosophy present in God Emperor, Herbert has written a much action driven novel that further explores political powers and characters in t [...]

  20. Chris

    This is my absolute favorite Sci Fi book that completely blew my mind when I first read it It is much then just a means of entertainment It is perhaps one of the most revolutionary commentaries on the anthropological analysis of the usage of language, sexuality, ecology, economics, religion, and military power all tied together I first read this book before any of the earlier books in the Dune series by Frank Herbert Because it occurs thousands of years after the earlier books, it can be read b [...]

  21. Drew Athans

    I guess I m not like a lot of these other reviewers I thought this book, the fifth in the series, was fantastic and probably my second favorite after the first one It s got that perfect Dune blend of sci fi, politics, religion, intrigue, action, and great characters I literally couldn t put this book down after the first 150 pages or so The story begins some 1500 years after the death of Leto II from God Emperor of Dune and brings us up to speed on what happened in the aftermath of his death and [...]

  22. Jeremy Preacher

    I had read the first three Dune books many, many times, and the fourth one once, and decided I may as well try to get through the last two I had heard they were pretty terrible I was definitely pleasantly surprised.Heretics is probably not the book anyone was expecting, which probably led to most of the ill feeling about it It s much less a philosophical work and much an action adventure story, and I ll tell ya, the sex gets weird It s not so much a gender politics thing although I reflexively [...]

  23. Jesse

    As the original series approaches its end, Herbert manages to keep the subject matter fresh and the reader guessing as to what will come next Heretics of Dune does a great job of fleshing out many centuries between itself and the preceding story, without sacrificing any of the heady themes that are the series hallmark Highly recommend it to fans of the series, but I would be remiss to recommend it to newcomers who have not read the preceding books they will truly be the Lost Ones.

  24. Peter

    The fifth book in Frank Herbert s classic Dune series maintains the story well It s rather fashionable to dismiss Herbert s later books, particularly the later Dune books, as inferior to the originals But that s unfair Heretics of Dune clearly shows that Herbert s abilities were not flagging as he carried on the series the one weakness that the book can be charged with is that it is clearly not complete in itself, but rather obviously a middle episode in an ongoing saga Heretics has much of the [...]

  25. John Rebel

    This is one of those books I started a few years back, got busy with something else, then shelved until I remembered its existence The reason I did this was simple the book is set in a period when all the characters you know and love have long since died and been mostly forgotten The great Corrino empire, ruled by the Padishah emperors and then the Atreides god emperors, is gone and has been replaced by several feuding factions, some old and some new Even the planet names have undergone changes [...]

  26. Ethan

    See another version of this review on my blog examinedworlds 20 Never underestimate the power of an idea, Taraza said The Atreides were ever philosophers in their governance Philosophy is always dangerous because it promotes the creation of new ideas Heretics of Dune p 440 This is my third time through the series The first time I read Heretics I thought it was okay, but it was my second least favorite of the series after Dune Messiah, mainly because it seemed action oriented and less philosophi [...]

  27. Marlowe

    After the god emperor Leto II fell to his death, there was a cataclysm, a starvation times, that forced much of humanity out into the furthest reaches of space Now, a thousand years later, these Lost Ones are returning, and it upsets the balance of power that has reigned in the galaxy for thousands of years.I loved Dune and I liked Messiah and Children well enough, but God Emperor came very close to making me give up on the series It was so terrible, with so many juvenile ideas about power, wome [...]

  28. Herman Gigglethorpe

    This one is hard to review I really like the Dune series, and I enjoyed this one quite a bit while reading it However, there are some things that bring it down to a 3 SPOILERS The main problem is the weird sexual theme to this book Although one can understand the Honored Matres thing to an extent a less subtle splinter group of the Bene Gesserit , does it really have to be this distracting What makes it worse is that Duncan Idaho s hidden Tleilaxu power is that he can do hypno sex too At least t [...]

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