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Sisterhood of Dune [Kindle Edition]

Brian Herbert , Kevin J. Anderson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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The exciting first book in a new Dune trilogy
It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler established himself as the first Emperor of a new imperium. War hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on Salusa Secundus, flying off to parts unknown. Abulurd Harkonnen, convicted of cowardice, was sent away to live on gloomy Lankiveil, and his descendants continue to blame Vor for the downfall of their fortunes.
Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School as the first Reverend Mother. Descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built a powerful transportation company using mutated Navigators who fly "spacefolder ships".
Gilbertus Albans has established a school on bucolic Lampadas teaching humans to become Mentats. Even so, decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, anti-technology fervor continues to sweep across the human-settled planets, with powerful fanatical groups imposing violent purges…
'Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision' DEAN KOONTZ
'In a word, satisfying; all DUNE fans will want to investigate, newcomers will be tempted... it should promote fresh interest in the magnificent original series' Kirkus
'The attendant excitement and myriad revelations not only make this a terrific read in its own right but will inspire readers to turn, or return, to its great predecessor'
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 975 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (12 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VCIGBQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry but this is just bad. 12 July 2012
Format:Paperback
I want to preface my comments by saying that I think Frank Herbert's original Dune works are the best science fiction ever written. He was able to write political and psychological thrillers while he simultaneously created cultures and worlds as he told his stories. No wasted words, no wasted effort - absolutely masterful writing. His characters were fascinating, captivating, strong personalities with gripping ambitions, hopes and fears. As you read you were pulled into their personalities and experienced the stories through them.

Sadly this book reads like little more than an expository piece of backstory doing nothing more than telling and explaining. The characters read like cardboard cutout characters as their motivations and histories are explained, described, redescribed and retold repeatedly page after page. There is little life in the characters or their worlds other than what was so powerfully written by Frank Herbert in his original books. The characters are lifeless, flat, dull and boring and in short order I noticed I didn't care about them or what happened to them. Don't expect anything even remotely like the original books. I wanted to hear more of Frank's storytelling but you won't find any of it here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dune (heading for the bin) 7 Aug 2012
By wtsmyth
Format:Paperback
Having been engrossed for years by Franks work, and then enjoying Brian's follow up (especially with the thinking machine wars) I have to say that this book has lost a little something. The continual need to summarise over and over again at the commencement of a chapter storylines from the book you have only just read in the previous chapters, has had me almost tossing it in the bin. The plot and storyline could be so good but the execution is dreadful....I cannot believe anyone with the Herbert bloodline could have written this or supported such poor writing of what could/should be one of the best tales ever leading up to the Birth of Paul!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Sisterhood of Dune is a novel of multi-level complexity and yet is simplistic enough in it's vision of an as yet untold history within the Dune universe.

I really liked the focus on the story, following a number of decades after the Butlerian Jihad, where humanity rose up and threw off the long years of Machine rule.

But as one power vacuum is removed, another takes its place in the form of the Butlerian movement and their unending quest to destroy technology at any cost (the paradox being that they don't mind using technology when it suits them, thereby travelling in starships, going from world to world to continue their crusade).

I also liked the varying viewpoints from different characters and ideologies, and also the true birth of the Sisterhood and the planting of the first seeds that leads to its own desire to control humanity through genetic selection (a goal similar in many aspects to the Butlerian cause).

With various factions now turning against the Butlerian movement, the following two books look to be leading to something quite spectacular, and the return of a powerful force, but this time controlled by humans.

Well worth reading if you like the Dune universe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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avid dune reader this one dodnt disapoint
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4.0 out of 5 stars too early to tell:) 20 May 2014
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Amazon are a bit previous with their demands for ratings, only just started reading but so far all's good, being an avid "Dune" fan i'm finding the constant brief resumes outlining the previous books a lil' bit annoying (hence the 4 stars) but i can understand why this is done:) The seeds of all the different factions were sown in the "Machine crusades" series and this series is adding more flesh to them, making them more recognisable to what appears in the next series, "House of...", and finally the original books, which i'll have to reread me thinks:) but only if Amazon drop the price, it's about time they were free along with all the other classic novels:)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 15 April 2014
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A good read an intense edition to the saga. Well worth the buy and a good edition to any shelve
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 4 April 2014
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Wonderful tale that twists and turns and keeps you engaged and wanting to learning more and see where things go next....can't wait to read the next book!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Meh 31 Mar 2014
By Quentin
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love the series but I hate the way these two are bending the Dune universe over and shafting it repeatedly. There was an entire story thread that was unnecessary and rather than using it, they just killed it off. Not the seller's fault, it's the authors.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sisterhood of Dune
Insight after insight, a delicate, intricate story telling of how links are formed and families are torn apart by often vicious means. Next please!
Published 3 months ago by gary hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
A really excellent book in the best tradition of the Dune series. I was actually upset when it ended, I wanted to know the rest of the story.
Published 5 months ago by Essexgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to follow on with a brilliant set of books
I have always enjoyed the first Dune books, it has been taken further by another top writer. I hope there is plenty more to follow.
Published 7 months ago by bruce ashley
3.0 out of 5 stars Sisterhood of Dune - Not Quite Up To The Standard of Other Off-Shoot...
When I purchased Sisterhood of Dune, I suppose I made an assumption that the book would be devoted to a story about the "Reverend Mothers". Read more
Published 9 months ago by decco999
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant enough read but nothing special
This title is one of the slightly better ones in the BH/KJA range of Dune books. The best part is where the Sisterhood are dealt with; the other factions are bland. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Booksmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Dune SOD
If you are a fan then the book is a must
I pre ordered one for my son and one for me
we both have entire series and eagerly await mentats!
10 stars :-)
Published 10 months ago by navigator
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent 'lite read'
Not the best book, and not in the vain of the original books at all anymore (really). But a decent light read and filled the time on a beach holiday nicely. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Nick
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for Dune fans
More of the same in a franchise that is old but not yet tired. Enjoyable slice of Dune history. Worth a read
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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