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Sisterhood of Dune [Kindle Edition]

Kevin J. Anderson , Brian Herbert
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 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'
Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-FILES novels, GROUND ZERO and the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels - the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monumental DUNE series. He has won, or been nominated for, many awards including the Nebula Award and the Bram Stoker Award. Visit his website The son of Frank Herbert (1920-86), Brian Herbert is a bestselling SF author in his own right. He has also written Dreamer of Dune, a comprehensive, Hugo Award-nominated biography of Frank Herbert.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1460 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1847374247
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (12 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,166 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dune (heading for the bin) 7 Aug. 2012
By wtsmyth
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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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry but this is just bad. 12 July 2012
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh 31 Mar. 2014
By Quentin
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars slightly interesting 18 Feb. 2013
By m. dosa
the ever expanding dune franchise another trilogy for all that its not bad very much a starter book for the next two but some interesting characters and scenes but it has a hint of dullness about it.a bit ponderous.i did give this a 3 star but i find myself looking forward to reading the next instalment so i popped another star on
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 28 Jan. 2015
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If you are a fan of the Dune series I would be surprised if you didn't get hooked by this new wave of books. They are written in a similar style to the originals and bring a whole new dimension to the Atreides/Harkonnen stories. Compelling characters and connected contexts - buy them all and get immersed!
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Sisterhood of Dune 28 Mar. 2014
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Insight after insight, a delicate, intricate story telling of how links are formed and families are torn apart by often vicious means. Next please!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for Dune fans 10 July 2013
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More of the same in a franchise that is old but not yet tired. Enjoyable slice of Dune history. Worth a read
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