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Finest book in the (-fantastic-) Dune series
, 28 Mar. 2001
By A Customer
This review is from: Heretics of Dune (Heretics of Dune sequence) (Paperback)
Well... after the disappointing God Emperor Of Dune which seemed to drag on and on and on this came as a total shock, right out of the blue. I have only read it once but I know I will be coming back to it time and time again - this really is a classic book.
Set 1,500 years after Leto II's death, Herbert has had to start again with the storyboard and the series certainly benefits from it. New characters like the believable Miles Teg and Darwi Odrade are fantastic and the story is inspired. Certain parts are actually spine tingling in execution, and the frentic pace never lets up - the story is told from four viewpoints, namely the Bene Gesserit, the Tleiaxlu, the child Sheeana and the 'new improved' Duncan Idaho. This gives the storytelling a jolt of direction as apposed to the mundane 'God Emperor' book which plodded along to a halt.
This book is inspired in every way, and, -dare I say it-, even better than the marvellous 'Dune'. If you like Science Fiction in the slightest, you really ought to own this book. It'll hook you.
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