Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Children of Dune

Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 3)

Frank Herbert

Date: 01 September, 1991   —   $7.19   —   Book

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Fiction, Science Fiction

The twin children of Paul Atreides, Leto and Ghanima, are preborn much like their aunt Alia. However, she has slipped into Abomination, allowing one of the lives within her to take over her body and her actions. The twins rightly fear her and fear the spice, which might tip them into the same predicament. As Alia spirals out of control, a strange figure, the Preacher, appears and starts spouting prophecy; the deposed Corrino family plots to regain the throne; and it becomes increasingly apparent to the twins that to survive, they will have to be smarter and take on more hardship than thought possible before.

This is one of the more action-oriented Dune novels, and it is a close sequel to Dune Messiah. The ending definitely makes more sense in print than in the Sci-Fi production. It is well worth a read.

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