Dune by Brian Herbert
House Harkonnen

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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson return to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert’s Dune, bringing a vast array of rich and complex characters into conflict to shape the destiny of worlds....

As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides — and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice — strive for greatness or be crushed.


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About Brian Herbert

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Brian Herbert is an author and the son of Frank Herbert, the creator of the Dune series. Brian Herbert has had several stand-alone novels published but he is perhaps most well-known for his books that expand on his father's Dune novels. Written with author Kevin J. Anderson, these novels have been commercially successful and generally well received by the public. Brian Herbert is the co-author of the Dune novels House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino, The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin, The Road To Dune, Hunters of Dune, Sandworms Of Dune, Paul Of Dune, The Winds Of Dune, and Sisterhood of Dune. Brian Herbert has also edited several works relating to the Dune universe and to his father. In 2003, he authored Dreamer of Dune, the biography of Frank Herbert, a Hugo Award finalist nomination. Bruce Taylor is a two-time winner of the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry. He has published three books of poetry: Getting On with the Era (1987), Cold Rubber Feet (1989), and Facts (1998). He has been a teacher, a puppeteer, and a freelance journalist. He lives in Wakefield, Quebec.
 
Published March 18, 2003 by Spectra. 752 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Second installment of the authors’ prequel (Dune: House Atreides, 1999) to Frank Herbert's mighty Dune series.

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Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1965 ISBN: 0441013597 Page count: ...

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Other than the beleaguered Sisterhood, the machines are opposed by Norma Cenva, the godlike Oracle, inspiration to the traditional spice-addicted Guild Navigators, and a spaceship containing clones of famous figures from the past, including Duncan Idaho, Paul Atreides, Leto II and the Bashar Mile...

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War hero Vorian Atreides, having retired to a remote planet, soon finds himself on Dune itself, hunted by the vengeful descendants of the disgraced Abulurd Harkonnen and also by his siblings, half-human, half-machine warrior creations of his father, the feared mek general Agamemnon.

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Second installment of the authors' prequel (Dune: House Atreides, 1999) to Frank Herbert's mighty Dune series.

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After determining that this newly unearthed material would, in fact, require two books to relate in its entirety (and perhaps filing the anecdote away for use in a future novel, “The Frank Herbert Code” ), the authors set to work on “Hunters of Dune” and the forthcoming “Sandworms of Dune.” Oh, a...

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Dune is the story of a family, a family caught up in plots and machinations older than they are.

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Dune Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Dreamer of Dune SF Site Review: Dune: House Atreides Bantam Spectra -- Dune Website Kevin J.

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In the Dune timeline this would be between the prequel book, House Corrino and the original book, Dune.

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Irulan (Paul's wife) is told by the new Empire's Regent, Alia, (sister of Paul, and the Bene Gesserit abomination) to write only things that put Paul in a positive light or she may be tortured or put to death.

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Dune Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Winds of Dune SF Site Review: Dune: The Battle of Corrin Kevin J.

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Brian Herbert is the eldest son of SF giant, Frank Herbert.

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Leto arranges for Rhombur to take in a concubine from the Bene Gesserit and Kailea becomes Leto's concubine.

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ISFDB Bibliography Dune: The Official Website SF Site Review: Close To My Heart: Dune OK Dune fans, this is it, the last Dune book written by Frank Herbert.

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ISFDB Bibliography Dune: The Official Website What makes the original Dune series a science fiction classic is the way that Frank Herbert creates not only a story, but a framework to explore the power of religion, culture and conflict in civilization.

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But the last two Dune novels, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune, instead of forcing the story into a narrower and narrower structure as some other writers have done, broke free from the original story-line and left the possibilities wide open for whatever would come next.

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All the events from the original series by the elder Herbert and the prequels by Herbert and Anderson come together here for an ending that is mostly satisfying, though not majestic.ProsRounds out the Dune chronicles, which ended on a cliffhanger with Chapterhouse: DuneConcludes according to visi...

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Herbert is quoted as having said that “he doesn’t like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially rock bands like Iron Maiden” but the following excerpt from Iron Maiden’s song To Tame A Land* provides a useful plot insight: He is destined to be a King He rules over everything I...

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He joins the Fremen, a nomadic people living in the far deserts, falls in love with Chani (Barbora Kodetova), a Fremen woman, and eventually leads the Fremen to battle the Harkonnen and their allies in a guerrilla war in order to realize the dream of a green, lush Arrakis.

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