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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,283 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert Narrator: Simon Vance, Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dune Chronicles Release Date:
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Heretics of Dune, the fifth installment in Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi series.On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, ten times ten centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob | 2/14/2014

    " A good read. I've been having "issues" with staying interested in this epic, but this book renewed my interest in the series. Can't wait to finish Chaperhouse Dune "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adrian Ciuleanu | 2/7/2014

    " First thing let me say that I've read this book three times over the years and in my opinion Heretics of Dune is one of the best books in the saga, up to par with the first one. While the previous book, God-Emperor was quite philosophical heavy and some might say action-less, the fifth book is nothing like that and returns to original form, with lots of action, different character focus, various plots, combined with the mysticism, religion and philosophical discourse we were used to. The events in the book are some thousand years after the death of Leto II and this time the main focus of the book is on the Bene Gesserit. Old players like Bene Tleilaxu, the Guild, Ixians and Duncan Idaho (who is yet again resurrected as a ghola) are still present. However, we also have some new ones, like the Priests of Rakis and the Honored Matres (which are the main evil characters of the book). All of them have their different schemes and goals, they plot and fight against each other and it all culminates with quite an unexpected outcome. But, the best thing I liked about this book is Miles Teg, Bene Gesserit’s veteran Bashar. He is my favorite character from all Dune books. Heretics of Dune is a must read and people who by any chance stopped reading the saga after God-Emperor of Dune are making a grave mistake. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jayme | 2/4/2014

    " Not my favourite Dune book, that's for sure. It feels like each one I read gets further away from the storyline that I fell in love with. I can only hope that the last book will wrap it up half decently. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Juanes | 1/30/2014

    " jesus people i can't follow this crap anymore. "

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