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At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past — including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica — to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.

Review:

"Longtime collaborators Herbert and Anderson set themselves a steep challenge and, in the end, fail to meet it in this much anticipated wrapup of the original Dune cycle (after 2006s Hunters of Dune). A large cast scattered across the cosmos must be brought together so that the final, all-powerful Kwisatz Haderach may be revealed in the ultimate face-off between humankind and the machine empire ruled by the implacable Omnius. Though pacing is brisk and the infrequent action scenes crackle with tension, only two minor characters—gholas, who are young clones with restored memories, of Suk doctor Wellington Yueh and God-Emperor Leto II acquire real depth. Everyone else is too busy reacting to mostly irrelevant subplots like sabotage aboard the no-ship Ithaca, a plague devastating the planet of Chapterhouse and the genetic engineering of marine-dwelling sandworms. The lengthy climax relies on at least four consecutive deus ex machina bailouts, eventually devolving into sheer fairy tale optimism. Series fans will argue the novels merits for years; others will be underwhelmed." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Complex in structure though never hard to follow, this sequel to Hunters of Dune ties together the threads left by Chapterhouse: Dune, bringing closure to a saga of planetary birth and death and human courage and hubris. At the same time, the authors have left room for further explorations of one of the genre's most enduring worlds." Library Journal

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"[D]erived from Frank Herbert's notes, Sandworms should fascinate Dune fans." Booklist

Synopsis:

Book Two in the stunning conclusion to Frank Herbert's worldwide bestselling Dune Chronicles

Synopsis:

At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.

Synopsis:

At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herberts Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.

About the Author

Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers. He has won numerous literary honors and has been nominated for the highest awards in science fiction. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a moving biography of his father that was nominated for the Hugo Award. In 2006, Brian began his own galaxy-spanning science fiction series with the novel Timeweb. His earlier acclaimed novels include Sidney's Comet; Sudanna, Sudanna; The Race for God; and Man of Two Worlds (written with Frank Herbert).

Kevin J. Anderson has written dozens of national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers' Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include the ambitious space-opera series The Saga of Seven Suns, as well as The Martian Wars, Captain Nemo, and Hopscotch. He also set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

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karanjit, August 17, 2007 (view all comments by karanjit)
Dissapointing.

There is a tremendous build and anticpation of Paul Aterides as the ultimate Kwisatz Haderach only to have Duncan Idaho take that role. Not convincing. Paul with his human shortcomings is more emotionally appealing than Leto II or Duncan Idaho. The plot is not believable. It would have been better to bring back Paul in this role and face his trials.

There are many subplots that lead to no where. Not a tightly written novel.
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abebt, August 10, 2007 (view all comments by abebt)
Once again Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson continue with the second of three books to end the series of Dune. The constant balance of power and struggle for both humans and machine in religious, social, moral, and theoretical reasoning is continued in the series. As with most middle of the trilogy series, the second fills the reader with connecting information, plots, and tight knit decisions among three major players: the no-ship crew, Omnius machines, and the New Sisterhood. A must for Dune fans who look forward to the end of the series. Brian and Kevin's distinctiveness continue to add to Frank Herbert's creation of Dune.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765312938
Author:
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Brick, Scott
Author:
Anderson, Kevin J.
Author:
Herbert, Brian
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Robots
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Dune
Series Volume:
No. 5
Publication Date:
August 7, 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 CDs, 19.5 hours
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
5.9 x 5.2 x 1.7 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Longtime collaborators Herbert and Anderson set themselves a steep challenge and, in the end, fail to meet it in this much anticipated wrapup of the original Dune cycle (after 2006s Hunters of Dune). A large cast scattered across the cosmos must be brought together so that the final, all-powerful Kwisatz Haderach may be revealed in the ultimate face-off between humankind and the machine empire ruled by the implacable Omnius. Though pacing is brisk and the infrequent action scenes crackle with tension, only two minor characters—gholas, who are young clones with restored memories, of Suk doctor Wellington Yueh and God-Emperor Leto II acquire real depth. Everyone else is too busy reacting to mostly irrelevant subplots like sabotage aboard the no-ship Ithaca, a plague devastating the planet of Chapterhouse and the genetic engineering of marine-dwelling sandworms. The lengthy climax relies on at least four consecutive deus ex machina bailouts, eventually devolving into sheer fairy tale optimism. Series fans will argue the novels merits for years; others will be underwhelmed." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Complex in structure though never hard to follow, this sequel to Hunters of Dune ties together the threads left by Chapterhouse: Dune, bringing closure to a saga of planetary birth and death and human courage and hubris. At the same time, the authors have left room for further explorations of one of the genre's most enduring worlds."
"Review" by , "[D]erived from Frank Herbert's notes, Sandworms should fascinate Dune fans."
"Synopsis" by ,
Book Two in the stunning conclusion to Frank Herbert's worldwide bestselling Dune Chronicles
"Synopsis" by ,
At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.

"Synopsis" by ,
At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herberts Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.

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