Synopses & Reviews
Children of Dune brings the best-selling science-fiction series of all time to a breathtaking climax. This third installment finds the desert planet Arrakis in a state of unprecedented stability and prosperity. With the Herculean efforts of the Imperium, it has begun to grow green and lush. The life-giving spice is abundant, and the nine-year-old royal twins are coming into their own. Possessed of their father's supernormal powers, they are being groomed as Messiahs. But there are those who think the Imperium does not need omnipotent rulers. And they'll stop at nothing to make their point.
"A story absorbing equally for its action and its philosophical vistas." Washington Post Book World
With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.
The desert planet has begun to grow green and lush. The life-giving spice is abundant. The nine-year-old royal twins, possessing their father's supernormal powers, are being groomed as Messiahs.
But there are those who think the Imperium does not need Messiahs...
Climactic volume of the Dune trilogy in which an alien society achieves ecological salvation.
The desert planet of Arrakis has begun to grow green and lush. The life-giving spice is abundant. The nine-year-old royal twins, possesing their father's supernatural powers, are being groomed as Messiahs.
But there are those who think the Imperium does not need messiahs...
About the Author
Frank Herbert (1920-1986) created the most beloved novel in the annals of science fiction, Dune. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. His magnum opus is a reflection of this, a classic work that stands as one of the most complex, multi-layered novels ever written in any genre. Today the novel is more popular than ever, with new readers continually discovering it and telling their friends to pick up a copy. It has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold almost 20 million copies.