Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Shannon's Review - Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert

Title: Heretics Of Dune
Series: Dune #5
Author: Frank Herbert
Illustrator/Book Cover Design: unknown
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dune
Publisher: Berkley
Received: Bought
Release Date: April 1986
Pages: 471

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Shannon’s Thoughts:

The 5th installment to the Dune Universe, Heretics Of Dune begins almost 2,000 years after Leto II, The God Emperor’s reign. One character who was in the background since the beginning of the series is now the center of attention, and that character is a teenage Duncan Idaho. This Duncan Idaho is a clone and many have been made over thousands of years but this Duncan has something different. Something the Bene Gesserit are looking for. We are also introduced to a female character who speaks to the sandworms, Sheeana. The future of everything lay with them.

I enjoyed being with Duncan again and just having a younger character who doesn’t know what's to come. Where Leto II was the tyrant and leader there is definitely a lack of leadership. The different races are breaking. There is much chaos and all the different groups think they have the right path to follow.

I did not like that this one ended on a cliffhanger. I wanted to see when Sheeana and Duncan meet. I wanted to know more about everyone. I wanted to stay immersed in the world.

I am itching to read the next book, Chapterhouse Dune. I haven’t read ahead review or descriptions of the next book. I can understand why this series is beloved by many.

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