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Sandworms of Dune (Dune, 5)

(Part of the Dune Universe (#22) Series and Dune (#8) Series)

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Book Two in the stunning conclusion to Frank Herbert's worldwide bestselling Dune Chronicles At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Sandworms of Dune

The audio book on cd was delivered promptly and the book itself was everything I had hoped for in finalizing the Dune saga.

Great wrapup. Great story.

Great wrapup. Great story. Brian and Kevin have explored the Dune tapestry from one end of time to the other. The Butlerian Jihad series, the "House" series, the in-between volumes starting out with PAUL OF DUNE, and these post-CHAPTERHOUSE books. They're all excellent, all exciting, all worth reading.

Breathtaking and satisfying conclusion

A breathtaking and satisfying conclusion to one of the greatest epics in science fiction. Frank Herbert's genius cannot be underestimated when you look back at the original "Dune Chronicles", nor can anyone underestimate the size and scope of the challenge that Herbert, Jr. and Anderson faced when they picked up the torch and decided to carry on with the works Frank Herbert did not live long enough to complete. SANDWORMS OF DUNE is immensely satisfying, an epic with galactic scope and rich characters -- both familiar ones and new ones. You cheer for them all.


A good effort to continue the story. I was particularly pleased to see so much character development for Yueh, whom I've always felt deserved a little compassion and a chance for retribution.

A beautiful ending

I spent every spare minute of the past week reading this book and now that I'm finished, I wish there was even more. If any of you have read any Dune novel, you know this is chronologically the final book. This book beautifully tied together both the previous books by the duo of Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson as well as the original books by Frank Herbert. Having read and re-read every Dune novel before reading this book, I could tell what would happen before the end, and I still loved every page of it. I know some critics have argued that this ending is nothing like what Frank Herbert had intended and I have to disagree. I think Frank Herbert would have loved this book. The core of the orginal books is there, the insightful examinations of what it is to be human. The main thing missing from this novel that was a beautiful part of the Frank Herbert novels was the prose and songs. But I understand that you can't sing with another man's voice. The ending, to me, is very much what I had imagined when I had read the first six Frank Herbert Dune books. I do believe that the intended ending was for the "enemy" to be the thinking machines, that this is the correct origin of the Honored Matres, and that Duncan was a key part of the "golden path". Granted, Brian and Kevin having added some things to it with their six prequels already written, they had to be tied together as well. Thus the ending was two books instead of one. The characters were well-driven and most of them had a lot of depth. Leto II, Dr. Yueh, and Murbella were by far the most interesting, and also the most tragic. However, Duncan was my favorite character because he is exactly like he was in the original six books. He is one of the core themes of Dune, perfecting yourself to be the most honorable, loyal, kind, loving and just person you can be. That is what it is to be a superman. The Kwisatz Haderach. So, to all of the harsh critics, this book is not written by Frank Herbert, so why would you expect it to be written like it was? There are some minor plot lines that may have not been imagined by Frank Herbert, but I think this book is the perfect ending to the Dune series.

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