Hunters of Dune

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Fiction - 528 pages
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Hunters of Dune and the concluding volume, Sandworms of Dune, bring together the great story lines and beloved characters in Frank Herbert's classic Dune universe, ranging from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the original Dune series and beyond. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in a safe-deposit box for a decade, these two volumes will finally answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades.

At the end of Chapterhouse: Dune--Frank Herbert's final novel--a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana (a young woman who can control sandworms), and a crew of various refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. The nearly invincible Honored Matres have swarmed into the known universe, driven from their home by a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. As designed by the creative genius of Frank Herbert, the primary story of Hunters and Sandworms is the exotic odyssey of Duncan's no-ship as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy. To strengthen their forces, the fugitives have used genetic technology from Scytale, the last Tleilaxu Master, to revive key figures from Dune's past—including Paul Muad'Dib and his beloved Chani, Lady Jessica, Stilgar, Thufir Hawat, and even Dr. Wellington Yueh. Each of these characters will use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Failure is unthinkable--not only is their survival at stake, but they hold the fate of the entire human race in their hands.


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User Review  - VincentDarlage - LibraryThing

This was a good book. I wonder how closely this follows Herbert's outline and notes, as the identity of the two mysterious beings at the end of Chapterhouse doesn't quite seem to mesh. Still, I enjoyed this. Read full review

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User Review  - FicusFan - LibraryThing

This was a read for a RL book group, otherwise I would never have picked it up. I really dislike the mediocrity that is Brian and Kevin. Their writing is poor, and their characterizations are ... Read full review

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
AUTHORS NOTE
9
THREE YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
15
FOUR YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
105
SIX YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
145
ELEVEN YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
195
THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
229
FOURTEEN YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
265
SIXTEEN YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
323
NINETEEN YEARS AFTER ESCAPE FROM CHAPTERHOUSE
365
BRIEF TIMELINE OF THE DUNE UNIVERSE
521
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Brian Herbert, the author of numerous novels and short stories, has been critically acclaimed by leading reviewers in the United States and around the world. The eldest son of science fiction superstar Frank Herbert, he, with Kevin J. Anderson, is the author of Hellhole and continues his father's beloved Dune series with books including The Winds of Dune, House Atreides, Sandworms of Dune, among other bestsellers. He also wrote a biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune. Herbert graduated from high school at age 16, and then attended U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid and a printer. He and his wife once owned a double-decker London bus, which they converted into an unusual gift shop. Herbert and his wife, Jan, have three daughters. They live in Washington state.

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