Children of Dune

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Penguin, Jun 3, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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...


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User Review  - Nialle - LibraryThing

I wonder whether the uprooted generations now arising in the United States will ever be able to see Leto and Ghanima as other than neurologically diseased. I wonder whether anyone younger than my ... Read full review

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

It's the children who are the backbone of Herbert's Dune stories. The children who are born knowing things they shouldn't and who become wizened beyond their chronological years. Frankly, it creeps me ... Read full review

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Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and studied at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide-variety of jobs--including newspaper reporter and editor, political speechwriter, university professor, TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, and creative writing teacher--before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in "Analog" of "Dune World" and "The Prophet of Dune" that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965. For more, visit

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