Hunters of Dune

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Fiction - 528 pages

Book One in the classic conclusion to Frank Herbert's worldwide bestselling Dune Chronicles

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, son of Frank Herbert, wrote the definitive biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune, which was a Hugo Award finalist. Brian is president of the company managing the legacy of Frank Herbert and is an executive producer of the motion picture Dune, as well as of the TV series Dune: The Sisterhood. He is the author or coauthor of more than forty-five books, including multiple New York Times bestsellers, has been nominated for the Nebula Award, and is always working on several projects at once. He and his wife, Jan, have traveled to all seven continents, and in 2019, they took a trip to Budapest to observe the filming of Dune.

Kevin J. Anderson has written dozens of national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers’ Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include the ambitious space opera series The Saga of Seven Suns, the epic fantasy trilogy Wake the Dragon, steampunk adventures Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives (with legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart), as well as the thrillers Stake and Kill Zone (with Doug Beason). He is the publisher of WordFire Press and the director of the graduate program in publishing for Western Colorado University. He also set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

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