House Atreides

Book - 1999
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The New York Times bestselling prequel to the classic award-winning saga by Frank Herbert.

Frank Herbert's award-winning Dune chronicles captured the imagination of millions of readers worldwide. By his death in 1986, Herbert had completed six novels in the series, but much of his vision remained unwritten. Now, working from his father's recently discovered files, Brian Herbert and bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson collaborate on a new novel, the prelude to Dune --where we step onto the planet Arrakis...decades before Dune's hero, Paul Muad'Dib Atreides, walks its sands.

Here is the rich and complex world that Frank Herbert created, in the time leading up to the momentous events of Dune . As Emperor Elrood's son plots a subtle regicide, young Leto Atreides leaves for a year's education on the mechanized world of Ix; a planetologist named Pardot Kynes seeks the secrets of Arrakis; and the eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho is hunted by his cruel masters in a terrifying game from which he vows escape and vengeance. But none can envision the fate in store for them: one that will make them renegades--and shapers of history.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9780553580273
Branch Call Number: SCI FI Herbert Brian 1999
Characteristics: 604 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Herbert, Frank
Anderson, Kevin J. 1962-


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Nov 05, 2013

Not on the same level of the original books. Nevertheless I mostly enjoyed it as it does capture some of the magic of the Frank Herbert originals. House Harkonnen & House Corinno are about the same. if you are seriously into Dune I would recommend reading them in the following order: House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corinno, Dune, Dune messiah, Paul of Dune, Winds of Dune, Children of Dune, God Emporer, Heretics, and Chapterhouse. Avoid Butlerian Jihad, Machine Crusade, Battle of Corrin & Sisterhood. I have not yet read Hunters or Sandworms.

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Mar 16, 2010

While it's not as good as Herbert's original series, this book is a welcome return to the world and characters of "Dune," and recpatures some of the spirit of the first book that was lost in the depth of later books in the series like "Heretics of Dune."


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