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La rifondazione di Dune (Dune Chronicles #6)

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Nascosta sul pianeta della Casa Capitolare, Odrade, la Madre Superiora del Bene Gesserit, difende l'ultimo baluardo contro l'offensiva delle sanguinarie Matres Onorate. Un sogno inquietante turba le sue notti: qualcuno, di cui non riece a scorgere il volto, la insegue minaccioso e implacabile...Qual è la temibile trappola che la Regina Ragno sta tessendo per distruggere de...more
Paperback, Sperling Serial #6, 422 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Sperling & Kupfer (first published 1985)
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Terence
Apr 06, 2009 Terence rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dune completists
Shelves: sf-fantasy
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Stephen
3.0 to 3.5 stars. After loving the first five books in the series, I was a little disappointed in this last installment of the Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert. While I have always been a big fan of Herbert's heavy use of dialogue and philosophical argument to advance the themes of the story, I thought that its use in this volume was not as crisp and felt a bit too plodding. That said, I did like it and it is certainly not a bad book, but it does suffer in comparison to the previous installments...more
najla
i think i read the first book when i was 12, and for some reason got the idea in my head that i should read the whole lot in rapid succession. well, the rapid didn't happen so much, and i am grateful that i am five pages away from concluding my brief, but friendly affair with mr. herbert. you know when you begin to go on dates with someone that has been an intermittent and casual friend? you think, well, they seem perfectly nice, reasonably intelligent, compelling conversationalist, let's try. b...more
Gabe
I am a reader who sometimes enjoys books that make me work hard. This book (this series) is one of those. I loved it, but I fully understand that not everyone will.

In addition to being one of the greatest science fiction sagas ever, the Dune Chronicles were a massive sociological "thought experiment" on Herberts part, and I for one am thankful he had the time to share his thoughts with us. These books (especially the later ones) are the kind you have to put down from time to time to just think a...more
Matthew
After tens of thousands of years, the theme of ultimate prophetic prediction, spice (i.e. water/oil) dependence, universal religious programming, not to mention a great primer on behind-the-scenes political activities, comes to a close. and what a perfect way to bring this series to an end. Well worth the devotion, this series follows one genetic line with supra-sensory perceptions which gave birth to a messianic figure and his son, whom became a galactic tyrant in the name of progress, nay, of...more
John Shumway
*Same review for the Dune Universe*
GREAT books! VERY time consuming! Worth the time!

Ok here is the deal. If your not sure about starting a series this big, here is what I would do.
1. -- Read the 1st one by Frank Herbert "Dune" if you like it...

2. -- Read the "Legends Of Dune" series. Its 3 books written by Frank's son Brian and a author I really like by the name of Keven J. Anderson. Its a prequel that is so far in the past that it doesn't spoil the Original Dune series in any way, and you could...more
Drew Athans
This 6th and final book in the Dune saga that Frank Herbert wrote before his death in 1986 stands as one of the best in the entire series. Many have complained that it doesn't "go anywhere" for the first 150 pages or so, but I think it does. There are all of these seemingly unrelated plot threads that slowly but surely converge such that by the time you're halfway through the book, it all makes sense. The last half of this book is a mixture of intrigue and action that left me breathless and unab...more
Delicious Strawberry
As far as I am concerned, this is the last Dune book (besides the Encyclopedia) and should be considered the end. The disappointing tripe of Hunters and Sandworms of Dune by Brian and Kevin are nothing but poorly written fanfiction.

The consequences of Leto's Golden Path are made apparent in this and its predecessor, Heretics of Dune. Sheeana is a intriguing character and so is Murbella and Odrade, as well as the nth incarnation of Duncan Idaho.

Frank Herbert died before he could write Dune 7, so...more
Tom
Chapterhouse: Dune marks the final installment in Frank Herbert's original Dune Chronicles (though the story continues through another six prequels and two final sequels written by his son, Brian Herbert).

Set twenty or so years after the events in Heretics of Dune, readers may now follow the final confrontation between hyper-sexualized and dominating "Honored Matres," vs. the Rasputian, scheming Bene Gesserit, for control of the old empire and the fate of humanity (though in this installment, t...more
Eric
Frank Herbert's last Dune novel suffers from the same flaws as Heretics of Dune. One that I didn't mention in my review of that novel, but which certainly applies to both, is the lack of a character to care about. In the first four Dune books, Leto, Paul, and Leto II provide central figures whose rises and falls the reader becomes invested in.

None of the characters in Heretics or Chapterhouse stand out in that same way. The fact that almost every character is a Bene Gesserit, trained by a Bene G...more
Lyn
Chapterhouse: Dune was the last Dune novel that Frank Herbert completed and published before his death in 1986. Though he had written notes and the series would continue with his son Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, most Dune fans regard the six Frank Herbert publications as the “Original Series”.

In this installment the direction taken in Heretics of Dune, the fifth book in the series, published in 1984, continues with the Bene Gesserit front and center. Heretics had followed a thousand five...more
Bob R Bogle


[Nota Bene: As Frank Herbert's last two published novels in the Dune series, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune, along with the unwritten Dune 7, in fact comprise a single story that happened to be divided into three parts, I'll post the same review for both of the two published volumes. This review contains no spoilers.]

During the first half of his literary career, Frank Herbert focused most on coming to terms with what it meant to be conscious. The evolution of his thinking on the subject...more
Seth
one of the best in the series. definitely fulfills a lot that felt unfulfilled in the previous book. it was refreshing to not have a thousand year gap in between two of the books again. you get the same characters back on a large scale for the first time since book two went into book three.

there is a helluva cliff hanger, and frank herbert died before he could write the next chapters. i'm very tempted to read books 7 and 8 by his son brian and kevin j. anderson, but i have my doubts. and after r...more
Ivana
I'll keep this short. I think that this final novel is the perfect conclusion to the best sf series in history. First time I've read it I liked it, but when I've reread it I loved it. I guess that I had to process it a bit. Maybe because I was sitting in front of split city museum when I was reading it for the first time, and Split is so beautiful it can be distracting. Anyway, all of suppleness that you can find in Herbert's best novels- it's definitely there. Now, I'm not sure how many times I...more
Peter Jones
The biggest problem with Chapterhouse: Dune is that we never get the story Frank Herbert wanted told to conclude it. Nevertheless, the book ends in such a way that it is still satisfying.

Murbella really comes into her own here, the fascinating mixture of Bene Gesserit and Honored Matre. Dar is again a powerful force. The building menace of the threat that drove the Honored Matres back from the Scattering is intriguingly written. I would have loved to know how Frank Herbert wanted to end this co...more
Sarah
Having reached the end of this long and arduous series, my dominant thought is 'finally.'

Chapterhouse: Dune is similar enough to Heretics of Dune that it seems as if it could be one book split in two. Chapterhouse takes place only a few years after Heretics, and like Hereitcs, it involves average writing, a mildly interesting plot, and typically static characters. More of Herbert’s trademark dawdling narrative. Easy enough to swallow in the beginning of the series when the fantasy world was exci...more
Spike Spikey
I have a problem when a long multi-book series basically finishes with no real ending.
Jeremy Preacher
This is the second half (well, part 2 of 3, really) of the arc started in Heretics. I think it's actually a stronger book than Heretics too - less scattered, more time spent developing the characters, and the stakes are clearly higher.

It also displays its Reagan-era politics pretty obviously, which made me roll my eyes at least once, but there's also some commentary on the all-consuming nature of bureaucracy that are definitely relevant to modern times. The Honored Matres are developed a little...more
Kevin
The grande finale of the whole of Frank Herbert's six Dune novels. Interesting ending (were the old couple actually god and his wife?), although it leaves many unanswered questions and various loose threads - which apparently his son Brian Herbert has tried to tie up in the later novels based around his Fathers notes. However I hear mixed reviews on these books. Maybe I will try and read them some other time.

The Space-Operatic original book, Dune, went very philosophical from Dune Messiah onward...more
Andrew
Jun 09, 2010 Andrew rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Dune #1-5
Shelves: dune, sci-fi
If you’ve made it this far into Frank Herbert’s epic Dune series, then you know what to expect. (As an aside, if you haven’t read the preceding five books in the series, you must do so before reading this one. The beginning is the only place to start this series.) Much like Heretics of Dune and the rest before it, Chapterhouse: Dune is an ambitious look into the future, filled to the brim with cryptic dialogue, elaborate plans and pithy proverbial pronouncements.
Like some of its predecessors in...more
Eric Allen
Chapterhouse: Dune
Dune Chronicles Book 6
By Frank Herbert

A Dune Retrospective by Eric Allen

Chapterhouse: Dune is the final Dune book published by Frank Herbert, the second in the storyline began with Heretics of Dune. Though he did leave behind a 20 page summary of "Dune 7" he never wrote that book, and we'll take a closer look at that next month with Hunters of Dune.

Ten years have passed since the destrution of Dune and the Bene Gesserit are beginning their own scattering, taking Sandworm larv...more
Silvio Curtis
This book continues from Heretics of Dune with only a few years' break and almost the same cast of characters. Again, it focuses on the Bene Gesserit, who Honored Matres have now launched a war of extermination against. Traditional Bene Gesserit strategies don't offer much hope against Honored Matre ruthlessness. Mother Superior develops a daring plan to save the Sisterhood, which the other characters and the reader only find out about as she puts it into effect.

There's some fascinating explana...more
Dorian D-W
A disappointing conclusion to Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi hexology. Though not intended as a conclusion—Herbert passed away before finishing his story-arc—it wasn't the ending that was the problem with this book.

Each novel in the series had something special. Dune and Heretics of Dune were fantastic for their political settings and different portrayals of leadership. Dune Messiah and Children of Dune explored interesting philosophies on the nature of causality and time. All the books had brillia...more
Dinre
As the last Dune book that was written by Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse is a little disappointing at the end. Herbert clearly planned to extend the series before his death.

That aside, the book is a decent read. I lost some steam during some of the dry sections, and the major plot twist towards the end was too heavily foreshadowed for me. I enjoyed the read, but I probably won't pick it up again.
Robyn Blaber
This is the first time I've ever read a series of books one after the other and I find it remarkable how immersed I am in Herbert's universe. As the last of his series (I won't count the ones written by his son and others), I feel a prolonged sadness.

Like the other books in the series Chapterhouse reads like a future history, drawing heavily from our past. I found it remarkable how I could apply the various statements made by characters to modern governments today. The Bene Gesserit protagonist...more
Scott Ferry
I believe this was one of my favorite of the series. The last book which leaves you amazed at the end. The whole series though speaks to me in various ways. The things that interested me alot were the ideas of possession, multiple personalities, children born with abilities, godlike powers, distortion of time, environment as an ally.
Jesse
This final novel in the Dune series was bitter sweet. I enjoyed the continuation of the plot from the last book, but this novel failed to deliver in the way that the earlier books did. I love the universe that Herbert created, but what made it so interesting seems to have slipped away from him. As the Honored Matres and Bene Gesserit become more and more powerful, all of the other societies that Herbert created take a back seat. And while they are often mentioned, we don’t get to sink our teeth...more
Denae
And here the real craziness is manifested. Crazy sex ninja women who can destroy the other, less crazy sex ninja women? Not to mention everything else that makes it nuts. Worth reading just for the madness. And, of course, Frank Herbert is a fantastic author.
Dark-Draco
The last of the original Dune books and a direct continuation of the 'Heretics of Dune'. Odrade, now leader of the Bene Gessirit, has come up with a plan to deal with the Honoured Matres. Against the backdrop of Chapterhouse slowly turning to desert, the inner and outward pressures come to bear on the Sisterhood.

Like the last book, I have no recollection of this story, although I did read it back in the day! So it was nice to have the surprises, twists and turns, leap from the page at me. I did...more
Frank Vasquez
While it would be impossible to form an opinion of this novel without the context of the entire Chronicles, it is also important to consider how wonderfully well-written Chapterhouse: Dune was. The conclusion might baffle a casual reader, but it is difficult to fathom that anyone would approach any of Herbert's Dune novels with naivete or even without the ability to immediately recognize how masterfully crafted every component was. The prose, being the dialogue and the story and characters, is r...more
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Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author.

He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely considered to be among the classi...more
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