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Hijos de Dune (Dune #3)

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Leto Atreides, el hijo de Paul -el mesías de una religión que arrasó el universo, el mártir que, ciego, se adentró en el desiert o para morir-, tenía ahora nueve años. Pero es mucho más que un niño, porque dentro de él laten miles de vidas que lo arrastran a un implacable destino. Él y su hermana gemela, bajo la regencia de su tía Alia, gobiernan un planeta que se ha conve ...more
Paperback, 546 pages
Published July 30th 2005 by Debolsillo (first published September 23rd 1976)
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Richard Houchin
The Dune series is remarkable in that each sequel gets progressively worse until it's unreadable.

The first book is truly excellent. It's mantra on fear alone makes it great.

The second book a very good sci-fi novel.

The third book is merely okay.

The fourth book is sub-par, but still interesting.

The fifth book is a pain in the ass to read.

The sixth book will leave you concerned about the author's health, so terribad is the writing.

But hey, the first book kicks ass!
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”This rocky shrine to the skull of a ruler grants no prayers. It has become the grave of lamentations. Only the wind hears the voice of this place. The cries of night creatures and the passing wonder of two moons, all say his day has ended. No more supplicants come. The visitors have gone from the feast. How bare the pathway down this mountain.

Paul Muad’dib, god and emperor of a universe divided, is gone. The religiously pantocratic Imperium has been left with his two nine
Sep 17, 2012 Manny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Drew Athans
Mar 09, 2011 Drew Athans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The conventional wisdom seems to be that only the first Dune book is good and that the rest of them are awful, but I've found this to definitely not be the case. This 3rd book in the series was gripping and exciting...I literally couldn't put it down! Don't listen to what everyone else says, read these books for yourself and make your own won't be disappointed! This one focuses on the children of Muad'Dib, as well as his sister Alia, wife-in-name-only Irulan, and the return of his ...more
Oct 05, 2013 Apatt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
”I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
If you have read at least Dune you must be familiar with the above “Litany Against Fear”. I don’t know about you but it gets old very fast for me. When it shows up in Children of Dune I read it
Josh Cutting
Jul 17, 2012 Josh Cutting rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Andrew Georgiadis
The anti-George Lucas.

Frank Herbert, that is. His science fiction universe has come to embody everything that another seminal epic of our time, “Star Wars,” cannot: subtlety and mystery. “Children of Dune” is the third installment in the series and centers on the vicissitudes of a power struggle involving Paul Atreides’ sister and his children. This in a vacuum created by Muad’Dib since his disappearance into the desert at the end of the second novel, “Dune Messiah.”

Arrakis will ever be the st
Oct 28, 2008 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The classic biblical conundrum - are the sins of the father really inherited by the son?
Yes, CoD went a lot further in analyzing religion and society than the previous book which I found interesting, but more interesting was the current day metaphor with society's "progress" without regard to the costs involved. Who is going to pay for our excesses today, and how will they go about fixing them?
The Preacher seemed a powerful figure at the beginning of the story, but by the end I almost felt sorr
Eric Allen
Children of Dune
Book 3 of the Dune Chronicles
By Frank Herbert

A Dune Retrospective by Eric Allen.

This book is a bit of a hard one for me to rate, because parts of it are so good, while others are so not. Everyone likes to say that Dune Messiah is a bridge between the events of Dune and Children of Dune. However, most people do not realize two things about this series. First was that Herbert meant to stop after Dune Messiah. And Second, when he finally decided he had more story to tell, seven ye
May 30, 2015 Lyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third of the Dune and the slide away from the quality of the original masterpiece has begun in earnest.

Better than Dune Messiah, but only in that it is more ambitious and with a more cohesive plot. Herbert takes a more introspective narrative to prepare the way for Leto II. The concepts of shared DNA, collective memories and possession run astride a vehicle of rapid autocratic decline.

Some cool scenes, a few interesting new concepts, but ultimately Herbert's vision is starting to fray and th
Mar 09, 2016 Efka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Children of Dune" starts agonisingly slow, but despite the fact that those first ~40% of the book is used just to set a plot and explain, what is going on and who is scheming against whom, when it finally starts, it really starts.

Again it is a great tale of treachery, manipulation, politics and mysticism. And though "Children of Dune" are not as good as "Dune"- barely -, it's quality, vision and grandeur can be matched by only just a few books.

Beware though - "Children of Dune", as well as Dun
Apr 05, 2009 Alex rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Man, I keep reading these things cause I hear number four is pretty f'd up in an entertaining way, but after this one I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible for Herbert to write an entertaining book. Well, won't that be egg on my face...

Also: You know how when you read any given fiction, no matter the quality, you manage to find one character who you like/can emphasize with/who you're sort of rooting for to not get totally screwed over by whatever's happening. Man, not the Dune books. I came t
5.5 stars. I am absolutely blown away by how good this series is. While I rated Dune slightly higher than Dune Messiah and this book (simply based on it beign the first of the series and therefore getting the nod for originality and the groundbraking nature of the narrative), I actually ENJOYED Messiah and this book even more than book 1. Definitely don't stop after Book 1. A must read for all science fiction fans. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!!

Nominee: Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Nov
Michael Tildsley
This one is officially my favorite of the series. Herbert's narrative style has been honed and refined in this sequel. The result is a novel with a lot more showing and a lot less telling. The telling that remains now is there mostly to help the reader bridge the nine year gap between novels.

What can I say about the plot without giving anything away? It was far-reaching, character-filled, and cerebral. There is a short slump in the middle where I felt like Herbert could have cut this into two n
I was totally obsessed with Dune. I think it is an incredibly classic piece of literature, which is in fact getting better with time like a fine wine, and also just happens to be science-fiction. It’s really this amazing political thriller that it turns out is on another planet, and that is part of its charm. It accepts its setting as is, and it doesn't focus on it, instead expecting the reader to "keep up". Herbert's world creation is so thorough that you are quite aware you are holding an enti ...more
May 04, 2011 Demerzel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science fiction fans, and to ones who seek an unorthodox way to delve into intensive philosophy.
This review won't make sense if you haven't read the book.

The problem with this part of the Dune series is the fact that a classic has evolved into a family story without much of a plot. Riding on the comfort of knowing that most of his characters are already well-established and well-loved (I do not add equally well-hated as all of the 'bad guys' tend to be wiped out at the end of every book in this series), Herbert proceeds to throw in another tale to preach to us more inspiring ideals. I wish
Benjamin Drucker
Mar 02, 2013 Benjamin Drucker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Greatest Disappointment in the History of Literature
(described by me in an English assignment that I did at 5 AM while pulling an all-nighter)

Warning: Contains bad prose by a tired, annoying 11th grader from before he knew how to write well.

10/18/11 (22)
Children of Dune was a book that I wanted to read. Dune is among my most cherished novels, but I by and large disliked its first sequel (Dune Messiah) due to reasons that can be briefly summarized here for the sake of explaining why I looked
Feb 22, 2016 Jeraviz rated it really liked it
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Pues me ha gustado. Retoma algo de la fuerza de la primera parte, esta vez haciendo una clara crítica de la religión cristiana al igual que en Dune hizo una metáfora de la islámica y de Oriente Medio. Con un par de protagonistas muy atractivos (dos niños con la sabiduría de generaciones) y una ambientación en la que, manteniendo las bases de Dune, se va viendo la evolución del universo ideado por Herbert.
Cada libro que pasa voy temiendo el declive de la saga pero de momento aguanta el nivel por
Jul 04, 2014 Steve rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
With a third of the book to go, I lost interest. The mystical (and often contradictory) mumbo-jumbo, the increasing sense that I was simply reading a recasting of Dune, the endless pregnant speeches that suggest more than they deliver, just drove me into the ground like a tent post. All of that said, I really enjoyed the first half of the book. Herbert's endless wheels-within-wheels plots, revenge, the weird cultures, etc., are pretty cool. However, by the end (among various outrages) I thought ...more
I should never have started this book just before a day that was supposed to be filled with other kinds of business. I am always sucked into Frank Herbert's universe and no matter how many times I read these books, I still have a dreadful time pulling myself away from them to do mundane tasks, such as clean house, decorate the Christmas tree and buy groceries. In fact, all those tasks had to wait a day, until this book was finished (again). I do think the first book (Dune) was the best one, but ...more
This was too abstract to be as enjoyable as the first two books in the Dune Chronicles. It lacked a certain clarity, a richness of detail and empathy. Everything was plot. Plot. Plot. Feint. Counter-feint. And more feints. Frankly, I couldn't empathize with the Pre-born twins, nor Alia, nor Jessica. The only characters I felt anything for was Irulan, Duncan and The Preacher. Leto II? I couldn't suspend my belief long enough to be engaged in whatever Fictive dream Frank Herbert intended.
Hope the
Jun 01, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dear Frank Herbert,
I'm really quite sad that I will never be in the same intellectual or authorial league as you. In fact, I think you were taking some of your own melange to write some of these things, as that's the only possible way you could cram philosophy, religion, science, psychology and ecology into a science fiction book that is not boring and, even to those of us who are super glad it's fictional, presents a plethora of questions that should be asked and can sometimes be answered.
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Aug 19, 2015 Libros Prohibidos rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Tercera parte innecesaria para el global de la saga. Trama principal liosa, personajes desdibujados, diálogos plomizos y carentes de significado real... Aunque es cierto que hay que valorar esta primera trilogía en su contexto (supuso un antes y un después en la ciencia-ficción), la tercera parte estorba. Mención aparte merece la NEFASTA versión en español de DeBolsillo (Penguin). A los leones. Reseña completa:
Aug 19, 2008 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Dune books just got weirder and weirder and I didn't much like them. I LOVE the first one and have read it a bazillion times. I read each of the later books and never wanted to read them again. I didn't like what they did to the characters I loved (and hated) and I didn't like the new characters introduced.

I'm sure there are lots of Herbert fans out there who loves the rest of the series and think they are the most amazing things ever. I'm not one.
Chris Blocker
Jun 12, 2015 Chris Blocker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These novels are so ridiculous with their Year 21000 A.D. sword fights, feudal systems, Abrahamic religion, never-ending betrayals, and attempts to create mind-blowing philosophy at every turn. What is Dune? Dune is basically a space soap opera. No one can be trusted. Every move is an expertly crafted grasp at power. And it goes on and on. Every revolution lasts only a decade and then there is a new overlord who brings their own revolution that looks like the last and still doesn't move these 22 ...more
kostas  vamvoukakis
ισως το διαβασα σε λαθος εποχη....δεν μου αρεσε και το 3 το βαζω διοτι εχει μια πολυ ιδιαιτερη πλοκη με μεγαλη δολοπλοκια....
Ahhh, Dune... the awesomeness of this series is overwhelming. Even for the writer, at times, methinks - he could get a bit carried away with the melodrama and a bit over-confident with the made-up facts about the universe that he created without ever explaining them to the reader, but that's all forgivable, because HELLO INTENSE AMOUNTS OF EPICNESS.

But I really would like an explanation of why future people are totally cool with twins marrying each other. Really, there's no "ick" factor there fo
Mar 29, 2009 Joseph rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
wtf? This book got weird.
Aug 06, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The story takes place a few years after the departure of Paul and starring the two children, Leto II and Ghanima, two special children (view spoiler), resolute to continue what they father started and fight Alia, the sister of Paul and regent of the empire.

The first Dune had certainly fascinated me, mindful of the film adaptation of the 80's and
J.M. Hushour
When the central conceit of your novel is that the main character is able to basically know everything in the universe, past and future, with all the complexities and confusions inherent in that concept, it must be difficult to fashion a coherent plot. I'm making excuses. 'Children of Dune' is kind of a terrible book. At no point does it ever actually feel like any kind of story is being told. Instead, what we're given is a series of patchy vignettes centering on the various characters and their ...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
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