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Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert
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Nov 10, 09

Read in November, 2009, read count: 3

The Bene Gesserit sisterhood have waited for more than a millennium for a girl who could talk to the great god-worms of Dune. In the meantime, they keep trying to train a Duncan Idaho revenant for service on Dune, and each of their Idaho gholas is murdered. In HERETICS, they have finally found their worm communicator, and during that same time period they have managed to keep alive a Duncan Idaho. Then all hell breaks loose, propelled by the Honored Matres, wild women from the frontiers. The Honored Matres don't care who they have to go through to kill Duncan.

Except for Duncan, this is a totally new cast of characters. Several are Atreides descendants, in fact the Bashar Teg is nearly the image of Leto I. Herbert uses their ancestries to tie us into his new era. The cliffhangers in HERETICS provide the impetus to move us immediately on to CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE.

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