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Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune #6)

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The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's powers, have colonized a green world and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. In this, the final book in the Dune Chronicles, Herbert again creates a world of breathtakingly evolved characters and the contexts in which to appreciate them. The richness of detai ...more
Published (first published April 1985)
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Paweł Well, unless you don't want to release yourself from the massive cliffhanger at the end of Chapterhouse, I'd suggest reading Dune#7 (Hunters of Dune)…moreWell, unless you don't want to release yourself from the massive cliffhanger at the end of Chapterhouse, I'd suggest reading Dune#7 (Hunters of Dune) and Dune #8 (Sandworms of Dune). Those were written by Frank's son and his friend after FH passed out without finishing his story. It's pretty much just Dune #7 split into two books. Supposedly they've found a brief outline of the story finale and decided to finish the job. I'm having a hard time believing this, nonetheless that's what they're claiming to be true.

I'm almost done with Sandworms of Dune myself. The writing is OK. No more FH® deep meaning sentences (seriously God Emperor of Dune sometimes made me want to grab a life vest - it was so deep), but it was paramount for me to know how the story ends:). Just no more meaning within meaning within meaning shenanigans!(less)
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Lyn
Jun 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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”. After many books written since his death, pundits have stated that the only notes left is a post it note that says, "write more books."

In this installment the direction taken in Heretics of Dune, t
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Bradley
As with much of Frank Herbert's other writing, Dune excluded, this one is a novel notable and worthy on the realm of ideas. He never stints on ideas. He might get slighly sloggish and lose the thread of the plot while we plod around in the ideas, but there's always great scenes and always great blow-out reveals. The original classic of Dune has none of these faults. It is a classic and imminently readable from page one and is still my favorite book of all time.

So what about this one? Is it worth
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Evgeny
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
Unlike the previous books this one continues the plot-line of the previous ones; books 1-4 had definite endings, but book 5 did not. So the Bene Gesserit pulled back to regroup and get ready for a counterattack. The regrouping only took them 10 years to do so while the new menace appearing out of nowhere continued to capture or destroy their home bases. Can we say after 5000 years of preparations the Bene Gesserit were not exactly ready? Sure we can. It is also completely unclear whether the new ...more
Markus
Buddy read with Athena!

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.”

The Honoured Matres have returned with their full strength from the Scattering, and their fleets are assaulting all the worlds that once made up the old Empire at the core of the universe. The nobility and the Ixians have fallen, and the one force resisting the relentless invasion is the now legendary sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit.

Heretics of Dune ended with one of the most dramatic
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Terence
May 28, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dune completists
Shelves: sf-fantasy
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Gabe
Aug 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Aug 03, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Drew Athans
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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Dune (8 books)
  • Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)
  • Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles #2)
  • Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3)
  • God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles #4)
  • Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
  • Hunters of Dune (Dune Chronicles #7)
  • Sandworms of Dune (Dune Chronicles #8)
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