Book Reviews of Children Of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 3)

Children Of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 3)
Children Of Dune - Dune Chronicles, Bk 3
Author: Frank Herbert
ISBN-13: 9780425043837
ISBN-10: 0425043835
Publication Date: 4/15/1981
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is about the children of Paul Atreides, Maud'Dib, but many of the old characters are back and are very welcome. There is a lot of mysticism and philosophy that surround the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
Ranging from palace intrigue and desert chases to religious speculation and confrontations with the supreme intelligence of the universe, there is something here for all science fiction fans.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Children of Paul Atreides find themselves players in a game of intergalactic intrigue being played by all the major players in the Dune universe. This is a good read and it's the end of the first trilogy of Dune books.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love the Dune Chronicles. They seem to encompasse so much - from political theory to philosophy to family allegiance. Each book is immensely complex.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great series. This book is not as strong as the first but make sure that you read it and Messiah so that you can get to the stunning fourth book - God Emperor of Dune.
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Children of Dune was the first "end" of the Dune series. At this point there are a lot more books in that series, but this is where the original work stopped.

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It's better written than Dune Messiah, and has more content. In it, Paul Atreides' son Leto takes up his destiny. Preborn - having access to all the memories of his ancestors from conception - he finds himself following in his father's footsteps. And going well beyond them.

Some of what Herbert proposes about human nature in Children of Dune is quite interesting. Leto's "solution" is quite unique as well.

While it's still not quite the grabber that Dune itself is, this is a good book, and recommended.
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Climactic volume of the Dune trilogy in which an alien society achieves ecological salvation.
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Although none of the sequels (in my opinion) match up to the original Dune story, it is still fun to read the continuing story of the family.
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The Climax of the classic Dune trilogy
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This is book three of the Dune series and is faithful to the first two. Find out what happens to the desert planet as it starts to turn verdant and see how the twins are growing!
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Anoither in Frank Herbert's series of stories about a planet with almost no water and the effects that has on the people who live there. An excellent series.
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Probably my second favorite in the series.
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My son was named after Leto, and it was nice to read why my husband wanted to choose it so badly. I honestly took a long time to get into this book. I really liked the first one, and the second was so-so, and I didn't really get all into this until the last one hundred pages.

Basically in this third book installation of the series, there are several problems that all go around Alia's abomination as she allows her Harkonnen blood rule her. Duncan Idaho is betrayed and needs to decide where his loyalty lies. Jessica fears her grandchildren turning out like her daughter while also having to train a Corrino in the Bene Gesserit way. The Preacher is introduced as one who stirs things up with his message against Alia, and many think he is Muad'dib. Leto and Ghanima, the twins show us how they control their past lives that are within them, and Leto seeks taking the Golden Path that his father could not take.
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Did not find it of as much as DUNE.
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Has a name written on the inside front cover.