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: 9780425033104
ISBN-10: 0425033104
Publication Date: 2/1/1977
Pages: 408
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 3) on + 12 more book reviews
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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The Climax of the classic Dune trilogy
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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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Has a name written on the inside front cover.