Book Three in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles–the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time
The Children of Dune are twin siblings Leto and Ghanima Atreides, whose father, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, disappeared in the desert wastelands of Arrakis nine years ago. Like their father, the twins possess supernormal abilities–making them valuable to their manipulative aunt Alia, who rules the Empire in the name of House Atreides.
Facing treason and rebellion on two fronts, Alia’s rule is not absolute. The displaced House Corrino is plotting to regain the throne while the fanatical Fremen are being provoked into open revolt by the enigmatic figure known only as The Preacher. Alia believes that by obtaining the secrets of the twins’ prophetic visions, she can maintain control over her dynasty.
But Leto and Ghanima have their own plans for their visions–and their destinies….
Praise for Children of Dune
“A major event.”–Los Angeles Times
“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.”–Publishers Weekly
“Herbert adds enough new twists and turns to the ongoing saga that familiarity with the recurring elements brings pleasure.”–Challenging Destiny
Praise for Dune
“I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings.”–Arthur C. Clarke
“A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed…a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas.”–The Washington Post Book World
“One of the monuments of modern science fiction.”–Chicago Tribune
“Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious.”–Robert A. Heinlein
“Herbert’s creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction.”–Louisville Times
– From the Publisher