Children of Dune

by Frank Herbert
Children of Dune (Dune #3) - Frank Herbert 6.88   26

Serial publication in Analog magazine 1976. First book edition 1976.

Hugo Award nominee 1977.

The epic that began with the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic DUNE continues...

The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone.

But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions – but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens...

Category: Science Fiction

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Release date 1976
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Dune :: Series

Series contains 6 primary works and has 7 total works.

Main series Dune Universe

Dune (Dune #1) 8.36   210
Dune Messiah (Dune #2) 7.04   79
Children of Dune (Dune #3) 6.88   26
God Emperor of Dune (Dune #4) 6.06   15
Heretics of Dune (Dune #5) 5.50   12
Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune #6) 5.90   10
The Great Dune Trilogy 8.00   3

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I have to admit that I was disappointed with Children of Dune. It isn't the worst science fiction book I've read, but it isn't the best either. In my opinion Children of Dune is a mediocre science fiction book. Children of Dune is a bit weak when compared to the first book, which is excellent in almost every possible way. I have to say that I don't understand how some people can praise this book, because I found it quite boring. I can give this book only three stars, because I don't like it very much.

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