Heretics of Dune

{4.5/5} “Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept.”

Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert, published in 1984

Fifteen hundred years after Leto II, the Tyrant, there are two secretive groups still around with millenia-long plans: the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax. A new group who calls themselves Honored Matres has arrived from the Scattering. On Rakis giant worms once again roam the desert. They will kill any human they come across, except for one: a girl named Sheeana. Meanwhile, a ghola named Duncan Idaho is also being prepared for a mission on Rakis. This book takes the series in an interesting new direction while remaining recognizably within the established universe.

I previously reviewed the fourth book in the series, God Emperor of Dune.

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