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Best Dune Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Dune books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Dune Messiah (2019)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadDune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known—and feared—as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield.
Author(s): Frank Herbert

Children of Dune (2019)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadThe 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.
Author(s): Frank Herbert

Heretics of Dune (2019)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadLeto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis—now called Rakis—has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying.Now the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power.
Author(s): Frank Herbert

God Emperor of Dune (2019)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadMillennia have passed on Arrakis, and the once-desert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world’s savior, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity’s future, he sacrificed his own by merging with a sandworm, granting him near immortality as God Emperor of Dune for the past thirty-five hundred years.Leto’s rule is not a benevolent one.
Author(s): Frank Herbert

Chapterhouse: Dune (2019)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadThe desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed by the violent matriarchal cult known as the Honored Matres. Only one faction remains a viable threat to their total conquest—the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power.Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile.
Author(s): Frank Herbert

The Great Dune Trilogy : Dune’, ‘Dune Messiah’, ‘Children of Dune (Gollancz) (2005)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadHerbert’s evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible; it is the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by the Duke’s bitter rival, Baron Harkonnen.
Author(s): Frank Herbert

Sisterhood of Dune: Book One of the Schools of Dune Trilogy (2012)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadIt is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus.
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

Tales of Dune: Expanded Edition (Dune series) (2017)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadFrank Herbert’s magnificent Dune saga sprawls across countless planets and tens of millennia. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written thirteen international bestselling novels set in this epic universe.
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

Apache Dunes (2019)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadA drug deal in the Arizona desert between a Mexican cartel and a Latin street gang from Chicago goes horribly wrong. Dead bodies are everywhere and more than $30 million is missing. Four local teenagers, who happened to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, become prime suspects for the cartel’s missing funds.
Author(s): G D Flashman

Women of the Dunes: A Novel (2018)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadLibby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a headland on Scotland’s sea-lashed western coast where a legend has taken root. At its center is Ulla, an eighth-century Norsewoman whose uncertain fate was entangled with two warring brothers and a man who sought to save her. Libby first heard the stories from her grandmother, who had learned it from her own forebear, Ellen, a maid at Sturrock House.
Author(s): Sarah Maine

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadA New York Times bestseller, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert’s classic Dune.The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism.
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

Sandworms of Dune (2008)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadAt the end of Frank Herbert’s final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy.
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

Dune (Spanish Edition) (2007)

 Best Dune Books You Should ReadFollows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny. #171,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5095 in Science Fiction Adventures (Books) #3753 in Libros en español #24883 in Mysteries (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Frank Herbert , Random House Mondadori, et al.

Best Dune Books You Should Read

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Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Dragsters, Vintage Cars, Dune Buggies, Mini Coopers Choppers, and Many More...

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ID: 2438752, Publisher: Watson-Guptill, Year: 8 May 2012, Size: 26 Mb, Format: epub

Sand Dunes of the Northern Hemisphere: Distribution, Formation, Migration and Management, Volume 1

Author(s): Qi Lu, Mahesh K. Gaur, Victor R. Squires
ID: 3609261, Publisher: CRC Press/Science Publishers, Year: 2023, Size: 69 Mb, Format: pdf

The Dunes Hotel and Casino The Mob The Connections The Stories

Author(s): Geno Munari
ID: 3381932, Publisher: Trineday, Year: 2022, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

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