God Emperor of Dune, Paperback

God Emperor of Dune Paperback

Part of the Dune series

4 out of 5 (6 ratings)


The epic that began with the HUGO and NEBULA Award-winning classic DUNE continues ...More than three thousand years have passed since the first events recorded in DUNE.

Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species. But to achieve his final victory, Leto Atreides must also bring about his own downfall ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575075061



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most interesting philosophies about government, female armies, and religion

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A radical departure from the previous 3 books. God Emperor takes place 3500 years after Leto II takes up the horrible burden that his father, Paul Maud'dib refused.<br/><br/>Half philosophical discussion, half rollicking revolutionary plot to overthrow an all seeing, all knowing, nigh-immortal god-king tyrant, who also happens to be the tragic hero of the book.<br/><br/>I can't say I understood it all, but I certainly enjoyed the ride. Herbert creates one of his most alien yet sympathetic characters yet. The contours of Herbert's master plan for the series is coming into focus, though I'm still not quite sure what it is. I look forward to reading it again after I've finished the series. Perhaps it will make more sense then.

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By far my favourite Dune novel this is where the series truly becomes epic. Set some three thousand years after Leto II replaces his father as the controller of the universe's destiny this book takes us through Leto II's last days. Leto has had the courage to do what his father could not and become the God emperor of Dune and now his final sacrifice will reshape the universe. I could have happily seen the Dune series end after this book.

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Full of interesting meditations on the nature of war, the military, history, men and women. I am very interested in seeing where the series goes from here, to finally get a glimpse at what the very expensive Golden Path bought in terms of humanity's evolution.

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This book was difficult. Not much going on until the end but lots of philosophy.

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