Dan Sandman

#4 Dune

In Books, Science Fiction on 20/01/2017 at 12:00 pm

4-duneOn the desert planet Arrakis, two great houses fight for control of the spice Melange. The spice is necessary for interstellar travel, making it a highly valuable resource. Following a lengthy stewardship of the spice, Baron Harkonnen has grown fat from profit, becoming a despotic ruler. On the Emperor’s order, power is transferred to House Atreides, but the Atreides are soon usurped, through military defeat and in house treachery. As the Duke Leto is defeated, Paul Atreides and his mother survive, joining forces with the indigenous Freman. Paul’s education–his combat training, his zen training, his book studies–empower him to lead a guerrilla army. He has a unique identity, a combination of traits inherited from his mother’s side and his father’s side. These characteristics are useful, but he must also learn to adapt to the harsh desert environment, where water is prized above all else.

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