God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert

Published May 14, 2022

God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert

Book info

  • Title God Emperor of Dune
  • Author Frank Herbert
  • Year 1981
  • Genre Science-Fiction

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...


This was a weird one, taking place so much later than all the others with so much time passed. I couldn’t quite get my head around what Leto II was, even though there were plenty of descriptions, as gross as they all were. I did like the way it ended, that was good, and Siona was a really good strong female character - that’s something this series has done quite well. I was intending to read all the six original Dune novels but if I’m honest, I think I’m done with them now.

Rating: 3 / 5

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