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Dune: House Harkonnen

by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

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Dune: House Harkonnen by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
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    Oct 2000, 592 pages

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    Aug 2001, 752 pages

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Follow Leo Atreides, Duke Leto, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Jessica, Gurney Halleck, and Duncan Idaho on the inexorable and fascinating journey that will lead to Dune.

Dune: House Atreides, a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, began the exciting chronicle of events that took place before those of Frank Herbert's Dune, the bestselling science fiction novel ever. Now Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, again working from the extensive outlines, journals, and brainstorming sessions between Brian and his father, have created Dune: House Harkonnen, the second novel in the trilogy of prequels.

Here fans of the Dune series can again follow Leo Atreides, Duke Leto, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Jessica, Gurney Halleck, and Duncan Idaho on the inexorable and fascinating journey that will lead to Dune, the novel that has held more than 10 million readers captive for more than thirty years.

WHEN THE SANDSTORM came howling up from south, Pardot Kynes was more interested in taking meteorological readings than in seeking safety. His son Liet--only twelve years old, but raised in the harsh ways of the desert--ran an appraising eye over the ancient weather pod they had found in the abandoned botanical testing station. He was not confident the machine would function at all.

Then Liet gazed back across the sea of dunes toward the approaching tempest. "The wind of the demon in the open desert. Hulasikali Wala."

"Coriolis storm," Kynes corrected, using a scientific term instead of the Fremen one his son had selected. "Winds across the open flatlands are amplified by the planet's revolutionary motion. Gusts can reach speeds up to seven hundred kilometers per hour."

As his father talked, the young man busied himself sealing the egg-shaped weather pod, checking the vent closures, the heavy doorway hatch, the stored emergency supplies. He ignored their signal generator ...

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Each action lays another stone in the remarkable construct of the world of Dune ... The second Dune series is proving to be exceptionally accessible and entertaining.

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Strong characterizations, consistent plotting, and rich detail provide this second of a trilogy of prequels with the same evocative power of the original novels. Libraries should anticipate a demand from old series fans as well as newcomers to the world of Dune. Highly recommended.

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Sorry if I offend you but I cannot comprehend how anybody could possibly give this book a 1 out of 5. I myself found the book to be incredibly addicting and found myself constantly reader more than I should have because I needed to find out what ...   Read More
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Dark but amazing. The story was addictive, I had to keep reading; really I had no choice. I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! (smile) :)
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This is a great book that reaveals and explains more about what happened in
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This was one of the best books i have read so far in my high school career.

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