BOOKS BOOK Chapterhouse Dune By Frank Herbert –

BOOKS BOOK Chapterhouse Dune By Frank Herbert –

Book 3 starsAudio CD 3 starsIn Dune Frank Herbert chieved near perfect balance of story character nd exposition In fact the story Downright Dead and characters expressed the themes of the booknd Herbert voided long philosophical discursions Dune is self contained novel needing no preuels or seuels However Herbert had to say nd produced five further novels set in the Atreides Imperium that were interesting to the compulsively completist mongst us Left Fur Dead and I number myself one in this case but came no where near the powernd passion of the original IMO the series hit its nadir with God Emperor The two subseuent novels Heretics of Dune nd the one under discussion recaptured bit of that original power though they too suffered from far too much plodding philosophical distractionsFor the most part I like what Herbert has to say bout politics emotions the role of history nd other themes but they destroy the books pacing threatening to turn them into Platonic dialogs rather than novelsThe plot It s several thousand years Death by Tea after the Tyrant s death The Old Empire fellnd humanity was Scattered breaking the iron bonds of Leto s prescience Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, and presumably ensuring Man s survival Now elements of the Scatteringre returning In particular group known s Honored Matres women who exhibit inhumanly fast deadly combat skills By Way Of A Wager and enslave males through sexual domination Herbert never reveals their exact origins but they display Fish Speakernd Bene Gesserit origins with perhaps dash of Tleilaxu Whatever the case they rampage through the Old Empire destroying ny opposition with insane orgies of violence that leave entire planets including Dune sterilized And the Bene Gesserit re the particular targets of their wrathThe best spect of these latter works is that we deal with n lmost entirely new cast of characters with the exception of the ubiuitous Duncan ghola Duncan Idaho was never When Kingdom Comes a favorite character from earlier novels but I ve grown resigned to his presence in every book Far interesting were the new characters in particular two There s Miles Teg military genius nd the BG s military leader He represents further The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, advance in the Atreides gene line having thebility to see no ships nd is ble to function Such a Dance at superhuman speeds for brief periods of time faster even than Honored Matres Then there s Darwi Odradenother Atreides descendant who eventually becomes Mother Superior nd the rchitect of the plan that saves the BG from destruction t the hands of the Honored MatresI enjoyed the novel well enough in both is print nd udio forms but I would recommend it only to those I mentioned bove who need to know how things turn outI ll take this opportunity to close with few comments on the bominations that Herbert s son Brian La bte du marais and his collaborator Kevin Anderson have produced I tried reading Dune House Atreides but the writing was sotrocious I gave up in disgust From what I gather I Laos: Keystone Of Indochina am notlone in my reaction For my money the best post Dune non Frank Herbert resource if uncanonical is Willis McNelly s The Dune Encyclopedia It s only failing is that it was published before Heretics or Chapterhouse so there How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World are only few tantalizing entries discussing the post Leto universe nd we re forced to rely on the mateurish scribblings of Herbert fils Geeking Out on 11C and Anderson to complete the saga Finally I ended this unbearable book Had been real penance Et ainsi de suite a hardship I recognize that Dune is classic in the genre but just the first book The rest of the saga is incredibly boring The Shoshoni Cookbook and full of emptiness the worst of the philosophical reasoning fills the book pomposity Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís and senseless discourse One of the worst books I have ever read Such Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a pity As with much of Frank Herbert s other writing Dune excluded this one is novel notable Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It and worthy on the realm of ideas He never stints on ideas He might get slighly sloggishnd lose the thread of the plot while we plod round in the ideas but there s lways great scenes nd lways great blow out reveals The original classic of Dune has none of these faults It is classic nd imminently readable from page one nd is still my favorite book of ll timeSo what bout this one Is it worth reading for everyone else It s book 6 in the very impressive nd utomatically Epic series that encapsulates over five thousand years from the events of Dune ending with the centric viewpoint of the Bene Gesserit fter the tyranny of Paul s son nd the great diaspora that scattered ll the peoples of the galaxy fter his death The planet Dune is effectively destroyed t the end of Heretics of Dune Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice and only single sandworm nd some sandtrout was lifted from the planet to be the seed of new place where the Spice can be produced This is especially important fter the Bene Tleilaxu were lso destroyed or partially submerged under the uspices of the Gesserit fter the Honored Matres rampaged through the known universe This book takes up the new clones of Teg nd Duncan but mostly revolves round the conflicts between the Bene Gesserit The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank and the Honored Matres Each side has taken prisonersnd tries to subvert the captives The Bene Gesserit The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins are than slightly successfult the task than the knock off Bene Gesserit Honored Matres despite the others being wildly dominant nd deadly in combatWhat we have is novel that reminds me great deal of the later Wheel of Time books with Egwaine in the White Tower only I have to point out that Chapterhouse Dune came out first We know that Jordan was big fan of Dune nd stole tone of great ideas from Herbert so this shouldn t be too surprising but rather than Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design a 5 6 enormous spread of books Herbertccomplishes success from below story in single novel The teaching nd the subversion is the real main story in Chapterhouse Don t let the cool space battles nd space opera fool you This is story of fantastic women doing fantastic things the undisputed masters of the galaxy nd massive conflict between the returning diaspora offshoot of the Bene Gesserit nd the main line that stayed behindOn that level it s still great tale despite my other issues with itAnything Fifteen thousand years fter Leto II's death the remnants of the Bene Gesserit contend with the ruthless leaders of n lien culture to forge new civilization nd preserve the best of the Old Empire The desert planet Arrakis called Dune has been destroyed The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed

His complex nd full of great observations bout human nature politics nd even love should not be discounted lightly It s super dense with fantastic ideas on every page nd even though it will never be considered standalone classic it s very very worthy novel to read Especially in conjunction with Heretics of Dune And I ssume Hunters of Dune nd Sandworms of Dune carry on the tradition well since I m going to plow through them nd continue the storyline set up here The cliffhanger t the end of Chapterhouse was Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende a doozy Let s see if Herbert s sonnd Anderson make the ideas into something traditional eh I can hope They ve had lot of practice in the universe before ttempting the big one Herbert s death put The Abbeyville Way a stop to the storynd most of us fans were extremely upset Hell I remember reading this book the first time in 89 nd wishing I could have written the seuel to it I can t be lone in this I can only hope that expectations live up etc etc Introductory notesSome initial notes for building my impressions of Dune where book references Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics are denoted by D1 D6 for the 6 volumes of the trilogy warning therere some spoilers below but once gain if you have read this far into the Dune series they re hardly spoilers because you Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, already knowll of this or most of itRoyal HousesAtreidesHarkonnen CorinnoIt is interesting to me that despite the massive scale of Dune it remains A Shot at Love a tale concerning really only three families initially competing for powerPower BasesBene Geserit femaleBene Tleilaxu male females reduced to livingxlotl tanks for breeding D5Ix unknown only contact with male Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past ambassadorsHonored Matres female returning Bene Geserit from the Scattering hellbent on destructionTherere Ask an Astronaut also only three extra royal organizationsnd later Dead of Night a fourth that operate within the walls of the first 6 books Of course each of these yet notlways described in The Voyage Unplanned a homogeneousmount of detail The Dwelling are incredibly complex societies with interesting dynamics which made for great reading ReligionsZensunni overall fusion of Islamnd Zen Buddhism which is sort of the mbient religion cross the Known UniverseSufi closely related to Zensunni very close to Bene Tleilaxu core beliefsFreemen Worship of Leto II the God Emperor the Tyrant for Bene Geserit Guldur for Honored MatresOrange Catholic remnants of Roman Catholic faithNote The Bene Geserit while originally derived t least partially from Roman Catholic Monastical practices views religion s Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna a tool for manipulating the massesnd opportunistically plays religions off each otherI liked the mashup of Zen Buddhism nd Islam nd found that it was creative way of projecting out human development One should note that other than perhaps futars late in D5 nd D6 no Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films aliensre in the Known Universe so the humans re ll descendants of diaspore from Terra in the distant past The idea being that the Zen Buddhists nd those of the Muslim faith blended together whereas Easy apparently the Roman Catholics split into Bene Geseritnd then disappeared I found no mention t ll of polytheist beliefs such s Hinduism or Dualism beliefs such s Taoism ArmiesSaudukar males from Salusa Secundus in service of Harkonnens Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe and Shaddam IV of the Corrino familyFish Speakers females from Rakis in serivce of Leto IIHonored Matres females with mix of various Scattering populations with sexual skills honed ton extreme but Interview with the Vampire also the physical prowess of the Bene Geserit but with extreme violencend no regret or pityBene Geserit females with extreme martial Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical arts skillsnd body controlSome of the most exciting writing in Dune is of course the battle scenes nd it is interesting how the elite forces switch from ll male to The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table all female on thedvent of Leto II The Honored Matres re pretty badass nd very scary nd it was wesome how Miles Teg evolved into Ravished by a Duke a godlike fighter before his doom on DunePlanetsDune Arrakis Rakis home to the Freemen planet of the Sandworms sole natural source of melange in Known UniverseCaladan home planet to Atreides clanGiedi Prime Gammu home to HarkonnensSalusa Secundus prison planet previous home to House CorrinoHidden Chapterhouse planet home to Bene GeseritTleilax home to TleilaxuIx home to IxiansJunctions waystations for the Guild NavigatorsI was frustrated that we never visited Is or Tleilaxnd learned precious little Damn Delicious Meal Prep aboutny planets besides Dune Giedi PrimeGammu nd Chapterhouse One would think that in galaxy of billions nd trillions that there would be planets but I suppose that Frank needed to simplify somewhereBene Geserit hierarchyMother SuperiorReverend MotherBreeding MothersAcolytes 1st Degree 3rd DegreeThe BG became sort of mashup of the military Deep Lane: Poems and female monastic order that was interesting to read Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus about Unfortunately therere many revelations for which the reader has to wait for D6 to learn boutFamous MentatsThufir Hawat D1Miles Teg D5 D6Duncan Idaho s last ghola becomes both Mentat nd Zensunni philosopher D6Like for the BG we learn only scattered things bout mentats until late in the series The idea of replacing thinking machines fter the Butlerian Jihad with human computers is fascinating Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry and one of my favorite innovations in the Dune UniverseImmortality StrategiesBene Geserit selective breeding Others Memoriesll powered by m lange ddictionTleilaxu xlotl tanks deformed females with selective breedingMajor Historical MomentsBefore DuneButlerian Jihad end of thinking machines calculations monopolized by Guildsmen Mentats The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive and Bene GeseritCreation by BG of Miossionaria ProtectaEstablishment of BG Archives Birth of preborn Paulnd his sister Ayla the Abomination to Leto nd Jessica due to spice ddiction Jessica had disobeyed the BG Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution and had son first rather than daughter which is massive rock in the BG genetic pond for which we see the ripples over 5000 years of Known Universe history over the 6 booksDunePaul Atreides passes Bene Geserit box test by Mother Superior first male ever to pass the testMove of Atreides family from Caladan to Dune under Emperor Shaddam IV s direction ostensibly to protect the spice tradeBetraval nd Assassination Y the violent matriarchal cult known s the Honored Matres Only one faction remains viable threat to their total conuest the Bene Gesserit heirs to Dune's powerUnder the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade the Bene Gesserit have colonized green world on the planet Chapterhouse nd re turning it

F Leto IFlight of Paul to Fremen My Lady Viper and theircceptance of him Sunflower as their messiah the Maud dibVictory of Paul Atreides Maud dib over Shaddam IVnd Baron Harkonnen t Arakeen using worm fremen rmy Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy and the Voicend death of first Duncan Idaho Lady Jessica Gurney Halleck etcDune MessiahBirth of preborn twins Leto II nd Ghamina to Paul Maud dib nd Fremen CholaAssasination Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home atttempts on Leto IInd GhaminaDeathdisappearance of Paul Maud dibChildren of DuneAbomination possession of Ayla by spirit of Baron HarkonnenAppearance of PreacherDestruction of AylaLeto II ssumes Golden Path to save humanity by fusing with the sand trout nd becoming Shai Hallud Shaitan God EmperorGod Emperor of DunePeaceful reign of 3000 years under Leto IICreation of Fish SpeakersAllowance of Aix technologyDeliverance of Duncan Idaho gholas by Tleilaxu to Leto IILeto II killed during festivalHeretics of Dune2000 years of ScatteringWriting nd distribution of Zaire ideas Manifesto ghost written by HR Odrade daughter of Teg nd future Mothre SuperiorTleilaxu murder each of the delivered Duncan Idahos until last oneAppearance of Sheeana with power over worms on Rakis near SietchWaking up of Duncan Idaho by Teg nd failure of Lucille to bind him to Bene GeseritBreeding of Duncan Idaho ghola nd Honored Matre MurbellaConuering of Gammu by HRDestruction of Dune by HR nd death of TegChapterhouse DuneHunting of Bene Geserit by Honored MatresTransfer from Lucille to RebeccaSecret IsraelAgony of MurbellaBattle of JunctionEscape of ghola Duncan Idaho nd SheeanaAnd now for my review of Chapterhouse DuneWow that was uite tumultuous nd somewhat nti climactic end to the Dune saga I will write Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself a long post here with plenty of uotes summing upll my Dune impressions for those who wish to read themWhen she thought of the largely passive non Bene Desert populace out there Odrade sometime envied them They were permitted their illusions What comfort You could pretend your life was forever that tomorrow would be better that the gods in heaven watched you with care p 49Odrade is the daughter of Bandar Mentat nd overall badass mofo Miles Teg who becomes Mother Superior of the Bene Geserit following the events Announcing Trouble at the end of Heretics of Dune She has deadly standoff with the Honored Matres which dominates Chapterhouse the hidden BG headuarters planet She is great character full of depth nd insight such The Book of Revelation: as the uotebove The Bene Geserit thanks to melange The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time and some genetic engineering created form of immortality which is threatened with extinction by the Matres flooding into the Old Empire from The Scattering see God Emperor Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 and Hereticsnd Odrade s strategy is fascinating one to see being put together nd then executedThe presence of Others Within who subtracted none of her ttention from what went on round her had filled her with Cold Blood awe We call it Simuflow Speaker had said Simuflow multiplies yourwareness p 60Chapterhouse opened Calibre (Inspector Brant, a whole new line of inuiry into the fate of Israel with the characters of the Rabbind Rebecca the few last remnants of the diaspora now on galactic scale Rebecca is pulled into the Bene Geserit in order to save the Others Within that were massacred on Lampadas by the Honored Matres While this is n interesting interlude it is little frustrating that Herbert throws this in in only the last book of the series nd dies before developing this idea ny further The primary interest of this interlude was in fact bit information on how the Bene Geserit functioned with the Others Within which was helpful in better understanding them God formed me to deceive the powindah His slight childlike The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA appearance was formed in grey skin whose metallic pigments blocked scanning probes His diminutive shape distracted those who saw him nd hid the powers he had ccumulated in serial ghola incarnations p 84The last Tleilaxu Scytale was n interesting character Tleilaxu having been destroyed by the Honored Matres Scytale is prisoner on the no ship on Chapterhouse Perhaps Herbert sensed the end coming because the potential he built into this character especially the whispering which was supposed to serve s trigger for the ghola of Duncan Idaho was never exploited in this book That being said he is fairly one dimensional No Life But This and servess lmost n lbeit morbid comic relief Honored Matre ssumptions The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution about control fascinated Lucilla You controlled your universe you did not balance with it You did not train yourself to sense your own subtle responses you produced muscles forces powers to overcome everything you defineds n obstacle Were these women blind p 100Lucilla was one of the most enigmatic nd powerful characters in the later Dune trilogy I found Here she is prisoner to the HM nd studying them hoping to get message to Odrade in time for the BG to prepare Blind Watchmaker a defense It was interesting to compare the BG before PaulLeto IIThe Scatteringll powerful mystical nd mega fighters who subjugated emotion completely nd sex s precise weapon nd the BG who viewed sex only s reproductive function The key issue in Dune is the disruptive impact of LOVE which ignites the first crisis in D1 when Lady Jessica falls in love with Leto I Cannibal Sector 1: The Kingdom of Death in the World of Progress and rather than giving birth to girl Chanakya: the Master of Statecraft as her Bene Geserit masters would expect her to do gives birth to Paul who then exhibits characteristics of the Kwisatz Haderachnd becomes Maud dib to the Freemen when he survives the BG test Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers, andchieves prescience Paul s love for Chani of the Fremen dooms his political mariage to Princess Irulan nd it is Chani that bears his two children the preborn twins Ghamina nd Leto II soon to be God Emperor nd to set humanity on the Golden Path The next crisis occurs because Leto II loves humanity nd wants them to survive The last crisis is when Duncan Idaho nd Murbella fall in love nd do not fulfill once Transcend again BG plans Unfortunately we never really get to the end to know whether love conuersll or just fucks everything upFantastic Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind and legendary read Please commentFino s Dune ReviewsDuneDune MessiahChildren of DuneGod Emperor of DuneHeretics of DuneChapterhouse Dune. Nto desert mile by scorched mile And once they've mastered breeding sandworms the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest commodity in the known galaxy the spice Melange But their true weapon remains man who has lived countless lifetimes man who served under the God Emperor Paul Muad'Dib.

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