March, 2018:
"God Emperor of Dune" by Frank Herbert

Book cover, God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert

Essential data

Author: Frank Herbert
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 1981
Pages: 422
Reading started: February 22nd, 2018
Current progress: Page 422 of 422 (100%)
Reading ended: March 19th, 2018. "God Emperor of Dune" was successfully finished in 25 days.
Review score: 3 of 5

Description

Amazon.com: God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert published in 1981, the fourth in his Dune series of six novels. It was ranked as the number 11 hardcover fiction best seller of 1981 by Publishers Weekly.

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.