He who controls can destroy, and he who controls the spice can destroy an Empire. Arakkis or Dune is a hub of the Empire’s Spice mining operations, and whoever can conquer this world will conquer the Empire. The Padishah Emperor has delegated power of Arrakis to Duke Leto of House Atreides. It was a move of political intrigue against the good Duke, and was sure to not be the last. It will take longer than Leto has to gather the troops to defend himself from the Harkonnens, his rival in the Empire’s Landsraad (Council) so he will need to find how the Harkonnen’s will strike him, and when, and while he does this he must prepare for it. His son, Paul Atreides, is soon to learn of his powers and he will soon need to prepare to take the mantle of his Father.
I loved Dune; while it lacked a chapter system it intrigued me enough to keep me fixed on it for hours anyway. It keeps surprising the reader, with its clever plots between the factions and its connection between the reader and the character. The book is truly a hallmark in the Sci-Fi world; it produces a lore and back story that easily rivals many other worlds. I love Dune, and it is my favourite book of 2015 because of the fact that it kept me well entertained for so long – 609 pages – and is sure to keep others entertained. You will grow close to Paul Atreides, and the book’s story will make sure of that.
Written by Adam Freemantle.