Heretics Of Dune
Dune Chronicles #5
by Frank Herbert
Dtb, 471 Pages
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having read Sisterhood of Dune at the same time, I was able to appreciate Frank Herbert as a superior author telling a superior story.
We move away from the Direct Atreides Scions and move towards a larger scope of characters, groups of humanity as main characters, as it were.
The Bene Gesserit, the Teilaxu, Honored Matres, etc. They are representative of the scope of humanity and how it has changed [or not] and each group is represented by an individual-macrocosm and microcosm come together to tell a rich story.
The metaphysical plays a big part, but Herbert also seems to have taken a crash course in freudian thinking and EVERYTHING revolves around sex. Makes you wonder if Herbert wasn’t getting any by the way he seems to obsess about in this book. Or maybe he was just a lech….