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Chapterhouse: Dune

by Herbert, Frank

Condition: As New/As New

New York: Ace Books - The Berkley Publishing Group - A Division of Penguin Putnam Inc., 1987. 436 Pages. This is the July 1987 Ace Edition. Brand new condition from a private collection with a Damco Polyfit vinyl cover. Gift quality. Black boards with gold spine lettering. The Bene Gesserit's situation is far worse than what they had suffered under the Tyrant Leto II. The Honored Matres -a violent offshoot of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood-have destroyed Arrakis, of Dune, searing all life from the desert planet. Sweeping across the galaxy, they relentlessly hunt down and destroy every Bene Gesserit stronghold they can find, always searching for Chapterhouse, the most powerful of all Bene Gesserit worlds. Meanwhile, the Sisterhood, led by Mother Superior Odrade, slowly transforms the green planet into a scorching desert in order to grow melange, the psychotropic spice they need for their existence. Though billions of sisters have died on worlds the Honored Matres control, Odrade has a plan for the Bene Gesserit's ultimate survival. One weapon in her arsenal is the wormrider Sheeana, an Atreides descendant whom Odrade is secretly grooming as the sacred heart of a religious cult-and who may be the key to controlling the desert ecology of Chapterhouse. Another is the ghola-child or clone, of the military mastermind Miles Teg, who demonstrates the uncanny speed of the Honored Matres themselves. Most valuable of all may be the captive Honored Matre Murbella. During the Scattering of humanity through the galaxy, the dark sisterhood learned the secret of sexual addiction. Odrade has used the technique to bond Murbella to the ghola of Duncan Idaho, whose suspected Mental abilities would make him another Kwizatz Haderach, as dangerously uncontrollable as Paul Muad'Dib. But the Bene Gesserit are running out of time, for the enemy is drawing closer, and a supreme sacrifice must be made.. First Ace Edition. Hard Back. As New/As New. Illus. by Schoenhert, John - Jacket Art. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4".

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family-and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

  • Bookseller: Dons Book Store US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 20551
  • Title: Chapterhouse: Dune
  • Author: Herbert, Frank
  • Illustrator: Schoenhert, John - Jacket Art
  • Format/binding:
  • Book condition: As New
  • Jacket condition: As New
  • Edition: First Ace Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 073945272X
  • ISBN 13: 9780739452721
  • Publisher: Ace Books - The Berkley Publishing Group - A Division of Penguin Putnam Inc.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1987
  • Size: 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"


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