planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a
byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange,
the “spice of spices”. Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and
also grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields
great influence.The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don’t want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet’s harsh environment to die.
How do you describe such as an epic tome of brilliance? What can you really say about this book that hasn’t be said before (in much better way) by many more people? Perhaps I should leave my review as a one liner with “epic tome of brilliance” as really there isn’t anything else I can say.
Read this book. The world created is beautiful with a real sense of existence, the concept of ‘spice’ is genius and you can’t fault the characters with such a rich back history.
I am really looking forward to reading the next few books.