Legends of Dune

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Dune: The Machine Crusade Publisher's Summary

The breathtaking vision and incomparable storytelling of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, a prequel to Frank Herbert's classic Dune, propelled it to the ranks of speculative fiction's classics in its own right. Now, with all the color, scope, and fascination of the prior novel, comes Dune: The Machine Crusade.

More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat.

The fearsome cymeks, led by Agamemnon, hatch new plots to regain their lost power from Omnius, as their numbers dwindle and time begins to run out. The fighters of Ginaz, led by Jool Noret, forge themselves into an elite warrior class, a weapon against the machine-dominated worlds. Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva are on the verge of the most important discovery in human history: a way to "fold" space and travel instantaneously to any place in the galaxy.

And on the faraway, nearly worthless planet of Arrakis, Selim Wormrider and his band of outlaws take the first steps to making themselves the feared fighters who will change the course of history: the Fremen.

Here is the unrivaled imaginative power that has put Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson on best seller lists everywhere and earned them the high regard of readers around the globe. The fantastic saga of Dune continues in Dune: The Machine Crusade.

©2003 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC and Books on Tape, Inc.
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  • Book 2

    • Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

    More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dune - How We Love Thee!

    • By J.R. Rich on 10-18-03

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 3

    • Dune: The Battle of Corrin

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

    Fifty-six hard years after the events of The Machine Crusade, after the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. The human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Battle for Corrin

    • By Eric on 09-05-04

    Regular price: $47.93

  • Book 1

    • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495

    Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Now Herbert's son, Brian, working with Kevin J. Anderson and using Frank Herbert's own notes, reveals a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just a hint of melange.

    • By Kevin S Williams on 03-23-03

    Regular price: $42.52