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Dune Precis

Dune is an excellent novel for science fiction lovers.Paul, the son of Duke Leto of House Atreides, has been living a life of preparation, but he does not know why he has been training.Arrakis is a desert planet useful to the empire for only one thing: the spice.The spice is a remarkable substance that has properties that can be used for virtually anything.Paul does not know why his father has chosen to rule over Arrakis or why he continues to train, but after a series of unfortunate events, Paul finds out that he is the seed for the long awaited Kwisatz Haderach.The Kwisatz Haderach is a male Bene Gesserit.The Bene Gesserit is a group of women who a partially clairvoyant and can manipulate minds.The Kwisatz Haderach is known to have organic mental powers that are able to bridge time and space.Paul realizes that his genetic makeup is the root for the Kwisatz Haderach.In order to survive, Paul must dominate Arrakis.The Fremen, the native desert-dwellers of Arrakis, offer their aid to Paul because they believe that the Prophecy has come.The Fremen believe that Paul is the promised messiah and that he will liberate them.The obstacles that lay ahead of him are the opposing House Harkonnens and the Emperor himself.Paul uses his newly acquired ally and his mental powers to outwit the opposing Harkonnens.After a series of water spilling (water is a scarcity of Arrakis and blood is considered valuable for its water content) battles, Paul wins control of Arrakis and now faces the Sardaukar, the elite forces of the Emperor….


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