God Emperor of Dune Book Summary and Study Guide

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In GEOD, we learn of Leto's Golden Path, and through turns philosophical, cruel, and ultimately hopeful, we come to realize Leto's true gift to the world.
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The review of this Book prepared by Alex Sabourin

Leto II continues his quest for 'The Golden Path' as his transformation to a sandworm continues and his humanity slips away. Through his control of 'melange' he dominates all of the factions involved. Consequently, they all conspire against him continuously.
The review of this Book prepared by Shane Tiernan

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   good clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Alien    -   An "It". Profession/status:    -   dictator Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future    -   super strength    -   can read emotions    -   healing Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   empty, or nearly empty world    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   society controls main character's sexing    -   lesbians! How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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