The Dune Chronicles
by Frank Herbert
Heretics of Dune
The plant Arrakis - now called Rakis - is
becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The
great sandworms are dying. And the children of DUNE's children awaken from empire as from
a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love...
We have gone through eleven of
these Duncan Idaho gholas.. This is the twelfth. The old Reverend Mother spoke with
deliberate bitterness ...Ten thousand years since Leto II began his metamorphosis from
human into the sandworm of Rakis and historians still argue over his motives. Was he
driven to save humankind from itself? ...We have only his own words about his Golden Path
to answer this and I cannot accept the self-serving records of Dar-es-Balat. ..We are
reduced to saying only that "He did it!"
-The Metamorphosis of Leto II, 10,000th Anniversary, peroration by Gaus