Children of Dune is a 1976 science fiction novel land the third in his Dune series of six novels. Initially selling over 75,000 copies, it became the first hardcover best-seller ever in the science fiction field. Dune is considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, and Frank Herbert left a lasting legacy to fans and family alike. In Children of Dune, Alia has become the guardian of Paul’s identical twin offspring, Leto II and Ghanima, and, in that capacity, now rules as regent over the Imperium. Because she has allowed the spice-addiction to lower her resistance against the mnemonic presences threatening to overrule her individual consciousness, Alia’s grip on her empire is weakening. The old forces of evil, represented by the Harkonnen prince Farad’n, plan to wrest power away from her by destroying the children, Paul’s heirs, who contain in their genetic structure the power to accomplish psychically the genetic transformation of the human race Paul could only envision. Leto, despite his youth, understands through his genetic omniscience the balance he must strike between power and impotence, past and future, as he explains to his sister: ”We cannot succumb to the spice; that’s paramount. And we must not suppress the past entirely. We must use it, make an amalgam of it. We will no longer be our original selves, but we will not be possessed.” You can listen online to free English audiobook “Children of Dune” by Frank Herbert on our website.