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Dune/Children of Dune (Five Recs; Multiple Ratings; Multiple Authors)

*As a general warning: Dune, by its very nature is effed up so it's kind of hard to get around some of the incesty overtures that permeate this verse. For that, all your thanks can go to Frank Herbert.

Fandom Category: Dune
Pairing: Alia Atredies/Duncan Idaho (Hayt)
Fic Title: This Path Down To the River
Author: bantha_fodder
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/31539
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: --
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: bantha_fodder will be rec'd here a lot because the work is so good. With an exiguous style employed by the author this fic (and all subsequent recs) allows room for subtlety between the text, giving you an opportunity to peek into the character's introspection. This gives an otherwise deceiving sparseness depth. It follows the journey of the ghola Duncan as he serves House Atredies under Alia's reign as Regent. Duncan's support of his wife plays into direct conflict with his loyalty to House Atredies.

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Fandom Category: Dune
Pairing: Alia Atredies/Duncan Idaho (Hayt); Duncan Idaho/House Atredies
Fic Title: Nothing To Show For It
Author: bantha_fodder
Link: http://bantha-fodder.livejournal.com/163973.html
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Character study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: And, as they are some of the most tragic figures in the Dune verse this one lays bare why they serve as such. Duncan, in all of his incarnations, will always default his life for House Atreides and Alia will always seek that which she cannot find. They're so dysfunctional when it comes to each other.

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Fandom Category: Dune
Pairing: Irulan Corrino/Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen; Irulan Corrino/Paul Atreides
Fic Title: pond full of regrets (can't stay)
Author: bantha_fodder
Link: http://bantha-fodder.livejournal.com/101055.html
Rating/Warning(s): R, for sex
Genre: Introspective; Character Study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There is not enough Irulan fic out there and this singular piece casts her in an even brighter light than the mini-series did. She's just so tragic because she is fully aware of her place. You can feel her controlled longing. Her sense of duty and wit is moved about the political chess game of the Empire so quickly that majority of the time she is often misunderstood by other players. Her interactions with Feyd are also cast in a different light in this fic. You get the sense that she maybe cared about him more than she let on and vice-versa.

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Fandom Category: Dune
Pairing: Ghanima Atreides/Farad'n Corrino; Ghanima Atreides, Leto Atredies
Fic Title: learning to cheat time
Author: bantha_fodder
Link: http://bantha-fodder.livejournal.com/75342.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: --
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I'll sum up this one in quotes. Ghanima: "As my mother was not wife, you shall never be husband." Farad'n: "Politics." Ghanima: "Politics. But in time, there may be love, which is more than my brother will have."

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Fandom Category: Dune
Pairing: Paul Atreides/Chani; Paul Atreides, Alia Atreides
Fic Title: memory, other
Author: imadra_blue
Link: http://yuletidetreasure.org/archive/34/memoryother.html
Rating/Warning(s): T/Possible implications of possible incest
Genre: Introspective
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This fic places the Kwisatz Haderach squarely against Paul in a battle of wills. It also highlights the deep love Paul has for Chani and how she is his keystone.
Tags: fandom: dune, ship: alia atredies/duncan idaho, ship: chani/paul atreides, ship: ghanima atreides/farad'n corrino, ship: irulan corrino/feyd-rautha harkonn, ship: irulan corrino/paul atreides
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