This is a pickup on the Dune story line after Chapter House. You can read this story without going through and reading all the books written Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. In the other books they go through the history of all the houses and past characters. I enjoyed finding out what was left out of the other books. The authors do incorporate information from the other stories, and they explain them in this book, so again reading them is not required. Do remember that this book was suppose to be combined with the next book into one, so it will leave you hanging and wanting more.
I've read and listened to some books from the Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson before.
I know they say I shouldn't compare their books to the Dune books by Frank Herbert, but I can't help to.
The story is exciting and their recapitulation of what happened in the prequels helped me to understand the prequels a little better actually. Some exiting things happen in Hunters of Dune, which I won't spoil.
But what I miss is depth of the characters. They are often too rational and humans aren't that rational all that often. I know I'm not. That's why the characters are less interesting. And I think the writers don't seem to grasp that.
That was a long time for a cliff-hanger (Chapterhouse Dune). Hunters is wonderful, and I've enjoyed the prequels. I'm glad the Dune saga can continue.
As it tied into the series, yes. It helps to understand what happened in some of the other books
It held my interest thru out.
Read the whole series, from the first one, to really understand and enjoy Dune.
Great book Brian and Kevin do a great job of picking up the story were it left off with tons of intrigue and new ideas this book is as good as any that Frank himself has written. Dont believe the negative check it out for yourself. I just went through the whole series (that Frank wrote) and now i am finishing it with the 2 Brian wrote. Dont believe the negative hype if your a Dune fan this is a MUST have.
The answers we've been looking forward to. If you are a Dune fan and always wondered what happened, then this book will start tying all the strings in vast Dune universe together. I can't wait to listen to the final book.