I really enjoyed some of the connections that are begin drawn from the Legend of Dunes series. I have really enjoyed the Classic Dune series and I really like the ideas that Herbert and Anderson have pulled from Frank Herberts notes. The chracters are interesting and the twist took me a while to see where Atredes and Harkones could end up where they end up. If you want a nice good story this is a good one that sets the history of Dune, but if you are intrigued by the deep policitcal underwritings of the original Dune series (I mean the illusions to our current times in politics here) you will not find it in this book.
The book does a good job of its primary purpose, which is to entertain. I enjoyed the character development, and was left waiting for the next part.
Excellent read. If you like the Dune series, you will enjoy this one most definetely. This story answers a lot of questions in a very convincing fashion like every good prequel should. Guarantee you will like it.
I wish I had read the "Full of sound and fury..." review before getting this book. I was so disgusted with the general lack of creativity and constantly regurgitated token phrases that I quit listening. I think Frank Herbert is rolling over in his grave at such a mockery of his masterpiece.
This is the best science fiction I have listen to in years. I couldn't put it down. Scott Brick is the best book reader in the world.
As a long-time fan of the original Dune series, I of course read all the offerings by Brian Herbert. Brian's writing style tends to be much more drawn-out and "wordy" than his father's.
This was OK in the "House...." books, but in Butlerian Jihad, it has reached ridiculous excess. Most parts sound like they were written by a 13 year old.
Then to hear the poorly chosen and ill-placed adjectives read aloud is just painful.