I was wary, very much so, on the sequels and "prequels" to the original "Dune" books written by Frank Herbert. Usually so far and away different when best-intention authors try to keep the premise fresh & new while retaining the story line to keep the magic going...... and am I happy! Thank you, Brian, for the gift. In my opinion, you've done your father proud and kept the magic going; these books keep the story going and with most excellent success! I've been happily introduced (RE-INTRODUCED) to characters in such a way (a different time and the "younger" version) compleltley captivating readers who stop and figure out that they aren't imagining things--they just met the younger version of a character from "Dune", presented in a fresh way, from BEFORE (Dune) and allowing you to get to know the character from a completely different time (in the character's development ). WOW.
can be a bit dry, maybe occasionally tropey, but only the barest and slightest. it's hard not to compare to Frank Herbert himself. which means the resemblance is very strong. thank you for writing these continuations of the Dune series ♡
So utterly syllogistic in tone and thematic substance to the original novels, I pray you take your time to enjoy his story well. There's only one first time.
Learning about plans within plans before Paul makes for a much different reading of Dune.
I actually am only 16 hours in so far but I've enjoyed every minute of this book. from the diverse characters to the superb narrarator. the whole thing so far has been really captivating. my first dune book but certainly not my last.
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This book held up very well, It makes me want to read the other book of doon, and I know I will.