Paul of Dune is a sci-fi adventure novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget.
"Scott Brick delivers a powerful and entertaining reading reminiscent of a theatrical performance in a brilliant one-man show. Brick's voice is ideally suited to this extraordinary tale; no doubt he studied the prose of each novel to capture the dialect perfectly. This is a superb, solid reading that will appeal to fans and newcomers alike." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad'Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert's next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years later after Paul's armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between Dune and Dune Messiah? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul of Dune.
The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies--those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. . . .
And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad?
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A return to basics
Brian, and Kevin are doing a wonderful job working off of incomplete notes and the loose frameworke provided by the original books. This book takes a step back, it gives us that point of view we were looking for after DUNE ended and Children of dune picked up. We dont need a hideously complex story line just a straightening of the way. the characters in DUNE needed strengthening as the new way is made.
not a Frank book
Not well thought out, and more akin to a children's book than the deep thought provoking books that Frank Herbert wrote. This is the most base science fiction there is. It lacks any of the philosophical views, insights into the human psyche, and general depth that the original series contains. If you really like a story that can be told through gestures, minute mannerisms that betray thoughts and motives and well thought out human experiences including all of the minutia that individual experiences bring to human actions and expressions please avoid this.
Doesn't live up to description
Brian and Kevin unfortunately didn’t live up to the description regarding this novel. What time they took to recount this mysterious yet promising time within the Dune universe was good but this novel is weighted down with a secondary story of Paul’s childhood that takes more of the focus. Had the story reflected more of the atrocities committed in Paul’s name along with the general public’s opinion wavering with each significant act, the story could have been improved. As is it is everything has a detached feel to it.
The secondary story is a bit long winded and could do with some more editing but all and all it’s a good tale.