Paul of Dune is a sci-fi adventure novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget.
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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Like Father , Like Son
Having chose this book with which to return to Dune, a world I first visited in my teenage years, I found this book to fit in almost seamlessly with his father's original work.
Told in a voice much like his father, the world remains as vivid and wonderfully complex as the Dune of so long ago. The characters as real and varied as I loved the first time I realized this place in my minds eye. Jessica and Gerrney, like old friends, chain as loving, that I used that pet name for my wife...
This book does a remarkable job bridging Dune and Dune Messiah, answering questions simply taken for granted in the gab of the original series. Yet it's not simply a map between the two books. I found myself constantly in suspense wondering how Paul would get from one event to the places and events already set out in His father's book... Dune Messiah. The path is never clear and the characters never what thing seem... Without breaking their original moulds...
Spanning time... From Paulson early life to the current event on the galactic stage we are swept along with Paul's life's from the fist page to the last...
I admit I was hesitant about reading these works, I loved the originals deeply, but this has been arousing welcome back to a rich and diverse universe, I can't wait to read the rest of the series... Long live Emperor Mu a'dib! The the new dreamers of dune
They said in the blurb that no one would be able to forget this book. Unfortunately they were right. I loved the original Dune and decided to read this book because I wanted the whole story in order. What a mistake.
Frank Herbert has a unique style of writing in the original Dune series. He creates complex characters and situations and reveals little, challenging you to figure out certain things on your own. It's engaging and mysterious.
His son, however, has no idea what he's doing. Brian Herbert cannot handle the universe dreamed so carefully by his father. Dune was Frank Herbert's baby. He knew his creation intimately and gave us a compelling look at it from the inside. Brian Herbert is a 4-year old at the wheel.
Paul of Dune is a bad book even standing in its own right. The writing is juvenile, predictable, and crude. Brian Herbert seems to be making things up as he goes along, with little regard for continuity with the original series or any sort of nod to the writing style of his father. He copies ideas directly from his father, ruins the plot to later books by Frank, and even ruins things I loved in the original Dune.
This book is so bad I would happily invest hours un-reading it if that were possible. This has ruined my favorite series of all time. The mystery is gone from future novels. If I could recommend one book never to read, this would be it. DO NOT BUY!