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Paul of Dune By Brian Herbert Kevin J. Anderson,

  • Title: Paul of Dune
  • Author: Brian Herbert Kevin J. Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780765312945
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 bestsellFrank 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 Paul of Dune is a novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget.
    Paul of Dune 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

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    1. Sigh Where do we start The cardboard characters The plot inconsistencies The contradictions with Frank Herbert s books Again, another unnecessary addition to the Dune series If Brian and Kevin had put all their effort into writing Dune 7 than piddling around with two prequel trilogies, then we MIGHT have a worthy read.But no They just couldn t stop at Dune 7 and move on to go back to writing their own original series No Dune is their cash cow, and they re going to milk it, by gum Here, we see an [...]

    2. My slight obsession with all things Dune began back when I was thirteen when a good buddy of mine recommended to me Frank Herbert s first Dune novel which I promptly borrowed from my dad, who had a first printing copy and the David Lynch cinematic adaptation which coincidentally came out mere months later From there, I was enraptured with this future historical epic much as I once was with Narnia and Middle Earth What I loved most about Herbert s original six volume Dune series was how he captur [...]

    3. When I first read Dune in 1983 I was amazed at how Frank Herbert was able to create an entire universe filled with new planets, alien races, politics and of course, religious fanaticism.I was deeply saddened by the death of one of the greatest Science Fiction writers of all time.Then to my delight, the team of Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson catapulted the Sci Fi fan base back into the world of Dune with some of the best written and imagined stories from the early days of the Dune legacy Paul [...]

    4. Utterly, totally, completely disappointed I very much liked Dune Chronicles 7 8 as for the Legends of Dune Prelude to Dune series, I found them to be awesome But this one The characters are totally different the way Paul Atreides and the Fremens are depicted looks like the Harkonnens No, I m wrong The Harkonnens were strong characters, despicable, they could make you go through the whole range of bad feelings about them Here, Paul and Fremens are a bunch of idiots, brainless, selfish mother f er [...]

    5. So far this is one of the most painful books ever written by Brian Herbert Frank s son and Mr Anderson I read them only because I know they are working from Frank Herbert s notes, and they do fill in useful information But frankly, I think if they just published his notes, it would be a lot better reading Their characterization is nearly non existent and the dialogue is quite poor.Final comment Well, I finished it God it was torture I couldn t recommend it to anyone, even a diehard fan I d send [...]

    6. I mean, I didn t finish it, but I m finished, you know what I mean Or to quote Bean, from Shadow of the Hegemon You don t have to eat the whole turd to know it s not crab cake Super bad dialogue and poor writing really makes you feel like these aren t the characters we remembered from Dune Don t we read sequels to get of what we want I don t want to read about this imposter Paul, who takes everything too seriously, and alienates everyone he talks to I know it s supposed to be the story of his j [...]

    7. One of the worse books ever written It really pains me to see that it was allowed to be released It really shames the Dune series name.

    8. Hopefully the last of Dune I have read them all None were as good as Dune But then you can t beat the best.

    9. Like millions of other people, I loved Frank Herbert s Dune and the five sequels to it that Herbert produced In general, I ve had mixed feelings about the prequels and sequels to Frank Herbert s series of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson It s not that they aren t good it s that many of them aren t very Dune, dammit The difference is something like that between the earliest versions of great movies, e.g The Poseidon Adventure, and later versions, e.gPoseidon the originals grab you and don t let [...]

    10. I don t know how many of the Brian Herbert Kevin Anderson books I will end up reading I love the universe, am captivated by Dune and the mythology of Maud dib, but as so many others have noted, this just doesn t have the same something as the original s I enjoyed the subplot of the Fenrings daughter That part was well done, and raised some interesting questions about human cloning and biological engineering The rest of the book, though, fell flat for me While superficially interesting, and yes i [...]

    11. Frank Herbert is spinning in his grave I have read programming manuals that have engaged me .The idea is good, the writing is limp, and I just gave up.

    12. I enjoyed this book a lot It fills in a gap between Dune and Dune Messiah and fleshes out all of the characters and their motivations accordingly While its not absolutely necessary for enjoying the original Dune series, I think it enhances the original series and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the original series.

    13. Ugh possibly my least favorite of the Dune Universe by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson The attempt to lay the inconsistencies of their expanded universe on the original books is laughable and not in a good way.

    14. Background When I read Dune in the late 60s I was fascinated by the depiction of this future society with it s wonderful technologies mixed with it s medieval intrigues The Harkonnens were evil, the Corrinos were corrupt, and I rooted for the noble Atreides The Bene Gesserits, the Spacing Guild, the Mentats, the Suk doctors, and the other groups provided a sturdy framework for the story.Some of the echoes of our world were interesting, like The Orange Catholic Bible, and some were odd, like the [...]

    15. Boring.Paul is too complex character for Brian s writeing skills so result is not attractive.I had to push myself to finish it.It should never existed Pro itano i jedva mala dvoj ica, vi e 2.Knjiga je kronolo ki smje tena izme u Dune i Dune Messiah te poku ava objasniti ne to Paulovog Jihada, a druga polovica knjige nas vodi u Paulovu mladost s a om Letom te razmiricama s Ku om Moritani prikriveni Harkonneni s jedne te Ecazima, Verniusima i Atreidisima s druge strane.Sve to je stvarno akcijski n [...]

    16. Not nearly as bad as I thought this book would be based on reviews I had read before I know this is going to sound blasphemous to some, but although Frank Herbert is a far superior writer, I wish there was a little of his son Brian and Kevin Anderson in his books Frank can be a little long winded and confusing at times Conversely, I wish there was a lot Frank in these new McDune books there is nothing profound in this book But that s ok It is what it is, and I enjoyed it as just some light esc [...]

    17. Yet another book in the long line of substandard, cash grab Dune novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson However, I m such a Dune nerd that when I saw the hardcover in BN for only 5, I had to grab it While their first trilogy House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino and second trilogy Butlerian Jihad, Machine Crusade, Battle of Corrin were at least cohesize and had somewhat gripping plots that expanded the Dune universe, this novel is unfocused and mostly uninteresting A good po [...]

    18. This was a good Gee, I wonder what happened between type of book I honestly liked it, but it wasn t the best new Dune book that I ve read In the original Dune novels, or in the TV mini series, for that matter, there s a considerable gap in time between books One story ends with Paul defeating the Emperor of the Known Universe, and the next story starts with him firmly entrenched as a god dictator with this whole religion that s grown up around him However, we really don t know how all these chan [...]

    19. I felt embarrassed reading this book I wasn t sure who for for myself For Herbert Or for the authors Buying this book was my part in the Cash for Clunkers program when I handed over my credit card to buy this clunky piece of work Like a good GM, it was shiny on the outside but after a few miles it squeaked, pulled to one side, the radio was stuck on one station and then all the wheels fell off as the engine exploded On the cover its a sequel , but in reality it s played as two books Irulan s his [...]

    20. it starts off awfully YA ish fun nothing impressive but fun i had set my expectations pretty low, so i was quite happy with the fact things weren t getting completely f d up.but then it turns into a godawful mess Leto was honor and honor the honor and rules Rules were honor and respect and honor Honor, rules, honor, honor rules Good old fashioned bloodshed, Gurney said If that s what he wants, then we ll give it to him Honor Surrender by rules and honor justice rules and honor Honor honor on the [...]

    21. I thought that the two dimensional characters, dreadful dialogue and apparently non existent editing in the initial three Butlerian Jihad books would be impossible to surpass in Brian s extension of his father s work, but it seems I was wrong With Paul of Dune he has gone beyond that Every character feels so jarringly wrong that I found it impossible to read the book with any enjoyment I d expected the book to fill out the time between Dune and Messiah, but in reality it was little than an excu [...]

    22. I really liked this book I was especially impressed by Irulan and very pleased that Herbert and Anderson expanded on the character I developed a real sympathy for her because despite the fact that she is a wife in name only, she loves her husband in her own way and is content to serve as the observer and chronicler of his life and times The thing that I didn t like, however, was how Chani was pictured in the book We know that Paul was utterly devoted to her, but in this part of the story the wri [...]

    23. This is like fan fiction than a proper addition to the Dune cannon It s as if the authors merely skimmed the original material for names and places, but never actually read the books The characters are hollow wheels f the originals and at times even contradict things from the original books I went straight from re reading Dune into this book and was bitterly disappointed The styles was so different, the characters were si different, everything was so different I had to force myself to finish Pa [...]

    24. Unless you absolutely need a new Dune book to read, don t bother.Adds parts of story lines that are fully established and adds things to them or changes them.I m becoming totally disenchanted by all the new Dune books, and if it wasn t for the fact that I had already paid for the next one coming out in a few days, I doubt if I would have put out the money for it.They are writing these just for the money because they know that people like myself will buy books written in the Duniverse Brian Herbe [...]

    25. So Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune simply HAD to be written, and were VERY good And I kinda understand why they did the okay ish House trilogy, and then the good Legends.But for Pete s sake why did we ever need this bulge or inquel Enough had been written about Paul already I didn t think there were any gaps that needed to be filled around the original Dune novel.The novel is not badly written, and reading about these characters is always fun, but it s reached a point where this is simply [...]

    26. The major thing that struck me about the novel was that Irulan seemed different from the Irulan portrayed in the original series.In the original series, I thought Irulan came across as being a bit incompetent, to be honest Always scheming and plotting but never actually getting anything done I didn t really find her likable, though I didn t dislike her either.In Paul of Dune, she actually seems accepting of her fate She doesn t try to get Paul into her bed and she s embraced her role as Paul s [...]

    27. Paul of Dune alternates between telling events of Paul Muad Dib s jihad 1 year and 4 year after the events of Dune and before Dune Messiah and background of Paul and what affected the Atreides clan as a 12 year old boy.The good of this book is simply that the Dune story at this period is so great that any new background and insight is a joy for fans The bad of this book is that while it attempts to fill in between Frank s original novels it becomes just that that boring historical background fil [...]

    28. I have rarely set aside a book like I did with this one I can usually find some redeeming quality that will keep me engaged, but I just couldn t stay in this one Partly because I am trying to read all of Frank and Brian s works in the story order, and I wanted to get to Dune Messiah And partly because of the stark difference in ability between Frank and Brian s writing abilities I found Brian s constant recapping of events in Dune to be tedious, and I did not agree with how he portrayed Paul It [...]

    29. This book marks the first time I ever started skim reading, an action I found rather distasteful until I found this entirely pointless interquel What started as a bittersweet while entirely pointless entry to the Dune Saga, quickly became an overdrawn conglomerate of tiresome scenes Once the flashbacks started, I was done with it, and if I hadn t been stuck on a train for 8 hours at the time, I doubt I would have finished it.It joins the House Trilogy with books I recommend skipping.

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