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Sandworms of Dune (Dune Sequels Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Book Two in the stunning conclusion to Frank Herbert's worldwide bestselling Dune Chronicles
At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.
Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine.
This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.
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"I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. Clarke on Dune
"Appealing and gripping…Fascinating detail, yet cloaked in mystery and mysticism."--Milwaukee Journal on Heretics of Dune
"The vast and fascinating Dune saga sweeps on---as exciting and gripping as ever."--Kirkus Reviews on Chapterhouse: Dune
"This compelling saga of men and women struggling for their freedom is required reading for Dune fans."--Library Journal on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
"Dune addicts will happily devour Herbert and Anderson's spicy conclusion to their second prequel trilogy."--Publishers Weekly on Dune: The Battle of Corrin
"Entertaining."--Publishers Weekly on Hunters of Dune
- ASIN : B000UVBSZU
- Publisher : Tor Books; First edition (August 7, 2007)
- Publication date : August 7, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 691 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 628 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,089 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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D the reader of past events that occurs in previous Dune books, as well as the current book. While I understand needing to refresh the reader about characters and events from previous books, doing it over and over was annoying at best, and disrespectful at worst. The same is true for plots and characters from the current book.
Second, the fact that Tegg and Idahoe were unable to detect the two face dancers that were sabatouging the ship was rediculous. They are supposed to be the two greatest Mentats of all time, and they could deduce that the two characters who traveled to a Facedancer planet and narrowly escaped were the most likely suspects. It's just not believable.
Some time ago, I had enjoyed their 6 Prequel DUNE series of books, and the 2 sequels were just as good - if not better!
I can't recommend Sandworms of Dune (and Hunters...) enough. So much inspiring moments, and wonderful action and 'looking deep' into so many great characters that make all the DUNE series so memorable and a joy to read, again & again! All I can say is a heartfelt "Thank-You!" to Brian and Kevin for all their 'Labors of Love' in the DUNE universe... Good Job, guys!!!
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For me however, I loved Dune for its well developed characters, consistent universe and believable and subtle plotting and counter plotting that took place. Unfortunately the authors can't deliver on any of these. They have characters that are all just one dimensional despite having a wealth of material to draw on, internal and external dialogues simplistic and idiotic, and have somehow managed to make a believable universe seem ridiculous where magic things take place. Frank Herbert managed to make you believe that the players were prescient or tactical geniuses and heroes. In this novel they all come across as little ordinary people all be it with some super powers.
Having said that, I would not be so harsh on the first book of the two if it wasn't a Dune sequel. It is better that lots of SF out there and quite readable.
However the real crime is this book, the second sequel which is truly awful and brings Dune to a cringeworthy conclusion. The characters become even more stupid, the plot more silly, the inconsistencies with “proper dune” more unforgivable.
The authors have absolutely no feel for Dune at all. better that they would have left it up to someone else to complete the Dune series. What they have done to the legacy of Dune is a crime.
Great job and worthy successor.
the ending is quite deus ex machina... won't say more so as not to spoil the story, and didn't seem to fit with Herberts ambitious universe. Characters do some really odd a silly things that perhaps another writer would have been able to explain better. I think that is the real disappointment with this book, it doesn't feel like the rest of the dune series.
One of the things I loved most was the little quotes at the beginning of chapters which were so insightful and relevant. those have disappeared, and so has most of the in-depth understanding of the characters and their motivations. I also feel as if the characters of Daniel and Marty were altered in order to fit in with the butlerian jihad books... which is a massive loss in my opinion.
My review is starting to sound bit negative, so I'll wrap it up. This is a good book, that provides a potential resolution to the cliffhanger Herbert left us with in Chapterhouse Dune... however it does tell that it was written by people unfamiliar with the intimate details of the characters and universe. Worth reading, but bear the above in mind