A few things stood out. First, I hate the use of epigraphs if they’re nothing more than a shallow recap of what I'm about to read. That's what happened consistently in this book, and ut must be said, neither of these two can match the sheer breadth and depth of Frank Herbert. Just let it go, guys! The plotlines are mighty thin and, sadly, not credible. The Oracle of Time?? Gholas of Paul, Jessica, et al?? The revelation of the reason for the Honored Matres’ flight from the Enemy is disappointing, not to mention the identity of the old man and woman. I think in the latter case the authors failed to provide any foreshadowing for this, so it's unfair as well as disappointing.