If you are a fan of the original Dune series by Frank Herbert, you should also like this first book in the series of sequels by his son Brian in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides is actually more of a prequel, going into some of the histories of the characters in the original Dune series.
This is an excellent story, full of action and intrigue. The authors keep the practice of including little philosophical quotes from various people in the Dune universe at the beginning of most chapters, but somehow these quotes, or at least their relevance to the rest of the story, are somewhat easier to understand than those associated with the original series. And, despite the complicated plots and counter-plots, the action in this book is somewhat easier to understand as well.