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Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2021
I gave the Dune sagas a rest and moved to the Expanse series for a while. I recently visited Arrakis and found the Caladan trilogy. It’s not Frank, but it’s very good, action driven. Unlike Frank, his son spends a lot of words reviewing past events as if his readers have short memories. And maybe we do. I appreciated the added realism of delayed heighliners as if space travel will be as common and problematic as today’s air travel. There is a predictability as any detail, seemingly inconsequential at the moment,gains significance in the next couple chapters. But, in spite of this technique there are enough twists and turns to hold my interest.
I gotta say that ending the first two installments with cliffhangers is not satisfying, given the lag time between installments. I think readers would prefer some sort of resolution at the installments end. And, since this installment was just published, there’s going to be a wait. At least I got to read the first 2 together. It felt like I was reading one book.
Although this book stands on its own, the writing is not nearly as nuanced as dad’s. It’s probably unrealistic and unfair to make such a comparison, but it’s important to set the proper expectations. So, guys, finish it on a satisfying note, take you time.