Paul of Dune

Paul of Dune

Book - 2008
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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 bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul of Dune.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765312945
0765312948
Branch Call Number: SCI HERBE-B
Characteristics: 512 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Kevin J. 1962-

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SallyAnn65
Jan 02, 2014

Reader does an excellent job of depicting the different character voices!!

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b3c3d3e
Nov 04, 2013

Having read all six of Frank Herbert's dune books several times over the years, I have also followed the Brian Herbert/Kevin Anderson ones when they first came out. These were the two initial trilogies - House of & the Butlerian pre history. Recently have begun to read the more recent ones including Paul & Winds of Dune. None of the writings by Brian Herbert & Anderson are on the same high level as the originals. Whereas Frank Herbert was subtle and masterful in his writing, the new ones are gruesome, violent and sensational, often are boring and plodding. Some of the new ones though are pretty good and enjoyable for the dune enthusiast. I would then recommend Paul of Dune as the best of the new ones and still somewhat worthwhile the House of trilogy. I would pass on the Butlerian trilogy, Sisterhood of Dune. Winds of Dune is sort of OK. For comparison here is how I would rate them all on a 5 point scale:...... Dune/5, Dune Messiah/5, Children of Dune/5, God Emporer/5, Heretics of Dune/5, Chapterhouse/4.5. House Atreides/3, Harkonnen/2.5, Corrino/2.5, Butlerian Jihad/2, Machine Crusade/1.5, Battle of Corrin/1, Sisterhood of Dune/1, Paul of Dune/3.5, Winds of Dune/3. I have yet to read Hunters of Dune & Sandworms of Dune.

gwsuperfan Dec 12, 2010

Very good for a sequel, but it lacks the intricacy, subtlety and majesty of Dune. Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's follow-on books set in the Dune universe are satisfying reads, but lack the sweep and grandeur of Frank Herbert's original novels, and Paul of Dune is similar to the others in that regard.

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Anette
Jan 09, 2009

Astounding! This is the sequel that the original Dune by Frank Herbert never had.
A must read for all Dune fans.

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