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The Winds of Dune (Heroes of Dune Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A New Dune Book

The Winds of Dune was great book that adds to the tapestry of the Dune Universe.
When Frank Herbert wrote the original (and still classic) series, he left a good many years uncharted during the course of the series. This new set of books (starting with Paul of Dune) d...
The Winds of Dune was great book that adds to the tapestry of the Dune Universe.
When Frank Herbert wrote the original (and still classic) series, he left a good many years uncharted during the course of the series. This new set of books (starting with Paul of Dune) does a good job of filling in some unanswered questions. I enjoyed the flashback scenes in this book quite a bit.
Frank Herbert, undeniably a master storyteller, could sometimes be a little dry in his writing. Herbert and Anderson do a good job at making the narrative a little more approachable. The writing was crisp and it flowed well.
Starting from Jessica learning of her son's death and dealing with Alia's learning how to run an Empire, this book moves swiftly from start to finish. There were quite a few parts where I couldn't put this book down.
The least interesting character in this book was Irulan. But then, she never was one of my favorite characters. She's never really felt well-rounded to me. She still doesn't in this book.
All in all, I enjoyed this book (and the previous book in the trilogy) and would highly recommend it to other sci-fi fans.

posted by Gnomicron on June 13, 2009

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This book is politically correct and re-chewed piece of gum.

This book, like others by B. Herbert and CO. is lacking brilliancy of the original creator of Dune. The original wholesome personality heroes of Dune now became muddied by constant self-reflection. Instead of them influencing the history , they became slaves of enviro...
This book, like others by B. Herbert and CO. is lacking brilliancy of the original creator of Dune. The original wholesome personality heroes of Dune now became muddied by constant self-reflection. Instead of them influencing the history , they became slaves of environment. Somehow the light, intriguing language of original Dune become boring pontifications about good of humanity.

posted by 347097 on August 25, 2009

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