Hunters of Dune

Hunters of Dune

by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
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Hunters of Dune (Dune 7 Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Rik_C More than 1 year ago
Brian did a good job picking up where his father left of. if it has been a while since you have read the original Dune series, reread heritics and chapterhouse before you read this.
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Marysse More than 1 year ago
I was sorely disappointed. I know the authors said that they had no intention of mimicking Frank Herbert's style but as I read I could not help but think how they commercialized the series. In the end, what should have been a wonderfully intriguing and satisfying close to an enthralling and provocative series seemed to be nothing more than a drawn-out excuse for someone to get more money.

This story was apparently meant to be told in one book, with no help from any prequel novels. The narrative should have been compact, pushed forward by social commentary and final revelations. For me, the book failed even to maintain the spirit of the earlier series. As a Dune fan, I was insulted by it. Still, read it and draw your own conclusions. I just wanted to vent.
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The original Dune books were awesome! Frank Herbert was a great story teller... Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson - not so much. One reviewer already said most of this book seemed like filler material, and I completely agree. I read the prequels and was disappointed. I avoided Hunters for a long time because I knew the authors couldn't write better than a 14 year old... but decided to give it a chance because I was curious to see how F. Herbert outlined the ending of the story. I don't believe he meant for the story to end as BH and KJA have writtten it. It's just cheesy. The chapters switch off characters and every time you return to a character you feel like you read the exact information in the last chapter about them. Where is the deep plotting? Where is the epic story telling? Where is the emotion? Where are the intelligent thoughts? I should have know better from past experience (prequel novels). The bad thing is I'll read the next darn Dune book just so I can finish the story! But that is because i'm loyal to F. Herbert's amazing tale, not because I give a care about BF and KJA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh! My! God! Just finished, made myself read as slowly as I could, took breaks as long as I could hold myself away from and yet still ... finished, right, as though that word applies when things are just starting. Sure the prose isn't up to I - VI but there are times when the narration sang for me. Thank you, gentlemen, my props to you for you have honored the face of your father (apo to SK) and done true justice to his work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of both the prequels and the original six books written by Frank Herbert. I took the prequels as a fan-based fiction, even though his son wrote them, it was nice to see how 'Dune' evolved from the beginning. I appreciated them for that - but nothing more. Frank Herbert was the greatest sci-fi writer of all time (at least in my opinion) so it would be impossible to replicate his writing. However, Brian and Kevin don't seem to have much talent for writing a complex story. The prequels complimented original Dune books as a backdrop to where Frank began Dune. However, Hunters of Dune feels and reads cheesy, watered down, and flat. I was expecting more from the authors than they delivered. They couldn't pick up where Chapterhouse left off...they tried, but I think banging out a novel per-year over such a complex story will only result in a crappy outcome. Which it is! I hate bashing Brian and Kevin's work on Dune (they get enough crap for their attempt) cause it was a massive undertaking - but so is being TRUE to the details and story. But it's not the end of the world, and even though I don't really like this one, I'd still read more dune books. Besides, the originals will always be here.