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Tales of Dune

Tales of Dune [Kindle Edition]

Brian Herbert , Kevin J. Anderson
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Product Description

Three previously uncollected stories set in the Dune universe by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, includes the all-new tale “Wedding Silk,” a story of young Paul Atreides, as well as “Sea Child” and “Treasure in the Sand.” Bonus material includes “Dune: Blood and Water” and “Dune: Fremen Justice.”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 271 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WordFire Press (12 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055PKADC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars tales of dune 25 May 2014
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Additions to stories adding more insights into the dune saga. So glad these were not lost, they add more emphasis on the stories.
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Three deleted chapters for £2.49 I have really enjoyed the Dune Universe but I do not like being ripped off.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great for die hard Dune fans 23 Nov 2012
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Not for the causual reader you must have read akk of the dune dune books to get anything uot of these "deleted scenes".
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2.0 out of 5 stars Witches of Dune 17 May 2012
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Having collected and read all the Dune series this the first of a 'new' trilogy has by the very nature of it's background required to 'fill-in' details from the other series, for those who have not read them. These girls are a rare breed and will keep us hopping I'm sure, but, this, with the wide spread 'universe' being covered means much duplication and a complex understanding jumping backwards and forwards in time, as the many volumes have done, means, in my opinion, difficulty for first time reader, hopefully, now the new line has been set, the other volumes will be more enjoyable their breeding project should keep it interesting!! dont't forget the gom-jabber!! I look forward to there publication. joz
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1.0 out of 5 stars Woodworms of Endor! 21 Jun 2011
By C. Carter Holland - Published on
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This is mostly a review of "Wedding Silk" since the other two short stories have been available from other sources. I will say that I would give "Sea Child" 3 stars on its own, because Brian Herbert actually did a decent job of condensing the relevant points about love as a heresy that Frank Herbert explored (in Heretics and Chapterhouse) for the LCD crowd which enjoys the new books. It's rather rare to find snippets of the new books which were obviously written by a Herbert.

Now for Wedding Silk, or as I call it "Woodworms of Endor!" The story involves a expedition of Young Paul Atreides into the fog-forest of Ecaz. The whole story seems lifted from a young adult Star Wars story, which incidentally is the specialty of one of the authors, KJA. Ornithopters dodge insect swarms, you get from giant tree to giant tree by "completely safe" ziplines. There are tons of nitpicks to make, like Paul calling his bodyguards "Sir" or the entire opening scene which teeters around Paul and Jessica's hide-the-anxiety dance over Leto's impending marriage. Oh and one of the Ginaz Swordmasters for House Ecaz thinking that the Atreides crest was a Falcon, not a Hawk.

The woodworms of course, are actually caterpillars, but written in such a manner that they are obviously meant to be "Worms in Trees." I mean Frank made Sand Worms, KJA is just capitalizing on a theme adding Waterworms (Hunters of Dune/Sandworms of Dune) and now Wood Worms. Of course its all tied up neatly in an foreshadowing allegory where Paul recognizes that the Falcon Moth (which is so awesome that a Ginaz Swordmaster says he's never killed one in flight, something that Paul accomplishes with ease and a dagger, of course) was just sacrificing itself in a desperate attempt to protect its young -- Something his father Leto would do without hesitation wink wink. You know, kinda, even if that's not what happened in Dune.

And of course the entire reason for this expedition was to gather the worm's silk, which is a prized resource guarded by a dangerous and wild creature. The slaughter of the worms is all justified (even if they DID intially try to avoid killing them) because they are rampant destructive and territorial.

So in the end the story comes across as feeling like it was merely copied and pasted from leftover clippings of Star Wars and McDune. (Supposedly it was a chapter that was left out of Paul of Dune.)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Written for die hard fans 4 Mar 2012
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Basically for the die hard fan of the Dune saga as myself, it consists of some short stories that don't stand by themselves.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short Stories of the Dune Universe for Hard Core Dune Fans 1 May 2014
By Alastair Browne - Published on
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This book contains five short stories, supposedly left out from other novels. They're entertaining, and, like the other pre-Dune books by Brian Herbert and Keven J. Anderson, they will give you a clearer understanding of Frank Herbert's original DUNE novels.
As for Frank Herbert, I've read all six of the DUNE books, but I prefer to go up to Children of Dune, and if not that, God Emperor of Dune. As for the last two novels I could not get into them.
That said, of the five stories, two of them do relate to the last two last two novels, and reading them, I did get a clearer understanding.
"Treasure in the Sand," the third story (I'm not covering them in order), takes place right after "Heretics of Dune," after its destruction, where an expedition comes the the destroyed planet Rakis (Arrakis) to search for any artifacts to take back for preservation of history, but find things that would never expect. I liked this story because in "Heretics" when Dune is destroyed, the description is only one or two sentences long, and if you are not careful, you'll miss it. There is no long, drawn out description that will set the reader on edge.
In "Sea Child" (during "Chapterhouse Dune) a sister from the Bene Gesserit is exiled to an island on an ocean world, held prisoner by the Honored Matres, the nemesis of the Bene Gesserit, both being sworn enemies. One sister, named Corysta, befriends a creature, a human genetically engineered to live in the sea.
If you liked these two stories, you might be able to understand Herbert's last two books a lot better. They are different from the other four books and you may or may not like them.
The first story is about Paul during his pre-Dune days, under Jessica's wing, who's father is about to be married (not to Jessica) for the sake on convenience of the family. Marriage for love is rare in this environment. Paul decides to venture to a jungle, to obtain silk from giant silkworms. Enough said.
The last two stories, "Dune: Blood and Water" and "Fremen Justice" are stand alone stories from Dune: House Harkonnen. "Blood and Water," I recall is in the mentioned book, but probably in another form. Abulurd Harkonnen, living on Lankiveil, and is a fur whale merchant, the "white sheep" of the Harkonnen family. His son, Rabban, returns home to visit, but, to his father's amazement, turns out to be evil and messes up his father's family business.
"Fremen Justice" is where a shipload of young recruits patrol an area of Arrakis, capture a small sand worm, drown it in water for it's bile, and poisons a cistern nearby, as a practical joke. The town's people die a horrible death, but some Fremen witness the entire scene and take action to impose justice on those responsible.
That's just about it in a nutshell. You can only get this on Kindle, but it's worth the money to buy it. It isn't much, it's a short book, and can be read in two or three sittings, which is good if you have nothing else to do.
If you are a Dune fan, get the book. It will entertain you for a few hours, at least.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another piece of the great saga that is Dune 27 Jan 2012
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I'm not sure if it makes sense for someone to review a book (or story) when you never enjoyed the original. I on the other hand LOVED not only the original, but all of the books. I have reread the entire saga multiple times (everytime a new book comes out) and it only gets better the more I read them. I think that Herbert and Anderson do a great job picking up where Frank left off. The way they can build off of a single line reference from the original text is amazing.

I have just finished Sisterhood of Dune and already can't wait for the next installment. There is so much to build on I hope they never stop cranking them out. If you're a true fan, these stories will be a nice read
4.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Dune 20 Jun 2014
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Excellent for fans who have read most of the series or new comers who want to get a taste. Love the short story format.
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