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This review is from: House Atreides (Prelude to Dune) (Paperback)
If Frank Herbert were alive today, I'm sure that he must be proud of his son's journey into the Dune world. Author Kevin Anderson has contributed brilliantly, and I have to recommend this book to any serious Dune fan.
Of course, it does not quite match the hights Frank met with 'Children of Dune' or the epic 'Heretics of Dune', but is still more action packed than the disappointing 'God Emperor of Dune' or the underwhelming 'Dune Messiah'.
Fantastic characters have been introduced; the scheming Hasimir Fenring may have had a small part in 'Dune', but his character is fleshed out here to brilliant effect, making for a great baddie. Elsewhere, Dominic Vernius makes his appearance, as well as the extraordinary parts on Ix involving C'tair & D'murr Pilru and the interesting concept of the foldspace communicator which might have come from the mind of the great Frank Herbert himself.
Once you have got used to the different writing style and the enivitably less complex story (although it is still extremely well plotted for a sci-fi novel), you come to realise that the world is a better place with this prelude in it. Congratulations, and I can't wait for the finale of the series (yes, they hinted that Dune 7, based on Frank Herbert's discovered notes, is on the way!!). Keep 'em comin'.