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Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert
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Feb 18, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: reviewed, science-fiction
Read in February, 2012

If you like the other books in the series like 'Paul of Dune' and 'Winds of Dune' then you’ll probably enjoy this as well. However, if you don't then this book is not going to change your mind about any of it.

Like the other books mentioned 'Sisterhood of Dune' is basically a 50 page story turned into a 500 page book. How Herbert and Anderson manage to spend so much time talking about the Bene-Gesserit's origins without really saying much is beyond me. It feels a lot like the authors are not getting into details or progressing the story because they have already decided to write even more books about the subject and they are afraid there will be nothing left to write about.

I don't have a particular aversion to Anderson, who is generally known to churn out books faster than the presses can print them, and I also really like the 'Legends' trilogy but this is getting out of hand. Yes, it is a Dune novel, yes there is a Herbert involved, an no it is not even coming close to the original series. If you have never read a Dune novel before, do yourself a favor, and make sure you read the original series first. After that you should be in a much better position to decide if you want to know more the Dune universe and to appreciate or condemn what Kevin J. Anderson & Frank Herbert have done with it.
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