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House Corrino by Brian Herbert
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Mar 25, 2008

did not like it

I fell in love with Frank Herbert's universe, and the way he allowed the characters, the theme, and the implications of various technological advances to change and adapt over time to paint a broader story across his books.

So, I thought I would give the "prequels" that were co-authored by his son a chance. However, not only did this book fail to capture anything relevant of the universe, but it managed to almost feel juvenile in comparison.

The characters were shallow, the dialog was lacking, and the plot progression lacked real insight. It was Dune done in the style of a pulp sci-fi.

It may be unfair to expect any author to do justice to such a rich universe after the golden road the original books paved. But the new books just didn't do anything for me.
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