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Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert
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May 10, 10

Read from February 12 to May 10, 2010

I enjoy the Dune universe and like all of the books, even those that are not written by Frank Herbert. This title is no exception. Paul of Dune fills in the gaps between Dune and Dune: Messiah. In this "continuation," Alia's persona is better explained, the Fenring's story is more fleshed out, and Irulan walks a line between her family and Paul and must choose one or the other. In the later editions of the Dune saga, those books dealing with Leto as emperor, we understand more of the background surrounding Leto's decisions, but the roots of Paul's choices are not as explained in the Frank Herbert novels. This book shows us more shades of gray with Paul and how his Atreides honor and justness are put to the test. Overall, I liked the book. Not as well as the originals, but it is a decent read for sci-fi fans who like Dune. Nothing can recapture the scope and scale of Frank's novels, but this is not a bad successor.
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