Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
Published April 23, 2022
- Title Children of Dune
- Author Frank Herbert
- Year 1976
- Genre Science Fiction
The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy. Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions - but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens...
I mean, I think it’s fair to say that if I hadn’t bought the complete Dune series within one book, I wouldn’t have gotten to book three, let alone finish it. I find them a really weird series - on the one hand, I kinda like the writing, the dynastic nature of the characters, and the way they are always plotting something. But I wish there was more about the planet itself, the people, who are we actually leading, what is the whole point? There seems to be less and less of that as we go on.
Still half of the six originals are complete, so I may as well keep going at this point!
Rating: 3 / 5