Tales of Dune DNF @10%

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Title: Tales of Dune

Series: Dune

Author: Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

Rating: 1 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 90

 

My Thoughts:

I knew I wasn’t going to finish this after I DNF’d Anderson’s last book but since it was on my Kindle and not just in my  ebook collection, I knew that I at least needed to give it the old college try before consigning it to the pit.

6 short stories set in the Dune Universe. I read the first one. Wasn’t bad but was just as Meh worthy as I was expecting.

Now that I have all of Anderson/Herbert’s stuff off my kindle, my Don’t Read Anymore by Them Policy can take full effect. First DNF of the year…

Whipping Mek

Whipping MekWhipping Mek

Legends of Dune #1.5

Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

 

If you are going to write a short story, then you need to be able to write well.

And Herbert pretty much expels a mass of putrid pap and counts on fan loyalty for the rest.

Hunting Harkonnens

Hunting HarkonnensHunting Harkonnens

Legends of Dune #1.6

Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

 

A short story about the elder Harkonnen heir, who crashlands on some planet and ends up surviving a hunt by Agememnon and who fades into obscurity.

A pointless piece of drivel that came across as sad, reaching and failing.

Paul of Dune

Paul of Dune
Legends of Dune #1
Kevin Anderson
Brian Herbert
SF
2 stars
512 pages

Two stories about Paul Atreides. One is set between Dune and Dune Messiah. Tells of the beginning of the Jihad and the starting of the Empire of Maud’dib. The other is from Paul’s childhood. Both are interesting but it felt like they were put together in one book because neither had enough substance on its own. Enjoyable if one is a Dune fan, but I couldn’t really recommend it to anyone else.

The Battle of Corrin

The Battle of Corrin
Legends of Dune #3
Brian Herbert
Kevin Anderson
SF
85 / 3stars

A satisfying finish to this prequel trilogy. The spice navigators are started, the Bene Gesserit truly start, the Fremen start and House Corrino comes into existance.You see the beginning of the Face Dancers, cool stuff. The Titans are destroyed, along with the last Omnius incarnation. The Harkonnen betrayal is shown. So many question left tho. I am hoping for more!