Review of 'Dune: The Battle of Corrin'

Dune: The Battle of Corrin by Kevin J. Anderson, and Brian Herbert
Book 3 of the Legends of Dune series

dune_battle_of_corrin.jpg The conclusion to the Legends of Dune trilogy sees the machines beaten back to a single planet: Corrin. The machines, though confined to the planet show more and more ingenious ways of attacking from behind their wall. Vorian Atreides is frustrated by the lack of any support for an all-out attack on the planet but will circumstances conspire to get him what he wants anyway? The cymeks are all but destroyed but are planning their revenge both on mankind but also on Omnius, will they get it? Meanwhile the origins of the spacing guild are made all too clear as the experimentation with melange by Norma Cenva comes to a grotesque conclusion. All the other loose ends: the Fremen and the Bene Gesserit also have their origins exposed. Even the origin of the feud between Atreides and Harkonnen. This novel seems to be able to very tidily pull all the various threads from the previous two novels together to set the stage for the Dune universe as it is understood in the original novels. The characters and motivations seem to be very believable with the story moving on at a tremendous pace. A great finale to this short series. Now waiting for the seventh in the original Dune series…

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Review Date: 2006-03-21


Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Publication Date: 2004

ISBN: 978-0340823385


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