Review of 'Prelude to Dune: House Corrino'

Prelude to Dune: House Corrino by Kevin J. Anderson, and Brian Herbert
Book 3 of the Prelude to Dune series

This is the final novel in the 3-volume pre-quel to Frank Herbert's classic Dune series and it certainly packs a punch. All of the threads come together from the first two books into a climatic head setting the stage for Dune. <p>Duke Leto is on his way to make the universe a better place to be while Baron Harkonnen takes manner lessons (with the occasional invasion on the side). Jessica finally gives birth (much to the consternation of the Bene Gesserit and exiled Prince Vernius finally takes steps to secure his place as the rightful ruler of Ix. Of course, during all of the various planetary sieges we have the raids of the Fremen on Arakkis.</p><p>A tremendous good read, starting a bit slow, but really picking up and never letting up with page after page of action and suspense. Perhaps TOO much action as I found the resolution of the Harkonnen-Moritani attack on Caladan VERY contrived though I was startled by the disasters resulting from the use of the artificial spice. A worthy addition to the Dune universe.</p>

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Genre: Science Fiction


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