Dune: House Atreides
Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson
Bantam, 2000 (2000)
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Reviewed by Wesley Williamson
his prequel to Frank Herbert's classic
is written in the same style. It introduces Paul's father Leto Atreides, and shows Prince Shaddam as he plots and kills to become the Padishah Emperor.
Dune, House Atreides
is the first in a series which adds to the epic. As such, it is a
for fans of the
novels. Unfortunately, it also exaggerates the failings of the original: that is, cut-out characters and scientific and psychic miracles introduced to help along a stumbling plot.
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