Nutshell blurb: Paul Atreides is all grown up and ruler of a vast amount of planets. And now, pretty much everyone is out to get him.
I was decidedly underwhelmed by this book. I was completely blown away when I read Dune and was super excited to read the follow-up book. I looked for it every time I went to the library but finally ended up breaking down and buying it.
The premise sounded great. Plots upon plots, the return of a friend as a ghola and a rich world with interesting characters. But somehow I felt that there was something lacking in the execution. It just didn’t grab me.
This could be partly why I’ve been going through a reading rut lately (as I mentioned in a previous post). This book was a hard slog for me, but it was deceptively exciting. I kept thinking that something was going to happen if I just read a few more pages, but alas…
I’ve heard that the next book is better so I think that I’ll give it a chance. It seemed to be the general consensus (according to the reviews on Goodreads) that this book is a somewhat weak bridge between the first book and the next.
I certainly hope so.