Sisterhood of Dune
Schools of Dune #1
by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Ebook, 448 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was more enjoyable than Paul of Dune and I think I enjoyed it a little more than The Winds of Dune.
However, I was/am also reading Heretics of Dune, so was able to contrast directly between Brian Herbert/Kevin Anderson and Frank Herbert. It was just sad.
Sisterhood is just an adventure scifi story that could either stand on its own or be part of a duology or [heaven forbid!] a trilogy. Things, exciting things sometime, happen. But I honestly cannot say that I would find this book [along with all the rest of the H&A’s Dune stuff] interesting if I wasn’t already enthralled by the original Dune Saga by Frank.
The enjoyment from this book came from seeing the fleshing out of Frank’s ideas and not from the actual authors writings or ideas. And while H&A might be laughing all the way to the bank, we the fans know that they are simply riding the coattails of a much better author.
So enjoy all the stuff by H&A [and I plan on continuing to read what they put out], but realize they are the dollop of sour cream on top of the chili. It enhance the food, but it is NOT the meal.
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