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Korzeth

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« on: September 27, 2004, 01:20:28 AM »

[span style=\'color:blue\'] hey, i was wondering, has anyone read the three new novels from the Dune series?  

I've read the individual prelude "House" books which were great, but these new books take place at the origins of the "big battles", The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corin and the Butlerian Jihad..  sorry, wrong order though.. hehe..

i just wanted to know if they were worth buying.. =)  [/span]
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2004, 09:29:04 AM »

I've read the first one, I liked it, but I dunno if it's worth buying them, only if you have the money for it, if you have to choose between books, I don't think I'd buy them...

They're a nice read, but not really great
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2004, 12:00:22 AM »

I read The Butlerian Jihad. Don't even bother with it. It's horrible.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2004, 05:11:47 AM »

I'll have to disagree in part.  I didn't buy them and I don't think I will.  But, I tend to be very selective in the books I actually buy anymore.  The county library carries a good selection of major sci-fi and fantasy works, so I can usually get my fix for "free".  

Still, I think the books have been a good read so far.  I've had some issues with a few things, but still an entertaining story and it makes for a very interesting background to the original Dune books.  I think I felt a stronger attachment to the three House books (Atreides, Harkonnen, Corrino) but that was becuase most of the characters were familiar where the Jihad books are essentially all "new" characters.

Of course, I'm hoping all this warm-up work will give the ultimate payoff when these guys write the final book of the Dune series (the sequel to Chapterhouse: Dune that Herbert wasn't able to write before he died).
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2004, 12:36:13 PM »

Read all the past Dune series,got to be a bit too much,don't think
I could read anymore of Dune,but it was good at it's time'
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