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Review | Children of Dune | Frank Herbert

⚪ REVIEW: Children of Dune by Frank Herbert ⚪

Leto and Ghanima Atreides follow in their father's footsteps—and further—to begin the Golden Path.

✅ worldbuilding—and I can't stress this enough—reigns supreme

✅ plots within plots within plots

✅ when it is good, it is amazing, especially the action

✅ Alia's character arch is positively heartbreaking

✅ some great action scenes

✖ lots of talking and plotting and more talking

✖ lacking tension and action

✖ hints of interesting characters, but never delivers

✖ agonisingly slow to start

✖ Jessica's transformation between the 2nd and 3rd book was just disappointing 

Verdict: cool scenes, nice ideas, but held down by the weight of its own grandeur

Rating: 3.5/5 🌟

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