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 🌟