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Paul of Dune

Written by: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Paul of Dune is a sci-fi adventure novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget. "Scott Brick delivers a powerful and entertaining reading reminiscent of a theatrical performance in a brilliant one-man show. Brick's voice is ideally suited to this extraordinary tale; no doubt he studied the prose of each novel to capture the dialect perfectly. This is a superb, solid reading that will appeal to fans and newcomers alike." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad'Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert's next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years later after Paul's armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between Dune and Dune Messiah? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, New York Times best-selling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul of Dune

The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies - those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands...

And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad?

©2008 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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Plans inside of plans inside of plans!!

You'd think old Vladdy Hark spun this yarn himself! The level of detail, political backstabbing and intrigue well lives up to the hype of anything Brian's dad penned into the original series.

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Fills in a lot of gaps.

Great book. jumps back and fourth between the early life of Paul Atredies and the time directly after the events of the original book.

Narrator Scott Brick kills it as always.

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Bridges the gap rather well

Really enjoyed this one. Definitely should be read after reading Dune 1n2.

After reading the prequel novels, we see more of Paul leading up to Dune 1. Then with the shifting of time eras of Emperor Muad'dib to younger Paul Atreides, this novel adds to the hype of the 'Rise of Paul Atreides'.
Younger Paul has it going for him. He has excellent tutors, strong parents in their own right, and that atreides code of honor. This gives way to the Rise of Paul Atreides to become Emporer Muad'dib. Which makes it harder for me because of the 'Ultra Agressive path' he had to take for humanity's sake. I still wish that wasn't the case. He could have been an amazing King Arthur type of leader.
Emporer Muad'dib almost feels like a different identity than Paul Atreides. It's the version of him that he presents due to the culmination of his experiences as a youth, through the annihilation of his house, his journey through thr desert, the awakening of his precient abilities, and his final trance experience upon injesting the water of life. These events plus his exenteded view of the future sets his determination and bears all the responsibility upon himsekf to save humanity in the long run. It's a lricess which requires the deaths of billions to save trillions, which I feel is ultimately ultra sad. Did it really have to be that way, considering all the possibilities, considering all the eventual outcomes?
Is it destiny or do we make our own destiny?

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