I just finished Hunters of Dune and I must say that I am upset about a few elements in the story. I actually enjoyed reading the book although I do think the writing is inferior to Frank Herbert's (his plotlines and stories had flaws as well). However, one thing that puzzled me is if Murbella was taken as a child by the Honored Matres and then raised as one, how does she have them in her "other memory"? It never said she was born of Honored Matres, just taken by them. The biggest problem I have is with Daniel and Marty turning out to be machines from their previous novels (which I have not read yet). In Chapterhouse Dune, they insinuate quite clearly that they are face dancers, that they were created by Tleilaxu masters and that the masters gave them the power to take the personas of other people. I do not understand how Brian could have any respect for his father's work and just decide to totally rewrite it. There is no way that I believe that Frank's notes contained these ideas as I don't think he would deviate from what he previously wrote like that. I haven't read Sandworms yet but I am already let down that they are not face dancers but leftover robots from the jihad. Very depressing. That's my take.
Just finished Hunters of Dune and kind of upset. - The Dune Novels Discussion Community
06 November 2007 @ 11:48 pm
Just finished Hunters of Dune and kind of upset.