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Thoughts on the Dune series? High points? Low points? Best book of the series? Worst?
So I'm half way through the Dune series now. Finished Children of Dune a few weeks ago and now I'm half way through God Emperor and I'm a little perplexed by it... possibly even disappointed.
Children was excellent. Plenty of intrigue, the action and pacing was pretty consistent throughout and Herbert's books always seem to culminate in a great climax at the end.
God Emperor is just strange to me though, I think mainly because it feels so disjointed from the rest of the series. It jumps forward some 3.5k years into the future and the only characters that carry any sort of continuity through to the 4th book are Duncan and Leto to some degree. What's more, Leto is just a bizarre, quasi-omniscient worm creature at this point, and so far a majority of the book seems to overlook a lot of the other characters, especially Siona, who I figured the book would follow a little more closely, but so far she has only appeared during a few instances and has been mentioned a few times by Leto.
Regardless, the book isn't "bad" by any means, and I'm hoping/expecting that it will pick up near the end like these books usually do.
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It started when I got a letter from my father. I was surprised a lot when I found it in my mailbox. Why is it so surprising to receive a letter from your father, you ask? Well, it’s 2015 and there are such things as e-mail, phone, Skype etc., just why did he use paper mail? But it’s not what really bothered me. The thing is, last time I met my father was 3 years ago, and I don’t live with him for 10 years since my mother passed away. And add that I’m just 14 now – it’s not a usual situation.
The letter itself just told “come”. Why suddenly he wants to see me? Well, anyway my life now is not eventful at all, and I decided, maybe it will change something. So, I arrived to Tokyo-3. Address in the letter told it was send from the NERV. As far as I remember it’s where my father works. Since I don’t even know, where in this city he lives, I started to search for the place.