The Butlerian Jihad (Legends of Dune, Book 1)
The Butlerian Jihad - Legends of Dune, Book 1 Author:Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson Frank Herbert’s Dune series is one of the great creations of imaginative literature, science fiction’s answer to The Lord of the Rings. — Decades after Herbert’s original novels, the Dune saga was continued by Frank Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Working from Frank HerbertR... more »17;s own notes, the acclaimed authors reveal the chapter of the Dune saga most eagerly anticipated by readers: the Butlerian Jihad.
Throughout the Dune novels, Frank Herbert frequently referred to the war in which humans wrested their freedom from “thinking machines.” In Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring to life the story of that war, a tale previously seen only in tantalizing hints and clues. Finally, we see how Serena Butler’s passionate grief ignites the struggle that will liberate humans from their machine masters; here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers, who escape bondage to flee to the desert world where they will declare themselves the Free Men of Dune. And here is the backward, nearly forgotten planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange....« less
I've heard about the Dune books for years and decided to give them a try by starting in chronological order with the prequels. Negative critics of this book must simply want to be loyal to James Herbert's original series, because I found this first book (The Butlerian Jihad) in the Legends Of Dune trilogy to be absolutely incredible. I loved the characters, the action, the twists, the constant energy, and the rapid pace of chapters. In short, I was blown away and will definitely be reading the rest of the series now. As for people saying it was confusing, I completely disagree. Unless you have a 2nd grade reading level, this writing is as clear-cut as you can get. Highly recommended for fans of sci-fi, adventure, and epic storytelling.