Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3) – Book Review

Published Date: April 21, 1976

Publishing Co.: Ace Books          

Pages: 609

Rating: 4 out 5 stars

I did not review the first two books in this series as I read them during my Book Review Boycott of 2020.

That makes attempting a review at this point, all the harder.

I resisted picking up this series for years as I had heard from some avid fantasy/sci-fi fans that it was long and kind of boring. Some people would say it was still worth it and others said you could avoid it and be fine. Such a lukewarm description didn’t exactly pique my interest. Fast forward several years and my aunt and little cousin are shoving the book at me and telling me that I just have to try it. Since it was loaned, I didn’t have much to lose and back in November I finally sat down and gave it the ol’ college try.

Why did I listen to those Negative Nancys?? I’ll never trust them again.

I absolutely loved Dune and Dune Messiah. Apparently, a lot of people had issue with Messiah as you see the dark side to your hero. BUT I LOVE THAT KIND OF THING AND BURNED THROUGH IT.

Children of Dune was a little slower for me and probably my least favorite thus far, but it’s still a great book. I’m trying to avoid spoilers and honestly, so much happens and I did not take notes so I would be garbage at really reviewing it anyway. I just needed to say, if you like a slow burn, political intrigue and beautifully crafted world building, pick up Dune. It’s not boring, YOU’RE BORING!

15 thoughts on “Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3) – Book Review

  1. Seriously, I’ll bet you would love Joan D. Vinge’s series. It has four books, but you really don’t need to read the last one. It’s kind of a “hurrah” for fans, but doesn’t connect with the three main books: The Snow Queen, World’s End (a novella), and The Summer Queen.

    Also, it dawned on me when I got on your site that you do (did?) beer reviews, and being in Michigan, there are so many breweries there. It would be so amazing if some day in the future, when things are “normal” to meet up at a brewery with our spouses. We used to go from Indiana up to Mt. Pleasant once a month to see my family and would hit breweries along the way.

    1. Hell yeah! I would love to do that. 😀 The beer section is pretty much all my husband since I don’t drink anything carbonated but I always get down on the food lol.
      I’ve enjoyed your reviews of those books but was some reason still on the fence about trying them BUT the comparison to Dune sold me! Added to my TBR. 🙂

      1. I don’t drink either, but I like taking Nick around to try all the good stuff. I’m not sure where Ignited Moth lives, but she could totally meet us, too. Isn’t brewery food fun? Something like “moose burger with acai berry compote,” or something like that, always makes it to the menu.

      2. Haha, they do come up with the most creative stuff! Mr. C&M recently tried a Cudighi sandwich from our local brewery. Apparently it’s a Upper thing but we’d never heard of it and half my family is from the U.P. (well back in the day anyway.) Ms. Moth lives a little further away but we could always plan it that she comes to stay with me when the time comes and then we can meet up. 😀

  2. Mr. TSN bought me Dune years ago for a Christmas present. I remember my first attempt to read it failed because I wasn’t as into sci-fi, but I really wanted to like it. My second attempt was MUCH better and I greatly enjoyed it. I was going to review it myself, but I really didn’t have much more to add to the conversation that others hadn’t said. I still need to read the second one!

      1. Right?? I was going to do it, but I’m like “What else would I add that I haven’t already seen?” Sometimes I’ll have insights while writing it, but I’m okay with sidelining it for now.

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