The Dune Saga Podcast #12: The Winds of Dune

The face of Dune is changing, and so is everything else in the post Muad’Dib world.  Alia is taking her role as Regent very seriously and is going after the renegade Rhombur with a vengeance.  Jessica arrives on Arrakis to see her grandchildren, and Irulan only wants to be a part of the twin’s lives.  There are plots within plots galore in Winds of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.  Join David, Scott, and Jim as they break it down and discuss what they liked and disliked in this one year anniversary edition of The Dune Saga Podcast.

** Dune In Ten for The Winds of Dune is coming soon!!!!


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    • Franklin on November 24, 2014 at 6:13 am
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    I have this ready to go, but I want to listen to the Dune in Ten first and not be lost. Is there going to be one for Winds? Thanks

    1. Hi Franklin,
      I’m working on the Dune in Ten for Winds today. So it should be out before the Listener Feedback goes up. Sorry for the delay!

    • Mother Inferior on September 30, 2015 at 4:43 pm
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    This book is my first foray into the Dune EU, and I have mixed feelings about it. If it were a generic young adult sci-fi book, I would say it’s pretty good. But because it’s a Dune book, I sometimes get pulled out of the story by noticing things that should be there but aren’t.

    I should be seeing Jessica’s Reverend Mother attunement to minute psychological tells; I should be seeing characters who take the time to examine a problem from every possible angle, while others subtly manipulate them toward or away from a particular insight while regretting the need to do so; but that quintessential Dune stuff just isn’t there.

    It’s as if someone took a real Dune book and mercilessly cut it down to make it into Dunevergent. A part of me can appreciate it and enjoy it, I just can’t help but want more when the subject is Dune. It’s not a godawful “I pray for death!” kind of thing as some BH/KJA reviews go, it just seems like extremely light fare compared to the originals.

    • SigF on November 17, 2016 at 6:09 am
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    Going into Children of Dune right after Winds was really jarring, about Jessica specifically. Maybe a lot of shit happened between the interquel and CoD, but god damn. Not only did she burn all bridges with the BG, she pissed on it too. And now she’s actually working with them again?!

    1. Yeah that was a bit rough for her character. I can’t help but feel there was more to her story that we were going to get if they continued the Heroes of Dune series. Too bad we never got the third book. Maybe they’ll elaborate in the upcoming short stories.

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