Can anyone tell me what Dune is about please!
sadly, yes. it all goes downhill after DUNE. i read to children of dune and gave up. (though i hear if one sticks to it all the way to god emperor of dune it gets better.Originally posted by Beren
Does it get...more boring as it goes?
(remembers "Wheel of Time")
Was that an insult on Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series? If it was, then you better take it back.(remembers "Wheel of Time")
Weird in what way?Originally posted by resa3535
There are 6 books by Frank Herbert in the series:
Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune. I've only read up to Children of Dune... well I started reading God Emperor of Dune but quickly lost interest because it was really weird. If anyone has read it please let me know how they liked it.
The Weirding way!Originally posted by SDNess
Weird in what way?
I read David Eddings's books when I was 13 and that was when I started to get really interested in fantasy (sparked off by reading both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at 11). I have since kind of outgrown the series but I thought it was a good starting point for young (preteens), aspiring fantasy-enthusiasts. The Belgariad was a fine series. The Malloreon didn't do too badly either, but I was starting to get tired of the characters by that time. I also own copies of Belgarath the Sorcerer, Polgara the Sorceress and the Rivan Codex but I am yet to read Pol's biography (not that I resent her or anything). BTW, what is it that makes you spurn Polgara?Originally posted by Evo
Have you read "The Belgariad" by David Eddings? Anything in that series is good (except I don't care about the later writings on Polgara)
I really liked her character at first. But in the last book about her (I can't even remember which one it was), her character just became way too "full of herself". It became so boring and predictable, I never finished it.Originally posted by recon
I am yet to read Pol's biography (not that I resent her or anything). BTW, what is it that makes you spurn Polgara?
No, can't say that I have. I am currently in the thick of reading Dune, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Silmarillion. If I ever get through those three, I'll possibly do the Dragonlance stuff. Is Dragonlance a mind-taxing read?Originally posted by Evo
Have you read the Dragonlance Chronicles and Dragonlance Legends, Raistlin Chronicles, etc... by Weis & Hickman? I really enjoyed them. Worth reading if you like fantasy.
Not taxing. I'm only familiar with the Hickman and Weis books. There are many authors that contribute to Dragonlance and I've heard they're not all of the same quality.Originally posted by recon
No, can't say that I have. I am currently in the thick of reading Dune, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Silmarillion. If I ever get through those three, I'll possibly do the Dragonlance stuff. Is Dragonlance a mind-taxing read?