Finished the 2nd of three Butlerian Jihad books that Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson are writing. The first was The Butlerian Jihad, which I reviewed in an earlier entry. This book picks up the story 20+ years after the first book. The humans are still fighting the machines – but it is a grinding battle. The same characters are followed, and a few new ones are introduced. There are so many threads in the book that sometimes it is hard to keep track of who is who.
The most fascinating part about these books is discovering how the organizations we know in the Dune universe came to be. I think I have pretty much figured out who becomes what – but I will have to wait until the final book of the triology comes out next fall.
Bottom line – I recommend the book if you are a fan of the Dune universe.