Sandworms of Dune

{4/5} Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, published in 2007

Kralizec, the battle at the end of the universe, is at hand. The mysterious Enemy turns out to be the machine intelligences, whom humanity fought once before 15 000 years ago. The machine intelligences have been preparing for this day since the Butlerian Jihad. Humanity is less prepared, but they do have some gholas who might be able to help — including Paul Muad’dib. The ending is somewhat satisfying, but not totally. It would certainly be a challenge to construct an satisfying ending to such a large series. Some key aspects of the ending were simplistic or random. It’s a worthwhile read for Dune fans, but don’t expect to be blown away.

This is the last book in the Dune series, in terms of internal chronology. Herbert and Anderson wrote a bunch of prequels as well, but I’m moving on to a different universe.

I also reviewed the previous book in the series, Hunters of Dune.

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