Even though my blog seems to be a little quieter these past couple of months, it does not mean there´s nothing going on behind the scenes. I have been hard at work getting settled in the new tempo as I am getting used to working again. So far it has been going well. It is summer time in The Netherlands which aso means that people tend to be way more positive than during the grey Winter times. So far I have been lucky enough that Black Library has not been making books available on the site so I am eeking away at the books,some of which has been on the digital shelf for nearly two years are now coming in rotation. Recently when I went on there to type up a quick review for a 5 star read, I had a general look through their ccomics section. Imagine my surprize when I saw this cover…
For those that missed it. I read Dune for the first time last year. I went and wrote up quite a lenghty review of it all and I was really happy that I gave the original a try. To now have a chance to read a comic based of off the novel has me pretty exited. And it is Free! I can not say that the cover for this is very inspiring at the moment, but will see if it holds up to the original.
Net Galley has this to say about it:
The New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides comes to comics for the first time, as adapted & scripted by the novel’s co-writers Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, from the prequel novel based on Dune creator Frank Herbert’s notes and original vision.
THE OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE GROUNDBREAKING DUNE.
Welcome to the far future on the desert planet Arrakis where Pardot Kynes seeks its secrets. Meanwhile, a violent coup is planned by the son of Emperor Elrood; an eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho seeks to escape his cruel masters; and a young man named Leto Atreides begins a fateful journey. These unlikely souls will come together as renegades and soon discover that fate has decreed they will change the very shape of history.
The New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides comes to comics for the first time, adapted & scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, who co-wrote the eponymous prequel novel based on Dune creator Frank Herbert’s notes and illustrated by artist Dev Pramanik (Paradiso).
Collects Dune: House Atreides #1-4.
I just checked before making this post active and the book is still up for request should anyone be interested.
That is all I have for today. Hope you have a good day.