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There is an incredible amount of references to books/films/music/pop culture/historical events and figures/whatever else you can think of. Some of them are quite obvious, some you might get only a few years after reading the book - when you learn some small random tidbit of history or watch a particular scene in the movie. It's not only extremely enjoyable but also makes you feel proud when you suddenly connect the dots and figure out some obscure reference. See More
The original author, Frank Herbert, died after finishing the first few books. His son Brian Herbert and co author Kevin J. Anderson have since finished the series based on his scribblings, notes, and voice memos. A gargantuan task. The result can be a bit "weird" at times, but they have done an amazing job finishing the books. See More
The book covers topics such as ecology, politics, religion, humanism and war and touches on subjects like artificial intelligence, gender dynamics, nuclear weapons, architecture, engineering, heroism and many many more. All of these aspects are intertwined and executed on a grand scale. See More
Stackpole begins with a prelude, The Dark Glory War, very much in the vein of what the Hobbit is to the Lord of the Rings. It is left on a cliffhanger for you to immediately desire to read the trilogy: Fortress Draconis, When Dragons Rage, and The Grand Crusade. See More
Stackpole has created a world with the breadth and depth of Tolkien, that takes the reader on a world saving adventure that included men, elves, dragons, wizards, and some original fantasy races and creatures that are a breath of fresh air to such a large genre. See More