A few years ago I read Dune – House Atreides. Now I have read the next one of the prequels. Dune – House Harkonnen.
We get to know more about the Harkonnen family and a few new characters are introduced. Not all are bad.
But the bad and stupid ones do what could be expected of them.
There are also the expected side stories about the Atreides and other important Houses.
A few concepts are introduced a bit too early here. Things that didn’t exist until later in the original series. That is a bit annoying. But other than that, I thought the book was quite good. (But don’t read it until you have read all of the original Dune books first. The originals are a lot better.)