The Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV strikes without mercy at planets which defy his edicts. He believes he will soon grasp absolute power. On Dune, Liet Kynes leads the Fremen as they strike against the Harkonnen overlords. The final war will alter the balance of power for a generation.
The blood feud between Duke Leto of Caladon and Baron Vladimir Harkonnen reaches its climax, as the emperor Shaddam - leader of House Corrino - is finally forced to curb the powerful Harkonnens or risk losing his own throne. Menawhile, Duke Leto's beautiful concubie, the Bene Gesserit temptress Jessica,- has conceived the boy who become Paul Atreides (the hero of Dune), defying the express orders of her superiors. The book culminates in a war - on Dune, on the oppressed planet Ix, in space - that will alter the balance of power for a generation.
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'... Herbert and Anderson have met the challenge admirably... Even readers new to the saga will be able to follow it easily as the narrative weaves among the many interconnected tales. A terrific read in its own right.' Publishers Weekly; 'House Atreides is a terrific prequel, but it's also a first-rate adventure on its own. Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.' Dean Koontz; 'Those who long to return to the world of desert, spice and sandworms will be amply satisfied.' The Times; 'Those who have nurtured a desire to return to Herbert Sr's world of deserts, spice and sandworms can happily immerse themselves in a more than worthy continuation of the saga' Publishing News; 'Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson succeed in weaving their own intricate saga. Dune: House Atreides does its predecessors justice.' USA Today
About Brian Herbert
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have crafted a masterpiece from the notes, outlines and correspondence Frank Herbert left behind at his death, as well as conversations and brainstorming sessions Brian Herbert held with his father.
House Corrino by Brian Herbert
Prelude to Dune
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