The third and final volume of Prelude to Dune brings this gripping series to its close, only a few years before the beginning of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel Dune.
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.
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 on House Atreides
Those who long to return to the world of desert, spice and sandworms will be amply satisfied. - The Times on House Atreides
Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson succeed in weaving their own intricate saga. Dune: House Atreides does its predecessors justice. - USA Today on House Atreides
Succeeds admirably - The New York Times Book review on House Harkonnen
House Harkonnen is compulsive reading. I certainly enjoyed meeting pardot Kynes and Liet, learning more about the Freman, as well as Gurney Halleck, Duncan Idaho and the Lady Jessica. Such vile villains...and such a fascinating description of splendid places. - Anne McCaffrey on House Harkonnen
Brian Herbert is a widely-published science fiction novelist. Kevin J. Anderson's novels include bestsellers based on the universes of Star Wars and The X Files. Together they created PRELUDE TO DUNE, LEGENDS OF DUNE and THE ROAD TO DUNE, all bestsellers set in the universe created by Brian's father, Frank Herbert.Visit the official DUNE website: http://www.dunenovels.com/Follow Kevin J Anderson on Twitter: https://twitter.com//TheKJAVisit Kevin J. Anderson's website: www.wordfire.com