Using Frank Herbert's final outline - hidden in a bank safe deposit box for eleven years - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson now tell the grand climax of the story Frank Herbert left unfinished in Chapterhouse: Dune. The final culmination of the story will follow in Sandworms of Dune.
Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres - dark counterparts of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood - Duncan Idaho, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, a woman named Sheeana who can talk to sandworms, and a group of desperate refugees explore the boundaries of the universe.
Aboard their sophisticated no-ship, they have used long-stored cells to resurrect heroes and villains from the past, including Paul Muad'Dib, in preparation for a final confrontation with a mysterious outside Enemy so great it can destroy even the terrible Honored Matres.
And, deep in the hold of their giant ship, the refugees carry the last surviving sandworms from devastated Arrakis, as they search the universe for a new Dune.
'Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.' Dean Koontz
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
Unique among SF novels . . . I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings. - Arthur C. Clarke on DUNE
They lay the foundation of the Dune saga . . . A terrific read in its own right . . . Will inspire readers to turn, or return, to its great predecessor. - Publishers Weekly
A triumphant climax to the history of the Dune universe. - The Bookseller on THE BATTLE OF CORRIN
Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first SF story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of 'Dune World' and 'The Prophet of Dune' that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965. Brian Herbert is an American SF author and son of the famous author Frank Herbert.