The untold story of the twelve lost years between DUNE and DUNE MESSIAH based on Frank Herbert's own notes and hints.
Between the end of Frank Herbert s Dune and his next novel Dune Messiah lies a mystery: how a hero adored by a planet became a tyrant hated by a universe.
Paul of Dune begins the story of those twelve fateful years and the wars of the jihad of Paul Muad Dib.
It is an epic of battle and betrayal; of love and idealism; of ambition and intrigue. Above all, it is the story of how Paul Atreides who achieved absolute power when scarcely more than a boy changes from an idealist into a dictator who is the prisoner of the bureaucrats and fanatics who surround him.
[Herbert and Anderson] do a great job in investing the plot with heft and complexity and the narrative with pace and momentum, and conveying the sheer ferocity of the betrayals and duplicities . . . a rare, rattling page-turner that no Dune adherent will pass up. - Kirkus Reviews on SANDWORMS OF DUNE
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
A triumphant climax to the history of the Dune universe. - Bookseller on THE BATTLE OF CORRIN
For those of us who grew up with the world of spice and sand - how gratifying to revisit characters who felt like old friends, now brought to a satisfying conclusion. - My Weekly on SANDWORMS OF DUNE
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