Paul of Dune

Paul of Dune

Brian Herbert & Anderson, Kevin J.

Book 1.0 of Heroes of Dune

language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Publishing date: Sep 1, 2008

Words: 159807
Pages: 697


Frank Herbert's *Dune* ended with Paul Muad'Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert's next Dune book, *Dune Messiah*, picked up the story several years later after Paul's armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between *Dune* and *Dune Messiah*? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, *New York Times* bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in *Paul of Dune*. The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies--those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. . . . And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: *Am I going mad?* *Paul of Dune* is a novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. ** ### From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. This epic science fiction tale fills in the time gap between Frank Herberts *Dune* and *Dune Messiah*. Told by modern-day sci-fi legends Anderson and Brian Herbert (Franks son), this story packs all the punch that the originals did and then some. Relating the life of Paul MuadDib, leader of Dune at the climax of the original novel, this novel explores the events of the MuadDib jihad that subsequently led to Pauls conquering the galaxy. Scott Brick delivers a powerful and entertaining reading reminiscent of a theatrical performance in a brilliant one-man show. Bricks voice is ideally suited to this extraordinary tale; no doubt he studied the prose of each novel to capture the dialect perfectly. This is a superb, solid reading that will appeal to fans and newcomers alike. *A Tor Books hardcover. (Sept.)* Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. ### From School Library Journal Starred Review. Paul Muad'Dib and his army of Fremen desert warriors have succeeded in their overthrow of the Emperor Shaddam IV, but holding onto a universe of fractious planets proves a challenge even for a man revered by his followers as a god. Set in the years following the late Frank Herbert's classic *Dune* and its sequel, *Dune Messiah*, the latest joint effort by Herbert's son Brian and noted sf author Anderson fills in the missing years of empire building and looks into the formative years of Paul's childhood as well as the histories of those closest to him. Drawing on Frank Herbert's massive body of notes, the coauthors of the new Dune series (*Dune: The Battle of Corrin*; *The Road to Dune; Hunters of Dune*) continue their expansion and illumination of the unexplored pieces of one of the genre's most significant and powerful stories. A priority purchase for libraries of all sizes. Highly recommended. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.