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Paul of Dune

Dune (Volume 6)

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Tor Books

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.

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Part One Emperor Muad'Dib 10,194 AG One Year After the Fall of Shaddam IV
Much more remains of my father than these few fragments. His
bloodline, his character, and his teachings have made me who I am.
As long as the universe remembers me as Paul- Muad’Dib, so too
will Duke Leto Atreides be remembered. The son is always shaped
by the father.
—inscription on the Harg Pass Shrine
A serene ocean of sand stretched as far as the eye could see, silent and still, carry ing the potential for terrible storms. Arrakis—the sacred world Dune—was becoming
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  • Paul of Dune Herbert & Anderson Q&A (Part 1)

    On September 16, 2008, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle WA to talk about their new book, PAUL OF DUNE, and answer questions about the future of the Dune Universe. (Part 1) Brian talks about how Dune Messiah was received and why he wrote a sequel to Dune.

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    On September 16, 2008, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle WA to talk about their new book, PAUL OF DUNE, and answer questions about the future of the Dune Universe. (Part 2) Brian and Kevin talk about Princess Irulan and her role in Paul Atreides's life.

  • Paul of Dune Herbert & Anderson Q&A (Part 3)

    On September 16, 2008, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle WA to talk about their new book, PAUL OF DUNE, and answer questions about the future of the Dune Universe. (Part 3) Brian and Kevin talk about JESSICA OF DUNE, LETO OF DUNE, and their writing schedule for the next few years.

  • Paul of Dune Herbert & Anderson Q&A (Part 4)

    On September 16, 2008, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle WA to talk about their new book, PAUL OF DUNE, and answer questions about the future of the Dune Universe. (Part 4) Brian and Kevin talk about ending the Dune books with the SCHOOLS OF DUNE trilogy.

  • Paul of Dune Herbert & Anderson Q&A (Part 5)

    On September 16, 2008, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle WA to talk about their new book, PAUL OF DUNE, and answer questions about the future of the Dune Universe. (Part 5) Brian talks about how Frank wanted to write a Butlerian Jihad book and elaborates on how the Dune 7 notes were found.

  • Paul of Dune Herbert & Anderson Q&A (Part 6)

    On September 16, 2008, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson stopped by the University Bookstore in Seattle WA to talk about their new book, PAUL OF DUNE, and answer questions about the future of the Dune Universe. (Part 6) Brian and Kevin talk about the forthcoming Dune film adaptation from Paramount Pictures.

  • Paul of Dune Interview with Herbert and Anderson

    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.

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“This vital link between the first two books of the Dune saga begins immediately after the close of Dune…This is good reading….  Standing well enough on its own for Dune novices, it goes without saying that it’s must reading for established fans.”
--Booklist on Paul of Dune

“Drawing on Frank Herbert’s massive body of notes, the coauthors of the new Dune series 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.”
--Library Journal (stared review) on Paul of Dune

"Dune addicts will happily devour Herbert and Anderson's spicy conclusion to their second prequel trilogy."
--Publishers Weekly on Dune: The Battle of Corrin

"Sit back and enjoy."
--Booklist on Dune: The Machine Crusade

"The kind of intricate plotting and philosophical musings that would make the elder Herbert proud."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

  • Brian Herbert, the author of numerous novels and short stories, has been critically acclaimed by leading reviewers in the United States and around the world. The eldest son of science fiction superstar Frank Herbert, he, with Kevin J. Anderson, is the author of Hellhole and continues his father’s beloved Dune series with books including The Winds of Dune, House Atreides, Sandworms of Dune, among other bestsellers. He also wrote a biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune. Herbert graduated from high school at age 16, and then attended U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid and a printer. He and his wife once owned a double-decker London bus, which they converted into an unusual gift shop. Herbert and his wife, Jan, have three daughters. They live in Washington state.
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