Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert

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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.


About Brian Herbert

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Brian Herbert is an author and the son of Frank Herbert, the creator of the Dune series. Brian Herbert has had several stand-alone novels published but he is perhaps most well-known for his books that expand on his father's Dune novels. Written with author Kevin J. Anderson, these novels have been commercially successful and generally well received by the public. Brian Herbert is the co-author of the Dune novels House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino, The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin, The Road To Dune, Hunters of Dune, Sandworms Of Dune, Paul Of Dune, The Winds Of Dune, and Sisterhood of Dune. Brian Herbert has also edited several works relating to the Dune universe and to his father. In 2003, he authored Dreamer of Dune, the biography of Frank Herbert, a Hugo Award finalist nomination. Bruce Taylor is a two-time winner of the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry. He has published three books of poetry: Getting On with the Era (1987), Cold Rubber Feet (1989), and Facts (1998). He has been a teacher, a puppeteer, and a freelance journalist. He lives in Wakefield, Quebec.
Published September 16, 2008 by Tor Books. 513 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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This epic science fiction tale fills in the time gap between Frank Herbert’s Dune and Dune Messiah .

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Nights and Weekends

Each book in the new series will focus on one of the principal characters from that trilogy and fill in the gaps between Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune.

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Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J.

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Paul of Dune, co-authored by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson is the sixteenth incarnation of the Dune Series.

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Grasping For The Wind

Some readers have thought that Anderson and Herbert have destroyed the legacy of Brian Herbert’s father, Frank, the creator of Dune and writer of the first six books in the Dune universe.

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