The Winds of Dune by Brian Herbert
(Heroes of Dune #2)

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With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder. Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah.


Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides. Herbert and Anderson's newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well the growing battle between Jessica, and her daughter, Alia.

 

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 August 4, 2009 by Tor Books. 576 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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With all the main events of Frank Herbert's Dune universe now in the bag, all that remains is for his team of successors (Paul of Dune, 2008, etc.) to fill out the corners.

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Set immediately after Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah (1969), this satisfying tale from Herbert’s son and Anderson (Paul of Dune

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Set immediately after Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah (1969), this satisfying tale from Herbert’s son and Anderson (Paul of Dune ) follows Jessica, the mother of galactic emperor Paul Atreides, as she returns to the desert planet Dune for her son’s funeral.

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Book Reporter

This volume inserts itself into the Dune chronology directly after the events of DUNE MESSIAH, in which Paul-Muad'Dib, the Emperor of Dune, abandons his children and his life by simply walking into the desert of Arrakis, leaving his 16-year-old sister, Alia, to serve as Regent.

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Boomtron

When Herbert & Anderson develop a character like, Bronso of Ix, to question the ultimate myth that is Paul-Maud’ Dib, they take on both in their fictional world as well as in our current time, leaders that seem sacrosanct, when they state “The quality of a government can be measured by counting t...

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SciFiNow

The latest piece of fan fiction to be added to the burgeoning bookshelf of B Herbert and KJ Anderson novels, The Winds Of Dune bridges the gap between Frank Herbert’s original Dune Messiah (1969) and Children Of Dune (1976).

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