Dune : The Duke of Caladan
by Herbert, Brian; Anderson, Kevin J.

To save the Imperium, Duke Leto Atreides, surrounded by conspirators and would-be assassins, puts his life, and the lives of his family, on the line for the sake of duty. 75,000 first printing.

BRIAN HERBERT, the son of Frank Herbert, is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a moving biography of his father that was nominated for the Hugo Award. His other novels include Man of Two Worlds (written with Frank Herbert), Sudanna Sudanna, and The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma.

KEVIN J. ANDERSON has written dozens of national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers' Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include the ambitious space opera series The Saga of Seven Suns, including The Dark Between the Stars, as well as the Terra Incognita fantasy epic with its two accompanying rock CDs. He also set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

The latest estate-authorized Dune series focuses on Duke Leto Atriedes and the events leading to Frank Herbert's 1965 book. A celebration of 10,000 years of the Corrino Imperium becomes the target of a terrorist attack that kills hundreds of Landsraad lords. Leto is able to warn the Emperor in time for them to escape the destruction of the vast museum built on an obscure planet. The series of events that follow include the discovery of a dangerous drug being produced exclusively on Caladan a calamity on Wallich IX that requires the Mother Superior to recall Leto's concubine, Jessica; and attempts to find a marriage partner for fourteen-year-old Paul Atriedes. All of the prominent figures from the original series are featured with assured authenticity. The intrigues are as complex as one expects from Brian Herbert and Anderson, who have written so many books that expand the Dune saga. A very good introduction to the world of Dune for new readers as well as an exciting adventure for those well aware of the doom awaiting the tragic father of the Kwisatch Haderach. HIGH DEMAND BACKSTORY: The upcoming big-budget Dune movie will create a new audience for this prequel in addition to drawing fans. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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