By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
The New York Times bestselling prequel to the vintage award-winning saga via Frank Herbert.
Frank Herbert's award-winning Dune chronicles captured the mind's eye of hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. by way of his loss of life in 1986, Herbert had accomplished six novels within the sequence, yet a lot of his imaginative and prescient remained unwritten. Now, operating from his father's lately found documents, Brian Herbert and bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson collaborate on a brand new novel, the prelude to Dune—where we step onto the planet Arrakis...decades sooner than Dune's hero, Paul Muad'Dib Atreides, walks its sands.
Here is the wealthy and complicated international that Frank Herbert created, within the time prime as much as the momentous occasions of Dune. As Emperor Elrood's son plots a refined regicide, younger Leto Atreides leaves for a year's schooling at the mechanized international of Ix; a planetologist named Pardot Kynes seeks the secrets and techniques of Arrakis; and the eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho is hunted through his merciless masters in a terrifying video game from which he vows break out and vengeance. yet none can envision the destiny in shop for them: one who will lead them to renegades—and shapers of historical past.