Between the end of Frank Herbert's DUNE and his next novel DUNE MESSIAH lies a mystery: how a hero adored by a planet became a tyrant hated by a universe.
PAUL OF DUNE begins the story of those twelve fateful years and the wars of the jihad of Paul Muad'Dib.
It is an epic of battle and betrayal; of love and idealism; of ambition and intrigue. Above all, it is the story of how Paul Atreides - who achieved absolute power when scarcely more than a boy - changes from an idealist into a dictator who is the prisoner of the bureaucrats and fanatics who surround him.
'Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.' Dean Koontz