Copyright ?1965 by Frank Herbert

by Alex Dunkel and Hitch

Paul Atreides is the son of Duke Leto and his bound concubine, the Lady Jessica, an adept of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. Unknown to all but a few, Paul may be the Kwisatz Haderach, a mentally adept being with powerful precognitive abilities - the result of the Bene Gesserit's eons-old breeding program. When Paul is 15, House Atreides is asked by the Emperor of the known universe to take control of the planet Arrakis (Dune) in order to harvest the Spice, Melange, an awareness drug required for intergalactic travel and found only in the sands of this desert planet. However, there are plots within plots being formulated against House Atreides, and among the conspirators is the Emperor himself. When Paul and the Lady Jessica arrive on Dune, the Fremen, the native desert-dwellers of Dune, believe that Prophecy has come to be; that their long-promised messiah, young Paul, has come to liberate them. With his gift of prescience, coupled with the aid of the Fremen, Paul must overcome massive odds and the cunning plots of the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. As Paul and the Fremen begin their clash with the Harkonnens, they hurtle toward the inevitable: a confrontation with the Emperor and his elite troops, the seemingly invincible Sardaukar.

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