House Corrino is the third book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herbert's original works. The trilogy was co-authored by Frank's son Brian Herbert and science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson.
Duke Leto Atriedes sponsors an assault on Ix to reclaim the land of House Vernius while his concubine Jessica is pregnant with his son. Emperor Shaddam IV commences his Great Spice War to create a dependancy on his soon to be released Amal. The Bene Gesserit eargerly await the birth of the Kwisatz Haderach's mother by Jessica, little do they know things aren't going to turn out exactly how they want.