Dune: The Duke of Caladan is an upcoming novel written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. It is scheduled for release on October 13, 2020.

The novel will be the first in The Caladan Trilogy, a series "focused on Duke Leto, Lady Jessica, and Paul, leading directly to the events in" the original novel Dune.[1]

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Official synopsis:

A legend begins in Dune: Duke of Caladan, first in The Caladan Trilogy by New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad’Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor’s favor, the ire of House Harkonnen, and set himself on a collision course with his own death. This is the story.
Through patience and loyalty, Leto serves the Golden Lion Throne. Where others scheme, the Duke of Caladan acts. But Leto’s powerful enemies are starting to feel that he is rising beyond his station, and House Atreides rises too high. With unseen enemies circling, Leto must decide if the twin burdens of duty and honor are worth the price of his life, family, and love.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Format Publisher Date ISBN
Hardcover Tor Books Oct 13, 2020 978-1250764744
Ebook Tor Books Oct 13, 2020
Audiobook digital Macmillan Audio Oct 13, 2020
Audiobook CD Macmillan Audio Oct 13, 2020 978-1250771926

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