The Heroes of Dune series is a duology of novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson, set during the time of the Corrino Empire and the Ascension of House Atreides. While these books are "interquels" taking place in the time between Frank Herbert's original novels, they also flash-back to events in Paul's childhood.
Paul of Dune was the completion of the three-book contract that began with Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune. The following three books represented a new three-book contract. In July 2010, it was announced that the final two books of the series had been cancelled and that the next Dune book would instead be The Sisterhood of Dune, the start of a new trilogy.
- Paul of Dune was released on September 16, 2008; and covers in seven sections, two separate parts of the life of Paul Atreides. One part is the youth of Paul, when he grew up during the War of Assassins. The second part deals with the events after Frank Herbert's Dune, when Paul's Jihad spread throughout the Imperium.
- The Winds of Dune (previously announced as Jessica of Dune) was released on August 4, 2009. It covers the events of the life of Lady Jessica Atreides, as she returns to Arrakis to investigate the disappearance of her son, the Emperor Muad'Dib, after his blindness in Dune Messiah.
- The Throne of Dune (previously announced as Irulan of Dune) was a planned novel in this series. This book would have concluded the story arc begun in The Winds of Dune. The novel was announced as cancelled in 2010, in favor of the Schools of Dune trilogy. It is uncertain when or if the novel will ever be completed.
- Leto of Dune (possibly re-titled as The Golden Path of Dune) was a planned novel in this series. This book was intended to illustrate events in God-Emperor Leto Atreides II's reign following the events of Children of Dune. The novel was announced as cancelled in 2010, in favor of the Schools of Dune trilogy. It is uncertain when or if the novel will ever be completed.
Extended Dune series
|By Frank Herbert||
|By Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson||