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'''Paul of Dune''' is the first novel by [[Brian Herbert]] and [[Kevin J. Anderson]] of their four-book series, the ''[[Heroes of Dune]]''. The book was released on September 16, 2008, through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_Books Tor Books].
 
   
 
'''Paul of Dune''' is the newest novel by [[Brian Herbert]] and [[Kevin J. Anderson]]. The release date is set at September 16, 2008 through [[Tor Books]].
==Plot introduction==
 
The book is divided into seven sections, which alternate in time between the beginning and midway through the period of [[Muad'dib's Jihad/XD|Muad'Dib's Fremen Jihad]] and a period in the youth of Paul Atreides, several years before the events portrayed in ''Dune''.
 
   
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The following is the write-up from [http://00480d9.netsolhost.com/books/paul.html Dunenovels.com]
The book further chronicles the life of [[Paul Atreides/XD|Paul Atreides]] in two different parts—five years before [[House Atreides/XD|House Atreides]] moved to [[Arrakis/XD|Arrakis]], and their involvement at that time in the [[War of Assassins of 10,187 AG]]. The second part of the book involves the life of [[Muad'Dib (Paul Atreides)/XD|Muad'Dib]], and the immediate years after his ascension as [[Padishah Emperor/XD|Emperor]] of the [[Known Universe/XD|Known Universe]].
 
   
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''Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad’Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert’s next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years later after Paul’s armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between Dune and Dune Messiah? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul of Dune.
==Synopsis==
 
===Book I===
 
====Paul on Caladan====
 
'''Paul of Dune''' begins with the Emperor Paul Atreides' [[Jihad]]i forces scattered through the [[Galactic Padishah Empire/XD|Imperium]], fighting the rebel houses that refused to recognize him as Emperor. While Paul visited [[Caladan/XD|Caladan]] with his mother, the [[Lady]] [[Jessica Atreides/XD|Jessica Atreides]], and his appointed temporary suzerain of the water world, [[Prince]] [[Xidd Orlaq]], Paul was presented with the good news that the [[Fedaykin]] have captured [[Kaitain/XD|Kaitain]]. Paul immediately installed his mother as [[Duchess]] of Caladan, and departed on the next [[heighliner/XD|heighliner]] to the former [[House Corrino/XD|Corrino]] capital.
 
====Alia Reigning on Arrakis====
 
While Paul was gone to Caladan, he left his four year old sister, [[Alia Atreides/XD|Alia]], as acting ruler in his stead. Alia received ambassadors from the [[Spacing Guild/XD|Guild]], [[Ertun]], [[Loyxo]], and [[Crozeed]], who of course, begged for more [[Spice Melange/XD|melange]], for the space-faring organization. Alia, wisely, told them that the Guild could have 3% more spice annually if they would contribute 200 more [[Heighliner/XD|heighliners]] to Paul's [[Jihad]].
 
   
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The Muad’Dib’s jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies--those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. . . .
She also watched as [[Korba/XD|Korba]], Paul’s chief aide and counselor, killed and dispatched the former Emperor Shaddam’s chamberlain, [[Beely Ridondo]]. The Corrino servant had gone to Arrakis from [[Salusa Secundus/XD|Salusa Secundus]] to petition the Emperor and his court, to terra-form the nuclear devastated world as he promised when Shaddam was deposed a year earlier.
 
   
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And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad?
====The Corrino Plot====
 
On Salusa Secundus, the former Imperial ruler, Shaddam, gave the [[Emperor's Blade]] to his [[Sardaukar/XD|Sardaukar]] chieftain, Zum [[Garon]], and charted him with the task of finding his former childhood friend, the former [[Count]] [[Hasimir Fenring/XD|Hasimir Fenring]], and bringin him back to the devastated planet. Garon’s travels led him to [[Thalidei]], on the planet [[Tlulax/XD|Tleilax]], where Fenring, his wife [[Margot Fenring/XD|Margot]], and their daughter [[Marie Fenring|Marie]], were taking refuge. Garon gave Fenring the Emperor’s Blade, but Fenring replied that he would have to think about rejoining the former Emperor.
 
   
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Paul of Dune is currently scheduled for publication by Tor Books on September 16, 2008.''
====Paul on Kaitain====
 
When Paul arrived on Kaitain, Paul allowed the former Emperor [[Shaddam Corrino IV/XD|Shaddam IV]]'s Palace to be demolished and destroyed by the over-eager [[Fremen/XD|Fremen]], the news of which he knew would spread throughout the galaxies as a warning to rebels. Soon afterwards, Paul addressed the hastily gathered [[Landsraad/XD|Landsraad]], and informed them that tariffs and penalties will be imposed upon dissident [[House/XD|Houses]] that did not bow to his will. During the banter during the question and answer session after the Emperor’s speech at the great Oratory hall; [[Earl]] [[Memnon Thorvald]] addressed the Known Universe’s assembly, and vowed to all gathered that he would nor would a great deal of others bow to another mad and misguided Emperor, and then stormed out.
 
 
Afterward, when Paul left the Lansraad gathering with Princess [[Irulan Corrino/XD|Irulan]], Paul met his old recognized friend, the [[Swordmaster]] of [[Ginaz]] [[Whitmore Bludd]], who was in the service of [[House Ecaz]] and was a friend to Paul's former mentor, [[Duncan Idaho/XD|Duncan Idaho]]. Bludd, who had knowledge of architecture, was asked by Paul to help him construct the grandest palace and citadel in the universe, in [[Arrakeen/XD|Arrakeen]] on Arrakis, to which Bludd agreed and accompanied him back to [[Dune/XD|Dune]].
 
 
===Book II===
 
====The Wedding of Leto & Ilesa Ecaz====
 
When Paul was twelve years old and living on Caladan, the [[House Ecaz|Ecazi]]-[[House Moritani/XD|House Moritani]] conflict had been going on for many years involving the heads of each respective Great [[House/XD|House]]. Paul was embroiled in this famous [[War of Assassins of 10,187 AG|War of Assassins]] conflict, during which he had to mature rapidly in order to deal with all the challenges that it possessed for House Atreides.
 
 
Paul and his mother Jessica were brought to the planet [[Ecaz]] aboard a [[Guild Heighliner/XD|guild heighliner]] along with [[Duke]] [[Leto Atreides I/XD|Leto]] and his retinue. There, a marriage deal was concluded between [[Armand Ecaz]] and the Atreides for Duke Leto to marry [[Ilesa Ecaz]], the Archduke’s youngest daughter. The marriage was prompted by political decisions: House Ecaz needed allies to fight against the Moritani aggression, and House Atreides fitted the bill perfectly, since Leto had actively condemned the actions of House Moritani and officially formalized the Atreides-Ecaz alliance.
 
 
Duke Leto and Illesa’s wedding was to be held at Castle Caladan. Decorations included potted plants of Ecazi origin, given as a gift by Duke [[Prad Vidal]], which turned out to be concealing cleverly placed iron shards. The pots cracked and out shot the iron shards, killing [[Swordmaster]] [[Rivvy Dinari]] in the service of Ecaz. Other flying shard discs caused the Archduke to lose an arm, and Swordmaster Whitmore Bludd, not reacting fast enough to the threat, could not prevent the death of bride-to-be Ilesa. Later that day, two Moritani assassins entered Castle Caladan. and tried to assassinate Paul and the young heir of [[House Vernius]], [[Bronso of Ix/XD|Bronso]].
 
 
===Book III===
 
Meanwhile, Earl Thorvald, the nobleman who is heading the rebel forces, is being chased by [[Stilgar/XD|Stilgar]] and the [[Fedaykin/XD|Feydaykin]] across the galaxy. Elsewhere, the exiled Count Fenring and Margot have raised their daughter, Marie, on Tlielaxu to become a weapon, and she progresses steadily in training.
 
 
===Book IV===
 
====Assassination of Prad Vidal====
 
Brimming with hatred for his arch-enemy, [[Hundro Moritani]], Ecaz decided to mount a full-scale offensive against House Moritani, and asked House Atreides to join him. The Archduke promised to pay half of the costs of the military operation for House Atreides. The Atreides military departed on aheighliner toward Ecaz, where the Archduke realized that the upstart duke, Vidal, had taken over the reins of the government. Duke Leto and Duncan Idaho stealthily moved into the Ecaz palace and kill Prad, and allowed the Archduke to re-take his homeworld and assemble his forces.
 
 
===Book V===
 
====First Assassination Attempt on Muad'Dib====
 
More and more [[House/XD|Houses]] are joining Thorvald's movement due to the savage brutality of the Fremen. Bludd is executed after the Swordmaster tried to assassinate Paul to make his mark in history.
 
 
===Book VI===
 
====Battle of Grumman====
 
The combined Atreides-Ecaz military forces were transported to the planet [[Grumman]]. Landing, the Atreides-Ecaz forces rushed to battle against the Moritani and concealed [[House Harkonnen/XD|House Harkonnen]] forces provided by [[Baron]] [[Vladimir Harkonnen/XD|Vladimir Harkonnen]]. The head of House Moritani had prepared a trap for the Atreides-Ecaz forces, but because of a foolish decision by [[Glossu Rabban Harkonnen/XD|Rabban Harkonnen]], most of the Grumman and Ecaz forces fell into a deep pit outside the capital city of [[Ritka]]. The pit had been created by detonations in underground tunnels dug many years ago by Moritani to strip the earth for ores.
 
 
Finally, a heighliner transporting Imperial [[Sardaukur/XD|Sardaukar]] and the [[Padishah Emperor/XD|Emperor]] [[Shaddam Corrino IV/XD|Shaddam Corrino IV]] arrived to prevent full-scale war. The whole offensive was actually grand plan by Hundro to annihilate the Ecaz, Atreides and Imperial forces together by using a doomsday weapon. The plan failed when the weapon failed to detonate as the Grumman Swordmaster [[Hih Resser]] had disabled the weapon, finally bringing the entire conflict to a close.
 
 
===Book VII===
 
====Defeat of Thorvald====
 
Paul had a [[prescience/XD|prescient]] vision that Thorvald and his forces were going to attack Caladan, and Paul comes to the conclusion that only sterilization will make his enemies bend to his will. Paul ordered a complete annihilation of Earl Thorvald's home planet, [[Ipyr]], which rendered the world sterile and lifeless.
 
 
====Second Assassination Attempt on Muad'Dib====
 
As Marie had been strategically placed in the Imperial Court, the Fenrings unleashed their plan. While Marie failed and gets killed by Alia, Fenring managed to plunge the [[Emperor's Blade]] through Paul, and near-killed him for several hours. Upon his awakening, Paul did the unthinkable: he forgave Fenring and exiled him and Margot to Salusa Secundus to spend the rest of his life with his former master Shaddam, whom the Count loathed.
 
 
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