Earth is a radioactive ruin. But the initial campaign of the Butlerian Jihad has given new hope to mankind.
Serena Butler, whose murdered child has become a symbol for oppressed humanity, inspires a war against the thinking computers led by Xavier Harkonnen and Vorian Atreides.
But four of the Titans - murderous machines with human brains and human cunning - still remain. And the universal computer mind, Omnius, still wields most of its power.
About the Authors
Brian Herbert is a widely-published science fiction novelist.
Kevin J. Anderson's novels include bestsellers based on the universes of Star Wars and The X Files.
Together they created Prelude to Dune, Legends of Dune and the Road to Dune, all bestsellers set in the universe created by Brian's father, Frank Herbert.
'House Harkonnen is compulsive reading. I certainly enjoyed meeting pardot Kynes and Liet, learning more about the Freman, as well as Gurney Halleck, Duncan Idaho and the Lady Jessica. Such vile villains...and such a fascinating description of splendid places.' [Anne McCaffrey on House Harkonnen]
'Those who long to return to the world of desert, spice and sandworms will be amply satisfied' [The Times]
'House Atreides is a terrific prequel, but it's also a first-rate adventure on its own. Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.' [Dean Koontz]