In House Corrino, Prelude to Dune reaches its magnificent conclusion. The war which will decide the fate of three great dynasties has begun, and now, the field of battle is not one world... but a universe. From the royal planet Kaitain, the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV strikes without mercy at planets which defy his edicts. He believes that soon he will grasp absolute power with a new, artificial substitute for spice which he alone will control. On Dune, Liet Kynes leads the newly confident Fremen as they strike crippling blows against the planet's Harkonnen overlords. From his exile on Caladan, Prince Rhombur Vernius is ready at last to liberate his unhappy planet Ix from the tyranny of the Tleilaxu Masters. But the final war - the one which will change the future of worlds - must be between two men: Leto Atreides of Caladan. and Vladimir Harkonnen of Giedi Prime. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have crafted a masterpiece. The thrilling saga that began with the international bestseller House Atreides and continued in House Harkonnen now sets the stage for Dune, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, with nearly fifteen million copies in print.