The war hero Vorian Atreides
has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of
Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor,
blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul
has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the
first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma
Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated
Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward
of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats… and hiding
an unbelievable secret.
The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of “dangerous technology,” is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path.
Every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever…