The long awaited finale to the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, Navigators of Dune, has been set to release on September 13th.
The trilogy takes place 10,000 years prior to the events of Frank Herbert’s Dune and just a few generations after the events of the Legends of Dune trilogy in which the Butlerian Jihad takes place.
The series covers the origins of the Bene Gesserit, Mentat, and Suk Schools. These schools and the rest of the imperium are forced to react as Josef Venport, the leader of Venport Holdings precursor to the Spacing Guild, wages a war with the independent anti-technology forces that gained power in the aftermath of the Butlerian Jihad.
The future of the famous science fiction franchise is not quite clear, with both authors busy with several other projects. But Brian Herbert has hinted at a future title of The Golden Path Of Dune which will most likely be about Leto II, the God Emperor.
You can pre-order it here on Amazon.
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have made the the first chapter to read here on their site. Or if you prefer audio books, listen to the first chapter here. The series will continue to be read by the talented Scott Brick.