Ksander on Arrakis.ru wrote:Could you give us more details about your "Heroes of Dune" trilogy?
KJA wrote:It's actually four books -- Paul, Jessica, Irulan, and Leto -- focusing on each of those characters and the dramatic events in the large gaps Frank Herbert left after DUNE, after DUNE MESSIAH, and after CHILDREN OF DUNE. The first book, PAUL OF DUNE, is in effect a direct sequel to DUNE, filling in much of the story of Paul's Jihad. JESSICA also fits mostly into this time period. IRULAN is basically a sequel to DUNE MESSIAH, taking place after blind Paul has walked off into the sand, leaving his empire in the hands of Alia. And LETO OF DUNE takes place immediately after the end of CHILDREN OF DUNE, with the first years of the God Emperor's reign.
I thought that back during the Sadworms book tour the story was just the opposite, that they didn't know if "Heroes" would be three or just two books.
And the bastard had the balls to complain about Frank Herbert's math skills!