The second book in the Dune Trilogy. "A holy war fought in the spaceways and on a thousand planets had made Paul Atreides the religious and political leader of the Galaxy. The product of generations of controlled breeding, trained in arcane disciplines by the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, he had more than human powers, including the ability to sense the shape of the future." "Then the Bene Gesserit, unable to dominate the man they had made a god, set out to overthrow him-- a plot that involved such diverse characters as the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, the Tleilaxu face dancer Scytale, a ghola recreation of a dead hero, and Paul's consort, the Princess Irulan. But Paul Atreides could forsee their plans and shape them to an unexpected and shocking goal..."