Winds of Dune
Heroes of Dune #2
Kevin Anderson & Brian Herbert
a direct sequel to Dune Messiah.
This looks at Alia as she is forced to deal with the Empire after Paul so abruptly leaves. Jessica plays a big part too. Where the Dune Chronicles were big in scope and vision, these books between books by Herbert and Anderson seem to be looking at the nitty-gritty, the small. And I don’t like that contrast.
Dune SHOULD be big and galactic and over-arching. I’ll continue to read these other Dune books, but I have no interest in buying them. Messing with immediate past, far past and ending the series is one thing, messing between books is another.
It is just messy and unprofessional.