- Maybe, my memory is faulty but I recall that the final volume of the Dune Chronicles was going to reveal the puppetry and machinations of the Face Dancers?
HUNTERS OF DUNE
Frank Herbert's epic continues
Since 1986, millions of readers have longed to know the ending of the
uncompleted story which began in Heretics of Dune and continued in
Chapterhouse: Dune. Before his death, Frank Herbert wrote a detailed
outline for his chronological grand finale, under the working title of
Dune 7, and placed it along with additional material about Dune in a
bank safe deposit box. There it remained hidden for ten years, and the
great Dune chronicles remained unfinished. His son Brian Herbert and
Kevin J. Anderson have now completed this epic in two volumes, finally
answering the questions Dune fans have been debating for almost two
Hunters of Dune is the first of two breathtaking journeys into the
world of Dune as it remakes itself in a new form after its greatest
Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres -- dark counterparts of the
Bene Gesserit Sisterhood -- Duncan Idaho, a woman named Sheeana who
can talk to sandworms, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, and a
group of desperate refugees explore the boundaries of the universe.
Aboard their sophisticated no-ship, they have used long-stored cells
to resurrect heroes and villains from the past including Paul Muad'dib
and his love Chani, Lady Jessica, Thufir Hawat, even the traitor
Doctor Yueh, all in preparation for a final confrontation with a
mysterious outside Enemy so great it can destroy even the terrible
And, deep in the hold of their giant ship, the refugees carry the last
surviving sandworms from devastated Arrakis, as they search the
universe for a new Dune.
The authors are currently writing Sandworms of Dune, which will
complete the story. This grand conclusion brings together the great
storylines and characters from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the
original Dune series and beyond.