Year 10191. Summoned by the emperor to take over the stewardship of the arid, inhospitable planet Arrakis--the only source of Spice, the sacred hallucinogen--Duke Leto of the noble House Atreides and his family travel to the peril-laden exoplanet. But there, beset by indecipherable visions, Paul Atreides, the duke's gifted son, finds himself caught between two worlds, as the grotesque Baron Vladimir of the brutal House Harkonnen plots revenge. Now, the road to legend leads deep into the desert. Can Paul fulfil his destiny in far-off Dune, the home of the mysterious, blue-eyed Fremen?