The plan had not worked.
But the truth was more horrible than anyone could possibly imagine.
The pilot had not been in control of the ship.
Someone else had been.
Someone who wanted more than anything to keep what he had.
Someone who had sacrificed himself in order to save the ship.
A being who called himself Arrakis and who had been born thousands of years ago on a world of great canals, where the last survivor of a great race of beings, the Honored Matres, lived.