From the back cover
“It has been fifty-six hard years since the events of the Machine Crusade. Following the death of Serena Butler, Synchronized Worlds and and Unallied Planet are liberated one by one, and at long last, the human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict is finally in sight.
“Unfortunately, Omnius have one last, deadly card to play. Virulent plagues are let loose throughout the galaxy, decimating the populations of whole planets. . .and once again, the tide of the titanic struggle shifts against the human race. At last, the war that has lasted many lifetimes will be decided in the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin.”
Battle is an okay-occasionally-intriguing-and-excellent conclusion to the Legends trilogy. While it is not terrible─there are meaningful moments where seemingly small decisions are made by certain characters, decisions will have huge impacts on future generations within the Dune universe. Not only that, there is Herbert and Anderson’s sometimes engaging, action-oriented writing that makes this almost worth reading. That could be said about all the books in the unnecessary Legends trilogy. If you must read this series, borrow them from the library or pay as little as possible for them.