The Winds of Dune is the second book of the planned Heroes of Dune four-book series. The book picks up after the death of Chani, and Muad'Dib's walk-into-the-desert because of his blindness, which occurred in Dune Messiah (novel), by Frank Herbert. The book was originally entitled Jessica of Dune, but was re-branded in early 2009.
The novel also has Jessica telling Princess Irulan, in a type of narrative flashback of Paul's adventures with Bronso Vernius, when Paul was a youth when he was thirteen.
Later in the novel, Jessica has yet another narrative exposition with Irulan in which she tells her initial reactions to the news that Paul was sterilizing the populations of some planets in 10,200 AG.