With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune novels stand among the major achievements of the human imagination as one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction. Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known-and... show more
With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune novels stand among the major achievements of the human imagination as one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction. Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known-and feared-as the man christened Muad'Dib. As Emperor of the Known Universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremens, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne-and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence. And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family's dynasty.
Publish date: February 5th 2008
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Dune Chronicles (#2)
Twelve years have passed since the evens of the last book. Paul Atreides became an Emperor of the major part of the inhabited space worlds residing on planet Arrakis aka Dune. The Jihad he launched enveloped lots of planets and Paul realized it is often so much easier to start something than put an...
Dune is a great book. A book about a young man, being chased by bad guys discovered that he had the power to control the worm. The story is more like a lost prince getting back his empire. The main character, in order to gain power, use the myth of the people and turned himself into a messiah. ...
I think I've mentioned before that certain book titles can get a song lodged into my head for the duration of the time I read it. Dune Messiah is another of those books, with Metallica's "Leper Messiah" the song. I can't really complain, though; I find that to be one of the band's most distinctive...
I'll give Herbert credit for writing a second Dune book. I thoroughly enjoyed the original, and so many people regard it as a masterpiece in the genre. It was an ambitious book that definitely deserved a better film adaptation (BTW, go watch Jodorowsky's Dune if you haven't already). Dune Messiah do...
I don't have the best track record with this Dune universe, but I keep pressing on. Prior to this novel, my average rating for the series has been 2.75. (Granted this includes the Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson Prelude to Dune which greatly drags this rating down.) Nevertheless, I'm not overly impr...