The bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! Frank Herbert's second installment explores new developments on the desert planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and its strange threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Maud'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: Do all paths of glory lead to the grave?
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This controversial science fiction classic—the second book in Frank Herbert’s legendary Dune series—is epic, exciting, and challenging. Paul Atreides led the Fremen people’s successful rebellion against the unscrupulous noble houses that long controlled their resource-rich planet of Arrakis. Now, thanks to an ancient prophecy about a freedom-fighting leader, Paul rules the entire intergalactic empire. As soon as this fascinating story begins, the tension mounts as new revelations give rise to doubt and conspiracies. Dune Messiah is packed with heady and complex sci-fi elements, from technology that seems to resurrect the dead to Paul’s powerful but increasingly maddening prescience. Veteran narrator Scott Brick has all the gravity and charisma that an epic like this deserves. Should one man wield infinite power? Even one as worthy as Paul? This story will leave you questioning everything about Herbert’s universe—and our own.
Completely different from Dune but...
just as good. The narrators of Messiah do all the characters justice and make it fun to listen to. The story is not as good as Dune, but still very much worth your time. I now wait for Children of Dune to follow.
It's a nice bridge
On it's own, it's an ok book. Seeing what happened under the leadership of Muad'dib is sad and honest. Paul could not avoid the jihad he saw in Dune. It's a nice bridge between Dune and Children of Dune.
Finally finished Dune Messiah
Many years ago I started reading the novel version of Dune Messiah but I never got more than halfway through it. I listened through this entire audiobook in one week and it was great! If the original Dune is five stars, then this is four stars.