Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time
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 Fremen, 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...
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Frank Herbert followed the staggering success of 1965’s science fiction epic Dune with this politically charged second installment. It follows the story of Paul Atreides, who has ascended to the throne as a conquering hero only to discover that being a king is an entirely different ballgame. Paul’s newfound weaknesses make him vulnerable to infighting and conspiracies, threatening his prophetic visions of a perfect future. Dune Messiah is as vividly poetic as its predecessor, but it’s a darker, more morally ambiguous story with flawed heroes and sympathetic villains.
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A Brilliant Sequel
In this book, the second of the original series, Paul begins to build his empire. A very satisfying follow up to the original masterpiece.
I wanted more action, but it came up short in that department again. I will stop reading the Dune Chronicles, after the Children of Dune, since I purchased it at the same time as Dune Messiah.
Not his best work. Slow and drawn out.