Dune Messiah (Dune #2) - Frank Herbert7.06

Serial publication in Galaxy magazine 1969. First book edition 1969.

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.

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Release date: 1969
Genres: science fiction
Average rating: 7.06/10
Total ratings: 75
Updated: August 22, 2021

Dune :: Series

Belongs to the series Dune Universe

The Great Dune Trilogy8.00
Dune (Dune #1)8.38
Dune Messiah (Dune #2)7.06
Children of Dune (Dune #3)6.88
God Emperor of Dune (Dune #4)6.06
Heretics of Dune (Dune #5)5.50
Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune #6)5.90


6/10 |
September 10, 2014
Hmmm - it really can't be compared with the first book. However, it's not so bad like I expected. It is a pity, that Frank Herbert just skipped several years and as a reader you can't follow his ideas and thoughts how Paul, Alia and all the others ...
6/10 |
June 30, 2008
I liked Dune very much, but Dune Messiah isn't as good a book as Dune. Dune Messiah isn't a bad book, but it simply isn't as enjoyable as Dune. When I began to read Dune Messiah I expected to read something as fascinating and original as Dune, but ...