Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles #2)
The bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! This 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 Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparal...more
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"Once more the drama begins."
- The Emperor Paul Muad'dib on his ascension to the Lion Throne
Twelve years have passed since the Battle of Arrakeen, where Paul Atreides wrestled the Imperium from the hands of the Padishah Emperor, and seized the Lion Throne for himself. Dune has become the political and economical centre of the universe, and the Qizarate priesthood has spread Muad'dib's name throughout space and turned him into not only an emperor with absolute power, but a ...more
By Frank Herbert
A Dune Retrospective by Eric Allen
Four years after the publication of Dune, those who cried out for a sequel were finally answered. Frank Herbert returned to Arrakis for a book that was very different from the action packed first volume of the series, but at the same time, still held a lot of the familiar. When I tell people that I actually enjoyed the sequel to Dune more than the original, the answer I get from the overwhelming majority is, "Wait . . . Dune has a seq ...more
12 years have passed since the end of Dune. We're thrust into a world where the long term consequences of actions taken in the first book are evident and seldom what we expected or what was intended.
There we ...more
You haven't seen foreshadowing until you've read Dune Messiah. It takes that to a whole new, grotesque level. And pretentiousness. Thought Du ...more
Also Alia has the potential to be such a fascinating character, but she's underused and underwritten. And I already know that in the next book she's going to be crazy and retconned ha ...more
Not as epic, this is almost like a chamber western, with political intrigue and references to great goings on, but little action described. The feel of the book is like a prelude to what comes next, that the third book will be the true sequel to Dune.
For fans of Dune, no doubt, and you really need to have read Dune first, to know the characters and to at least have a clue about Herbert's complex ...more
Don't get me wrong, I can see some of the impressive literary clockwork that Herbert assembles in the book. Where Dune told the story of Paul Muad’Dib's rise to the Emperor, controller of the universe's only source of the c ...more
The plot continues 12 years after the events of Dune end; Paul is now the emperor to thousands of planets and the ‘Jihad’ prophesied is under way. There is a treacherous plot to bring about his downfall which he has foreseen but certain events and people are clouded and unclear.
Character development follows on from Dune as well; characters are described through thoughts of other ...more
What happens ...more
I know others don't feel that way...but not my favorites. They don't sustain the level of story telling found in Dune.
I liked ...more
Dune is a strong story about an interesting life. A minor weakness of the book is that it is asserted, but never shown, that the events unfolding will impact inter-galactic empires, create a hol ...more
To be honest, I actually thought DUNE MESSIAH was better than DUNE.
It's not quite the epic that DUNE was but I really liked how some of the character became more developed. I didn't like Paul in the first book (although I did like just about every character other than him) but I li ...more
2.5-3 stars. Reviewing this book is hard, because it has such an interesting foundation, and in theory, I feel like I should have loved it -- in practice, however, the execution falls short. It takes place 12 years after the events of the first book, with Paul Atreides cemented as emperor and god-like figure, standing at the forefront of a jihad swarming across the galaxy and slaughtering billions in his name. Paul is repulsed by h ...more
Com o passar do tempo, no entanto, mais e mais pessoas me diziam que valia a pena ler os livros seguintes, que eles tinham o que acrescentar. Assim, reli Duna, revivendo todas as suas maravilhas, confirmando sua supremacia entre tudo que já li, e me preparei para continuar.
The second volume in Frank Herbert's original Dune series. This one finds us 12 years after the end of Dune. The Jihad that Paul Muad'Dib Atreides had feared has been unleashed upon the Imperial Galaxy, leaving over 6 billion dead. Paul himself has ascended to near-divine status, ruling through a theocracy that reveres him as a quasi-god, his mother as a sort of Virgin Mary, and his Sister Alia as an almost demonic force of nature. At the same time, the ecological changes ...more
Excellent. Dune and Dune Messiah, together, form a reasonably complete story. Some of it is invalidated and/or retconed by subsequent books (I'm reading Children of Dune right now), which is unfortunate, but in reading Dune Messiah, it's obvious that many elements of the setting, which seem like standard Space Opera color, such as the feudal system, were carefully chosen so nothing wou ...more
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He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely considered to be among the classi ...more