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Dune Messiah Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad dib heir to a power unimaginable bringing to completion the centuries old scheme to create a super being BrilliantIt is all that Dune was and maybe

  • Title: Dune Messiah
  • Author: Frank Herbert
  • ISBN: 9780441172696
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to completion the centuries old scheme to create a super being BrilliantIt is all that Dune was, and maybe a little bit Galaxy Magazine

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    1. Markus on said:

      Buddy read with Athena!"Once more the drama begins." - The Emperor Paul Muad'dib on his ascension to the Lion ThroneTwelve 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 [...]

    2. Lyn on said:

      Only half the length of the original Dune, the second book in the series takes place 12 years after. 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 [...]

    3. Manny on said:

      You know what it's like. Every decision seems so obviously sensible, but one thing just leads to another. We've all had it happen to us.So, last time I had my family murdered by our hereditary enemies, I went into hiding in the desert too, and linked up with the tough native fighters there. I mean, who wouldn't? Since I had psychic powers, it seemed pretty crazy not to use them to gain some respect. Before I knew what had happened, I was the clan's leader. And, you get some momentum, you want to [...]

    4. Evgeny on said:

      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 end to it. Literally everybody and their brother with even residual lust for power decided Paul the Emperor had overstayed his welcome; the time for good old conspiracies of all sorts had come. The fi [...]

    5. Laura on said:

      So I thought Dune was the best thing since the bound codex, right? And I read it about five times over the course of my young-adulthood. And then I read Messiah and was pretty much completely dissatisfied. Not enough to give it a poor rating, since it is interesting (I mean, we all still care about Paul, even if he is a whiner) and it did keep my attention.You haven't seen foreshadowing until you've read Dune Messiah. It takes that to a whole new, grotesque level. And pretentiousness. Thought Du [...]

    6. Eric Allen on said:

      Dune MessiahBy Frank HerbertA Dune Retrospective by Eric AllenFour 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 [...]

    7. Hasham Rasool on said:

      This book is very different from the first book, 'Dune' because this book has focused about the religion. 'Dune' has focused the world a lot. At the first, I wasn't sure whether this book would be good. The reason I have doubted it because I wasn't sure how the writer has written towards Islam. He has done very well.I am really enjoyed reading this book Alhamdulillah.

    8. Penny on said:

      This was a good sequel to a great book, which is actually harder to pull off than we give authors credit for. When they set the bar so high with an exceptional first novel in a series they're expected to meet or better it which is not an easy task. I think it was very well done in this case.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 [...]

    9. Nicholas West on said:

      When I first read Dune Messiah, it was nearly twenty years ago and like a lot things time had erased most of the details from my brain - including the ending.So digging into it last week was a treat; felt like something new. From re-discovering characters and themes, to gaining an understanding that my seventeen-year-old brain wasn't able to yet comprehend. As a note on my assessment style: Part of me wants to respond to other reviewers here on concerning their literary criticisms. However, I [...]

    10. Jamie on said:

      I really liked Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel Dune when I first read it a few months ago --so much so that I named it one of the best books I read that year. But upon finally getting around to the sequel, Dune Messiah I'm pretty disappointed. It's really boring.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 [...]

    11. Apatt on said:

      I don't normally look at reviews of a book prior to writing my own take on it, but sometime I just draw a blank after finishing a book. Some books are harder to review than others, sometime because I feel ambivalent about them, sometime I don’t fully understand them, and sometime I don’t know the reason, they just are. After finishing Dune Messiah I feel like I need some kind of launching pad to start off the review, some inspiration or perhaps I will resort to simply ripping off somebody’ [...]

    12. Stephen on said:

      5.0 stars. Second volume in the superb Dune series. I actually liked this volume even more than Dune. If possible I would recommend listening to the audio version of this series as the production value is amazing. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!!!!

    13. Rose on said:

      While it wasn't as grand (or as long) as Dune, I would say Dune Messiah was a very important part of the Dune series. This is the link between Paul and his becoming Muad'dib and his children's rule over Arrakis. Even though it was shorter, and we were already familiar with this dune world, there were many important things that took place. This is a must read for Dune fans. Now, the reason for the three starsDear God I hate Herbert's writing style. Blah, blah, blah, gibber jabber. It felt at time [...]

    14. Derek on said:

      Never has my fickle reader's heart been as frustrated and wrenched as it was while reading Dune Messiah. I must have put it down and swore not to pick it up again at least three or four times, but if you know anything about Dune, that's a declaration you can't follow through on. The Dune Chronicles just keeps getting better and better, this was probably Paul's greatest test, and damn, what a prolific writer Frank Herbert is, telling us the reader exactly what evil is being planned against the At [...]

    15. Kerry on said:

      The whole thing with Paul being able to (view spoiler)[see after his eyes are burned out: (hide spoiler)] still cool. But on this, my third or fourth reading, I'm realizing there's not much to this book. It simply bridges the first and third. No Jessica, no war, no revolution, no emergence of a new messiah . . . eh.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 [...]

    16. Aziz Varlık on said:

      “Biliyorum Duncan. Seven seveni tanır.”Çok güzeldi. Herkes okumalı herkes.

    17. Lolly's Library on said:

      I think most people don't particularly like this book, but I'm not sure why. Is it because Paul-Muad'Dib, Messiah, Emperor, God, is shown as a flawed human? Is it because we see that even with his awesome powers, he's still unable to map the future, to escape the future, the same as any ordinary human? We know Paul was never going to be perfect, was never going to be an angelic being or benevolent emperor; Frank Herbert told us that in "Dune." We know that Paul knew his destiny, knew the consequ [...]

    18. Joe on said:

      Dune Messiah is the first sequel to the Science Fiction classic Dune and will not disappoint fans of the Dune universe.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 o [...]

    19. Traci on said:

      I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I liked Dune. But in some ways it was actually better. I love Dune but I love the world, the language, and the over all experience. And even though I like the minor characters, I just never connected with Paul or really any of the leads. Actually I found most of them to be arrogant and manipulative. But this sequel, which is more like an added end chapter, I found some of what I was missing. Paul become more human, questioning his role and his right. An [...]

    20. Paul on said:

      I first read Dune four years ago. I respected it, and understood why it was a landmark achievement in sci-fi literature, but I honestly can't say I truly enjoyed it. So I'm not sure why I read the sequel. It just seemed like the thing to do. I read Dune again earlier this year. This time I actually had fun reading it, and I noticed things I hadn't on the first read, which made me wonder what I'd missed in the sequels. So I reread Dune Messiah. I previously liked it more than Dune. That's not tr [...]

    21. Jeff Yoak on said:

      This book was every bit as terrible as I remembered. I was committed to not abandoning it as I did last time because I want to delve a little further into the Dune series. Dune is one of my favorite novels. Even through there is precedent, it is hard to accept that sequels can be such a complete reversal.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 [...]

    22. Casey on said:

      After re-reading Dune recently, I decided to finally get around to reading Dune Messiah - the sequel to Dune and the bridge to Children of Dune. Unfortunately, Dune Messiah is a whole lot of standing around and talking for the entire book. It took me a long time to read because I just couldn't find the motivation to keep wading through dense dialogue, and when I did reach the end, I found it sadly to be short and quick, which didn't make up for the long, long drawn-out nature of the book.I liked [...]

    23. Melee Farr on said:

      I'd have been amazed if this one was as phenomenal as the first, and it wasn't. It was, however, Frank Herbert, who surprises me with his philosophy and world vision all the time. Compared to Dune, though, this book just lacked a lot of protein. Perhaps it's because the incredibly rich new world of Dune/Arrakis was already in place, and I wasn't the wide-eyed, amazed traveler through it any longer, but it wasn't the page-turner of the last for me. Still, I'll read them all, and wish Frank Herber [...]

    24. Vagner Stefanello on said:

      Review from Desbravando Livros:Messias de Duna não mantém o mesmo nível do seu antecessor, que foi um dos meus livros favoritos até hoje. Temos muitos questionamentos internos do Paul nesse livro, vulgo mimimi, bastante treta política + religião, e por aí vai. Algumas partes foram levemente maçantes, mas os aspectos culturais e as tradições dos Fremen sempre são partes que salvam a narrativa. O final foi bem interessante e me deixou com vontade de ler o próximo livro!

    25. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I liked Dune, not so much the two following volumes. For a time I felt like Herbert basically felt he'd promised 2 more books and sort of knocked them out. In other words, "I promised a 3 books so".I know others don't feel that waybut not my favorites. They don't sustain the level of story telling found in Dune.

    26. Michael Finocchiaro on said:

      Having re-read Dune (and reviewed it here on GR) recently, I figured I should continue and read at least the initial trilogy with Dune Messiah and Children of Dune to get a better idea of the world that Frank Herbert created. I am glad that I read Dune Messiah. It is an excellent novel about destiny and fate and how much of it we can control. We get more insight into the Navigators - here I noticed that, unlike in Dune, we actually meet a Navigator (one of the three primary conspirators against [...]

    27. Skylar Phelps on said:

      Somewhat phlegmatic and convoluted for my taste.Politics and religion drive the narrative here in book two which focuses on the aftermath of the events in Dune. There are only snippets of action and excitement but there is plenty of complexity, conspiracy, worldbuilding and great dialogue.Good stuff for sure, just not quite what I had anticipated to follow book one.

    28. Michael on said:

      I devoured this book in just 3 days, it is simply that compelling. What more can I say about the most-read sci-fi epic ever written? The Dune series has everything I want in an epic: politics, humanity, religion and space. While the first book deals with revolution, noble families and the fulfillment of prophecy, this second part deals with the personal struggle of the new leader of humanity and the emotional ramifications of being the figurehead of a jihad being waged in his name. What happens [...]

    29. Emm ❤ on said:

      In which we discover Paul Atreides and absolute power mix as well as orange juice and toothpaste, leaving a bitter aura long after they've left.Messiah is like a requiem to the book before, deserting the hopefulness and revolution of the first for melancholy, deception and holy war.The first Dune novel is an essentially perfect masterpiece, so it stands to reason that any sequel in its wake is going to feel lackluster in comparison. Messiah is by no means a disappointment, but it does suffer fro [...]

    30. Kirt on said:

      I finally read Dune Messiah, the second book in the Dune series, after years of only having read the first book.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 [...]

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