Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah

By Frank Herbert

  • Release Date: 1974-04-01
  • Genre: Classics
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 931 Ratings)


Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles鈥攖he Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time

Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known鈥攁nd feared鈥攁s the man christened Muad鈥橠ib. 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鈥攁nd 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鈥檚 dynasty...


  • Decent follow-up

    By Linklex7
    Pretty good follow-up to the original Dune. While not as good, or as long, as the original it still had its moments. The villains aren鈥檛 quite as intriguing as the Harkonnens. While it might sound like I down on this book, I did actually enjoy it, Still worth a read for Dune fans. You won鈥檛 be disappointed.
  • Ranks up there with Mr. Herbert鈥檚 first book...Dune

    By Mama jg
    Almost as good of a read as Mr. Herbert鈥檚 first book...Dune

    By Prophet Amos
    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.
  • A Brilliant Sequel

    By Dwardeng
    In this book, the second of the original series, Paul begins to build his empire. A very satisfying follow up to the original masterpiece.
  • Wow!

    By musicide
    I may have enjoyed that even more than the first boom.
  • Good, but not great.

    By Pickles78
    This book was decent, but when compared to Dune, it is a pale shadow. Dune gripped the reader from the start, kept you reading page after page. The development of the story was rich and flowed smoothly. Events transpired without confusion or large gaps in the story. This book lacked almost all of those elements. Unless you are dedicated fan of the Dune series I would recommend stopping with Dune.
  • Dune messiah

    By Froggylove7
    Not his best work. Slow and drawn out.
  • It's perfect.

    By AlexanderYoungblood
    Just... perfect.