Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah picks up the story of Paul Atreides, heir to the planet Dune, where its first installment left off. In this novel, we follow Paul as he struggles against those who would overthrow him and become a religious icon in his own right. With riveting action and compelling characters – including fan favorite Lady Jessica – Dune Messiah is an unforgettable addition to Frank Herbert’s acclaimed science fiction epic.
For who is this book for ?
Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah is a riveting science fiction novel that will appeal to fans of the first installment in this series. In it, we follow Paul Atreides as he struggles against those who would overthrow him and become a religious icon in his own right. With compelling characters – including fan favorite Lady Jessica – Dune Messiah is an unforgettable addition to Frank Herbert’s acclaimed science fiction epic.
- The action is never dull and the characters are well developed.
- It’s a great sequel to Dune that continues the story in an interesting way.
- The worldbuilding is impeccable and makes for an immersive reading experience.
- The book is very slow in the beginning
- The middle of the book drags a bit
- The end is worth it
Learn more about the author
Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920. He worked as a reporter and editor for several West Coast newspapers before serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Afterward he became a political speechwriter and public relations consultant. In 1952, while employed by the Shell Oil Company in California, Herbert began writing science fiction stories. The Dune series is his most famous work; it has sold more than twelve million copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-one languages. Frank Herbert died on February 11, 1986.
“Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah is a classic science fiction novel, and for good reason. Herbert has created an intricate and believable world, populated by compelling characters who experience real emotional growth over the course of the story. The plot moves quickly without sacrificingdepth, making it a page-turner that’s hard to put down.”
“Dune Messiah is an intense and action-packed novel that will keep you entertained until the very last page. The characters are well developed, and the plot is exciting and surprising. This book is a must read for anyone who enjoyed Dune.”
“A Must-read for Dune Fans”
“Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah is a worthy successor to the classic novel Dune. The story of Paul Atreides’ struggle against forces that would overthrow him is brilliantly told, and the characters are wonderfully portrayed.”