Dune Messiah

Dune Messiah

eBook - 2008
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Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2008
Edition: Ace hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781429598910
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: ix, 276 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Herbert, Brian


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Jan 25, 2019

Dune: Messiah is a 1969 science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert, originally being serialized in Galaxy Magazine. This is the second book in the Dune series. This book is set twelve years after the events of the first novel, with our main character, Paul, now running the empire and fending off conspirators. While this book cannot compare to the wonder of discovering the world of Arrakis for the first time, nor the epic hero's journey story of the original, it certainly has other strengths. Dune: Messiah is more of a character study involving our now more developed and compelling characters from the first novel, with some notable new additions. The political intrigue and subterfuge plots within plots is wonderful at times in this novel, but perhaps it would have been better if it could have recaptured some of the action from the first novel. Some of the conversations between characters are about the subtlest minutiae that it went over my head. Overall, if you liked Dune, you should read this novel too. 4/5 stars
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Sep 18, 2018

Dune Messiah is book two in he series. I enjoyed reading Dune Messiah but it is not as good the first book, Dune. Still is is definitely worth reading is you enjoined reading Dune. Dune the movie was a hot mess. Watch it if you enjoyed the book but it is hard to follow if you haven't read the book.
Frank Herbert wrote the series in this order...

Dune (1965)
Dune Messiah (1969)
Children of Dune (1976)
God Emperor of Dune (1981)
Heretics of Dune (1984)
Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)

Dec 01, 2010

Dune Messiah didn't move me much compared to it's predecessor, but it was a great building block for all of the books that followed!

Mar 16, 2010

This is a great read that continues on the story of "Dune," the classic science fiction novel. If you pick this up, be sure to also read "Children of Dune," as the three books form a rough trilogy.

If you enjoy this, I recommend continuing on to the second
"Dune" trilogy: "God Emperor of Dune," "Heretics of Dune," and "Chapterhouse: Dune." It's a lot more involved than the first trilogy, but it will reward your efforts.

Dec 04, 2009

This sequel rally does a good job of continuing the story and answering many of the loose threads that were left at the end of Dune. Herbert continues the epic in several other novels concluding in Chapterhouse Dune. Although the story line evolves the context and literary excellence never diminishes.

Feb 20, 2009

Book two in the Dune chronicles ---
An absolute treasure of a series. A Must read for all true Sci-Fi fans


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