Dune Messiah

Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert

Book 2.0 of Dune _ Chronicles

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin

Published: Feb 5, 2008

Words: 75087
Pages: 323


With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune novels stand among the major achievements of the human imagination as one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction. Dune Messiah* continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known-and feared-as the man christened Muad'Dib. 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 Fremens, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne-and 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's dynasty. From Publishers Weekly In 1965 Frank Herbert published *Dune*. After it was heralded as a masterpiece of science fiction, he wrote the briefer *Dune Messiah* in 1969, concentrating eponymously on Paul Atreides, and then, sensing the sales potential, added sequels. They were continued by his son, culminating in the just published finale, *Sandworms of Dune*. Now, 38 years after its publication, four narrators capture *Dune Messiah* on discs, while listeners, with no glossary, try to recall the meaning of its esoteric nomenclature. The audio gets off to a lively start as the book opens with nearly all conversation, playing up the camaraderie between the narrators who have partnered on several other readings of classic sci-fi novels. While the cast works well together, some of the male narrators emphasize a stately dullness. Kellgren, the sole feminine voice, supplies real emotion and a true sense of awe. *(Oct.)* Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review Praise for *Dune:   "Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except *Lord of the Rings*." --Arthur C. Clarke "One of the monuments of modern science fiction."--*Chicago Tribune* "Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."--Robert A. Heinlein  "A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas...An astonishing science fiction phenomenon."--*The Washington Post