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Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All TimeDune 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 Fremen, 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...
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"I DNF this book but I can not say it wasn't good. Dune was a fantastic Sci-fi adventure and this one was a amazing discussion on politics, power, and religion. I wasn't super into how the women were treated in the book but I didn't finish so who knows maybe it get better? I do plan on finishing the book but it really requires undivided attention and I can't offer it that currently"
"3 star out of respect but a 2 star for likability<br/><br/>I have come to realize why most people stopped at book one. It is a sci-fi right of passage. It is also the only interesting book so far. Dune is, without a doubt, a one of a kind series but the story is buried under so much political jargon I honestly don't see the point anymore. I have lost sight of the plot.<br/><br/>Of course I would like to continue but onto what exactly? Are the people on Dune trying to turn the world into a paradise? Are they wanting to kill the spice trade? Are they wanted to control the spice trade? Can anyone tell me what the end goal is?"
"I imagine that it would be hard to follow up on a book like Dune, but Mr. Herbert did a fantastic job with this. It continues the story of Paul and several characters from the first book, Chani, Stilgar, Alia, and many more. Paul is in a loveless, political marriage to Irulan, and is Emperor in this book. His true love remains Chani, who is officially his concubine, although she is his true wife. There is a ton of scheming and plotting, as there are plenty those in the universe who wish to see Paul dethroned as Emperor. We follow multiple points of view throughout, and it is a great read for fans of the original Dune."