Book Two in the Chronicles of the Magnificent Dune - The Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time
Dune Messiah continues Paul Atreides' story, better known—and feared—as Muad'Dib was christened by the man. As Known Universe Emperor, he possesses more power than ever was meant to wield a... single man. Worshipped by the fanatical Fremens as a religious icon, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when assuming the throne--and a conspiracy undertaken within his own sphere of influence.
And even as House Atreides from the machinations of its enemies begins to crumble around him, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to the dynasty of his family..
With an introduction from Brian Herbert
There was a man so wise, He jumped into A sandy place And burnt out both his eyes! And when he knew his eyes were gone, He offered no complaint. He summoned up a vision And made himself a saint. -Children's Verse from History of Muad'dib
I didn't want to be different. I wanted to be able to laugh But I'm sister to an Emperor who's worshiped as a god. People fear me. I never wanted to be feared. I don't want to be part of history, I just want to be loved . . . and to love.
Some say," Scytale said, "that people cling to Imperial leadership because space is infinite. They feel lonely without a unifying symbol. For a lonely people, the Emperor is a definite place. They can turn toward him and say: 'See, there He is. He makes us one.' Perhaps religion serves the same purpose, m'Lord.