Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Shannon's Review - Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

Title: Dune Messiah
Series: Dune Chronicles #2
Author: Frank Herbert
Illustrator/Book Cover Design: Unknown
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Classic
Publisher: Berkley
Received: Bought
Release Date: March 1980
Pages: 279

Author Frank Herbert’s Official Websites:

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Shannon’s Thoughts:

This second book in the Dune Chronicles returns with Paul Atreides as now emperor. The stress of ruling and knowing what is to come has taken its toll on Paul. He is not alone in being able to see the future Paul’s sister Alia helps Paul rule as she is the head of the Bene Gesserit. Even though Paul and Alia are the center characters we see that the choices they make may not be the best or lead them to a future they wish for.

This is my first time reading through this series and I am really enjoying it. The series is unlike any family saga I have read. All the characters have layers. Neither of them is just good or bad. Like every real individual, the decisions we make have consequences. Paul and Alia are different because they do know what is ahead just not when.

With the upcoming movie, I have been picturing the cast as certain characters...like Duncan Idaho played by Jason Momoa. I don’t if this is a good thing or bad. Only time will tell I suppose. Knowing about the movie coming out is urging me to read the series quicker. I will be starting the next book Children of Dune soon.

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