March, 2016:
"Dune Messiah" by Frank Herbert

Book cover, Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

Essential data

Author: Frank Herbert
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 1969
Pages: 330
Reading started: March 8th, 2016
Current progress: Page 330 of 330 (100%)
Reading ended: March 25th, 2016. "Dune Messiah" was successfully finished in 17 days.
Review score: 4 of 5

Description

Wikipedia: Twelve years after the events described in Dune (1965), Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides rules as Emperor. By accepting the role of messiah to the Fremen, Paul had unleashed a jihad which conquered most of the known universe. While Paul is the most powerful Emperor ever known, he is powerless to stop the lethal excesses of the religious juggernaut he has created. Although sixty-one billion people have perished, Paul's prescient visions indicate that this is far from the worst possible outcome for humanity. Motivated by this knowledge, Paul hopes to set humanity on a course that will not inevitably lead to stagnation and destruction, while at the same time acting as ruler of the Empire and focal point of the Fremen religion.