March, 2016: "Dune Messiah" by Frank Herbert
|Author: Frank Herbert|
|Genre: Science fiction|
|Reading started: March 8th, 2016|
|Current progress: Page 330 of 330 (100%)|
|Reading ended: March 25th, 2016. This book was successfully finished in 17 days.|
|Final review score: 4 of 5|
DescriptionWikipedia: 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.
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