A brand new cover for Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah
By Fleur Clarke
Posted on March 8, 2017 in Books, News with tags Book Covers, Frank Herbert
Our fiftieth anniversary edition of Dune was a huge hit. And rightly so. Graphic artist Sean O’Connell’s Dune art is both minimalist and epic, and now there’s a Dune Messiah cover to join it.
Dune Messiah is the epic sequel to Dune, telling the story of Paul Atreides’ troubled rule over the empire. This new cover will be available in all good bookstores on 1st June, ready to sit proudly alongside our fiftieth anniversary edition.
Twelve years after his victory over House Harkonnen, Paul Atreides rules as emperor from the desert planet Arrakis – but his victory has had profound consequences. War has been brought to the entire known universe, and billions have already perished. Despite having become the most powerful emperor known to history, Paul is powerless to bring an end to the fighting.
While former allies conspire to dethrone Paul and even his own consort acts against him, Paul accepts a gift from the Tleilaxu, a guild of genetic manipulators, hoping to find a single spark of peace and friendship amidst the betrayal and chaos. But this act undermines Paul’s support from the Fremen, his own people. The Fremen are the true source of Paul’s power; losing them is the one thing that could truly topple his empire.
As matters escalate, Paul will be forced to chose between his throne, his wife, his people and his future – and the future of the entire universe.