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.

50th anniversary edition of Frank Herbert's DUNE   Dune Messiah Cover

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.



5 comments on “A brand new cover for Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah”

  • Sean says:

    Does this mean we will get a Children of Dune cover to match soon? Because that would be marvellous.

  • Lorenzo Calder-Smith says:

    PLEASE tell me you’re planning on making these beautiful covers for every book in the Dune series. Having them as a collection in this style would be the crown jewel of my library.


  • Paul Atreides says:

    Are there any plans to release a new edition in the same format for Children of Dune as well?

  • Aaron says:

    These look very nice! I am getting both books off Amazon shortly, and I hope you have plans to come out with Children of Dune in a year or so as well. I’d love to have the entire Dune series (or at least a trilogy) with these covers.

  • Benjamin says:

    Will there be a new edition for Children of Dune (and maybe the other three books as well) anytime soon?

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