Frank Herbert created the most beloved novels in the annals of science fiction. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel and the second in his Dune series of six novels. It was originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in 1969. The Dune saga, set in the distant future, and taking place over millennia, deals with complex themes, such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power. In Dune Messiah, on the planet Wallach IX in the twelfth year of the Emperor Paul Atreides' reign, the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam hosts a secret planning meeting to overthrow Artreides. Committed to the plot are Scytale, a "Face Dancer" from the planet Tleilaxu, and Edric, a fishlike "Guild Steersman," who lives encased in a special tank filled with the spice "melange." Not yet committed but present is the beautiful Princess Irulan, Paul's wife, who is frustrated by their unconsummated marriage. It is a tense alliance. Irulan has second thoughts. She finds Edric repugnant but knows his mental powers keep them shielded from Paul's prescience. Edric offers a lure: only by joining them can Irulan realize her goal of becoming the founding mother of a royal dynasty. She is secretly administering contraceptives to Paul's beloved concubine, Chani, to prevent… Enjoy free online English audiobook “Dune Messiah”, a breathtaking novel by Frank Herbert.