Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known and feared as the man christened Muad'Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremens, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne, and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.
A new hardcover edition with an introduction by Brian Herbert was issued by Ace Hardcover on February 5, 2008.
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on October 2, 2007, narrated by Scott Brick, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, and Katherine Kellgren.