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.

UPDATE 04/07/2019

To everyone who has contacted us to enquire about when we’ll be releasing Children of Dune in the same edition, I’m afraid to say that we currently have no plans to do so. We would love to if we could and we feel your pain about the fact that your books won’t match (seriously) but unfortunately, we do not own the rights to do so. Thank you, everyone, for your support and we’re so happy you love this cover and that of Dune Messiah.

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.



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

  • Chantal Mercier says:

    I am curious to know whether or not Nodded is planning on also releasing Children of Dune with this same style of cover. They look great!

  • Brendan says:

    Are there any plans to release the rest of the Dune series with similar covers?

  • 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?

  • iko says:

    In line with my fellow commenters here I also want to express my eagerness of getting a re-released Children of Dune! The new covers are brilliant! I really hope you will publish all the remaining books of the series — please tell me you will!

  • Joe Walby says:

    Please do this for children of dune and more books in the series, having them all match would be satisfying.

  • Andy says:

    Can you let us know if you will be releasing new covers for the rest of the Dune series? If so, when should we expect them?

  • Marcus Firebeard says:

    I agree with the previous comments. We need at least Children of Dune in this amazing new edition.

  • Brinn says:

    Just a gentle reminder that we’re still anxiously awaiting Children of Dune with a new cover.

  • Victor says:

    Still no plans on making a cover for Children of Dune as well?

  • David Lynch says:


  • Kynes says:

    Children of Dune please.

  • Yassine says:

    I am wondering whether you have news of a “Children of Dune” cover.

  • iko says:

    When will you continue the series? I’m waiting eagerly for Children of Dune (and all the remaining parts of the series) in this beautiful new edition!

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