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Download and read online Dune Messiah in PDF and EPUB 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 Fremen, 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. And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul is directed against his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family's dynasty . . .
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Download and read online Annual Obituary 1986 in PDF and EPUB Published yearly from 1980, this biographical series for libraries is international in scope and contains entries for the most prominent men and women who have died during the year indicated in the title. In addition, each annual volume includes cumulative alphabetical and professions indexes.
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Download and read online Der Gottkaiser des W stenplaneten in PDF and EPUB Ich habe diese menschliche Gesellschaft geformt und über dreitausend Jahre damit verbracht, damit die gesamte Spezies endlich erwachsen wird. Dreieinhalb Jahrtausende sind auf Arrakis vergangen, und die Welt hat sich gründlich gewandelt: Der ehemalige Wüstenplanet ist dank technischer Mittel eine grüne Oase geworden. Die einst so stolzen Fremen sind nur noch ein Schatten ihrer selbst, eine touristische Attraktion. Doch es gibt noch ein Stück Vergangenheit auf Arrakis, sorgfältig vor Feuchtigkeit geschützt: die Wüste Sareer. Dort lebt Leto II, der Sohn von Paul Muad’dib. Doch Leto ist kein Mensch mehr. Seit Jahrtausenden vollzieht sein Körper eine Wandlung, geht eine Symbiose mit dem Shai-Hulud ein. Er hat seine Menschlichkeit aufgegeben, um die Menschen zu retten, tritt jetzt als Gott auf und verlangt absolute Unterwerfung. Doch seine Gegner wissen, dass er verletzlich ist – und sie verfügen über die Waffen, um ihn zu vernichten ...
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