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The magnificent conclusion to one of the greatest science fiction sagas of our time.

The time of reckoning has arrived. As a final genocidal Crusade threatens to enslave humanity forever, a new messiah has come of age. She is Aenea and she has undergone a strange apprenticeship to those known as the Others. Now her protector, Raul Endymion, one-time shepherd and convicted murderer, must help her deliver her startling message to her growing army of disciples.

But first they must embark on a final spectacular mission to discover the underlying meaning of the universe itself. They have been followed on their journey by the mysterious Shrike — monster, angel, killing machine — who is about to reveal the long-held secret of its origin and purpose. And on the planet of Hyperion, where the story first began, the final revelation will be delivered — an apocalyptic message that unlocks the secrets of existence and the fate of humankind in the galaxy.

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"The Rise Of Endymion, like its predecessors, is a full-blooded action novel...distinguished from formulaic space opera by the magnitude of what is at stake — which is nothing less than the salvation of the human soul." The New York Times Book Review

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"These worlds...are brilliantly realized. Thus Simmons pushes his vast entertainment along unfalteringly." Booklist

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"The high quality writing is apparent throughout this challenging, complex, and immensely rewarding quartet....This is brilliant, thought-provoking science fiction that transcends the genre in an intense but imminently satisfying read." VOYA

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"As hypercomplicated as ever, though with less story and more explanations and padding; still, Simmons's scope is truly staggering, his inventiveness continues to impress, and the narrative offers something for everyone — at least some of the time." Kirkus Reviews

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"A novel rich with power and passion, and an enormously satisfying conclusion to one of the major works of modern science fiction." Locus

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"Simmons veers from plot summary and vague philosophy to some well-crafted action sequences. Readers of the preceding Hyperion novels will want to find out how everything turns out, but this volume does not stand steady on its own." Publishers Weekly

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The conclusion of the staggering epic that began in Hyperion and continued in The Fall of Hyperion and Endymion.

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The "San Francisco Chronicle Book Review" named this novel a "Best Bet of '97", and hailed it as "a rousing, affecting conclusion, revealing the fates of Aenea, the teenage messiah; her lover, Raul Endymion; and their fearsome protector, the Shrike". A glorious finale to the "Hyperion" series, this bestseller will thrill Simmons' loyal readers, and capture scores of new fans drawn by the rave reviews for this book.

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FNORDinc, November 8, 2010 (view all comments by FNORDinc)
I hate to see good things come to an end. Simultaneously, I feel that a well crafted conclusion to a great series is one of the highlights to reading. There was no disappointment to the Hyperion Cantos.

Warning to readers, this book is far more dense than others in the series. You have to expect as much considering that there is so much to discuss. The religious, technological, and philosophical merge in this novel.

The far flung planet of Hyperion has been left behind. The palindromic character Aenea and her partner Endymion begin on Old Earth. Rise of Endymion (book 4) picks up a few years after the close of Endymion (book 3). With the death of The Architect, the crew is forced to leave the relative safety of this Magellanic Cloud which hides the stolen planet earth from the Catholic Pax monstrosity.

What is the Shrike? What’s the real purpose driving the Techno-Core? What are the lions, tigers, and bears? etc.

To avoid spoilers, I will just advise that your questions will be answered. Everything that you have wondered about from the prior 3 novels will be addressed with very few exceptions. Sci-fi aficionados who fail to read this series are doing themselves a horrible injustice.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553572988
Author:
Simmons, Dan
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Series
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Hyperion Cantos
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
6.90x4.30x1.23 in. .71 lbs.

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Product details 720 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553572988 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Rise Of Endymion, like its predecessors, is a full-blooded action novel...distinguished from formulaic space opera by the magnitude of what is at stake — which is nothing less than the salvation of the human soul."
"Review" by , "These worlds...are brilliantly realized. Thus Simmons pushes his vast entertainment along unfalteringly."
"Review" by , "The high quality writing is apparent throughout this challenging, complex, and immensely rewarding quartet....This is brilliant, thought-provoking science fiction that transcends the genre in an intense but imminently satisfying read."
"Review" by , "As hypercomplicated as ever, though with less story and more explanations and padding; still, Simmons's scope is truly staggering, his inventiveness continues to impress, and the narrative offers something for everyone — at least some of the time."
"Review" by , "A novel rich with power and passion, and an enormously satisfying conclusion to one of the major works of modern science fiction."
"Review" by , "Simmons veers from plot summary and vague philosophy to some well-crafted action sequences. Readers of the preceding Hyperion novels will want to find out how everything turns out, but this volume does not stand steady on its own."
"Synopsis" by , The conclusion of the staggering epic that began in Hyperion and continued in The Fall of Hyperion and Endymion.
"Synopsis" by , The "San Francisco Chronicle Book Review" named this novel a "Best Bet of '97", and hailed it as "a rousing, affecting conclusion, revealing the fates of Aenea, the teenage messiah; her lover, Raul Endymion; and their fearsome protector, the Shrike". A glorious finale to the "Hyperion" series, this bestseller will thrill Simmons' loyal readers, and capture scores of new fans drawn by the rave reviews for this book.
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