The Rise of Endymion
The magnificent conclusion to one of the greatest science fiction sagas of our timeThe 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... show more
The magnificent conclusion to one of the greatest science fiction sagas of our timeThe 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1st 1998
Pages no: 709
Edition language: English
Series: Hyperion Cantos (#4)
This is the last of the Hyperion Cantos and I am just going to assume that anyone reading this review has read the previous three novels. If you haven't go and read Hyperion, because it is really very good. This is the fourth and final book in the series. The strength of the books has never been...
One thing I forgot to mention in my review of Endymion, the book that precedes The Rise of Endymion, was Simmons' take on the Catholic church, still alive and kicking some one thousand years in the future. In Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, Catholicism still exists, but it's an outlying religion...
The BasicsIn this continuation of the previous story, we see Aenea’s adult life and how she became known as a messiah.My ThoughtsI don’t really want to say more than that about the plot. If you’ve read the previous book, then you know that’s what was established from the outset, that Aenea’s story e...
Finally I have finished the entire Hyperion Cantos, the series than began with the all-time sci-fi classic [b:Hyperion|77566|Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)|Dan Simmons|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1405546838s/77566.jpg|1383900], almost concluded in [b:The Fall of Hyperion|77565|The Fall of Hyperion...
A fitting conclusion to a masterpiece. The Hyperion Cantos are not works of art that can be explained or described, they must be discovered and experienced.As you can tell, I loved this fourth installment just as much as I loved the other three and I must admit that I'm more than a little sad that t...