Rise of Endymion
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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Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)User Review - David B - Goodreads
Yes, this book is too long, particularly during the characters' sojourn to Tien Shan, but I'm not going to hold that against this story. One can always skim ahead. Rather, I was impressed with Simmons ... Read full review
Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)User Review - Dan - Goodreads
This last book was a chore. There was a feel that the author had a long list of things he wanted to do and kept adding pages to to it. If it hadn't been for the urge to finish the series I probably would have dropped it. Read full review