Rise of Endymion

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 12, 2011 - Fiction - 720 pages
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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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Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)

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While the book continues to deal with the topics raised by its prequels -- amongst them contemporary religions in a spacefaring future, natural evolution, consciously directed evolution, humanity's ... Read full review

Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)

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An excellent conclusion to the Hyperion series. I enjoyed this a bit more than the previous volume (Endymion). All the loose threads from the entire four-book series are tied up here, although the ... Read full review

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Dan Simmons is a recipient of a Hugo Award and the author of critically acclaimed suspense and science fiction novels. He makes his home in Colorado.

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