Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons

Rise of Endymion

By Dan Simmons

  • Publication Date: 1998-07-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 214 Ratings)

Book Summary

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.

From the Paperback edition.

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Book Opinions

  • What a FANTASTIC Quadrilogy!

    By ctx1502
    From a beginning that teased of a cryptic demon-driven Canterbury Tales, to a star-crossed lovers space-time immemorial storyline, through an alien landscape with African Queen river-ventures, and crossing the finale with fatalistic quantum true love story... This is an amazing tribute to the true creative force that gives meaning to the genre of science fiction.
  • ...

    By Iceberg01
    I am left speechless... Somehow this is more than just a novel.
  • Wonderful

    By RPutt33
    What a wonderful series of books. I am truly saddened that my time with them is over! The characters literally became a part of my days, and my dreams....a series that will stretch and transform one's understanding of what our future may someday be. An absolute must-read!
  • Worst of the four Hyperion Books

    By danrogy
    Honestly, this book shouldn't have existed. 100 pages should've been chopped out & attached to the previous book. I know Mr. Simmons writes books for money, but there's SO MUCH boring filler in this book. Diid we really need dozens of pages describing architecture and clouds and commuting ? I ha to force myself to finish it. It did have quite a satisfying ending
  • Rise of Endymion

    By Mcotati
    Probably the finest series I have read in years. The only problem is, it had to end. If you love a good story loaded with life changing vision that will challenge what you thought you knew about religion, philosophy, history and more importantly spirituality Start with Hyperion and finish here 4 books of the meaning of Love.
  • Rise of Endymion

    By Caster198
    Have been reading books for more than half a century. This book and it's predecessor series combine the best of all I have ever enjoyed in my reading...science, sci fi,fantasy, history, poetry, romance...everything I've enjoyed and loved.