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This conclusion of the Hyperion saga (Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, and Endymion) finds Raul Endymion, Aenea, and M. Bettik still on the run from agents of both the Pax and the TechnoCore. But Aenea is reaching maturity, clearly growing into the messiah who will one day bring down the church and stop "the resurrection." One answer lies in Aenea's blood, which she shares with her followers through a ritual of communion; the blood allows anyone to travel through the Void Which Binds, but it cannot coexist with the cruciform that brings immortality. And although Aenea's gift makes her both a power and a danger, she is also a young woman, vulnerable to the forces allied against her. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The latest episode (following last year's Endymion) of Simmons' Foundation-like saga of the far future tells of the struggle for dominance between humanity and its siblings, one of which is a highly evolved race with artificial intelligence and another of which has experimented upon its own DNA until it is no longer quite human. What might be called classical humankind is under the rule of a newly established, dominant Catholic Church, which undertakes to exterminate one of its rivals, the Ousters, and also seeks the girl Aenea, part-human and part-machine and a messiah for whom the adventurer Endymion is guardian. But Endymion and Aenea part as their destinies begin to fulfill themselves, and before they meet again, Endymion leaps through time portals from world to world. These worlds, including a gas giant with jellyfishlike lifeforms in its upper atmosphere and an ice kingdom carved among mountain peaks, are brilliantly realized. Thus Simmons pushes his vast entertainment along unfalteringly. John Mort --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
Hyperion est une des meilleures séries de science-fiction que j'ai lues, si c'est pas la meilleure!Published 7 months ago by MC5686
I enjoyed this book until somewhere near the middle when Simmon's anti-Christian bigotry finally became too obvious for me to stomach and I just kept browsing until the end. Read morePublished on June 9 2011 by Rory Sangalang
Don't even think about starting The Rise of Endymion until you have read the three other Cantos novels in order. Read morePublished on April 12 2007 by A. J. Cull
Dan Simmons is a wonderfully devious writer. His characters are real (complete with jealousies, inadequacies and personable quirks), his plots both amazing and believable, and the... Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Elbereth
I read and liked "Illium" by Dan Simmons and liked it, so I bought "Hyperion" which was also really good. I then read "Fall of Hyperion" which was still pretty good. Read morePublished on April 28 2004
This book was a major disappointment. Throughout the entire book Simmons basically re-writes the first three books of this series and when he's not re-writing, he's rambling on to... Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by msla510
I have always been a huge fan of fantasy/sci-fi novels as well as novels that make you think. The Hyperion series is one of the best out there, right along with Dune. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003 by Alex Hardberger
In Rise of Endymion, Raul and Aenea are trying to save humanity. The characters are some of the most real I've read.
The last chapter alone is worth reading the entire book. Read more