The Rise of Endymion
Winner of the Locus Award (1998).
The magnificent conclusion to one of the greatest science fiction sagas of our time.
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.
Dan Simmons (born April 4, 1948) is an American science fiction and horror writer. He is the author of the Hyperion Cantos and the Ilium/Olympos cycles, among other works which span the science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres, sometimes within a single novel.
Hyperion Cantos consists of four books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Related series Hyperion Cantos (omnibus editions)