The Rise of Endymion

by Dan Simmons
The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4) - Dan Simmons 7.84   86

Winner of the Locus Award (1998).

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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Release date 1997
Details updated August 24, 2022

Hyperion Cantos :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

Related series Hyperion Cantos (omnibus editions)

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1) 8.74   190
The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #2) 8.26   124
Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #3) 7.68   92
The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4) 7.84   86

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