Rise of Endymion (Google eBook)
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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Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)User Review - Christopher Caira - Goodreads
So sorry to finish the final book in this series, wish there were more. Captivating storyline, great surprise ending, believable characters & motivations, creative foretelling of science & technology, what's not to like!? Read full review
Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)User Review - Fletcher - Goodreads
Despite Dan Simmons' overt fondness for descriptive language, which can at times drag the pace, the final entry in the Hyperion Cantos can be described in one word: perfect. Read full review