Rise of Endymion (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jan 12, 2011 - Fiction - 720 pages
431 Reviews
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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A great ending to a great series. - Goodreads
Horrible, horrible writing! - Goodreads
Wow. 4 books of character development and awesomeness. - Goodreads
Yes, the cover art is terrible! - Goodreads
Great ending to a fantastic series. - Goodreads
An amazing ending to a fantastic series. - Goodreads

Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Ugh. What a disappointing end to an otherwise excellent series. Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion were great, Endymion was OK and I figured it was mainly a set up, but this... this... this turgid ... Read full review

Review: The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)

User Review  - Ricardo Vegas - Goodreads

Very good and clever way to end this long and epic adventure. This will be a book that will for ever form a part of my memories. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
22
Section 3
47
Section 4
69
Section 5
79
Section 6
91
Section 7
103
Section 8
118
Section 19
363
Section 20
387
Section 21
412
Section 22
477
Section 23
497
Section 24
510
Section 25
529
Section 26
552

Section 9
136
Section 10
160
Section 11
183
Section 12
215
Section 13
232
Section 14
266
Section 15
283
Section 16
300
Section 17
327
Section 18
343
Section 27
571
Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
619
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (2011)

Dan Simmons is a recipient of a Hugo Award and the author of critically acclaimed suspense and science fiction novels. He makes his home in Colorado.

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