The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
(Hyperion Series)

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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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About Dan Simmons

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In his twenty years of publication, DAN SIMMONS has won more than 50 major American and international awards for his fiction. He lives in Colorado.
Published January 12, 2011 by Spectra. 722 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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 Another (maybe final?) installment in Simmons's massive far- future odyssey (Endymion, 1996, etc.).

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Is the adolescent girl Aenea actually the new messiah? What is the real nature of that enigmatic killing machine, the Shrike? What are the renegade TechnoCore's true plans for humanity and the galaxy?

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Dan Simmons' Hyperion saga, one of the richest and most imaginative creations in contemporary science fiction, comes to a close with this, the...

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