Rise of Endymion - Dan Simmons

Rise of Endymion

By Dan Simmons

  • Release Date: 1998-07-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 495 Ratings


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.


  • Utter Garbage

    By ehall3
    I loved Hyperion, I enjoyed the resolution that Hyperion falls gave but this, this was a waste. Should never have been written. Just stop with Hyperion Falls or better yet just read Hyperion. All of the constant unraveling and destruction of literally everything from the two Hyperion books in this is so frustrating to read. Also the fact that the “hero” in this one is absolutely useless and constantly screwing up, almost dying is exhausting. Nothing unique to explore here, and it results in some mamby pamby lame utopia in the end because everybody drank some girls blood.
  • Four and a half star finale to a five star series

    By global lion
    Most great works of science fiction end up being great works of philosophy, as well. The Hyperion Cantos series is no exception, with the fourth and final book punctuating its universal lesson of tolerance and understanding. The final book loses half a star because too much of it is slowed in places by Dickensian description.
  • Great series

    By rangertau
    Not the best book of the series but still great. Re-read it again after twenty years and loved it. One of the few books that made me sad when I finished it, for the journey with all the characters was over.
  • Absolutely Phenomenal

    By jimmyb1
    My favorite sci-fi series. Love it.
  • Wow

    By Curran's Music
    I’ve literally never written a review for anything. These books were so good I felt so compelled. What an epic four book journey. These have been some of my favorite Sci-Fi tales of all time. Covering all aspects of technology and life, I simply couldn’t stop reading. I highly recommended all of them.
  • Hyperion, Endymion, Genius.

    By AlmostClassyRob
    The Rise of Endymion is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read. And the entire Hyperion Cantos is the best sci fi book out there! What a Wonderful read, amazing characters and a beautiful world he has crafted here. Dan Simmons has done it right.
  • What a FANTASTIC Quadrilogy!

    By ctx1502
    From a beginning that teased of a cryptic demon-driven Canterbury Tales, to a star-crossed lovers space-time immemorial storyline, through an alien landscape with African Queen river-ventures, and crossing the finale with fatalistic quantum true love story... This is an amazing tribute to the true creative force that gives meaning to the genre of science fiction.
  • ...

    By Iceberg01
    I am left speechless... Somehow this is more than just a novel.
  • Wonderful

    By RPutt33
    What a wonderful series of books. I am truly saddened that my time with them is over! The characters literally became a part of my days, and my dreams....a series that will stretch and transform one's understanding of what our future may someday be. An absolute must-read!
  • Worst of the four Hyperion Books

    By danrogy
    Honestly, this book shouldn't have existed. 100 pages should've been chopped out & attached to the previous book. I know Mr. Simmons writes books for money, but there's SO MUCH boring filler in this book. Diid we really need dozens of pages describing architecture and clouds and commuting ? I ha to force myself to finish it. It did have quite a satisfying ending