The Rise of Endymion

The Rise of Endymion 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

  • Title: The Rise of Endymion
  • Author: Dan Simmons
  • ISBN: 9780553572988
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 discipleThe 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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  • Dan Simmons

    Dan Simmons grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois, which was the source of his fictional Elm Haven in 1991 s SUMMER OF NIGHT and 2002 s A WINTER HAUNTING Dan received a B.A in English from Wabash College in 1970, winning a national Phi Beta Kappa Award during his senior year for excellence in fiction, journalism and art Dan received his Masters in Education from Washington University in St Louis in 1971 He then worked in elementary education for 18 years 2 years in Missouri, 2 years in Buffalo, New York one year as a specially trained BOCES resource teacher and another as a sixth grade teacher and 14 years in Colorado ABOUT DAN Biographic Sketch His last four years in teaching were spent creating, coordinating, and teaching in APEX, an extensive gifted talented program serving 19 elementary schools and some 15,000 potential students During his years of teaching, he won awards from the Colorado Education Association and was a finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year He also worked as a national language arts consultant, sharing his own Writing Well curriculum which he had created for his own classroom Eleven and twelve year old students in Simmons regular 6th grade class averaged junior year in high school writing ability according to annual standardized and holistic writing assessments Whenever someone says writing can t be taught, Dan begs to differ and has the track record to prove it Since becoming a full time writer, Dan likes to visit college writing classes, has taught in New Hampshire s Odyssey writing program for adults, and is considering hosting his own Windwalker Writers Workshop.Dan s first published story appeared on Feb 15, 1982, the day his daughter, Jane Kathryn, was born He s always attributed that coincidence to helping in keeping things in perspective when it comes to the relative importance of writing and life Dan has been a full time writer since 1987 and lives along the Front Range of Colorado in the same town where he taught for 14 years with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Jane, when she s home from Hamilton College and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Fergie He does much of his writing at Windwalker their mountain property and cabin at 8,400 feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park An 8 ft tall sculpture of the Shrike a thorned and frightening character from the four Hyperion Endymion novels was sculpted by an ex student and friend, Clee Richeson, and the sculpture now stands guard near the isolated cabin.


  • In a galaxy far, far away, (the Large Magellanic Cloud, 160,000 light years from Sol) and over 1,000 years in the future, there lived two fugitives, devoted lovers, Raul Endymion of Hyperion, and the new messiah, Aenea, a product of human and nonhuman parents. The strange thing is they reside on Old Earth, somehow our planet has been poached there, by AI, artificial intelligence ( some are immensely evil). Still the couple is happy, a quiet, peaceful existence after a titanic struggle for surviv [...]

  • I survived!As I’ve reported in my previous reviews of this series there were times where it seemed as if my gray matter was going to be permanently fried by this epic sci-fi story. I finally got through to the end with most of my marbles still in the bag they came in.It’s almost impossible to give a summary of this without spoiling the previous book so I’ll just say that Aenea and Raul Endymion continue their interstellar journey to fulfill her ultimate destiny as the powerful forces of a [...]

  • Aye on the shores of darkness there is light,And precipices show untrodden green;There is a budding morrow in midnight;There's a triple sight in blindness keenI don't think I'll be able to review this one properly, and as it's the fourth and last book, I hardly think I'll be able to influence anyone to read the series or not either way.So all I have to say is that I've really enjoyed this journey Dan Simmons has allowed me to go on, in the countless worlds of his Hyperion Cantos. This book had i [...]

  • The scene where Corporal Bassin Kee is undergoing torture at the hands of the Grand Inquisitor , who uses a machine that simulates "crushed testicles" and "hot wire behind right eye" in the victim's brain that's a good approximation of the experience I had reading this book. There's Dan Simmons sitting at his desk, finger poised over a computer keyboard. In the place of letters, each key has a different literary torture: "moldy info dump forced down throat", "insufferable protagonist buzzes on [...]

  • After four years on Old Earth, Raul Endymion resumes the voyage on the river Tethys to find the Consul's ship. Meanwhile, Aenea leaves Old Earth behind to find her destiny. In addition to hunting for the One Who Teaches, The Pax launches a Crusade to wipe out the Ouster menace once and for all. Will Aenea fulfill her destiny and end the Pax's reign once and for all?I have to admit, I was skeptical for the first half of this book. It wasn't urination-inducing good like the first two and I actuall [...]

  • This book could have been half the length and I would have been thrilled.Too much philosophizing. Too much useless description, too much exposition of the "science" behind why the characters were able to do what they did. The plot "twist," if it was meant to be one, was pretty damned obvious immediately.Again, de Soya was much more compelling than any of the major characters, and he's relegated to an even less important role in this book. SO DISAPPOINTING. He may be one of my favorite characters [...]

  • THE RISE OF ENDYMION is the fourth and final volume of Dan Simmons' Hyperion saga and the conclusion of the storyline begun in ENDYMION. I only plodded through that book because I wanted to reach the end, and with THE RISE OF ENDYMION even that motivation almost dried up.The problems are legion. The book is overlong, with huge sections that just serve no legitimate purpose, such as Raul's time in the Temple Hanging in Air. Simmons' extends his work as much as he can to give it an "epic" feel, bu [...]

  • Finally I have finished the entire Hyperion Cantos, the series than began with the all-time sci-fi classic Hyperion, almost concluded in The Fall of Hyperion, launched a second arc in Endymion and ends here with The Rise of Endymion. These last two books read more like a duology than the third and fourth installations of a series. The Cantos is often discussed in PrintSF, my sci-fi books discussions online community. The second half of the series tend to be quite polarizing. Some people love it, [...]

  • This proved to be a satisfying conclusion to the Endymion duology and the Hyperion Cantos series as a whole. The quality of the series remained consistent throughout and Dan Simmons did a fantastic job of wrapping up all the ongoing story arcs and mysteries. Much like the first Endymion book this one mainly focused on telling the tale of Raul Endymion and his lover, the new Messiah, Aenea as they sought to expose the corruption of the Pax Church and to fight against the corruption of the Void Th [...]

  • Holy shitballs. I'm finally done with this book. With this series! So this shit right here is exactly why I read science fiction. It’s got EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT. Well, these last two books have been lacking the humor of the first two, mostly because the foul-mouthed poet Martin Silenus was relegated to a background role, but he was there a little bit at the beginning of the last book and the beginning and end of this one, so there was a little bit of humor there. But seriously EVE [...]

  • Not sure how to rate this one. Combined with the previous book in the series it was one of the longest, slowest, least eventful reads of my life. If I hadn't loved the first 2 books so much I would have gladly cut and run. With that being said I've found that the books in this series are the type of book that grow in my estimation after I've finished reading them. Some books I read are fast-paced and enjoyable but when trying to think of things to talk about in a review a few weeks later I find [...]

  • Simmons dropped the ball on this one. He contradicts himself where he’s not blatantly spamming retcons in an attempt to steer his narrative onto a logical course before it concludes. He kills the wonderful momentum he’s built about halfway through the book by indulging himself in an orgy of mountain-climbing minutiae and introducing sixty fucking new characters who have a questionable reason for existing and contribution to the plot. He wraps up loose ends and provides explanations that are, [...]

  • Very disappointed with the conclusion of the series. Halfway through the book I paused and checked to make sure I wasn't reading Twilight. The evolution into a love story was forced and I felt absolutely none of the chemistry and undying love and loyalty that was supposed to have grown between Raul and Aenea. On top of that, her repeated response of "I'll explain later" to a lot of the plot-hole seeming sections were never actually explained! The sex scenes were unnecessary and just seemed like [...]

  • 6.0 stars. On my list of All Time Favorites (along with the other three books of the Hyperion Cantos). In my opinion, along with the Dune series, the Hyperion Cantos is the best SF space opera series ever written and Dan Simmons is one of the best writers working today. Hyperion is a recognized classic in SF, but I believe that the other three books in the Cantos, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion and this novel are equally superb and I think readers are really missing out if they stop at the first [...]

  • Boy does this book disappear up its own butthole halfway through. I've always said, if there's one thing I love its pages and pages worth of metaphysical explanation of imaginary science fiction macguffins that in case you were wondering, do not actually exist, and therefore lack any sort of educational value which the reader might obtain from a similarly dry lecture on a real scientific subject. Anyway.This book starts out as a travelogue (and the places are even more otherworldly and evocative [...]

  • At first I simply disliked this book. It was retconning it's own canon and ruining the mythos it has in the name of some cheapened extension of the tale. The mysteries and unknowable nature of The Core, the shrike and the history of its characters are abandoned in the name of some hack-kneed messiah tale that fails as both romance and science fiction. It's overly long, riddled with psuedo-philisophical stupidity, and just when you hope it will redeem itself it shits the bed and leaves you no lon [...]

  • If you’re reading this book review to decide whether or not to read Rise of Endymion / Endymion, put this in your compiler and smoke it:IF you have not read Dan Simmons’ Hyperion, go here.ELSE IF you have not read Endymion, go here.ELSE IF you have read Endymion AND you didn’t like it, don’t read Rise of EndymionELSE IF you have read Endymion AND you did like it, do read Rise of EndymionELSE:Basically, Rise of Endymion is much the same as Endymion, flawed but good, with the unfortunate a [...]

  • I put off reading Endymion/Rise of for a long time (like several years) because a lot of people I knew seemed not to think much of them and I already wasn't quite as impressed with Fall of Hyperion as the Chaucerian original. If anything the events in this book are a huge payoff for what I remember as the sort of abstract and confusing bits of Fall of and in a way having that huge time span in my own reading parallels nicely the elegant way in which Simmons manages this incredibly densely plotte [...]

  • I hate this book. I hate the narrator. I hate the main character. Hyperion I enjoyed. And for the rest of the series, the story, the characters, the drama-- everything just declined. When I read Hyperion, I had real investment in the characters-- making it through their quest alive (or not, but that's also a testament to how fantastic the story and character development were-- I had strong opinions about all of them), finding resolution, etc. By The Rise of Endymion, most of those characters are [...]

  • It was inevitable. Hyperion was just too damn good not to bite the bullet and read the last installment and get full closure on what everything means. So, at the end of it all, was it all worth it?Well, all questions are answered, but no, not really. This was just way too much reading and time invested.But, I do wish I could erase all memories of the first Hyperion novel and read it over again. It really was spectacular.

  • Rise of Endymion: The Epic Conclusion of the Hyperion Cantos seriesRise of Endymion ties together all the events of of the earlier Hyperion sequence and Endymion, taking us deep into a very different galactic milieu dominated by a reinvigorated Catholic Church, in an epic struggle for supremacy with the genetically modified Ousters, super-powerful AIs with cryptic agendas, and a young girl named Aenea, who may be the Messiah of a new era, and her companion Raul Endymion. Aenea is the child of th [...]

  • Dan Simmons’s novels are complex, abstract, and intricately woven in both form and style. His capstone novel for the Hyperion cantos, The Rise of Endymion, is no exception to this. Like its predecessor Endymion, The Rise of Endymion follows Raul Endymion, Aenea, and A. Bettik as they support Aenea in completing her mysterious mission. Despite his writing prowess, Dan Simmons has two problems: first, he is far too verbose in some areas and too scant in others. Second, his endings are often crud [...]

  • I did not like this book. Simmons did with it what he did with fall of Hyperion. We spend entirely too much time focused on characters we don't care about (Cardinal Mustafa, for example -- it was Meina Gladstone (view spoiler)[and Keats (hide spoiler)] in Fall). Rise gets way too explainy, and not actiony enough. The fact that Aenea is an architect doesn't help. Are you ready for chapters full of descriptions of imaginary worlds that serve no purpose but to satisfy Simmons' world-building wanker [...]

  • 3,5 / 5Cuatro años tras los sucesos de Endymion arranca la última novela de la tetralogía Los cantos de Hyperion. La muerte y resurrección del papa Julio XIV desata la lucha de poderes dentro de Pax; entre la facción de Mercantilus (un grupo comercial), la facción de Paz y Justicia (la mismísima Inquisición) y el propio TecnoNúcleo, que tiene sus propios planes para Pax. A su vez, Aenea y Raúl habitan en Vieja Tierra, donde la primera tras estos cuatro años ha puesto el punto final a [...]

  • The closing volume of the Hyperion series had a huge emotional impact on me. By now, I cared about the new characters, whose fates at the end of the series are serious and sometimes difficult to read. Simmons also brings his ideas to full fruition and posits some interesting observations about humanity and our place in the Universe. This is thoughtful, adventurous fiction. I will return to it for the rest of my life.

  • Like Endymion, this is a solid 3.5 stars. The conclusion to the four-book Hyperion Cantos is quite epic, and I am still trying to figure out why it just didn't wow me. I liked it okay, but I know a lot of people who love this series and periodically reread it, and I have no desire to.As with the first duology, Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, the second book is actually better than the first; Endymion set up the final confrontation between the Pax, the Ousters, and the TechnoCore, and the fina [...]

  • At the age of 19, I know that I will never read another novel like The Rise of Endymion. I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book. I have experienced nearly every emotion possible whilst reading it. I have to say that I even cried on more than one occasion. These books have connected with me like nothing else has, or ever will. As I have said in my other reviews of the previous books in the Cantos, the characters are one of the many highlights. Each character has their own personality, and [...]

  • This is the fourth and last part of what is usually called the "Hyperion Cantos" series (actually two duologies), and all in all the instalment I enjoyed the least. It goes on where the previous book left off; describing Paul, Bettik and Aenea's (surprisingly dull) years on Old Earth and subsequently Aenea's rise to become the "messiah" she is destined to become.This book explains a lot about what has been going on in the last three books (Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion & Endymion), such as the [...]

  • Over seven years and four books later, I have finished the Hyperion Cantos. What a journey. I’d be lying if I said I remembered much about the first three books at this point (that’s why I write reviews). I kept putting off reading The Rise of Endymion; it has been sitting in my to-read pile since I bought the last three books from the used book store. But Dan Simmons’ science fiction is just so damn dense I knew it was going to take days to get through it, and I was not looking forward to [...]

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