by Dan Simmons | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0553572946 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Matt of Sandpoint, Idaho USA on 10/10/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by Matt from Sandpoint, Idaho USA on Friday, October 10, 2003
A continuation of the Hyperion system. A great book that contains the same larger than life vision as the first two. It is hard to explain the plot after the first two, but here is the synopsis.

Two hundred and seventy-four years after the fall of the WorldWeb in Fall of Hyperion, Raoul Endymion is sent on a quest. Retrieving Aenea from the Sphinx before the Church troops reach her is only the beginning. With help from a blue-skinned android named A. Bettik, Raoul and Aenea travel the river Tethys, pursued by Father Captain Frederico DeSoya, an influential warrior-priest and his troops. The shrike continues to make enigmatic appearances, and while many questions were raised in Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion, still more are raised here. Raoul's quest will continue in at least one more volume.

This series has something for everyone: Simmons's prose is imaginative and stylistically varied; point-of-view and time-scale are handled with finesse; the action is always gripping; the device of Old Earth allows Simmons to work in entertaining references to present-day culture; and the technology raises bizarre questions of ethics and morality in its use of repeated death and resurrection.

I recommend this series to anyone, truely enjoyable with much care given to the emotions of humanity. Larger than life for sure.

Journal Entry 2 by Matt at Sandpoint, Idaho USA on Monday, August 18, 2014
A necessary setup for the final novel but the weakest of the 4.

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