Dan Simmons

Book 3.0 of Hyperion Cantos

Language: English

Publisher: Bantam

Published: Feb 15, 1996

Words: 200006
Pages: 865


Amazon.com Review 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. From Library Journal After a recent foray into the horror field (Fires of Eden, LJ 11/15/94), the multitalented Simmons returns to the sf genre with a sequel to the Hugo Award-winning Hyperion (Doubleday, 1989) and The Fall of Hyperion (LJ Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.