The Rise of Endymion

(The Hyperion Cantos #4)

mass market paperback, 710 pages

English language

Published July 1, 1998 by Spectra.

ISBN:
9780553572988

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Well, I've done it. I ignored the warnings and read the Endymion duology. And I believe that I shall open this review with a scene from this book that I think sums things up nicely.

So Lenar Hoyt (or Pope Julius the umpteenth) dies and is placed in the resurrection creche. Due to the double cruciform, Paul Dure emerges, that's right, the much more relatable, cooler, awesomer Paul Dure from the Hyperion Cantos of yore. After a couple of lines, he is killed by one of Hoyt's henchmen so that the resurrection process can be repeated and yield Hoyt. sigh But now he'll be Pope Urban the something and he's ordained a Crusade against the Ousters and, and, yawn

And that sums it up nicely. There are a couple points where this series could have lived up to the high expectations set by the previous two books, where it could …

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