Two hundred and seventy-four years after the events of Fall of Hyperion, Raul Endymion is sent on a quest. He must retrieve Aenea from the Sphinx before the Church troops reach her and help her reach her mysterious destiny.
What I liked
✅ great world-building with new planets, technology and religions
✅ sympathetic and believable characters
✅ nail-biting actions scenes and fight sequences
✅ dual POVs create tension
What I didn't like
✖ lacking the certain magical qualities of the first two books; it is not as brain-meltingly awesome; Endymion is more like the cousin to the first two books, rather than the successor
✖ the plot seems to meander around at the start
✖ periods of tedium as the characters travel through space, pack and unpack
➖ it's hard not to rate this book compared to the other books, yes, this book was disappointing compared to the first two, but in the context of other sci-fi books, it is still amazing.
Genre: sci-fi, space opera