Review | Endymion | Dan Simmons




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


To consider

➖ 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.


Rating

4.5/5 🌟


Genre: sci-fi, space opera


Verdict: Recommended

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I love everything about books: reading, reviewing, analysing, and writing. I also love adventures.

 

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