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Book Review of The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion, Bk 4)

The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion, Bk 4)
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This is the fourth in the "Hyperion" series, and a good finale. Dan Simmons ties up all of the loose ends left dangling in the three previous books (Hyperion, the Fall of Hyperion, and Endymion). The tale carried through the series is often tragic, but at the same time uplifting. Humanity can be stupid, narrow-minded, and petty, but at the same time can be beautiful, loving, and caring. Dan uses these traits and many more to build a tale that is very well-written. The amount of cultural background used in this last book alone is daunting, but at the same time may spark an interest to "learn more about that".

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and the series. My only advice: read the series in the proper order.

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