Part three of the groundbreaking Hyperion Cantos, from the Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Terror, which is now a chilling TV show.
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.
An amazing journey...
A slight change of pace from the previous book but nontheless this is an exquisitely described and well devised tale. Engaging new characters and gripping action bring the Hyperian Cantos into an exciting new era. Once again outstanding...
A meandering, lateral plot culminating in a bizarre fangirling about Frank Lloyd Wright. Also has a pseudo-paedophilic fantasy of an adult woman’s psyche in a child’s body, so to any police reading this review: I suggest taking a look at the author’s hard drives.
Messy, clumsy, occasionally delightful.
Well thank god that's over. I just wish I hadn't enjoyed bits as that means I shall probably subject myself to the next one...