Dan Simmons works wonder again in a alternate style but refreshing iteration following the Hyperion series. Endymion has some deep themes regarding religion, innocence and empathy running through the book. This read, however, is very different as it has an action packed adventure coursing through its veins. The book is very enjoyable and a must read after the Hyperion series although do not expect a similar story or follow on from the previous characters. The universe established by Dan Simmons is highly complex and tackles some major issues that are very enticing as a reader. I can only hope the final book in the Endymion series ties up loose ends and gives some closure.