Where to start? This book brought the fascinating story begun in Hyperion to a close and set the pieces for the next two books. It kept me reading with suspense, intrigue and poetry. I enjoyed everything in this book and simply reading such a well-crafted prose was a pleasure for my brain.
After finishing, and falling in love with Hyperion, I hesitate to read this book because of the well-known crappy-sequel syndrome. Boy am I glad I decided to continue with the series!
If you too are hesitant, trust me, this has all the characters you discovered and loved from the first volume, but now you will see their importance in the wider narrative of the world, without ever loosing sight of their individual experiences. Amazing, amazing, amazing.