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Ilium posted 04 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionIlium by Alric, Auditor

Ilium... ah, it is a book that I truly love, as anyone who has been around wotmania during the last year probably knows. The blend of charcter, story and setting, not to mention blending together the Homer and Shakespeare, was marvelously done.

I am a big fan of a lot of Simmons work, especially the excellent Hyperion Duology. As for Endymion and The Rise of Endymion, I would recommend them, though with the caveat that they are somewhat a lesser story than the first two. As for the reason for the second two book story, it really completes the underlying story that was merely brought to a major event at the end of Fall of Hyperion. It is the rest of the story about the Core, Humanity and freedom. Endymion, as a book, is truly excellent. view post


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