Two hundred and seventy-four years after the fall of the WorldWeb in Fall of Hyperion, Raoul Endymion is sent on a journey. Recovering Aenea from the Sphinx before the Church troops contact her is just the start. With assistance from a blue-cleaned android named A. Bettik, Raoul and Aenea venture to every part of the stream Tethys, sought after by Father Captain Frederico DeSoya, a compelling warrior-cleric and his troops. The shrike keeps on showing up, and keeping in mind that numerous inquiries were brought up in Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion, still more are raised here. Raoul’s journey will proceed.