Epic, beautiful and moving"Hyperion" was a great book, with the only flaw of opening a thousand questions and not answering most of them. "The Fall of Hyperion" manages to answer most (if not all - after all, there are still two books to go) of them in a reasonable way.
It concludes the story, there is an ending, something which is, in itself, an epic achievement considering the breadth of the story and the universe described in the first book.
"The Fall of Hyperion" is long (very long), the style is not always easy, but the story and the characters are so compelling, the setting so manically detailed and believable, that one almost doesn't mind.
It's sci-fi, but it's also philosophy and theology, and it's beautiful, no matter your beliefs, because the story is about Mankind and its nature. It is a great book, worthy of being listed among the great literary achievements of the 20th century.