The third book in the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons. Concerns Raul Endymion, who is charged with saving and protecting the 12-year old messiah, a girl named Aenea, from the Catholic church, which has grown to a powerful government of most of the old Hegemony worlds, by giving resurrection to all of its followers. The Shrike, Martin Silenus, Lenar Hoyt (as Pope Julius), A. Bettik, and the Consul's ship are some of the characters from the first two books who reappear.