The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons.
Here is the description from Amazon:
In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention.
world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the
secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the
universe--will ever be the same.
This is a direct continuation of Book 1. It is beautifully written and has excellent character development. It makes me want to read the poetry of John Keets!
I must admit I was a bit disappointed in how it ended. But I am just a simple man that enjoys a good hero story.
--I still highly recommend it! What are you reading this week?