Eclipse by Dirk Strasser Review

Eclipse cover



Can you see the story breathing?

What happens if the days keep getting shorter?

And shorter?

Until there is an eternal night?

What happens as the darkness grows?

And the creatures of dusk take control of the Mountain?

And the quest for the third Book is the only hope?

The Mountain is in its death throes as the Nazir send their wraiths to finish what the dusk-rats and grale had begun. Soon there will be no daylight to protect the Maelir and Faemir, and with each twilight there are fewer places to hide. Will the Mountain finally collapse under its own instability or will Atreu and Verlinden’s descent find the words of salvation in the Lost Book of Ascension?



Regular followers of my blog will know that I’ve been completely captivated by Dirk Strasser’s books. The rich imagination that flows from the pages is nothing short of astounding and the world he creates completely envelopes you from the moment you begin to read. Eclipse was every bit as good as its predecessors and presented an expertly told story, rich and memorable characters plus a stunning setting. What more could any book lover want? Atreu and Verlinden remain my favourite characters; their journey has been beautifully told their character arcs over the three books have been a pleasure to read. One thing I love most about reading is being taken to places I would never ordinarily get the chance to go; it’s pretty safe to say I wouldn’t get to visit The Mountain with the dusk-rats and grale without Dirk Strasser! These books take you on a wonderful journey, complete with the thrill of adventure and a sprinkling of magic.


About the Author:

Dirk Strasser has won multiple Australian Publisher Association Awards and a Ditmar for Best Professional Achievement. His short story, “The Doppelgänger Effect”, appeared in the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology, Dreaming Down Under. His fiction has been translated into a number of languages. His acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Books of Ascension – Zenith, Equinox and Eclipse – has been published in English (Pan Macmillan / Momentum) and German (Heyne). A collection of his short stories, Stories of the Sand, will be published in November. His most recent short story publications have been “The Mandelbrot Bet” in the Tor anthology Carbide Tipped Pens, “At Dawn’s Speed” in Dimension6 #2, and “2084” in the international anthology The World to Come. He founded the Aurealis Awards and has co-published and co-edited Aurealis magazine over 20 years.



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