Hungary during the Ottoman wars: Turks attack Buda and set up a siege of Eger.Gergely Bornemissza is a poor half-orphan who is about to become a national hero. "Eclipse of the Crescent Moon" follows Gergely’s life from the age of eight until his early thirties. His life is a vivid combination of poverty, love, battles and dangers. He is on the front line when the Turks capture Buda and later when they approach Eger. His country is in danger and so is his family. The battle is one of life or death. Will he get out of it safe or will the country remember him as a hero who sacrificed himself in the name of Hungary? What will happen to his family? Géza Gárdonyi’s historical novel holds the answers.