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Eclipse of the Crescent Moon Hungarian : Egri csillagok lit. It was first published in and is one of the most popular and widely recognized novels in Hungary. The story is set in the first half of the 16th century and covers a period of roughly 25 years.

The main historical events that are addressed are the bloodless occupation of Buda , the seat of the Hungarian kings, in , and the Siege of Eger now in Northern Hungary by the Turks that forms the major topic of the novel. The story also addresses some other historical topics like the impact of the Reformation , the discord between Hungarians and the Holy Roman Emperor , as well as many themes of general import like mercy, filial and marital love, friendship, trust and truthfulness.

Most characters of the book are historical figures, notably the hero Gergely Bornemissza himself, though most of them have been strongly romanticized according to the author's intentions. Gergely's life story in the novel is almost fully invented, except for his role as an officer during the siege of Eger. The novel consists of five parts that tell the life of Gergely Bornemissza from the age of eight until the year , when he is in his early thirties.

They are nevertheless playmates. Due to the cunning of little Gergely, the two children are able to escape and later also to free the other prisoners. They flee together and get married.

They go to the Ottoman city, but despite many adventures, they finally fail in freeing the Hungarian aristocrat. It is , a force about , Turks is approaching the little town of Eger, the citadel of which is only defended by soldiers. Shortly after he has left, a stranger arrives and kidnaps the little boy. She understands that there must be a connection with the siege of Eger, so she masquerades as a man and tries to enter the besieged castle. Even though the forces of the Turks are overwhelming, the Hungarians in Eger are able to defend themselves.

Eger's strong walls and the high morale of its defenders allows the fortress to withstand five major assaults and continuous cannon fire - almost 12, cannonballs land inside the fortress before the siege ended.

In a stroke of unparalleled ingenuity, Bornemissza devises primitive but lethal grenades and powder keg sized bombs to use against the attackers, as well as a water-mill wheel packed with gunpowder which he rolls into the Ottoman ranks. Though the Ottomans attack again and again, the citadel stands firm, with also the women of Eger joining the battle. Finally, the Ottoman forces withdraw.

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Eclipse of the Crescent Moon Hungarian : Egri csillagok lit. It was first published in and is one of the most popular and widely recognized novels in Hungary. The story is set in the first half of the 16th century and covers a period of roughly 25 years. The main historical events that are addressed are the bloodless occupation of Buda , the seat of the Hungarian kings, in , and the Siege of Eger now in Northern Hungary by the Turks that forms the major topic of the novel. The story also addresses some other historical topics like the impact of the Reformation , the discord between Hungarians and the Holy Roman Emperor , as well as many themes of general import like mercy, filial and marital love, friendship, trust and truthfulness.

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Although he wrote a range of works, he had his greatest success as a historical novelist , particularly with Eclipse of the Crescent Moon and Slave of the Huns. He graduated at a college for teachers and worked for some years as a teacher and Catholic cantor. Around the turn of the century, he started to tackle historical themes in writing, which resulted in a series of fine novels. He moved to Eger today's northern Hungary in with his mother and lived there until his death. He is also buried there, with his tomb bearing the inscription Csak a teste "Only his body". The house where he lived and did most of his writing is now preserved as a museum. It is set around a famous siege of the town of Eger in Hungary by the Ottomans in the year

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