Eclipse of the Sun

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In this fast-paced, reflective novel, (the second in a trilogy following Strangers and Sojourners) Michael O'Brien presents the dramatic tale of a family that finds itself in the path of a totalitarian government. Set in the near future, the story describes the rise of a police state in North America in which every level of society is infected with propaganda, confusion and disinformation. Few people are equipped to recognize what is happening because the culture of the Western world has been deformed by a ...

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Overview

In this fast-paced, reflective novel, (the second in a trilogy following Strangers and Sojourners) Michael O'Brien presents the dramatic tale of a family that finds itself in the path of a totalitarian government. Set in the near future, the story describes the rise of a police state in North America in which every level of society is infected with propaganda, confusion and disinformation. Few people are equipped to recognize what is happening because the culture of the Western world has been deformed by a widespread undermining of moral absolutes.

Against this background, the Delaney family of Swiftcreek, British Columbia, is struck a severe blow when the father of the family, the editor of a small newspaper which dares to speak the truth, is arrested by the dreaded Office of Internal Security. His older children flee into the forest of the northern interior, accompanied by their great-grandfather and an elderly priest, Father Andrei. Their little brother Arrow also becomes a fugitive as the government seeks to remove any witnesses, and eradicate all evidence of its ultimate goals.

As O'Brien draws together the several strands of the story into a frightening yet moving climax, he explores the heart of growing darkness in North America, examining events which have already occurred. The reader will take away from this disturbing book a number of urgent questions: Are we living in the decisive moment of history? How dire is our situation? Do we live in pessimistic dread, or a Christian realism founded on hope? This is a tale about the victory of the weak over the powerful, courage over terror, good over evil, and, above all, the triumph of love.

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What People Are Saying

David Lyle Jeffrey
With a suspense-charged, page-turning apocalyptic plot, O'Brien interweaves moments of profound consolation and ultimate spiritual hope as in his scintillating Father Elijah. -- Author of People of the Book
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898707724
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 862
  • Sales rank: 547,706
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael O'Brien is the editor of Nazareth Journal, a Catholic family magazine, and the author of four books. He writes and lectures widely on the topic of faith and culture, and has been a full-time artist for 20 years with paintings displayed in Churches and museums across North America. He lives with his wife and children in Combermere, Ontario.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Antichrist beware

    A rousing apocalyptic yarn which discerns and dissects the signs of the times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    highly recommend!

    I love Michael O'Brien. Have read the whole series! When's the next one coming out?

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Wow

    I enjoyed Fr. Elijah so much I decided to read the series.....absolutely wonderful! I fell in love with the characters and enjoy the intellectual storyline. I wish more people knew about Michael O'brien!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2002

    The #1 O'Brien book!

    Like N.Jacob I agree that this is an excellent book, but even better than Father Elijah. Mr. O'Brien's voice is a prophetic one and we will harken to it if we are wise. Truly an excellent book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2001

    If you liked Father Elijah, which I'm sure you did, then this will be a close second.

    Great book that will help you cope and handle the temptations of todays world. Brings to life the realization of the spiritual battle ground. You can read by itself or following in order of the series.

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