Eichhorst’s sprawling story bristles with an intriguing mix of Christianity and ancient mythology, alongside modern day adventure and a twist of romance. As Marvin and Tony set out on a crusade to bring Tony’s mother back to life, their paths cross a slew of legendary characters, including Gilgamesh the Wise and the ancient Toltec leader Topiltzin, also known as Quetzalcoatl, the god of wind, rain, and peace. Along the way, Marvin falls for renowned spiritual medium Doctor Amina Karimova, who gets swept into their quest as they fight to reach the afterlife and return home safely–all the while battling dark forces that threaten to overtake them at every turn.
Readers should come prepared for an abundance of religious and theological discussions. Narrative momentum diminishes in the finale as Marvin and his team face an ever-growing slew of supernatural characters to reach their happy ending, but for those who enjoy elaborate storylines and high-stakes mythology, this realm-spanning thriller will hit the spot, and the climax satisfyingly wraps up the story’s physical and spiritual themes.
Takeaway: A thriller mixing adventure, mythology, and theology that will please readers fascinated by questions of faith.
Great for fans of: Alix E. Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Shirtaloon and Travis Deverell’s He Who Fights with Monsters series.
Design and typography: A
Marketing copy: B+
"An epic adventure that compels you to turn its pages until you reach the end. A must-read!"
“ ‘The Tempest In Glass’ is a fascinating spiritual adventure novel… an action-packed quest to discover the secrets—both light and dark—of faith, belief, and the spirit realm. Atmospheric crafting, with cinematic detail in every scene. I also really enjoyed the main character’s journey to spiritualism and the struggles he has with logic, reason, luck, and grief. Author Dirk Eichhorst has a clear mission in mind with the plot, which gradually builds to a very exciting conclusion indeed, and you always feel like you’re in safe hands with his authorial confidence. I’d definitely recommend ‘The Tempest In Glass’ to fans of in-depth supernatural and spiritual adventures, and those who appreciate powerful emotional drama and realistic character building.”
“Dirk Eichhorst takes readers on an enchanting and breathtaking journey into perilous places of mystical dimensions, leaving readers in awe and wanting a sequel.”
“A fantastic journey into worlds not of our own, where the absoluteness of reality is shattered and replaced by a foreboding spiritual uncertainty.”
“The author creates original settings described so vividly you feel you’re right in the middle of it all...the protagonist is so well developed it’s easy to feel his internal struggle right along with him.”
“A spiritual journey towards the power of prayer. The vivid landscapes and lush writing transport the reader into a different dimension all-together. For fans of Lord Of The Rings and Dune, and those who seek inner clarity of their calling.”
"A fun ride seeking answers to the questions we have all privately pondered."
"5 STARS! One of the things I most enjoyed about 'The Tempest in Glass' by Dirk Eichhorst is the unbiased and intellectual way the author approaches spiritual topics.... The incredible pacing of this story coupled with characters that act, react, speak, and think with such realism makes this book a treasured read. The steady evolution of the main character and the subtle evolution of the supporting characters is powerfully portrayed.... An ironic journey of personal growth, given the delightfully surprising ending. This book is a must-read for lovers of thrillers, mysteries, the possibility of life after death."