Editorial Reviews – When Darkness Descends
Indi Reader Approved (4.1/5 stars). “G. W. Lücke’s WHEN DARKNESS DESCENDS is an engrossing addition to the high fantasy catalogue. Lücke’s characters have a vivid energy; the land and people of Enthilen are illuminated with care and detail, and the plot runs at a tight, satisfying pace.” See full review at IndieReader.
Recommended by the US Review of Books. “Lücke’s strength lies undoubtedly in his ability to build worlds with immense depth. With intriguing plotlines and continuously evolving character arcs, the story keeps the readers engaged and anticipating the next sequence of events.” See full review at US Review of Books.
‘Get it’ Kirkus Reviews. “A fresh and intriguing fantasy…the author introduces an array of memorable characters… fantasy aficionados will…find themselves engrossed in the story from beginning to end.” See full review at Kirkus Reviews
Foreword Clarion Reviews (4/5 stars). “In the engrossing fantasy novel When Darkness Descends, a young man seeks revenge in a mythical world.” See full review at Foreword Clarion Reviews.
“The exquisitely created fantasy world of Enthilen, and a horde of twists and turns as Tom and Grin are put against a set of formidable enemies keep the pages flying. Lücke strikes a perfect balance between stunning worldbuilding and layered narrative as his hero struggles against powerful enemies while on a journey of self-discovery. Lücke is a writer to watch for.” See full review at The Prairies Book Review
“With dynamic characters, interesting histories, and compelling drama, When Darkness Descends is a new fantasy that is sure to suck readers in. Engrossing and immersive, Lücke’s epic fantasy is filled with charming creatures and mesmerizing landscapes. With a dramatic, irresistibly exciting cliffhanger as its finale, readers will be locked to the page and left wanting more.” See full review at Book Review Directory
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Editorial Reviews – At the End of Everything
Self-publishing Review ★★★★½ “A second fantastic dive into the realm of Ostamp. The clever convergence of storylines shows Lücke to be a skilled draftsman, in the spirit of all great fantasy authors. There are brilliant lines and passages peppered across this novel, some so good they’ll force you back for another read, while the action sequences and magical exchanges are exhilarating – a one-two punch that is rare in the world of fantasy writing. Lücke demonstrates a masterful use of language, bursts of unforgettable prose, a rich tapestry of characters, and a penchant for mythical history in this remarkably good second installment.” See full review at Self-Publishing Review
RECOMMENDED by Kirkus Reviews “This propulsive, gripping sequel focuses on a hero’s quest to find personal justice. The riveting story is a sure-fire treat for Game of Thrones fans.” See full review at Kirkus Reviews
RECOMMENDED by the US Review of Books “Lücke is a master of the cliffhanger, which he skillfully utilizes at the end of each chapter. Readers will be captivated to the very end.” See full review at US Review of Books
Publishers Weekly (BookLife) “Darkly real but classically fantastical…Packed with thematic descriptions and evocative prose, this fantasy is engaging, with many inspiring characters to root for.” See full review at BookLife