Rennert is Daniel's former comrade in arms and fight manager, he's also a gambler trying to pull himself out of debt. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. It was a little silly and was not made more serious by the heavy-handed attempt at nineteenth-century language. Marvellous from the first paragraph. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Marvellous from the first paragraph. Many varied and interesting historical tid-bits make their way into this novel. Along the way, he has written more than 150 episodes for nearly two dozen series, ranging from ReBoot to Flashpoint. Our narrator Jack has had a bit of a run in and has chosen to change his last name in an effort to remain undiscovered in London. One I would definitely read again in the future. A great read from front to back, very experimental writing! When he starts to change into something more—a symbol for the people to rally around—we start to get our hopes up. This robust historical novel by an award-winning Canadian screenwriter will captivate fans of Sarah Waters and Charles Dickens.
It is an evil that takes different forms and hides behind many faces, threatening everything Daniel loves most. About this Item: Douglas and McIntyre 2013 Ltd. This robust historical novel by an award-winning Canadian screenwriter will captivate fans of Sarah Waters and Charles Dickens. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Book is in Used-Good condition. Don't let the saving part bother you, there is no theological heavy lifting required to sit back and enjoy the fu Set in Victorian England with romps in the Subcontinent and the Dominion, this light, somewhat schizophrenic tale is good for sunny afternoons in the backyard. About the Author Ian Weir is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and novelist.
It is an evil that takes different forms and hides behind many faces, threatening everything Daniel loves most. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. I did think the story got bogged down a bit in the second half, but the strength of the characters kept me reading on. So we know Jack the narrator is a pretty shifty character—but is he the Devil? At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. . Vice it seems will be victorious. I found it impossible to put the book down, but wanted to turn the pages as slowly as possible so the book would never end.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. He also has more than a few plot twists up his sleeve. Daniel O'Thunder is also known as 'The Hammer of Heaven'. I got to read a wonderful novel! Ostensibly told to us by one central unreliable narrator, the story weaves several intricately layered nar Victorian era carnivalesque multi-character tale about a prizefighter in London who turns preacher, seeing the Devil's work in the injustices and cruelties that are prevalent in the industrial age. I love the period its set in and I love the fact that its a little gritty.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. And to tell my story we must begin where it all began to go so wrong. For being a Catholic, I really am not a fan when religion is crammed in a book, most of the time it's overwrought and filled with falsehoods and, well, it's a little tired, that theme. There are brothels, manors, a sewage filled streets, the muddy Thames and rat infested everything. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges.
There are a lot of things I normally don't like that I didn't mind in this book. It wasn't bad enough to stop reading, but I wouldn't recommend it. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Not as gritty as I would like, but it didn´t shy away from the working class and the poor. These unreliable witnesses recount Daniel's comeback in the ring and his growing and catastrophic influence among the downtrodden of London's gin-soaked backstreets, and also, not inconsequentially, their encounters with Lord Sculthorpe, the curious aristocrat who underwrites Daniel's boxing matches but bets against him, keeps Nell in luxury for a time, and is evil incarnate, or so we are led to believe.
Most of the characters in the story comprise the underclass and the author evokes their underbelly world so that it seems not just vivid, but visceral. I liked this book, and I recommend it. So was the Devil real? Within the first few pages I was hooked! The title character, known in boxing rings throughout the empire as The Hammer of Heaven is on a mission to save souls and get some good fighting in. Daniel himself has an interesting past, he's a recovering alcoholic and evangelist working for the salvation of the souls of the indigent and all he meets. But an ancient evil is stalking the streets, preying on the vulnerable souls it finds there.
He says this is his 'Book of Daniel'. I particularly liked how different chapters were authored by different characters, giving a varying and often unpredictable perspective on the events going on. Unlike some other books of the same period that make artistocracy the main focus and forget that the lower classes lived a life full of hardship and darkness. In doing so I also failed to realize that there would be a consistent flavor of faith and religion woven throughout this novel. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.