Daniel O'Thunder

Daniel O'Thunder

[a Novel]

Book - 2009
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Set in the 1850s in London, England, Daniel O'Thunder interweaves the voices of several narrators to tell the story of a troubled but charismatic prize-fighting evangelist who challenges none other than the Devil to a battle in the ring.

A former pugilist with a right fist known as "The Hammer of Heaven," O'Thunder disappeared for years before resurfacing as a crusading street preacher. He pursues a life in Christ, serving those in need, whether they be poor, homeless or in need of guidance. But on London's dark streets, an evil presence is wreaking havoc and throwing into peril the lives of O'Thunder's most vulnerable souls.

The novel inhabits the world of the theatre, the criminal underworld and the world of bare-knuckle prizefighting, then shifts to the wild west of North America, where O'Thunder meets his ultimate opponent in the desert of the B.C. Interior.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2009
ISBN: 9781553654353
Branch Call Number: FIC WEI
FIC WEI
Characteristics: 385 p. ; 24 cm

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dernalbert
Sep 13, 2012

Great read for fans of historical fiction. Quite dark, but that should be a given considering that it is set in Victorian London.Told from many points of view, and some are more objective than others lending a pleasing subtlety to the story.

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debs
Sep 08, 2010

I couln't get into this novel. I don't know if it was the era of the setting or the way that the author chose to portray the characters and align his chapters.

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