Ian Weir Daniel O'Thunder

ISBN 13: 9781553655640

Daniel O'Thunder

3.73 avg rating
( 232 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781553655640: Daniel O'Thunder
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 



Library Journal Best Books 2011: Historical Fiction selection
Finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize
Finalist for the Canadian Authors Association Fiction Award
Finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award
Finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

1851. London, England. Once a well-known prize-fighter with a terrifying right fist (known as The Hammer of Heaven”), Daniel O’Thunder has seen the light, and now the protection of the poor and the weak is his life’s work. He runs an establishment for those in need of food, shelter and counsel a place where virtue and vice rub shoulders uneasily. But an ancient evil is stalking the streets, preying on the vulnerable souls it finds there. It is an evil that takes different forms and hides behind many faces, threatening everything Daniel loves most. Driven to desperation, Daniel responds by issuing a breathtaking challenge to the Devil himself. Rich in humor and memorable characters, Daniel O’Thunder is a rollicking literary thriller set in the teeming slums of Dickensian London. Fast-paced and gripping, comic and tragic by turns, it is a spectacular fiction debut.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ian Weir is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and novelist. His TV credits include the acclaimed crime thriller Dragon Boys, Flashpoint, Cold Squad and Beachcombers. He has won two Geminis, four Leos, a Jessie and the Writers Guild of Canada Canadian Screenwriting Award.

Review:

"I haven't a enjoyed a novel so much since Benioff's City of Thieves." John Valliant, author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce

In this delicious jumble of a novel, Weir has created an epic hero Drenched in filthy Thames waters and coiffed in muttonchops, Weir’s outlandish tale is a top-shelf page-turner” Publisher's Weekly

"The battle between the great Hammer of Heaven and the evil stalking him climaxes in a fight that will leave readers breathless. This robust historical novel by an award-winning Canadian screenwriter will captivate fans of Sarah Waters and Charles Dickens. Library Journal

"a triumph a frightening, funny, moving, page-turning romp. Deserves to be shelved where they keep Charles Dickens and Robertson Davies and Sarah Waters. Ian Weir is a storyteller of extraordinary ability." Steven Galloway, author, The Cellist of Sarajevo

[Weir] takes us right to the centre of London in 1851 with as brilliantly constructed a band of reprobates as Dickens ever saw. Marvellous from the first paragraph.” Globe and Mail

Weir’s unique retelling of the Gospels, set in mid-19th-century London, is Charles Dickens meets Tom Jones A knockout debut.” National Post

Weir’s plot steps smartly, and the language crackles with the immediacy of shifting first-person voices.” Quill & Quire

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781553654353: Daniel O'Thunder

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1553654358 ISBN 13:  9781553654353
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre, 2009
Hardcover

9781906964344: Daniel O'Thunder

Old St..., 2010
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Gulf Coast Books
(Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Weir, Ian
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781553655640

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1553655648. Seller Inventory # Z1553655648ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Weir, Ian
Published by Douglas & McIntyre 4/1/2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1553655648 ISBN 13: 9781553655640
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Douglas & McIntyre 4/1/2011, 2011. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Daniel O'Thunder. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781553655640

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book