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The Steel Hammer

The Steel Hammer by Louis Ulbach
By: (1822-1889)

The Steel Hammer by Louis Ulbach is a gripping tale of revenge, redemption, and resilience set against the backdrop of 19th-century Paris. The story follows the protagonist, a young blacksmith named Pierre, as he seeks to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a corrupt aristocrat.

Ulbach's writing is vivid and descriptive, bringing the streets, salons, and alleys of Paris to life in all their gritty detail. The characters are well-drawn and complex, each with their own motivations and secrets. Pierre is a sympathetic and compelling hero, driven by a deep sense of justice and a burning desire for vengeance.

The plot moves at a brisk pace, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Ulbach does an excellent job of building tension and suspense, leading to a thrilling climax that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Overall, The Steel Hammer is a well-crafted historical novel that combines action, intrigue, and romance in a satisfying blend. Fans of historical fiction and adventure stories will surely enjoy this exciting and immersive read.

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A large inheritance greatly transforms the lives of three people: a good man, who would have inherited at least a part of the fortune if his uncle hadn't passed away before he could alter the will, his cousin, who inherits all but is prevented from enjoying it, and a gambler, who is in desperate need of such a sum of money. The connection of the three ends fatal for at least one of them.

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - November 5, 2013
Subject: Good but somewhat depressing
I listened to this and its sequel and found it to be very sad. Well written and well translated, but with a pall of unhappiness that (perhaps for personal reasons) left me with a heavy heart.

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