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Angelology by Danielle Trussioni
• Paperback: 480 pages
• Publisher: Penguin (February 22, 2011)
A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time – between a hidden society and heaven’s darkest creatures
Publisher Synopsis:There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Genesis 6:5
Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.
For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.
Angelology is fast paced and enthralling, full of mystery, suspense, and rich in detail. The storyline is well developed and obviously thoroughly researched. Characters are likeable and draw you into their suspenseful story. I like how Trussoni effortlessly melds past events with her current timeline along with the biblical and historical angles. It's really interesting how to see how her ancient creatures exist in our contemporary world. Trussoni's dark angels and their descendants are truly awesome and terrible in their beauty, cunning, and ruthlessness. The ending is heart thumping and the whole narrative is just crying out to be made into a movie. I can already envision the Nephilim's wings and the sweeping vistas of Bulgaria on the big screen!
About the Author:
Danielle Trussoni is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and author of the memoir Falling Through the Earth, named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year in 2006 by the New York Times Book Review. She splits her time between the United States and France.
Visit Danielle on the web at http://www.danielletrussoni.org/ and http://www.angelologist.com/. You can also friend her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.This review is part of a TLC Book tour, you can get a complete listing on the tour page. Here are a few previous stops:
Wednesday, March 9th: A Bookish Way of Life
Thursday, March 10th: The Book Faery Reviews
and the next few stops are:
Monday, March 14th: A Fanatic’s Book Blog
Tuesday, March 15th: Book Reviews by Molly
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