Angelology: A Novel

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Penguin, Mar 9, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures

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.

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I was very hopeful that this book was going to be great. I would probably give it 2.5 stars if that was possible, but will go with the 2 stars because of the let down at the end. First let me say that ... Read full review

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Gave it the 100 page test. Could not finish. Too much detail. Could have been a good story, but author spent too much time describing "feelings" and places. Also, terrible font, crammed every space on the page. Read full review

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Devils Throat Cavern Rhodope Mountains Bulgaria
The A train Eighth Avenue Express Columbus Circle station New York City
Fifth Avenue Upper East Side New York City
Library of Angelic Images St Rose Convent Milton New York
St Rose Convent Milton New York
St Rose Convent Milton New York
Milton Bar and Grill Milton New York
Sister Celestines cell St Rose Convent Milton New York
Devils Throat Cavern Rhodope Mountains Bulgaria

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About the author (2010)

Danielle Trussoni’s first book, the memoir Falling Through the Earth, was selected as one of the Ten Best Books of 2006 by The New York Times Book Review. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Danielle resides with her husband and two children in the south of France and regularly spends time in both Bulgaria and the United States. Her debut novel Angelology will be published in over thirty countries. Film rights were purchased outright by Sony Pictures with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment producing and Marc Forester directing.

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