Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Viking Adult; FIRST EDITION (March 9, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670021474
- ISBN-13: 978-0670021475
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.
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.
What can I say about this book without babbling like a fangirl? Angelology is not a Bible-based story, it is a new world created with elements from it and myths as well. People say that the story is about the struggle between good and evil—it is; but it is an entirely different depiction of it: Good angels, twisted angels, humans, and hybrid offsprings… Where can this take you? Through an incredible adventure, trust me.
First is first though… Have you guys seen the cover of this book? It is just magnificent! I even made a drawing out of it. But for real, it is one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen.
The beginning is indeed a bit slow, yet engaging at the same time; it starts building up for what is going to happen. The story has a nice flow to it. Ms. Trussoni’s writing is quite unique. From the way she changes POV’s to her attention to detail is marvelous—it keeps the reader glued to it because of how easy it is to picture everything. Despite all the detailed information throughout the story I never felt overwhelmed. I cannot begin to imagine the amount of research it took to write this book; we not only see biblical references, but also there is art, music and science [Art being my favorite part of course.]
The characters? Not all of the characters were as developed as I would have liked, but that does not take away from the story, it is more a caprice of my mine because I wanted more [and more, and more.] Called me twisted and whatnot, but the character I liked the most was Percival, closely followed by Gabriella. I was so sad at the [almost] end.
Angelology is definitely a MUST READ book– It made it to my top faves. It was hard for me to believe what Wicked Lil’ Pixie said that it was better than the DaVinci Code, but after reading it I came to the conclusion that it is—I admit that I might be biased because sick/twisted angels are my weakness, but it is an amazing read nonetheless. It is not a fast read though, but it is worth every second you spend on it.
You can visit Danielle Trussoni HERE!!
*After reading this book I was thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if I could major in Angelology?