Danielle Trussoni’s debut novel, ANGELOLOGY received both critical and commercial success – a New York Times Bestseller, a New York Times Book Review notable book of the year, and rave reviews from People, USA Today, and O, the Oprah Magazine.
Angelology (Angelology #1) by Danielle Trussoni
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.
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.
Angelopolis (Angelology #2) by Danielle Trussoni
The sequel to the New York Times bestselling Angelology will thrill fans of Deborah Harkness, Justin Cronin, and Elizabeth Kostova
Hailed by USA Today as “a thrill ride best described as The Da Vinci Code meets Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Danielle Trussoni’s bestselling first novel, Angelology, wove biblical lore, the Orpheus myth, and Milton’s Rebel Angels into a present-day world tinged with the divine supernatural. The novel plunged two endearing loners—art historian V. A. Verlaine and Evangeline, a beautiful young nun—into an ancient battle between a secret society and mankind’s most insidious enemies: angel-human hybrids known as the Nephilim.
Now a decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her wings a betrayal that haunts him still. The Nephilim are again on the rise, scheming to construct their own paradise—the Angelopolis—and ruthlessly pursued by Verlaine in his new calling as an angel hunter. But when Evangeline materializes, Verlaine is besieged by doubts that will only grow as forces more powerful than even the Nephilim draw them from Paris to Saint Petersburg and deep into the provinces of Siberia and the Black Sea coast. A high-octane tale of abduction and liberation, treasure seeking and divine warfare, Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial past, modern genetics, and the archangel Gabriel’s famous visitations to conceive a fresh tableau of history and myth that will, once again, enthrall readers the world over.
PRAISE FOR THE ANGELOLOGY SERIES:
“A heaven-sent supernatural thrill ride best described as The Da Vinci Code meets Raiders of the Lost Ark …Danielle Trussoni's stellar debut novel that forever will change how you think about the winged creatures.”—USA Today
“Angelology finds an almost hallucinatory power…fusing the divine and the debased, the psychological and the theological, into a single rich, strange tableau that transmits a shock of truth.”—Time
“Breathtakingly imaginative first novel…Once you’ve entered Angelology’s enthralling world…you’ll be thinking ‘Vampires? Who cares about vampires?’ ”—People
“Adventures beyond Dan Brown’s wildest dreams [and] writing that far outstrips Brown’s pedestrian fare…Trussoni is such a graceful, clever and brainy wordsmith that her celestial drama becomes both
believable and captivating.”—Town & Country
“Trussoni’s gorgeous writing, fantastical imagination and familiarity with biblical and mythological texts are on splendid display in Angelology…One cannot help being seduced by this unusual, imaginative
literary, religious thriller.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“Trussoni anchors this fanciful dark fantasy to a solid foundation built from Catholic church history, biblical exegesis, and apocryphal texts. Suspenseful intrigues and apocalyptic battle scenes give this complexly plotted tale a vigor and vitality all the more exciting for its intelligence.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Critically acclaimed memoirist Trussoni breaks into the fiction market in a big way. [ANGELOLOGY is] an ambitious adventure story with enough literary heft and religious fervor to satisfy anyone able to embrace its imaginative conceits and Byzantine plot.”—Kirkus Reviews
Giveaway: a copy of both Angelology & Angelopolis (the copy of Angelopolis is a signed copy)!
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