Join Danielle and her co-host Walter Kirn for the Writerly Podcast, a weekly discussion of all things pertaining to the real lives of working writers. Download the. Or at least that’s the alarming state of affairs at the heart of Danielle Trussoni’s best-selling novel, “Angelology.” Called Nephilim, these. Note: There are some very small spoilers for Book One (plus a whited-out section with a bigger, but not the biggest spoiler), and no spoilers for.

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Another thing that really bothered me and it may just be I missed something is Bruno states after finding a dead nephilim that Evangeline is completely human, and a few pages later he completely knows and accepts she isn’t.

I am not sure about the frequency of releases when it comes to this series. Return to Book Page. We last saw her spreading her wings and leaping Rasputin, could he be more than we ever imagined him to be? A future that begins in The First Circle. We need material, scientific data that will verify without a doubt their reality. Those are the male characters, of course; the female ones are so ridiculous I wouldn’t even consider them characters.

This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat Whether a symbolism of the union between dynastic rulers and commoner women fallen angels and mortal women, if you preferor a cautionary tale warning us about the sinful nature of a marriage between earthly and divine, the study of angels represents not only one of the major theological doctrines, but also a fascinating speculation on the ultimate destiny of mankind.

That being said, I appreciate Trussoni’s crazy brain for developing such a richly realized world. Angelopolis Angelopolis takes wing and soars with great gusto through the skies of vivid imagination buffeted by the winds of a thrilling tale. The ending leaves us breathless and feeling the not just the loss of a story finished, but the anticipation of what is to come. She hoped that her silence would be understood as a kind of vigil.

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Spanning from the district of Paris to the Siberian tundra, through the imperial palaces of St. The resulting meeting sets of a chain of events involving car chases, faked deaths, and street wars that eventually pushes Verlaine, Bruno, and an angel historian named Vera on separate paths to simultaneously track down some particular angels, understand a mysterious set of clues left to them by Angela Valko Evangeline’s momand unlock a mystery that ties together the Russian imperial family, faberge eggs, the myth of Noah, and Rasputin.


It’s the same one from the previous book, of course. A decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her new wings a betrayal that haunts him still. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This violated a bunch of premises not only pertinent to the plot but central to theology.

I much preferred this book to the first in the series. The extract re-opened my love for “Angelology” and made me more excited than ever to read this one There were also really good historical references where the Nephilim were integrated seamlessly into h I read the first book, Angelology, a few years ago – so when I found out the second was out, I was happy to get back into Evangeline’s storyline.

I watched a mini-series about the Nephilim about 2 years ago, and have been fascinated with them since then. However too much of the book I think exists in her head. View all 6 comments. The story kept me going – a little Da Vinci Code-like in the movement of the plot.

Angelopolis (Angel , book 2) by Danielle Trussoni

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Though there are some problems with the books, they do sound fast paced and interesting, and worth taking a chance on. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Quotes taken from an unedited e-galley. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Whether a symboli Review available on Mina’s Bookshelf http: She hints at the title theme a couple times but lets that drop somewhere in the midst of it and I’m left feeling a bit perplexed.

Not exactly the direction that will keep me reading. He looks at the identification his partner is showing him with the face of Evangeline. The motivation is nil, and so the characters simply exist and perform the essential tasks needed to move the meager plot forward.

Her motives to surrender to the evil killer angel Eno are totally unclear; the meeting between her and Verlaine, after 10 years, could be just as well a meeting between casual acquaintances. Like the first book in this series, this one has a lot of action and plenty of conspiracy theories plus a dash of romance. Toward the end though, a few sharks get jumped, in part, one supposes, to spur the reader on to read the next installment.


Seven publishing houses vied for the rights to the first book, and two motion picture companies bid for the film rights. Since then he’s become an angelologist under the tutelage of Bruno. I probably could have given this book 4 stars, but several things were just not done well enough to my liking.

Plus, if Lucien is so pure, and Evangeline like him, why would the angelologists want to destroy them? He was also Evangeline’s father.

In JuneI read Angelology in virtually one sitting. The bittersweet humanity of the yrussoni maintains the story, so that while fiction it in no way harbors the preternatural nature that would alienate the reader from its contents.

There is still a war between humans and angels – fallen angels and Nephilim, the cross between humans and fallen angels. I suppose the author wanted to keep that purposefully ambiguous, but I must say that even after finishing the book, I remain terribly confused. And there isn’t a shadow of different sexualities, either. I read Angelology last year and immediately wanted more, and had successfully tamped down my enthusiasm knowing that I would have to wait until before the next book came out.

I also enjoyed the twist with the Tzarina, and Rasputin. It is an entertaining mix of action and conspiracy but it doesn’t quite co Like the first book in this series, this one has a lot of action and plenty of conspiracy theories plus a dash of romance.

In this vein, Angelopolis second installment in the New York Times best selling and sensational series Angelology by Danielle Trussoni bridges biblical lore and apocryphal documents, Greek mythology daniielle Christian eschatology, merging in the process elements of intellectual thriller and science fiction.