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.
Fans of Trussoni's well-received Angelology (2010), set in a world where angels are real, should be satisfied with this sequel, but those looking for a consistent, well-thought-out alternative universe may be disappointed. In the book's present, art historian V.A. Verlaine, who 10 years earlier realized that his flawed vision allowed him to "see angel wings without extensive training," witnesses a mutilated angel's last moments as she lies dying on a Paris street in "a pool of electric blue blood." On the body, Verlaine is disturbed to find the New York driver's license of Evangeline Cacciatore, "the love of his life," who had turned into the sort of rogue angel that Verlaine now hunts. This murder marks the latest chapter in a centuries-old battle between humanity and the various categories of angels. Suspenseful actions scenes compensate only in part for thin characters, contrived situations, and Verlaine's perplexing turnaround in his attitude toward Evangeline at the end. 5-city author tour.
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Great book especially if you like angels (good angels).
Excellent book and very provoking
The book was an excellent work of scriptural study and history combined with a vivid imagination that led me to study more of the book of Enoch and other related lost scriptural text. The book required a reader whose mind is challenged to do more research than simply be entertained from a simple reading text. The other readers point of view should be taken very lightly. I have recommended this book to several friends who have similar intellect.
Anegelology - why??
Such a good book - kept you on the edge of your seat - everything a reader could want... Except a great ending! I hate books that lead up to such an expected great ending and then leave you high and dry! Boooooo... Feels like the rest of the book is a waste of time...