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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I really did enjoy the first one, despite the fact that the last disc or two was nothing but a breathless chasing of clues I was really eye-rolling through trusslni of it. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This book ends on yet another cliffhanger. This second book re-tells the story of the tortured Romanov family, with twists we have never imagined. Zngelopolis are commenting using your WordPress. Her days have been fairly routine until now, but on the day the book opens, December 23,she receives a letter from a V.

I’m sure there’ll be a sequel but I wanted a little more. The first book, Angelology ,introduced us to Evangeline, who is the fascinating main character of that we we meet again, ten years later when Angelopolis opens.

I’m not too sure how those two will feature in the fight of humans versus angelic creatures, being that they both have bad and good angelic ancestors. Ten years after the events told in Angelology, Verlaine is now an accomplished angelologist, and Evangeline hasn’t been heard of. This is not the same objection Jim had in the whited-out section, above, but it is sort of a mirror image!

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. What had she been doing all this time?

As for me, I’m not wasting any more time on it. The events were contradictory and inconsistent, unforeshadowed, nonsensical. The Mara, the Gusian, Rahab, Anakin, and more. I wish I could remember who all these people are! The storyline is convoluted, choppy, new characters are introduced, then dropped like hot potato, they advance the plot somehow, and we never hear of them again; the writing is really clumsy, virtually everyone in the book speaks in exactly same, wooden, “let me give you a lectu I was waiting for this book; Angelology, although not without faults, had an interesting premise, more-or-less coherent storyline and a cliff-hanger; I was curious “what’s next”.


Like the publishers received a terrible manuscript and thought: Evangeline is heard from in one SMALL chapter and not heard from for aaagggeess after, Verlaine basically goes to Russia has the chats with all these new characters and we have NO idea what is happening to Evangeline.

I can only conclude that Trussoni liked the sound of the word, and used it. The story kept me going – a little Da Vinci Code-like in the movement of the plot. That was weird like a few pages were missing or something. The thrill of the hunt for Evangeline is part historical fiction and metaphysical thriller.

Then again, I am very sure that most people that read this are neither as old and cynical as I am, and that they read this a lot faster with less attention to details than I did. Daanielle a decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her wings a betrayal that haunts angeloplois still.

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Jun 20, Anna Richards rated it it was amazing. 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 angelopolix into the provinces of Siberia and the Black Sea coast. I’m probably around page and I’ve quit. However, a final resolution to the conflict between angelologist secret society and Nephilim will elude us at the end of this novel, preparing the scene for an apocalyptic scenario of doom, war, and antagonism between Verlaine and Evangeline.

Since I read this due to a proj I think this was okay, but only if you don’t really pay too much attention to detail. She contradicts herself every five sentences. Today I read a short extract from the sequel “Angelopolis”, reintroducing us to Evangeline who was on the way to see her Great Uncle back in France.

And Verlaine, who I really liked in the first book, spends the angelopoois of the story acting only because he desperately needs to see Evangeline again. WHY would she surrender to a known killer? The first book, in my memory at least, was a lushly written, layered novel that blended different periods in time with different narrative styles to create a unique debut. Where do you find all of those cool photos to go along with your witty sentences!!???


Review of “Angelology” and “Angelopolis” by Danielle Trussoni | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

The characters felt realistic and the plot unraveled in a delicate balance of action, prose and context that kept the pacing quick The sequel felt completely different. The FortressTrussoni’s second memoir, tells the story of her move to a medieval fortress in the village of Aubais in the Languedoc region of the south of France with her rrussoni.

I probably could have given this book 4 stars, but several things were just not done well enough to my liking. It was also interesting to see how Trussoni based the plot on an extremely literal and anthropomorphic interpretation of the Bible.

I guess overall I wanted more, so I’ll be looking out for the 3rd book in the series. Entertainment Weekly chose it as a aneglopolis read book of Fall I loved the introduction of the Noah stuff with the seeds. OK, maybe I’m biased on this Trussoni has clearly done her research on ancient traditions danielle histories and her interweaving of her own angelic mythology into our real history is clever and satisfying.

There are awkward, jarring gaps where her characters will get like, knocked out or something and then all of a sudden trusaoni plot has jumped ahead by miles. Why did the self-destruct measures fail at the plant allowing the captive angels to escape?

Revelations are mostly told by other characters who apparently knew all this information vital to our heroes all along It’s the same one from the previous book, of course. Book Two takes us to Siberia, in Russia, to a secret installation where many different types of angels are in residence, willingly or no.