Angelology: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni

By Danielle Trussoni

An exhilarating epic approximately an historic conflict reignited in our time- among a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures

There have been giants within the earth in these days; and likewise after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of guys, and so they bore young children to them.

Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline used to be only a lady while her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate big apple. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the well-known philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom more advantageous of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery heritage that stretches again 1000 years: an historical clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously appealing descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.

For the secrets and techniques those letters protect are desperately coveted via the once-powerful Nephilim, who target to perpetuate battle, subvert the great in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have dedicated their lives to preventing them, and their shared venture, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to hitch, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in manhattan, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in background, choked with spell binding characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the parable of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise misplaced right into a riveting story of normal humans engaged in a conflict that may make certain the destiny of the area.

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Rose Convent perched precariously close to the river, so close that in daylight there seemed to be two convents—one on land and one wavering lightly upon the water, the first folding out into the next, an illusion broken in summer by barges and in winter by teeth of ice. Evangeline watched the river flow by, a wide strip of black against the pure white snow. Soon morning would gild the water with sunlight. Bending before the porcelain sink, Evangeline splashed cold water over her face, dispelling the remnants of a dream.

She dragged Evangeline through the crowd, squeezing her hand until it tingled, signaling that she should hurry to keep up. Finally a middle-aged woman greeted them, stepping close and kissing her mother on both cheeks. The woman had black hair and her mother’s lovely, chiseled features, softened only slightly by age. Evangeline recognized her grandmother, Gabriella, but knew that she was not allowed to speak to her. Angela and Gabriella had quarreled, as they often did, and Evangeline knew not to put herself between them.

The angel was so lifelike that it appeared as if it would come unmoored from the monument entirely, lift over the bustle of taxis, and rise into the smoky heavens above Central Park. Ahead, the park was a tangle of leafless trees and snow-covered walkways. Verlaine went past a hot-dog vendor warming his hands over a gust of steam, past nannies pushing baby carriages, past a magazine kiosk. The benches at the edge of the park were empty. Nobody in his right mind would take a walk on such a cold afternoon.

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