Angelology Paperback – Mar 1 2011
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"Angeology finds an almost hallucinatory power....fusing the debased, the psychological, and the theological, into a single rich, strange tableau that transmits a shock of truth."
— Time Magazine
"Breathtakingly imaginative.... Once you've entered Angelology's enthralling world...you'll be thinking, 'Vampires? Who cares about vampires?'"
— People Magazine
"Angelology is everything a reader wants . . . a clever, fast-paced thriller with a strong sense of place and beguiling, emotionally engaging characters [and] a skillful, satisfying history. . . . A pleasure from start to finish . . . A wonderful achievement."
— Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth
"Angelology by Danielle Trussoni is a thrilling, gorgeous read. Atmospheric, beguiling, and — if you'll pardon the pun-diabolically good."
— Raymond Khoury, author of The Last Templar and Sanctuary
"Angelology lets loose the ancient fallen angels to the modern world with devastating results. Trussoni has written a holy thriller that will arrest your attention from the opening pages and not let go till its mysteries take wing."
— Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child and Angels of Destruction
"Danielle Trussoni creates a gorgeous gothic world for the reader, where the people who surround us are not what they seem, and stories are unveiled as more truth than fable. This is a book that resonates as both haunting and holy. A must read."
— Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader
"An elegantly ambitious archival thriller . . . richly allusive and vividly staged, with widescreen-ready visuals, a dewy but adaptable heroine and a dashingly cruel villain. . . . Sensual and intellectual, Angelology is a terrifically clever thriller."
— The New York Times Book Review
"A thrill ride best described as The Da Vinci Code meets Raiders of the Lost Ark. . . . Readers will feel the irresistible pull of Angelology. As thrillers go, it's heavenly."
— USA Today
About the Author
DANIELLE TRUSSONI divides her time between the United States and Bulgaria. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Telegraph Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine. Her first book, Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir, was chosen by The New York Times as one of the top ten books of 2006.
From the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Sister Evangeline, of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, has been drawn into this centuries old mischief. Unknown to her, she holds the key to either healing or destroying the angels and their spawn. She was born into a family of angelologists who are seeking to elminate the danger of the angels from the earth.
Author Danielle Trussoni has reached back into history to set up the structure and existance of the angelologists. She cites a number of historical figures and events and attributes them as member or as pivitol points in the angel/earth battle. A very believable approach. The hardest part of this story for me was to understand that the angels aren't good. In my mind, angels represent good.
While I did side with Evangeline throughout the story, I also found that I wanted Percival (a bad nephilim) to be healed (you'll have to read the book to find out what he needs to be healed from), to see if it could really be done. Ms. Trussoni was able to paint a word portrait of Percival that made me want to like him. I came to feel that his extremely good looks must somehow compensate for any foul deeds attributed to him.Read more ›
However, this book suffered from an extreme lack of editing. This reads more like a first draft than a finished novel. The two main leads are flat, though Celestine and Gabrielle were compelling. Any romance seemed forced and unbelievable. The length of the novel could have been reduced as I found many parts redundant. The ending is quite a twist but without sufficient buildup.
Overall, this is a book that could have been great but wasn't. It feels like an attempt to copy The Da Vinci Code and Twilight at the same time. I'm not sure if the parts I enjoyed outweigh the flaws that ruin the story.
Female lead was poor, male lead was decent.
Most recent customer reviews
What a total waste of paper and time! I am so glad I got this book as an e-pub as I would have burnt it otherwise. The author should be ashamed for writing such drivel. Read morePublished on July 18 2013 by B. Kent
This book can be summed up with one word, BORING. Don't waste your time. The story idea was good but the final product failed miserably. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2010 by janjan
...provided there's the full array of talent and skills to bring it to fruition.
Unfortunately, in this case, Ms Trussoni was not up to the challenge. Read more