Author: Danielle Trussoni
Review: I liked this book, but it wasn't moving fast enough to leave much of an ending. As I got to the end I was a bit disappointed. Spoiler*** No ending, just hanging, is there going to be another book?
I think this is a great book, but the ending was too abrupt and even with another book I wanted more of an ending to feel some closure with this book. I will read the next one when it comes out. I have no interest in Angels, but this book gave me a new look on the authors idea of history and what has happened in the world with power and those who hold it. A good way to spend an afternoon or two, pick it up
The book was interesting and fast paced. The past story from WWII brought the story to life, and the angels who are called to kill humans were freaky. The cave with the Watchers imprisoned was easy to see, the authors descriptions were very good. Gabriella's death was not expected, but maybe, the bad guy was nasty. The bad angel and his family were really bad, he killed people for nothing more than the thrill.
The book is good, but I want an end, if there are more books great, if not I really think I wasted my time. Just found out that this is number one, good!
Publisher: Published March 9th 2010 by VikingAdult (first published March 2010)
Quick Review: 3 stars (out of 5)- ending came too fast
Why I Read It: Picked it up at my local library back in 2010.
Synopsis: 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.
Author Biography: Trussoni graduated from University of Wisconsin–Madison summa cum laude with a BA in History and English (1996) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received an MFA in Fiction Writing (2002). Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and Tin House, among other publications.
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of 2006. Falling Through the Earth was recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, the Elle Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for April 2006 and was chosen as a Book Sense Pick for March 2006 and as part of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program
Trussoni was a visiting writer-in-residence at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin from September 2008 through May 2009