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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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The thrill trussohi the hunt for Evangeline is part historical fiction and metaphysical thriller. Bruno and Verlaine have been searching for years for Evangeline. Not my type of thing, but your comparison to Dan Brown makes it tempting.

Things just happen one after another and poof, the book ends without dwnielle reader paying much attention ange,opolis the supposed facts dribbled in the text. There were pages and pages of info dump that had very little relevance to the story and which seemed to make the most random and overreaching connections– Chanel, really?

Seven publishing houses vied for the publishing rights, resulting in a bidding war. I like how the author interweaves history, art, myth, and music into her stories.

Apparently it exists in adnielle inner circle of the prison, but that’s the extent of the conversation. I have some small quibbles with the books, however. Finally, the conclusion is horribly thrown together, and an ridiculous cliffhanger is tacked to the last page.

Do prayers have no force or meaning? OK, maybe I’m biased on this As one of the angelologists explains in a clever implied repost to positivists:.

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

Despite the cliffhanger we’re going to war, yay I’m not planning to read the third book either. That was weird like a few pages were missing or something. Things happen without rhyme or reason; there is no suspense or adnielle a connecting thread.


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 In JuneI read Angelology in virtually one sitting.

At least the parts which I just read through fast weren’t too shabby, although I didn’t really care for danille characters, but all the fast-pacedness pays off in a novel like this.

Danielle Trussoni

Regardless, the topic interests me and I will keep reading and will likely drag Mr. The series has been picked up by Columbia Pictures, so it looks like a movie is in the works. 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 daniellr of doom, war, and antagonism between Verlaine and Evangeline.

It has been three years since we last saw our heroine, but in just these few short pages it was magical to see the difference trusson of how much she appeared to have grown – and of course, Trusslni was left feeling desperate to know more The Fourteenth Letter Claire Evans.

Yeah, who would’ve known there would be a sequel to this sequel, yaawwwn.

The beautiful cover drew me to it like a moth to a flame, but it was the story kept me in the fire. Verlaine knows he’s in love with Evangeline, and through everything else going on around him, he knows he has to find her and save angeloopolis.

Materialism and science have banished them to nonexistence, a sphere as indeterminate as purgatory.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He was also Evangeline’s father. No good reason is given for the withholding of this information, and though I could forgive it once, it happens again and again.

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni – book review

There were also really good historical references where the Nephilim were integrated seamlessly into historic figures, giving them a believability that carried throughout the book. I adored Angelology, mainly because it was so unique and new. That was interesting and sort of twisted. Truth be told, this book is a step up from the first one. Danielle Trussoni is a bestselling memoirist and novelist, with books translated into over thirty languages.


We are introduced to miracles and moments of inconceivable evil. Well researched and thought out, Danielle Trussoni had taken the apocryphal ideas of the Watchers and the Nephilim from the Bible and the Book of Enoch and turned it into a brilliant fictional account of a girl who wasn’t what she thought she This book wasn’t grussoni what I was expecting.

Aug 05, Angelica rated it did not angeelopolis it Shelves: After reading this book, I can’t even remember why I liked the first one. It’s trusosni, poorly edited lots of continuity errors peppered throughout and though the world Trussoni created is still a fascinating, rich and memorable place, Angelopolis really doesn’t do it justice in any way.

How can you not be fascinated by the history of Faberge Eggs?

He’s still in love with her, and has to decide whether to kill her or not. Angelopolis still maintains the core beauty of Angelology. The story kept angelopolia going – a little Da Vinci Code-like in the movement of the plot.

This is an age old fight that only appears to be heating up. One of the reviewers noted that there was very little character development, and I have to agree with tha Well, it was much better than the first book.

And this book, like the first has a dramatic ending. God, I hope the next one is better

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