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Monday, July 08, 2013

Angels among us

My latest book is Angelopolis: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni. It;s the second book in a series, and I wrote about the first book here - Angelology: A Novel - and here - Angelology in New York. Here's the beginning of a book review in the NYT by Helene Wecker (The Golem and the Jinni) ...


Angels do in fact walk among us, and they are not at all to be trifled with. Or at least that’s the alarming state of affairs at the heart of Danielle Trussoni’s 2010 best-selling novel, “Angelology.” Called Nephilim, these angels — or, more properly, angel-human hybrids — are the descendants of traitorous, fallen rebel angels. No haloed guardians, these: they want nothing less than dominion over mankind. Set against them are the angelologists, a secret global group dedicated to thwarting the Nephilim’s unholy ambitions. Readers flocked to Trussoni’s first novel (she’s also the author of a 2006 memoir, “Falling Through the Earth”) for its mix of fantasy and religious conspiracy, as well as for the improbable romance between its characters: the art historian Verlaine and Evangeline, an innocent young nun.

“Angelopolis” is Trussoni’s tighter and more engaging sequel to “Angelology,” which ended with Evangeline transformed into one of the hated Nephilim. Ten years later, Verlaine has changed almost as much as the woman he loves. Gone is the scrappy young man in Snoopy socks; in his place is a full-fledged “angel hunter,” haunted by his encounter with Evangeline and tasked with killing her kind .....

I'm just at the beginning of the book and I'm having to try hard to remember all that had happened in book one ... maybe I should go back and reread that again first ;) ... but I think it will be fun.


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