Monday, May 24, 2010

Review: Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Genre: Fantasy/Thriller
Publisher: Penguin, 2010


Genesis 6:4

When Sister Evangeline finds mysterious correspondence between Mother Innocenta of the Saint Rose Convent and legendary philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller, it confirms that angels walked among us - and their descendants, the cruel Nephilim, still do.
Indeed the Nephilim are hunting for artefacts concealed by Abigail Rockefeller during WWII - objects that will ultimately allow them to enslave mankind - and they have so far been prevented from reaching their apocalyptic goal by one, clandestine organisation: the Angelology Society.
And if the Angelologists are to stand any chance of winning this new battle they must find the artefacts first.....

History, theology, myth and legend.......the thrill of a chase , adventure and discovery - Danielle Trussoni has taken these elements and woven them together into an imaginative and well researched story of the age old battle between good and evil.
Set during two time periods but not in the back and forth format most often used. The story begins and ends with Evangeline in modern day New York while the middle section moves back to Paris during WWII where Evangeline's grandmother Gabriella and Celestine are student angelologists. This is the part of the book I  liked best and the preparations for and the resulting expedition to retrieve the lost artefact from a cave in Bulgaria are full of suspense, danger and an exciting conclusion.
So for me it peaked too soon and the last part couldn't hold the pace or tension and became a bit flat and predictable until the final page which was unexpected and rather left one hanging which suggests a sequel is planned.

Despite those reservations overall the storyline and subject matter really appealed and I did enjoy it.

Once Upon a Time Challenge IV


  1. Interesting, interesting. Angels seem to be a popular topic in books these days!

  2. Great review, it sure sounds like a book for me I think

  3. I'm glad the storyline is interesting! I should try it some time.