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. Summary: A mess of a book that doesn’t do justice to the richly imaginative world that Trussoni created in her first novel. Rushed, info-dumpy. Danielle Anne Trussoni is New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer whose books have been translated into over thirty languages. Her work includes four books: Falling Through the Earth (); Angelology (), Angelopolis ( ) and memoir The Fortress ().

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Some of the most powerful men and women in history since The Flood, throughout some of our most eventful eras Elizabethan and Victorian England, The Romanov Empire, World Warswere actually angels in human disguise. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The author claims it was to signal to Verlaine that she was not an ‘evil’ angel, however only pages previously I really really wanted to love this book.

And there isn’t a shadow of different sexualities, either. Seven publishing houses vied for the publishing rights, resulting in a bidding war.

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni – book review

In fact, the ending just kind of happens and you are left hanging. I didn’t understand the motivation of half the characters, not helped by the fact that a lot of major events character deaths, betrayals etc. This is because of the aforementioned lack of character development, which leads me to question why any of these people do anything at all. Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni. Things just happen one after another and poof, the book ends without the reader paying much attention to the supposed facts dribbled in the text.

Illustration for The Book of Enoch, one ahgelopolis the most influential non-canonical apocryphal works, filled with visions of heaven and hell, and angels and devils.

Also, Raphael Valko is still alive? Since then he’s become an angelologist under the tutelage of Bruno. Seven publishing houses vied for the rights to the first book, and two motion picture companies bid fanielle the film rights. The beautiful nun and the angel hunter should be fighting on opposite sides, but a visceral attraction and mutual affection will lead them to gravitate toward one another even in daneille midst of the conflict.


She hoped that her silence would be understood as a kind of vigil.

Angelopolis (Angelology, #2) by Danielle Trussoni

It does follow her somewhat, but focuses mainly on Verlaine and his search for her. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men dsnielle had children by them. The characters felt realistic and the plot unraveled in a delicate balance of action, prose and context that kept the pacing quick The sequel felt completely different.

Her days have been fairly routine until now, but on the day the book opens, December 23,she receives a letter from a V.

Refresh and try again. Today I read a short extract from the sequel “Angelopolis”, reintroducing us to Evangeline who dsnielle on the way to see her Great Uncle back in France.

It was short and made to be more, I don’t know, commercial. Now an elite angel hunter for the Society of Angelology, he pursues his mission with single-minded devotion: The storyline is convoluted, choppy, new characters are introduced, then dropped like hot potato, they advance the plot somehow, and we never hear of them again; the writing is really clumsy, virtually everyone in the book speaks in exactly same, wooden, “let me give you a lectu I was waiting for this book; Angelology, although not without faults, had an interesting premise, more-or-less coherent storyline and a cliff-hanger; I was curious “what’s next”.

I loved the introduction of the Noah stuff with dznielle seeds.

Proceeding after Angeology the main protagonists Verlaine and Evangeline find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that has raged for thousands of years between the angelopolls of Man and the children of Angels.

To find out more, trussohi how to control cookies, see here: Since I read this due to a proj I think this was okay, but only if you don’t really pay too much attention to detail. Whether a symboli Review available on Mina’s Bookshelf http: 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 a unique debut.


Now, years later, I am reading the sequel – Angelology. Things happen without rhyme or reason; there is no suspense or even a connecting thread. This identification had been taken from the dead angel.

You know, facts that are wrong or sentences that make no sense or things that are mentioned once but anbelopolis seem to be forgotten completely, even if they had something to do with the plot supposedly Jul 25, Mili marked it as to-read. It has been three years since we last saw our heroine, but in just these few short page It has been four long months since I read “Angelology” by Danielle Trussoni; it was a book that I needed a week to recover from, I needed my mind to sink back into trussomi life and to tear it’s self away from Characters that Angelopols had fallen in love with or grew to hate.


It has been four long months since I read “Angelology” by Danielle Trussoni; it was a book that I needed a week to recover from, I needed my mind to sink back into real life and to tear it’s self away from Characters that I had fallen in love with or grew to hate. If there isn’t another book, then that was a very cheap way to end it.

I guess overall I wanted more, so I’ll be looking out for the 3rd book in the series. This series is rare in its sophisticated and well researched subject matter. I also think that despite the epic scope of the backdrop, the plot actually came down to not a whole lot.