Thursday, March 14, 2013


Danielle Trussoni

A New York Times bestseller and global sensation, Angelology unfurled a brilliant tapestry of myth and biblical lore on our present-day world and plunged two star-crossed heroes into an ancient battle against mankind’s greatest enemy: the fatally attractive angel-human hybrids known as the Nephilim. WithAngelopolis, the conflict deepens into an inferno of danger and passion unbound.

A decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her new wings a betrayal that haunts him still. Now an elite angel hunter for the Society of Angelology, he pursues his mission with single-minded devotion: to capture, imprison, and eliminate her kind.

But when Evangeline suddenly appears on a twilit Paris street, Verlaine finds her nature to be unlike any of the other creatures he so mercilessly pursues, casting him into a spiral of doubt and confusion that only grows when she is abducted before his eyes by a creature who has topped the society’s most-wanted list for more than a century. The ensuing chase drives Verlaine and his fellow angelologists from the shadows of the Eiffel Tower to the palaces of St. Petersburg and deep into the provinces of Siberia and the Black Sea coast, where the truth of Evangeline’s origins—as well as forces that could restore or annihilate them all—lie in wait.

Conceived against an astonishing fresh tableau of history and science,Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial past, modern genetics, and ancient depictions of that most potent angelic appearance—the Annunciation of Gabriel—in a high-octane tale of abduction, treasure seeking, and divine warfare as the fate of humanity once again hangs in the balance. (Book cover and synopsis from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

As much as I liked Angelology, I must say I liked Angelopolis more. I felt book #1 seemed to lay the groundwork for understanding the idea behind angelologist’s work. Book #2 has allot more adventure and suspense. I was drawn into this story early and it moves along quickly. I did find the background information about the Romanov’s and Rasputin to be very interesting. The author really does provide an amazing level of detail and for me, this was one of those books that I did not want to skim for fear of missing something significant. I’m definitely hooked on on this story line and sure hope we will get more!

Thank you to Penguin Group Viking and Netgalley for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: March 26, 2012.

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