[TLC Blog Tour&Review AND Giveaway] Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Posted 15 March, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 26 Comments

**Stay tuned to the end of this post for details on the giveaway!**

About the Book:
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.

For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelologyblends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

About the Author:
DANIELLE TRUSSONI is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and author of the memoirFalling Through the Earth, named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year in 2006 by the New York Times Book Review. She splits her time between the United States and France.

Visit Danielle on the web at www.danielletrussoni.org and www.angelologist.com. You can also friend her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

My Review:
I’m quite honestly not sure what I was expecting with this novel, but I was definitely happy with what I read. Danielle Trussoni created a complex, intriguing and mysterious novel that not only got my attention, but had me really working my mind. Her words were woven together perfectly, her characters well chiseled, and her plot line, while at times a little different and strange, was phenomenal.

Sister Evangeline’s story alternates between 1999 and 1943. Her character instantly becomes apart of you and you follow her through an alternating timeline and plot of good vs. evil. Verlaine, Percival and Gabriella add a special uniquely mysterious depth to the action of the novel.

I’m not going to go into huge detail of this intriguing, thrilling plot line. So many things could be talked about right now, but I won’t go there. I will tell you this though. If you like The Da Vinici Code and Dan Brown’s work, you will LOVE Angelology. Trussoni’s research is phenomenal, her words captivating. The story is not filled beautiful breathtaking angels like we may think that Angel’s should be. Rather, Trussoni put forth amazing research and created an excellent good verses evil story.  Angelologists being the good of the story, and Nephilim, (who tend to follow the rebellious ways of Cain from the Bible) being the evil, or the angels of darkness.

Five stars to the author for an INCREDIBLE, intriguing story that is filled with lots of suspense. With an ending that will surprise you, you’ll be hanging on, anxious for the sequel that is sure to come from this amazingly talented author!

You can visit other stops on this tour here.

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by TLC Book Tours*

Thanks to TLC BOOK TOURS and Viking Press Publishing, I am able to giveaway TWO copies of this awesome book to TWO lucky winners. Rules of the giveaway are the same as always. Leave a mandatory comment along with a way to contact you if you win. NO CONTACT=NO VALID ENTRY. For a bonus entry (left in a SEPARATE comment), tell me if and how you follow me. For a third entry (left in a SEPARATE comment), tweet, facebook or blog about this giveaway and LEAVE ME THE LINK! Giveaway is open to US AND CANADA residents ONLY please. Deadline to enter is March 31st@1159pmEST.

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