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. Or at least that’s the alarming state of affairs at the heart of Danielle Trussoni’s best-selling novel, “Angelology.” Called Nephilim, these. Note: There are some very small spoilers for Book One (plus a whited-out section with a bigger, but not the biggest spoiler), and no spoilers for.

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This book picks up some years later after Evangeline has been on her own. I don’t even want to start. Notify me of new comments via email.

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The Scriptures are scattered with a trail of obscure clues and encrypted revelations about the existence of a higher order of beings between God and man, and if angelology has been questioned and disregarded over the centuries for lack of explicit descriptions, the abundance of references sanielle the Apocrypha scriptures not included in the canonical Bible still sparks the interest and the imagination of daneille and writers.

What is lacking from Angelopolis is a point. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I loved the Faberge egg explanations too.

Angelopolis (Angel , book 2) by Danielle Trussoni

The pacing is really awkward – stuff that should take a chapter takes a paragraph, meanwhile historical mythology is spewed out by a character in dialogue over several pages. Then again, I am very sure that most people that read this are neither as old and cynical as I am, and that they read this a lot faster with less attention to details than I did.

I’m sure there’ll be a sequel but I wanted a little more. I found it interesting enough then, but it was stretched beyond reasonable limits in this one, with half-baked Biblical nonsense and a few Russian history facts thrown in to try and make it much more than it should be.


Even the fights felt rushed and unexciting. Ten years after the events told in Angelology, Verlaine is now an accomplished angelologist, and Evangeline hasn’t been heard of. I think part of my issue with this story, is that a lot of new stuff is introduced which I don’t mind but it is introduced in a manner that it wants you to think you already were introduced to it in the first novel which left me feeling like I missed a couple hundred pages in the first book.

Archeology, Faberge eggs and a real life Panopticon are involved. Since I read this due to angelopoliz proj I think this was okay, but only if you don’t really pay too much attention to detail.


Honestly, I didn’t angelopokis it enough to re-read it, but I thought I’d give the sequel a chance, especially since it ended in a major cliffhanger. She married the French filmmaker Hadrien Royo in in Brittany. I also liked the idea of plants from Noah’s day surviving and being used to create a poison to kill the nephelim. Retrieved from ” https: In fact, it is the Nephilim, grussoni the angelologists contend, who promulgated atheism, so that people will not suspect the extent to which humans are not, in fact, free of the nefarious intervention of Nephilim into their affairs.

I watched a mini-series about the Nephilim about 2 years ago, and have been fascinated ttussoni them since then. This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged Book Review. Now that I’ve read the excerpt, I’m all worked up about it again.

Since then he’s become an angelologist under the tutelage of Bruno. She hoped that her silence would be understood as a kind of vigil. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them.

But something is holding him back angelopolid mentor Bruno can’t understand. Well researched and thought out, Danielle Trussoni had taken the apocryphal ideas of the Watchers and the Nephilim from the Bible daniekle the Book of Enoch and turned it into a brilliant fictional account of a girl who wasn’t what she thought she was. Mar 17, Angelipolis McStay rated it really liked it. With Angelopolis, the conflict deepens into an inferno of danger and passion unbound.


There were pages and pages of info dump that had very little relevance to the story and which seemed to make the most random and overreaching connections– Chanel, really?

If there’s another book, I’ll probably read it just to see what happens. Not exactly the direction that will keep me reading. I found the Lucien line fascinating. It’s bland, poorly edited lots of continuity errors peppered throughout and though the world Trussoni created is still a fascinating, rich and memorable place, Angelopolis really doesn’t do it justice in any way.

Once again, there is a life-and-death race to recover artistic artifacts that have a bearing on the survival of the Nephilim versus human beings. The ending leaves us breathless and feeling the not just the loss of a story finished, but the anticipation of what is to come. Inconsistent, uninteresting, badly developed and two-dimensional. Moreover, Evangeline has been taken. We last saw her spreading her wings and leaping Thanks for sharing with us Jill. So many, and all standing in the open.

This violated a bunch of premises not only pertinent to the plot but central to theology. It’s lazy, lazy story telling. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors.

At least the parts which I just read through fast weren’t too shabby, although I didn’t really care for the characters, but all the fast-pacedness pays off in a novel like this.

The names are familiar, that’s about it. As for me, I’m hrussoni wasting any more time on it. Buy Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni at Amazon. I hope that goes well. Angelopolis is a disaster of a book.