Shelves: fantasy , nerd-prof-scientist-genius-geek , angels , the-lost-heir , nun-monk-minister , epistolary-narrative , really-good-villain , ww2 , set-in-france , metafiction I am so glad I found this on audiobook at the library. It turned out to be a very good medium for this story. I have to say that for a slow starter, I really got drawn into this book, and when it ended, I had separation anxiety! Two things kept me from giving this a five star rating: 1.
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Start your review of Angelopolis Angelology, 2 Write a review Shelves: arc , scifi , mysteries-abound , netgalley , not-that-good-but-kept-reading Angelopolis is a disaster of a book. It begins well, with our hero from book 1, Verlaine, and his meeting with Evangeline. Evangeline is taken by Eno, an evil Emin angel, which is the start of our adventure to Dullsville.
Trussoin spends an incredible number of pages dedicated to what each type of angel looks like, and what they do. Equally, the dedication to Noah and his seed catalog is tiresomely drawn out. What is lacking from Angelopolis is a point. The actual emotions of the characters are so stilted and academic, it hurts. The motivation is nil, and so the characters simply exist and perform the essential tasks needed to move the meager plot forward.
In one passage, Verlaine "shivers" because "There was something in her manner that inspired a sense of fearlessness. The character that inspires fearlessness, said relatively little. In another instance, Vera has just awoken to find her party greatly reduced. She hoped that her silence would be understood as a kind of vigil. These are moments to be taken advantage of in character development, but instead, Trussoni simply moves forward.
Equally troublesome are the settings that contain items that were previously not included. I can only conclude that Trussoni liked the sound of the word, and used it. She had to put something about an Angelopolis in the book, and so we are fed lame lines that add up to nothing.
Very little time is spent on creating a sense of fear and impending doom. We simply have to take it on the word of the Angelologists that the angels are evil. He was going after Evangeline alone. Finally, the conclusion is horribly thrown together, and an ridiculous cliffhanger is tacked to the last page. Quotes taken from an unedited e-galley. ARC provided by Netgalley.
Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 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, Angelology blends 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.
Beschreibung bei Amazon Danielle Trussoni is a published American author that has written novellas, fiction novels, and nonfiction books! She was a writer on the short The Hodag. She graduated and earned her Bachelors degree in English and History in She lives in New York and is married to a French film maker. Trussoni has had her work published in a variety of places. Danielle Trussoni is the creator and the author of the Angel fictional series of novels. The first novel in this book was released for readers to enjoy in