Sunday, April 3, 2011

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Sister Evangeline is one of the few young nuns in the convent.  She was brought there as a young child by her father, and has grown up in the safety of the convent, raised in the adoration of God. 

Now something is changing.  Evangeline is learning that her family history makes her unique.  She is the latest generation of angelogists.  These men and women have devoted their lives to defeating the terror and danger of the Nephilim.  The Nephilim are the offspring of angels and humans, and have ruled the world for centuries.  They are beautiful yet ruthless and have the means to control money, lands, businesses, anything they want.  What they want more than anything is the treasure that the Angelologists have managed to keep hidden.

Evangeline is drawn into the age-old battle between the two sides.  She is reunited with her grandmother, Gabriella, who was one of the most famous angelogists of the 1940's.  That was the year in which an expedition of angelogists entered the cave in which the Fallen Angels have been imprisoned for all time, and who retrieved a vast treasure from that cave.

Now Evangeline must leave the convent to save the nuns, and find a way to help the Angelologists in their fight against those who would destroy humanity.

Danielle Trussoni has written an entrancing, lyrical, compelling book. The book gains authenticity from the historical backdrops Trussoni inserts.  It starts out slowly yet the reader is compelled to continue the story as they are drawn more and more deeply into the hunt for the treasure and the fight between the species.  By the end of the book, the tension is so high that it is frightening.  This book is recommended for thriller readers.

1 comment:

heathertlc said...

Sounds like a great read for me - lots of historical detail and a compelling plot.

Thanks for being on the tour.