Waiting on Wednesday: Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

March 3, 2010 Waiting on Wednesday 12

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The  book I’m waiting on this week is Angelology by Danielle Trussoni. Isn’t the cover just stunning!?  That alone makes me want to rush out and buy the book!

Here’s a summary, taken from Amazon:

A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven’s darkest creatures

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, 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.

Luckily, I don’t have to wait long for this one! Angelologyis scheduled for release by Viking Adult on Tuesday, March 9!

12 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Angelology by Danielle Trussoni”

  1. Jan

    Love the sound of this one. Cover art appeals to me too. I think I need to get over to Amazon and order this one come payday. Great choice.

  2. Becky
    Twitter: BeckyLeJeune

    I started reading this one last night and I really like it. I'm thinking it's going to be like The Historian (I blogged about it today). I was a little surprised when they emailed re a review, but it went through the BB.
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  3. Marg
    Twitter: Margreads

    I am waiting for this one as well! I am first on the library list so hopefully it will arrive soon.