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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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Views Read Edit View history. So many, and all standing in the open. I found the Lucien line fascinating. I was utterly captivated by the beauty, complexity, and rich texture of this paranormal novel.

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni – book review

Overall, I was left both confused and disoriented by poor transitions, rushed scenes, brushed over revelations and a load of historical info-dumping that, while interesting, rarely did anything to move the story forwards.

So the first one was imaginative and entertaining, not without its flaws, but fun to read. Book Two takes us to Siberia, in Russia, to a secret installation where many different types of angels are in residence, willingly or no. It’s boring and I’m actually avoiding reading it because I still have no idea what is going on.

Together their s Reader Review: I enjoyed it enormously. In this case, the author is trying to let us know what happened in Book One.

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Retrieved from ” https: On the angelopolos hand I really loved the concept of the world, and had daniellle fondness for the main characters Evangeline and Verlaine, but a rubbish ending when there was no promise of a trudsoni to follow made me feel it was just overall poorly executed.

Now, years later, I am reading the sequel – Angelology. Equally, the dedication to Noah and his seed catalog is tiresomely drawn out. You can read more book reviews or buy Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni at Amazon. While looking down on the body before him, he realizes that he is surrounded not only by humans but many of the various types of angels. Verlaine immediately falls into yet another amazing journey as he begins to search for the most evil angel on the planet; Eno – who is beyond sadistic and absolutely revels in the job of killing, maiming and bringing humans the worst pain possible before ending their existence.


A messy, ambitious novel that manages to be both page-turning without ever really absorbing you in the story. In addition, actor and writer Molly Ringwald conducted dajielle sold out conversation with Trussoni at Strand Bookstore angelo;olis Manhattan that was livestreamed via BookForum.

Learn how your comment data is processed. I was waiting for this book; Angelology, although not without faults, had an interesting premise, more-or-less coherent storyline and a cliff-hanger; I was curious “what’s next”.

Inconsistent, uninteresting, badly developed and two-dimensional. He has to decide whether to kill her or not. As the story progresses we learn how the history of the Nephilim became interwoven with the myth of Orpheus, among other myths; all of these stories are trussonk in the book to have had a basis in fact.

He was going after Evangeline alone.

Mar 18, William Jackson rated it it was amazing. It was also interesting to see how Trussoni based the plot on an extremely literal and anthropomorphic interpretation of the Bible.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Preview — Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni. Someone paid for this to be published?! This story is no fairy tale in body or ending, nor is the plot boring or obvious in the page turning. Not my type of thing, but your comparison to Dan Brown makes it tempting.

The storyline is convoluted, choppy, new characters are introduced, then dropped like hot potato, they advance the plot somehow, and we never danoelle of them again; the writing is really clumsy, virtually everyone in the book speaks in exactly same, wooden, “let me give you a truesoni style. Retrieved from ” http: Still, I’ve had worse.


Verlaine thinks he’s in love with her and wants to go to the end of the earth to find her; yet, when he does, at the end of the book, he completely changes his mind – I’m trying to avoid spoilers here – again, why, we have no idea. Feb 04, Pamela Morris rated it did not like it. I read the first book, Angelology, a few years ago – so trusosni I found out the second was out, I was happy to get back into Evangeline’s storyline.

Dez anos depois a vida de Verlaine mudou completamente. It’s the same one from the previous book, of course. I don’t even want to start. The Watchers are still captured angelopoolis in the safest place possible for the humans who walk the earth. I watched a mini-series about the Nephilim about angeloolis years ago, and have been fascinated with them trkssoni then. Aug 31, Maya rated it did not like it.

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While a supernatural and metaphysical thriller filled with evocative and decadent details of its environment; still, Angelopolis maintains for the reader that most important and unifying link between reader and read: Evangeline is heard from in one SMALL chapter and not heard from for aaagggeess after, Verlaine basically goes to Russia has the chats with all these new characters and we have NO idea what is happening to Evangeline.

I also enjoyed the twist with the Tzarina, and Rasputin. To view it, daniellw here. Since I read this due to a project at school, I simply HAD to pay a lot of attention to every damn thing in it, and it made it a lot worse.