Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni: A Review

Title: Angelology

Author: Danielle Trussoni

Pub Date: March 9, 2010 by Viking Adult

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

ISBN: 9780143145264

Synopsis: (Penguin) 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

Angelology is a riveting, intricately woven tale of a centuries old battle between the secret society of Angelologist and the infamous Nephilim race.

This novel had me enthralled from start to finish. It has been categorized as thriller, dark fantasy, horror, etc. I'm not so much concerned about the category as I am the story. It was amazingly crafted by Ms. Trussoni.

The story follows 23-year-old Sister Evangeline at the St. Rose Convent, Hudson River Valley in Milton, New York. The year is December 23, 1999 and the young nun discovers a 1943 correspondence between deceased philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller and the late Mother Superior of the St. Rose convent.

Discovery of the letter, and a chance meeting with a stranger who was searching for the correspondence, leads Evageline through a phenomenal web of lies and secrets in just 48 hours.

The villian of the story, Percival Grigori, doesn't disappoint. Even in his frail state, and the fact that he is a few centuries old, he manages to cause great pain to Evangeline and those closest to her, with assistance from some horrific creatures.

At first I was hesistant to review this novel because it contained nuns, angels, and the Nephilim race, just like the current novel I'm working on. :-D But to my delight, our stories are not similar, and Ms. Trussoni has her own wonderful plot and I love this story. I promise you that this novel is one of the best you'll read this year. :-D Pick it up at any store or online.

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a review copy of Angelology from Penguin/Viking. I did not receive any endorsements of any kind, whether that be monetary, gifts, etc.

P.S. I will hold a contest for a signed copy of Angelology beginning tomorrow. Danielle Trussoni can be found here or there.

9 comments:

David L. McAfee said...

Must. Read. This. Book.

Jess Haines said...

WANT.

-J

stu said...

Angels are definitely hotting up at the moment.

Charles Gramlich said...

Been a lot of Angel stuff coming out lately. I want to see this angel movie that is coming out soon. I've got some angel like characters in my current WIP.

Christina said...

I really like this cover. Makes me thoughtful. ^_^

laughingwolf said...

looks like a winner, thx t :)

K.Hinny said...

Another great review!!

Great post Tyhitia!

Robin said...

Looks extremely cool! I'd love to check it out. I love your reviews, Tyhitia. They point me towards wonderful books that I have no clue about. I need to get out of my cave.

Demon Hunter said...

David,
Yes. You. Must. LOL. ;-D

Jess,
I don't blame you. ;-)

Stu,
They really are. :-D

Charles,
Are you talking about LEGION? It was sooo cool. :-D

Chris,
It's cool, isn't it? :-D

Tony,
I definitely think it's a winner. ;-)

Kara,
Thanks, girl. ;-)

Robin,
Awww, thanks. I try to talk about books I love--and this is really one of them. :-D