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3.00204081632653 out of 53.00204081632653 out of 53.00204081632653 out of 53.00204081632653 out of 53.00204081632653 out of 5 3.00 (490 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Trussoni Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Angelology Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Suspenseful intrigues and apocalyptic battle scenes give this complexly plotted tale a vigor and vitality all the more exciting for its intelligence.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An elegantly ambitious archival thriller in which knowledge dwells in the secret underground places, labyrinthine libraries, and overlooked artifacts that have been hallmarks of the genre from The Name of the Rose and Possession to Angels and Demons and The Historian. Angelology is richly allusive and vividly staged, with widescreen-ready visuals, a dewy but adaptable heroine and a dashingly cruel villain…A terrifically clever thriller—more [Umberto] Eco than [Dan] Brown, without the cloudy sentimentalism of New Age encomiums or Catholic treatises.”

    New York Times

  • “[Trussoni] makes an impressive fiction debut with this engrossing and fascinating tale.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology [is] a spellbinding quest novel…She offers up intriguing characters, lyrical nature descriptions, hidden clues, secret codes, hidden manuscripts and treasure hunts, creating a sumptuous and surprising novel.”


  • Angeology finds an almost hallucinatory power…fusing the debased, the psychological, and the theological, into a single rich, strange tableau that transmits a shock of truth.”


  • “Breathtakingly imaginative.”


  • “An epic fantasy that combines a rich mythology with some Da Vinci Code-style treasure-hunting…Trussoni constructs a marathon narrative arc, ending the volume with a satisfying, if startling, transformation.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A richly detailed, brilliantly conceived work that opens a golden door into another world-or, even more alluringly, another sphere.”

    Lincoln Child

  • Selected for the March 2010 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2010 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sammy Palma | 2/19/2014

    " I waited three years for this sequel and I was disappointed in the overall story. I thought that the incorporation of the Romanov family was very interesting, but I found the twists to be slightly predictable and the ending to be very abrupt. However I am still very interested in the story and I am looking forward to the third installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sumeetha Manikandan | 2/17/2014

    " The book has a racy start. Especially loved the journey that Celetine takes through the canyon. But the plot loses its sheen in the middle when they are trying to find the lyre. The ending was good. Looking forward to the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristin | 12/4/2013

    " Loved it. I wish Evangeline was a larger part of the story but I understand why upon completion of the book. I am now eagerly awaiting the 3rd installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally | 11/4/2013

    " After much anticipation, this book was everything I wanted it to be. I agree with some reviewers that it lacks some of the subtlety and character detail of the first book, and reads more like a movie script, but still... can't wait for the movie! Hurry up 3rd book. "

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