Angelology (Hardcover)

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Rich in history 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.


Publisher Thorndike Pr
Mfg Part# 9781410425416
SKU 214527051
Format Hardcover Large Print
ISBN10 141042541X
Release Date 3/9/2010
"An ambitious adventure story with enough literary heft and religious fervor to satisfy anyone able to embrace its imaginative conceits and Byzantine plot."
"Sensual and intellectual, ANGELOLOGY is a terrifically clever thriller--more Eco than Brown, without the cloudy sentimentalism of New Age encomiums or Catholic treatises. It makes no apologies for its devices, and none are necessary. How else would it be possible to bring together the angels of the Bible and Apocrypha, the myth of Orpheus, Bulgarian geography, medieval monastics, the Rockefellers, Nazis, nuns and musicology? And how splendid that it has happened."
"[A] spellbinding quest novel."
"Powerfully entertaining."
"Suspenseful intrigues and apocalyptic battle scenes give this complexly plotted tale a vigor and vitality all the more exciting for its intelligence." (starred review)
From the Publisher
Annotation In this remarkably original, supernatural tale, a woman discovers the dark, secret history of angels. When Sister Evangeline stumbles upon a letter from 1943, her world is opened to the Society of Angelologists. She learns about a race of creatures known as Nephilim, who are offspring of angels and humans. The Nephilim have long desired to rule the earth and destroy humanity, and now Sister Evangeline must join the Angelologists in stopping them. Danielle Trussoni animates her novel with delightfully diverse references and obviously thorough research, allowing ANGELOLOGY to soar to intelligent and thought-provoking heights while never losing its suspense clip. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.
Editors Note Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from 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.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0813
Publisher Thorndike Press
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