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. Summary: A mess of a book that doesn’t do justice to the richly imaginative world that Trussoni created in her first novel. Rushed, info-dumpy. Danielle Anne Trussoni is New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer whose books have been translated into over thirty languages. Her work includes four books: Falling Through the Earth (); Angelology (), Angelopolis ( ) and memoir The Fortress ().

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So the first one was imaginative and entertaining, not without its flaws, but fun to read.

Compared to most fantasy books like the silly Hush, Hush series that also features the Nephilim there’s a strong stake in reality. A messy, ambitious novel that manages to be both page-turning without ever really absorbing you in the story. Aug 05, Angelica rated it did not like it Shelves: I never planned on reading the second book, but here it is.

However, when trussomi finds himself standing over the body of a woman who has been attacked and killed by a dark angel, he comes across a troubling sight; the woman has been identified as Evangeline.

I think this was okay, but only if you don’t really pay too much attention to detail. I was pretty intrigued by it, even if much of the dialogue seemed very expository.

Since they do both already know it, long explanations about it can seem ridiculous, if not insulting to the character on the receiving end of the monologue.

There were pages and pages of info dump that had very little relevance to the story and which seemed to make the most random and overreaching connections– Chanel, really?

Moreover, Evangeline has been taken. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. In JuneI read Angelology in virtually one sitting. About rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges.


This violated a bunch of premises not only pertinent to the plot but central to theology. 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.

I finished because of the reading challenge, but otherwise, I would have given up within the first 20 pages. Email required Address never made public. This particular angel is trying her best to retrieve a clue for the Grigori brothers who are the icons of the stunningly beautiful and frightening Nephilim, a group determined to end human domination once and for all. I’m probably around page and I’ve quit. Not exactly the direction that will keep me reading.

Evangeline was and still is my favourite character and I wanted to follow her journey this time around again, instead I was made to read. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller, a mystery, a bit of religious spice and controversy and most of all to anyone who enjoys a good compelling read!

Notify me of new posts via email. She is hunted by the badass Eno and twin brothers of her grandfather Percival who were cloned from him?

Like in Angelology you have the continent hopping excitement of a Dan Brown-esque adventure novel.

A mess of a book that doesn’t do justice to the richly imaginative angelololis that Trussoni created in her first novel. This is because of the aforementioned lack of character development, which leads me to question why any of these people do anything at all.


This site uses cookies. Those of us used to authors releasing times per year may have to pump the breaks here. Those are the male characters, of course; the female ones are so ridiculous I wouldn’t even consider them characters.

May 30, Sari rated it it was amazing.

Angelopolis (Angelology, #2) by Danielle Trussoni

I found it interesting enough then, but it was stretched beyond reasonable limits in this one, with half-baked Biblical nonsense and a few Russian history facts thrown in to try and make it much more than it should be.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For the most part, Nephilim don’t have a romantic take to them, and a small group of Angelologists are fighting dahielle eradicate them from earth.

Notify me of new comments via email. Equally, the dedication to Noah and his seed catalog is tiresomely drawn out. I also enjoyed the twist with the Tzarina, and Rasputin. Trussoni has a gift for leaving us with a good ending. However, when he finds himself standing over the body of a woman who has been atta The Watchers are still captured and in the safest place possible for the humans who walk the earth.

As with all good books, we are daielle wanting more. It is an entertaining mix of action and conspiracy truzsoni it doesn’t quite come together in the end. Risking sanity, life, and limb Verlaine has joined the greater community of the Angelolgical Society in the secret hope that one day his efforts would lead him down tfussoni path that would cross with Evangeline once again.

This one was not like that at all. The characters felt realistic and the plot unraveled in a delicate balance of action, prose and context that kept the pacing quick Danie,le sequel felt completely different. For another richly imagined world with a far more satisfying story, Dreams and Shadows by C Robert Cargill is a fabulous read. One angelipolis the reviewers noted that there was very little character development, and I have to agree with tha Well, it was much better than the first book.