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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Archeology, Faberge eggs and a real life Panopticon are involved.

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni – book review

Evangeline is heard from in one SMALL chapter and not heard from trjssoni 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. Since I daneille 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.

Trussoni has clearly done her research on ancient traditions and histories and her interweaving of her own angelic mythology into our real history is clever and satisfying. According to her own tweets, the author went to a convent to do some research on writing about a nun as angslopolis character. Illustration for The Book of Hrussoni, one of the most influential non-canonical apocryphal works, filled with visions of heaven and hell, and angels and devils.

There were also really good historical references where the Nephilim were integrated seamlessly into historic figures, giving them a believability that carried throughout the book. Another area where I think this series could benefit is through illustrating the angels.

Trussoni was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Well danieelle and thought out, Danielle Trussoni had taken the apocryphal ideas of the Watchers and the Nephilim from the Bible and the Book of Enoch and turned it into a brilliant fictional account of a girl who wasn’t what she thought she was.


There is one particular angel that exudes an almost toxic sexuality and is irresistibly attractive, but women are incapable of being affected by her.


Falling Through the Earth: Ten years after the events of Angelology, Verlaine is a fully fledged Angel hunter, one of the best. And the question of the Faberge eggs, and their possible connection to angels is brought up and investigated.

She works in the library, handling the correspondence. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. Trivia About Angelopolis Ange Some of the most powerful men and women in history since The Flood, throughout some of our most trssoni eras Elizabethan and Victorian England, The Romanov Empire, World Warswere actually angels in human disguise.

I watched a mini-series about the Nephilim about 2 years ago, and have been fascinated trudsoni them since then. Views Read Edit View history.

While I’m discussing daniellw that don’t exist, let’s talk about the title. I read the first book in this series – Angelology – 3 years ago. She hoped that her silence would be understood as a kind of vigil.

The daniellr humanity of the tale maintains the story, so that while fiction it in no way harbors the preternatural nature that would alienate the reader from its contents. Anhelopolis is lacking from Angelopolis is a point. What are their motivations?

The beauty of Angelopolis like Angelology is in the romance that binds and intertwines Verlaine to Evangeline and Evangeline to Verlaine. This story is no fairy tale in body or ending, nor is the plot boring or obvious in the page turning.

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The pacing is really awkward – stuff that should take a chapter takes a paragraph, meanwhile historical mythology is spewed out by a character in dialogue over several pages. Petersburg, the Bulgarian mountains and the Black Sea, this breathtaking and erudite ‘affresco’ will entice Dan Brown’s and Umberto Eco’s readers, as well as Deborah Harkness’ fans.


She hints at the title theme a couple times but lets that drop somewhere in the midst of it and I’m left feeling a bit perplexed. A mess of a book that doesn’t do justice to the richly imaginative world that Trussoni created in her first angelopoliw.

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Other dnaielle in the series. I can tell you that it was well worth the long wait for book II in the series, Angelopolis. I think I remember liking the first book better. Verlaine, inquiring about a possible connection between a prior abbess of the convent and Abigail Aldrich Rockefeller, the famous real-life philanthropist of the arts.

I would angelopollis recommend this book if you read the first, it’s worth it, I just wish it had remained as unique and mysterious as the first. Now that I’ve read the excerpt, I’m all worked up about it again.

The resulting meeting sets of a chain of events involving car chases, faked deaths, and street wars that eventually pushes Verlaine, Bruno, and an angel historian named Vera on separate paths to simultaneously angelololis down some particular angels, trussnoi a mysterious set of clues left to them by Angela Valko Evangeline’s momand unlock a mystery that ties together the Russian imperial family, faberge eggs, the myth of Noah, and Rasputin.

It begins well, with our hero from book 1, Verlaine, and his meeting with Evangeline. Thanks for sharing with us Jill.