By Danielle Trussoni
An exhilarating epic approximately an historical conflict reignited in our time- among a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures
There have been giants within the earth in these days; and likewise after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of fellows, and so they bore youngsters to them.
Sister Evangeline used to be only a woman whilst her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate long island. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the recognized philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom better of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery background that stretches again 1000 years: an historical clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously attractive descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.
For the secrets and techniques those letters safeguard are desperately coveted by means of the once-powerful Nephilim, who target to perpetuate battle, subvert the nice in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have dedicated their lives to preventing them, and their shared venture, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to affix, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in manhattan, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in heritage, choked with captivating characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the parable of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise misplaced right into a riveting story of normal humans engaged in a conflict that may make certain the destiny of the area.
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I sent a request to the convent just yesterday,” Verlaine said. ” Percival said, his voice rising in irritation. “I need permission to enter the archives,” Verlaine said. The young man displayed only a slight hesitation, a hint of color in his cheeks, the faintest bafflement in his manner, but Percival seized upon this insecurity with furious suspicion. “There will be no waiting. ” “It isn’t going to be easy. I’ll need formal permission to get in the front door. If they give me the go-ahead, it could take weeks before I find anything worthwhile.
This is particularly fascinating. It was drawn by someone with a great eye for scale and depth. The structure is so precisely rendered, so detailed, that it doesn’t fit at all with the other drawings. ” Percival stared at the drawing. The Adoration Chapel had been rendered with enormous care—the altar and entrance had been given particular attention. A series of rings had been drawn within the Adoration Chapel plan, concentric circles that radiated one from the next. At the center of the spheres, like an egg in a nest of protective tissue, was a golden seal.
Each morning after her five o’clock prayer hour, breakfast, and morning Mass, Evangeline stationed herself at the rickety table under the window of her office. She called the table her desk, although there were no drawers to its credit and nothing approximating the mahogany sheen of the secretary in Sister Philomena’s office. Still, it was wide and tidy, with all the usual supplies. Each day she straightened her calendar blotter, arranged her pencils, tucked her hair neatly behind her veil, and got to work.
Angelology: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni