Danielle Trussoni has recently become engrossed with a riveting, highly secretive hidden society of scholars called angelologists. The group’s mission is to protect humanity from the evil schemes of the Nephilim, the half-human angel creatures of Biblical lore. Through tireless undercover research Danielle has infiltrated the angelologists’ inner circle.
In Angelology (2010 March Penguin; signed edition $29.99), Sister Evangeline discovers a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent, plunging 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.
The secrets that this letter guards are 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 whom Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her abbey on the Hudson to New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Angelology is rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived. This novel blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.
Jane Ciabattari for National Public Radio said of Angelology “Dark angels are on the horizon in Trussoni’s hefty fiction debut…She offers up intriguing characters, lyrical nature descriptions, hidden clues, secret codes, hidden manuscripts and treasure hunts, creating a sumptuous and surprising novel.”
Lincoln Child, Bestselling author of Cemetery Dance commented that Angelology is “A richly detailed, brilliantly conceived work that opens a golden door into another world-or, even more alluringly, another sphere.”
Laura Lee of VJ Books said “With the rising popularity of the novel and the highly anticipated release of the movie, signed first editions of Angelology are already in great demand”. Signed first editions of Angelology can be ordered through VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com).
Danielle Trussoni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Falling Through the Earth, which was selected as one of the Ten Best Books of 2006 by The New York Times Book Review. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Danielle resides with her husband the writer Nikolai Grozni and their two children in the south of France, and regularly spends time in both Bulgaria and in the United States. When not writing, Danielle is a dedicated cook, inspired by the countries in which she has lived and worked.