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Friday, April 9, 2010

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Angelology is the study of angels and Angelologists and those who pursue the study of angels. In this case they are also pursuing the angels themselves in order to eradicate them because the angels or Nephilim (offspring of angels and humans) seek to dominate and control mankind. Both the Nephilim and the Angelologists are currently seeking something that has been lost for thousands of years.
Evangeline is an unsuspecting nun in a convent in upstate New York. She gets pulled into the search when a young man asks to do some research at the convent. It turns out that the convent has been involved with the angelologists for many years. Through the memories of one of the elderly nuns we get to go back to London in the 1930's and learn the background of the story. She and Evangeline's grandmother had been angelology students at the time.
Evangeline and the young man, Verlaine, along with a few other key players are in a race to get the hidden treasure before the Nephilim do and they must do it without the power of the Nephilim.
I thought that the book was interesting with a unique twist on angels and history. It moved along well for the most part, dragging a little in the middle but really a pretty good effort until the end. I really hated the end and felt that the rug had been pulled out from under me. There wasn't much language or sex, more violence than anything else. Rated PG-13

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