A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time - between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures....
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A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together....
The ancient books of Genesis and Enoch tell us that sprit beings known as the Watchers descended to the Earth, had sex with women, and begat a hybrid race of offspring known as the Nephilim....
An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum and the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means....
Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy....
Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor"....
A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency....
The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars is book one of a three part series that tells of the fascinating story of the fall of Lucifer....
An explosive tale of spiritual warfare and the origin story of the most controversial book of the Bible: Revelation. Book one in the shocking controversial series Chronicles of the Apocalypse....
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A New York Times best seller and global sensation, Angelology unfurled a brilliant tapestry of myth and biblical lore on our present-day world and plunged two star-crossed heroes into an ancient battle against mankind's greatest enemy: the fatally attractive angel-human hybrids known as the Nephilim. With Angelopolis, the conflict deepens into an inferno of danger and passion unbound.
A decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her new wings a betrayal that haunts him still. Now an elite angel hunter for the Society of Angelology, he pursues his mission with single-minded devotion: to capture, imprison, and eliminate her kind.
But when Evangeline suddenly appears on a twilit Paris street, Verlaine finds her nature to be unlike any of the other creatures he so mercilessly pursues, casting him into a spiral of doubt and confusion that only grows when she is abducted before his eyes by a creature who has topped the society's most-wanted list for more than a century. The ensuing chase drives Verlaine and his fellow angelologists from the shadows of the Eiffel Tower to the palaces of St. Petersburg and deep into the provinces of Siberia and the Black Sea coast, where the truth of Evangeline's origins - as well as forces that could restore or annihilate them all - lie in wait.
Conceived against an astonishing fresh tableau of history and science, Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial past, modern genetics, and ancient depictions of that most potent angelic appearance - the Annunciation of Gabriel - in a high-octane tale of abduction, treasure seeking, and divine warfare as the fate of humanity once again hangs in the balance.
I really liked the first book in this series, and the second one didn't disappoint. Some questions were answered from the first book, and new questions emerged... I would say that this book did not include as many technical details about the discipline of angelology as the first book did, and that's a good thing. I listened to it practically in one sitting, and the last line has me eager for the next installment!
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I had read the first book in the series and barely tolerated it. At the time, I had a feeling it was the narrator's fault (some woman who insisted in reading most of the book with an extremely grating and fake French accent). I might have been right.
I actually found this one, the second in the series, by looking for books read by Edoardo Ballerini (I absolutely love his voice). What a difference it makes to have him read Trussoni's novel! Yes, the story is full of silliness and has many holes (it's a book about angels in our midst -- most of them extremely evil beings -- so what did you expect?), but I found it to be highly entertaining.
Will definitely listen to the next one (the ending of the book makes it very clear Trussoni is not done)...as long as it's read by a decent voice -- hopefully Ballerini's.
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I've said it before, I'll say it again. It's hard to find really good angel fiction. It's even harder to find a worthy sequel when you do find one. This series has exceeded all of my expectations.
Picking up some 10 years after Angelology, this novel follows Verlaine, giving us more of both Evangeline's story and the story of Nephalim history in the wake of Noah and the flood. Both of these stories are extremely satisfying info dumps, given the foundations laid down in the first book. Equally as impressive is the way the history of some of the lost Faberge Eggs feature into the tale.
When I read Angelology, the question left unanswered for me was, "If God and the angels knew the Nephalim had survived, why did they not do something more to end the threat?" Believe it or not, while this book doesn't come right out and answer that question directly, it does offer a couple of very subtle answers. I won't spoil them, but I did find them worth pondering.
I don't know if book 3 will be the final installment, but it certainly feels like it will based on how this book ended. Regardless, Danielle Trussoni has ensured that I'll be in it to the end. Her writing style and storytelling are top notch, and I can't wait to see what lies in store for the big battle(s) ahead.
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My husband and I LOVED it. My 2nd mother who passed just last week recommended that we read the series. I am surely glad we did.
- For Lovie ❤
absolutely loved Angelogy --this is terrible, no plot, doesn't make any sense, and doesn't even address the "city". written like a cheap transition to book 3. DON't waste your time or money, I am asking for refund.
The plot is well thought out and is masterful in the telling. The rub is that the book feels disjointed and chunks from one scene to the next. It lacks explanation as to how certain scenes are set and leaves other scenes befuddled. I believe it could be a great book and I know writing is difficult but this should go back to the editor and be looked over.
Would you listen to Angelopolis again? Why?
Perhaps. I so enjoyed Angelology, so I suppose if I wanted to binge listen I might.
What did you like best about this story?
For me this was a surprise sequel. It is a departure from the first book, it doesn't assume that the reader knows what happened previously.
Any additional comments?
I very much enjoy Edoardo Ballerini's narration vs the narrator of Angelology.<br/>
No words...... The story took us so many amazing places and laid out so much that it's impossible to truly review without spoiling the story!!!! AMAZING!!!!!
Tons of fun! And very interesting, it introduced a lot of fascinating new concepts.
Great story skillfully written and read.
I hope to see more from this author. It's as though she knows something we don't. I want more.
What disappointed you about Angelopolis?
I read the first book and enjoyed it, but I found this sequel, long awaited - but slow going and ponderous. The performer tried to do it justice, but I have found it very difficult to maintain my interest and probably will not finish it.
What will your next listen be?
Into the Dim by Janet P Taylor
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator has tried very hard to lift the book and to maintain the reader's interest.
What character would you cut from Angelopolis?
To do this justice - perhaps I will struggle on and adjust this at a later date.
Any additional comments?
Very ponderous and slow moving