Monday, April 8, 2013

Angelopolis-Danielle Trussoni


Danielle Trussoni

Viking Adult, Mar 26 2013, $27.95

ISBN: 9780670025541

A decade has passed since art historian V.A. Verlaine last saw his beloved Sister Evangeline Cacciatore with wings on the Brooklyn Bridge (see Angelology). Since that haunting epitome, Verlaine, mentored by Bruno to lead in the humanity’s war against angels, has become a diligent rigid angel hunter with a blind devotion to eliminate their kind’s rogues though he uses a wider definition of his prey than the Society of Angelology.

Near the Eifel Tower, Verlaine watches a mutilated angel’s electric blue blood flow onto the street. Not impacted with observing death, Verlaine’s coldness turns to shock when he looks at the late angel’s identification; a New York State driver’s license issued to Evangeline Cacciatore. Meanwhile Godwin the angelologist scientist abducts Evangeline. He takes her to his research center compound in the Bulgarian Mountains where he studies the "Watcher" Fallen Angels seeking a toxin that will enable him to control Nephilim for personal reasons.

The sequel to Angelology continues the exciting human-angel conflict with a suspense laden thriller although Evangeline is mostly off stage. Though Godwin is a stereotype of the mad scientist, readers will enjoy the action-packed European adventures of the star-crossed lovers as Verlaine receives a horrific awakening in Paris.

Harriet Klausner

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