Angelology, a book by Danielle Trussoni is a meticulously crafted thriller based upon the age-old theory that angels are among us. A rather intriguing thought if you really think about it. Angels descended down from the heavens as Watchers, who’s sole purpose was to watch humans from a distance. However, the temptation that human women presented was too unbearable, thus giving rise to the Nephilim, half human and half Angel with the strength and beauty unknown to humans. Their brilliant and iridescent wings are their most angelic quality.
In the beginning, we are introduced to the pious Evangeline who is very much clueless to her ancestors’ line of work and her birthright. As a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration at the St. Rose Convent, her life is a strict religious routine. However, this all changes when she stumbles across letters which tell of a correspondence with the late Mother Innocenta (who died in the fire of 1944) and Mrs. Rockefeller (a powerful woman from an influential family), and a chance meeting with Verlaine who was hired by Percival Grigori to collect information about the St. Rose Convent. Before I get too excited and spoil the entire novel, I’ll stop. All I’ll say is that I got consumed in the imagery and the plot.
Let me just say that I love buying books. I love perusing the ails of a bookstore and I love to grasp at the pages of a beloved paperback, engrossed in a wonderfully spun plot. I have one golden rule about selecting a book which has proven very useful in the whole process, which is to always read the first five pages. Not only did the beautiful cover catch my eye, but the rather eloquent and metaphorically rich writing style kept me turning the pages.
With conspiracy theories running rampant in today’s world, the fascination behind uncovering an underlying yet powerful group pulling the strings behind all worldly events is becoming increasingly popular. Take for example, the DaVinci Code. I am not going to lie when I say that it really is an intriguing idea that something on a much grander scale is happening outside my rather busy and mundane life. It is exciting to get lost in a fictitious world where mythical creatures are intertwined in the mortal coil. Maybe that’s why vampires and werewolves are all the rage, taking film and literature by storm. Angelology is a well crafted novel, a real page turner! If you ask me, I could see this book turning into a fantastic film, although if it ever graces the film industry it better be good.