By Danielle Trussoni
An exhilarating epic approximately an historical conflict reignited in our time- among a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures
There have been giants within the earth in these days; and in addition after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of fellows, they usually bore little ones to them.
Sister Evangeline was once only a woman while her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate big apple. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the recognized philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the overdue mom stronger of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery background that stretches again one thousand years: an old clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously appealing descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.
For the secrets and techniques those letters defend are desperately coveted by means of the once-powerful Nephilim, who target to perpetuate struggle, subvert the great in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have committed their lives to preventing them, and their shared project, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to hitch, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in long island, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in heritage, packed with captivating characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the parable of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise misplaced right into a riveting story of standard humans engaged in a conflict that might be certain the destiny of the realm.
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Standing in her white cotton briefs and cotton undershirt (standard garments ordered in bulk and distributed biyearly to all the sisters at St. Rose), she looked at herself with an appraising, analytic eye—the thin arms and legs, the flat stomach, the tousled brown hair, the golden pendant resting upon her breastbone. The reflection floating on the glass before her was that of a sleepy young woman. Evangeline shivered again from the cool air and turned to her clothing. She owned five identical knee-length black skirts, seven black turtlenecks for the winter months, seven black short-sleeved cotton button-up shirts for the summer, one black wool sweater, fifteen pairs of white cotton underwear, and innumerable black nylon stockings: nothing more and nothing less than what was necessary.
Unlike other wealthy Gilded Age families—the Vanderbilts came immediately to mind—they did not own a significant amount of property in the vicinity. Yet there had to be some explanation for such a generous gift. Evangeline folded Mrs. Rockefeller’s letter and put it into her pocket. Walking from the archives into the library, she felt the difference in temperature in an instant—the fire had overheated the room. She removed the letter she had written to Mr. Verlaine from the stack of mail waiting to be posted and carried it to the fireplace.
They prayed for peace and grace and the end of human suffering. They prayed for Africa and Asia and Europe and the Americas. They prayed for the dead and for the living. They prayed for their fallen, fallen world. Blessing themselves in tandem, Sisters Bernice and Boniface left the chapel. The black skirts of their habits—long, heavy garments of more traditional cut than Sister Evangeline’s post-Vatican II attire—dragged along the polished marble floor as they made way for the next set of sisters to take their place.
Angelology: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni