Download PDF by Danielle Trussoni: Angelology: A Novel

By Danielle Trussoni

ISBN-10: 0670021474

ISBN-13: 9780670021475

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 likewise after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of fellows, they usually bore kids to them.

Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline used to be only a lady whilst her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate ny. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the well-known philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the overdue mom improved of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery background that stretches again one thousand years: an historic clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously attractive descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.

For the secrets and techniques those letters safeguard are desperately coveted by way of the once-powerful Nephilim, who target to perpetuate warfare, subvert the nice 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 manhattan, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in historical past, jam-packed with enthralling 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 normal humans engaged in a conflict that would confirm the destiny of the realm.

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This Dover version, first released in 2005, is an unabridged (slightly altered) republication of quantity X, North American, from The Mythology of All Races (in 13 volumes), initially released in 1916 through the Archaeological Institute of the United States, Marshall Jones corporation, Boston.

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It made no sense at all. The Rockefellers, as far as Evangeline knew, were not Catholic and had no connection to the diocese. 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.

The angelologists hovered above the body, gazing down in anticipation, as if they expected the creature to blink its eyes and wake. THE FIRST SPHERE To you this tale refers, Who seek to lead your mind Into the upper day, For he who overcomes should Turn back his gaze Toward the Tartarean cave, Whatever excellence he takes with him He loses when he looks below. —Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy St. M. Evangeline woke before the sun came up, when the fourth floor was silent and dark. Quiet, so as not to wake the sisters who had prayed through the night, she gathered her shoes, stockings, and skirt in her arms and walked barefoot to the communal lavatory.

At eighteen, Evangeline had taken vows as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration. At twenty-three, the age Evangeline had reached at present, her mother had married her father. At thirty-nine, her mother had been killed. In comparing the timelines of their lives, Evangeline wove her existence around her mother as if she were wisteria clinging to a trellis. No matter how she tried to convince herself that she had been fine without her mother and that her father had managed the best he could, she knew that in every minute of every day Angela’s absence lived in her heart.

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