Hailed by USA Today as “a thrill ride best described as The Da Vinci Code meets Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Danielle Trussoni’s bestselling first novel, Angelology, wove biblical lore, the Orpheus myth, and Milton’s Rebel Angels into a present-day world tinged with the divine supernatural. The novel plunged two endearing loners—art historian V. A. Verlaine and Evangeline, a beautiful young nun—into an ancient battle between a secret society and mankind’s most insidious enemies: angel-human hybrids known as the Nephilim.
Now a decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her wings a betrayal that haunts him still. The Nephilim are again on the rise, scheming to construct their own paradise—the Angelopolis—and ruthlessly pursued by Verlaine in his new calling as an angel hunter. But when Evangeline materializes, Verlaine is besieged by doubts that will only grow as forces more powerful than even the Nephilim draw them from Paris to Saint Petersburg and deep into the provinces of Siberia and the Black Sea coast. A high-octane tale of abduction and liberation, treasure seeking and divine warfare, Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial past, modern genetics, and the archangel Gabriel’s famous visitations to conceive a fresh tableau of history and myth that will, once again, enthrall readers the world over.
I was so fortunate to be able to read and review Angelology when it first came out in 2010. So I was thrilled to be offered the chance to review Trussoni’s highly-anticipated sequel, Angelopolis. And, with a tremendous thank you to Jane at Viking/Penguin, I have a hard-bound copy of both Angelology AND the sequel, Angelopolis, to offer to you as a giveaway. I can promise you that the picture of Angelopolis does not do the cover justice. It is quite possibly the most gorgeous cover I have ever seen. To read more of what I thought of Angelology, check out my review here.
A few select goodies as promised ~ the Spotify playlist created by author, Danielle Trussoni; Facebook app with quizzes, badges, and polls ~ lots of fun! I took the “What Kind of Angel Are You?” quiz and discovered I’m amongst the Giants…… and finally, a couple of recipes to enhance your enjoyment of the books:
In honor of Verlaine and Evangeline’s story moving from the streets of NYC to the depth of Siberia we’ve decided to use some good old fashioned Russian vodka as the base for our ANGELOPOLIS specialty cocktail.
The Angelopolis (21+)
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 fresh blackberries. Add ice, 1 ½ oz of ice cold Russian vodka, ½ oz of elderflower liqueur (like St.-Germain), and 1 tsp lemon juice. Shake, and strain into a highball glass with ice. Top off with soda water and garnish with blackberries and lemon peels.
Makes one cocktail. Please Drink Responsibly.
The Angelologist in Training (all ages)
Muddle 3 fresh blackberries. Add ice and top with sparkling lemonade. Stir and garnish with blackberries and lemon peels.
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