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By Danielle Trussoni
"A beautiful follow-up to the best-seller Angelology. . . half historic novel, myth, love tale, mystery, and secret. . . it is a must-read."
—Booklist (starred review)
A New York Times bestseller and worldwide sensation, Angelology unfurled a super tapestry of delusion and biblical lore on our present-day international and plunged star-crossed heroes into an old conflict opposed to mankind’s maximum enemy: the fatally appealing angel-human hybrids referred to as the Nephilim. With Angelopolis, the clash deepens into an inferno of probability and fervour unbound.
A decade has handed on account that Verlaine observed Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her new wings a betrayal that haunts him nonetheless. Now an elite angel hunter for the Society of Angelology, he pursues his challenge with single-minded devotion: to seize, imprison, and do away with her kind.
But while Evangeline without notice appears to be like on a twilit Paris highway, Verlaine reveals her nature to be in contrast to any of the opposite creatures he so mercilessly pursues, casting him right into a spiral of doubt and confusion that merely grows while she is kidnapped earlier than his eyes by way of a creature who has crowned the society’s most-wanted checklist for greater than a century. the consequent chase drives Verlaine and his fellow angelologists from the shadows of the Eiffel Tower to the palaces of St. Petersburg and deep into the provinces of Siberia and the Black beach, the place the reality of Evangeline’s origins—as good as forces which could repair or annihilate them all—lie in wait.
Conceived opposed to an fantastic clean tableau of background and technological know-how, Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial earlier, sleek genetics, and historical depictions of that the majority effective angelic appearance—the Annunciation of Gabriel—in a high-octane story of abduction, treasure looking, and divine conflict because the destiny of humanity once more hangs within the stability.
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After thousands of years of living in seclusion, they’d embraced the present era of exhibitionism. Of all his agents, he believed Verlaine best equipped to handle the change in the creatures’ behavior. Bruno had studied Verlaine at the crime scene as attentively as he’d studied the corpse and, as always, he’d liked what he saw: a young man with the potential to become a great leader. Sure, Verlaine was still struggling to find his place in their organization, but he was talented. He was also unusual, without the typical family history, without the normal education, and with a scary talent for locating and capturing angels.
He understood the physiology of the Nephilim and demonstrated a clear ability to differentiate between human and angelic anatomy. He could detect the small distinguishing physical markings of the Nephilim—the sharp, opalescent fingernails, the wide forehead, the slightly irregular skeletal structure, the large eyes. He understood that the Nephil body was designed for flight, with thin, hollow bones that rendered their skeletons as light and agile as birds’. He noticed the scintillating quality of the skin, the way it shimmered as if dusted with tiny crystals.
Distinguishing features: Classic Emim angel features; black wings measuring twelve feet wide by four feet high; normally works exclusively with members of Nephilim species. Surveillance history: First documented angelological encounter occurred in 1889, during the Paris World’s Fair, and resulted in the death of an agent. Subsequent encounters have included extended surveillance during the Second World War (see agent notes in dossier), DNA sample retrieved from strands of hair, and a series of photographs taken by agents at various Paris locations (see photographs below).
Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni