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Angelopolis (Angelology #2)

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  2,125 ratings  ·  435 reviews
The sequel to the New York Times bestselling Angelology will thrill fans of Deborah Harkness, Justin Cronin, and Elizabeth Kostova

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-da...more
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Published March 26th 2013 by Penguin Audio (first published January 1st 2013)
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Alisha-Dear Constant Reader
Angelopolis is a disaster of a book.

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It begins well, with our hero from book #1, Verlaine, and his meeting with Evangeline. Evangeline is taken by Eno, an evil Emin angel, which is the start of our adventure to Dullsville.

Trussoin spends an incredible number of pages dedicated to what each type of angel looks like, and what they do. Equally, the dedication to Noah and his seed catalog is tiresomely drawn out.

What is lacking from Angelopolis is a point. Verlaine MUST get Evangeline back becaus...more
Anna Richards
It has been four long months since I read "Angelology" by Danielle Trussoni; it was a book that I needed a week to recover from, I needed my mind to sink back into real life and to tear it's self away from Characters that I had fallen in love with or grew to hate.

Today I read a short extract from the sequel "Angelopolis", reintroducing us to Evangeline who was on the way to see her Great Uncle back in France. It has been three years since we last saw our heroine, but in just these few short page...more
Liberty Gilmore
Ugh. Where to begin?

I was always in two minds about Angelology. On the one hand I really loved the concept of the world, and had a fondness for the main characters Evangeline and Verlaine, but a rubbish ending (when there was no promise of a sequel to follow) made me feel it was just overall poorly executed.

Then I read this and redefined my idea of what poorly executed means.

It’s as if this wasn’t edited at all. Like the publishers received a terrible manuscript and thought: what the hell, it wi...more
Victoria
In June 2010, I read Angelology in virtually one sitting. After finishing it, I would periodically check to see if there was a publication release date for a sequel. So, after three years of anticipation, I eagerly began the sequel. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. Though I never felt lost in the sequel, it left me rather unsatisfied. The first book, in my memory at least, was a lushly written, layered novel that blended different periods in time with different narrative styles to create...more
Andrew
I really really wanted to love this book. I consider Angelology one of my favourite books however this sequel was left short for me because WHERE is Evangeline? She was my absolute favourite character and I found her presence in this book more or less lacking. I did not understand why *spoiler* Evangeline surrendered to the Enim angel when she would surely know what would happen to her? The author claims it was to signal to Verlaine that she was not an 'evil' angel, however only pages previously...more
Mily
Jul 25, 2010 Mily marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Angelology was AMAZING. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one!
Kath McStay
I thought Angelology by Danielle Trussoni was wonderful! The minute I reached the last page, I was impatient for the next book. I can tell you that it was well worth the long wait for book II in the series, Angelopolis . According to her own tweets, the author went to a convent to do some research on writing about a nun as a character. She left there instead, with the idea of writing a book about angels. I can tell you that I am glad she did. This series is rare in its sophisticated and well res...more
Maya
I was waiting for this book; Angelology, although not without faults, had an interesting premise, more-or-less coherent storyline and a cliff-hanger; I was curious "what's next". Next turned to be a major disappointment. The storyline is convoluted, choppy, new characters are introduced, then dropped like hot potato, they advance the plot somehow, and we never hear of them again; the writing is really clumsy, virtually everyone in the book speaks in exactly same, wooden, "let me give you a lectu...more
Kevin
Like the first book in this series, this one has a lot of action and plenty of conspiracy theories plus a dash of romance. From Paris to Moscow to Bulgaria and finally Siberia the Angelologists chase their enemies and do battle all while a conspiracy is outlined that runs from the time of Noah up through the Romanov Tsars of Russia and into the present day. Archeology, Faberge eggs and a real life Panopticon are involved. It is an entertaining mix of action and conspiracy but it doesn't quite co...more
Pamela Morris
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I so hope that this will come out sooner than expected. I loved Angelology and I WANT to know WHAT HAPPENS next!!! 2012 is sooo far away!!!

*Edit 14.2.2013*
It's still unpublished, but OH MY GOSH! That cover!! It's so damn AWESOME and CUTE! Fab, now I have to wait more....
Ricardo
5 / 5

Han pasado casi cuatro años desde que leyera Angelology y se convirtiera al instante en uno de mis libros favoritos de toda la vida, y solo puedo decir que esta gran espera a valido totalmente la pena. La trama que encontré entre las páginas de esta secuela ha sido magnífica, supera por mucho a la primera entrega a pesar de que este libro es casi la mitad de pequeño que el anterior.

El primer punto que llama la atención es que la historia continúa diez años después de los acontecimientos suc...more
Patrícia
Opinião do Blogue Chaise Longue: http://girlinchaiselongue.blogspot.pt...

Desde os seis anos que Danielle queria ser escritora e, se a sua primeira experiência falhou, vinte anos depois o seu primeiro livro foi publicado e foi nomeado como um dos melhores livros de 2006 sendo o início de uma carreira que apesar de pouco prolífera já tem dado que falar. Para além disso, escreveu artigos para diversas revistas, tem um bacharelato em História e Inglês e um MFA em Escrita Ficcional.
Angelologia, publi...more
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I received this book for review though I hadn’t read the first book, Angelology. The beautiful cover drew me to it like a moth to a flame, but it was the story kept me in the fire. This definitely presented a different feel than your typical paranormal/urban fantasy. After reading it I can certainly understand the Da Vinci Code comparisons, revealing deeper meanings behind countless important figures and artifacts throug...more
Anna
I think this was okay, but only if you don't really pay too much attention to detail. You know, facts that are wrong or sentences that make no sense or things that are mentioned once but later seem to be forgotten completely, even if they had something to do with the plot (supposedly)... Then again, I am very sure that most people that read this are neither as old and cynical as I am, and that they read this a lot faster with less attention to details than I did. Since I read this due to a proj...more
Amy Lignor
The Watchers are still captured and in the safest place possible for the humans who walk the earth. The angelologists are in locations across he globe doing their very best to stop the dark angel groups one by one. And the incredible Verlaine, the most gifted angelologist of all time who has been searching for his beloved Evangeline for a decade, is working hard to make sure that the ‘right’ side continues to win. However, when he finds himself standing over the body of a woman who has been atta...more
Sari
I read an except this morning of Angelopolis...loved it! I read Angelology last year and immediately wanted more, and had successfully tamped down my enthusiasm knowing that I would have to wait until 2012 before the next book came out.

Now that I've read the excerpt, I'm all worked up about it again. I definitely recommend Angelology, read it first so you're ready for Angelopolis too!
Snort
I adored "Angelology", but I cannot say the same for "Angelopolis". Evangeline, our enigmatic nun-turned-angel barely flutters through the pages, while ex-lover Verlaine stalks and stomps doing not much else. Now, months down the track, I actually haven’t the foggiest memory of the plot.

Like "Angelology", its sequel is very overwritten; but the rich, pretty details may well be its saving grace – Durer etchings and the egg line theory, a compelling treatise on the Faberge egg, and most of all, th...more
Lindsey
Well, it was much better than the first book.

It kind of read like a Dan Brown book, in that they cover a lot of ground - literally (there's a nice section where they're traveling on the Trans Siberian rail) - all in pursuit of clues to some esoteric and ancient mystery involving the Watcher angels and Nephilim. I was pretty intrigued by it, even if much of the dialogue seemed very expository.

One of the reviewers noted that there was very little character development, and I have to agree with tha...more
Jill
This book wasn't quite what I was expecting. I adored Angelology, mainly because it was so unique and new. It seemed like a cross between really good urban fantasy and excellent religious fiction with a twist of the biblical scholarly type book thrown in. Well researched and thought out, Danielle Trussoni had taken the apocryphal ideas of the Watchers and the Nephilim (from the Bible and the Book of Enoch) and turned it into a brilliant fictional account of a girl who wasn't what she thought she...more
Viviane Crystal
Danielle Trussoni in the second book of this series that began with Angelology focuses on interweaving discoveries of research on the physical composition of angel’s DNA, etc. and the imminent major battle between humans and angels. Verlaine, an “angel hunter,” finds the angel Evangeline dead, lying in a pool of blood. He is totally smitten by her and yet knows his secret love is an obstacle to his mission of killing all angels and their angel-human peers. Evangeline is a Nephilim angel, a pure...more
Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
Review available on Mina's Bookshelf http://minadecaro.blogspot.com/2013/0...

"...angels existed on hearth as well as in heaven..." . The Bible refers to them as "Sons of God" (Genesis 6:1-4): in terms as controversial as cryptic, we are told that at some point during the ante-deluvian era, God's heavenly creatures "saw" the daughters of men, took them as wives in an act of rebellion to the Maker, and gave origin to the Nephilim, an hybrid offspring of humans and fallen angels. Whether a symboli...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
In "Angelology" Danielle Trussoni introduced us to her world of angels and archangels and their offspring the evil Nephilim. Angelhunter V A Verlaine and the innocent Evangeline are drawn together to solve the mystery of her past and discover her secrets. In Angelopolis, ten years have passed and Evangeline and Verlaine meet again as their two worlds again collide and more is revealed about the mysterious world of the angels and Evangeline's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.

This series is wh...more
Book Him Danno
I have read the first one and have posted a review a day or so ago. I read it when it came out before I started blogging reviews for books I have read. I gave the first book 3 stars because the ending came so abruptly and at the time I didn’t know it would have a sequel and a sequel to that sequel, so I felt lost of the end of the first book.

Starting this one I had to think about what happened in the last book, some of the story line was clear enough, but I really think you need to read the firs...more
Brittany
Apr 20, 2013 Brittany rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who really loved Angelology I guess
How I Came To Read This Book: A free copy showed up in my mailbox to review.

The Plot: Ugh I'm really annoyed because I wrote a review & then of course, GoodReads deleted it when I hit submit. Anyway. This book picks up 10 years after the first one. Verlaine hasn't seen his partner-in-crime, the nun that's more than she appears, Evangeline, since that day. Since then he's become an angelologist under the tutelage of Bruno. The story picks up with the two of them in Paris, where a series of ev...more
Madeline Knight-Dixon
Angelopolis is the sequel to the book Angelology. It mixes Christian lore with mythology in a way that is so seamless, I thought that Orpheus was a character in the bible for a while. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed the first one, and was shocked and pleased to see the sequel had come out.

What I like about these books is that for me it wasn’t a PAGE TURNER. It unfolded at a pace so steady that each chapter I became more engrossed. It was a slow burn, or like sinking into tar. Completely in...more
Virginia
OMG! I just finished reading a few of the reviews, and I think I am in the minority here, but I hated this second book. From some of the other reviews that were one or two stars, I saw the same flaws, so I won't try to re-do their points here.

I'm driving a great deal for my job, so some books I have purchased the audio version, and this is one I listened to only. Thank goodness I only listened to this book, instead of reading it. I played back some of the parts that I was sure maybe I miss-heard...more
Paula Howard
In Angelopolis, 10 years have passed since Evangeline has learned that she is a Nephilim. Verlaine is still in love with her. The Nephilim and the Watchers are getting restless. They are getting braver and stronger and now openly mingle visibly with humans. They are waiting for a way to be developed for them to regain control of the earth and humans. The Angelologist are is a desperate search to find a means to control the Angels.

Verlaine and Bruno head to Paris to try and find answers by meetin...more
Cheryl


Verlaine is a hunter. He was duped by Evangeline but never again. Fool me one, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

A body appears bearing the idenitity of Evangeline. So you can imagine Verlaine's suprise when Evangeline appears back in his life. She asks for his help. She presents him with an decorative egg. Before thwy can figure out what the egg is about, Evangeline is kidnapped.

I can remember reading Danielle's first book, Angelology and liking it. Liking the book enjoy that I wanted...more
Devyn
This is the first book I've won on Goodreads.

Oh, I hate writing reviews for books I love. My awkward, fumbled words could never express the way this book came alive to me. But I'll give it a shot anyway.

How much did I like this book? Well Angelolgy and Angelopolis have earned a spot on my 'special bookcase'. The very one I store all my favorite books on.

I love everything about this book. The way it was written, the intelligence, the eloquence, the characters. The history in this book is crafted...more
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Trussoni graduated from University of Wisconsin–Madison summa cum laude with a BA in History and English (1996) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received an MFA in Fiction Writing (2002). Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and Tin House, among other publications.
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