By Danielle Trussoni
"A gorgeous follow-up to the best-seller Angelology. . . half ancient novel, delusion, 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 fable and biblical lore on our present-day global and plunged star-crossed heroes into an historical conflict opposed to mankind’s maximum enemy: the fatally appealing angel-human hybrids often called the Nephilim. With Angelopolis, the clash deepens into an inferno of risk and fervour unbound.
A decade has handed due to the fact 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 undertaking with single-minded devotion: to seize, imprison, and put off her kind.
But while Evangeline unexpectedly seems to be 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 in simple terms grows while she is kidnapped prior to his eyes via a creature who has crowned the society’s most-wanted checklist for greater than a century. the resultant 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 that may repair or annihilate them all—lie in wait.
Conceived opposed to an marvelous clean tableau of background and technology, Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial previous, smooth genetics, and historic depictions of that almost all effective angelic appearance—the Annunciation of Gabriel—in a high-octane story of abduction, treasure looking, and divine battle because the destiny of humanity once more hangs within the stability.
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Reports, confessions, photographs, and videos were everywhere. Once such testimonies would have been relegated to sensational magazines, their claims printed next to UFO and yeti sightings. Bruno had watched it all with interest and, in recent years, growing alarm. Such exhibitionism was pure arrogance: The creatures believed that they were strong enough to come out in the open. And yet, strange as it might have seemed, Bruno had found that the more the angels exposed of their secret lives, the less shocking they were to the human population.
Pay close attention,” Bruno whispered, his manner agitated. ” He leaned closer to Verlaine, lowering his voice further. “First, they will display their wings to establish hierarchy. When there is a great disparity in strength, the weaker angel will submit straightaway. But clearly this match isn’t going to be like that. There are two females creatures, both with extraordinary wings, one with a pedigree that should put her among the elite angels, the other with the strength of a mercenary. The dominant creature isn’t obvious.
There are two females creatures, both with extraordinary wings, one with a pedigree that should put her among the elite angels, the other with the strength of a mercenary. The dominant creature isn’t obvious. ” Verlaine watched, fear growing in his stomach. The duel was an ancient angelic ritual, one that was considered outdated by modernized Nephilim. For centuries the custom had remained embedded in Russia, however, where the presence of the most powerful Nephilim, those descending from ancient angelic families, reside.