Angelopolis (Compact Disc)
March 2010 Indie Next List
“Danielle Trussoni explodes upon the fiction scene with a classic clash of good and evil that is bound to rivet readers to their seats until completion. Delving deftly into myth and belief, she presents a contemporary world of angels more like the battles of John Milton than the heavenly choirs of Hollywood.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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-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.
About the Author
Danielle Trussoni, who grew up and now lives in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. On the strength of the first twenty pages she ever wrote (which became part of her book "Falling Through the Earth") she was admitted to the Iowa Writers Workshop from which she graduated in May 2002.
Edoardo ballerini was nominated for a 2012 Audie Award for his recording of The Land of Laughs. He has also received four Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine. On screen, Edoardo is best known for his work in the television series The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and 24, as well as the films Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die.