By Danielle Trussoni
"A beautiful follow-up to the best-seller Angelology. . . half ancient novel, fable, 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 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 hazard and keenness unbound.
A decade has handed given 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 undertaking with single-minded devotion: to trap, imprison, and get rid of her kind.
But whilst Evangeline unexpectedly appears to be like on a twilit Paris road, Verlaine unearths 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 sooner 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 may fix or annihilate them all—lie in wait.
Conceived opposed to an spectacular clean tableau of heritage and technology, Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial previous, glossy genetics, and old depictions of that the majority effective angelic appearance—the Annunciation of Gabriel—in a high-octane story of abduction, treasure looking, and divine war because the destiny of humanity once more hangs within the stability.
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One night two Gibborim broke into her apartment and tried to steal the egg. I killed one and the other escaped. After this I knew that I needed to tell her the truth. I explained everything to her—our fathers’ work, the Nephilim, even my own situation—and, to my surprise, she knew more about Vladimir’s work than I had initially believed. Eventually Xenia agreed to close the shop and disappear. I took the egg. It’s why I came here. ” Evangeline shook her head, her expression serious. “That was just some random Nephil who looked a bit like me.
Although the method was meant to simply stun the furcula, the force of the electricity could cause enormous pain. “Don’t shoot,” Verlaine whispered, panic making him feel unsteady as he moved across the slate tiles toward Bruno. “It’s not Evangeline I’m after,” Bruno said under his breath. Eno yanked Evangeline to her feet, wrapped an arm around her waist, and, with a push of her wings, flew into the night. Bruno and Verlaine stood in silence, watching Eno ascend. It seemed to Verlaine that a part of himself was in Eno’s hands, that as she moved farther and farther into the sky, he, too, was beginning to fade away.
I see you have a death wish,” Bruno said. ” “Going solo against a creature like Eno is suicide,” Bruno said, gasping for breath as he pulled himself over the ledge. ” Verlaine noted the hesitation in Bruno’s movements and the self-conscious way he spoke, and strained to imagine what sort of connection to Eno could provoke this reaction in his boss. Veraline turned to the two angels facing off at the center of the rooftop. ” Verlaine stared at Evangeline and Eno for a moment, as if considering their actions with the eye of an anthropologist.