By Danielle Trussoni
An exhilarating epic approximately an historic conflict reignited in our time- among a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures
There have been giants within the earth in these days; and likewise after that, whilst the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of guys, they usually bore young ones to them.
Sister Evangeline used to be only a woman while her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate ny. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the well-known philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom greater of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery heritage that stretches again 1000 years: an old clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously appealing descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.
For the secrets and techniques those letters defend are desperately coveted by means of the once-powerful Nephilim, who objective to perpetuate struggle, subvert the nice in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have committed their lives to preventing them, and their shared venture, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to hitch, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in long island, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in heritage, filled with enchanting characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the parable of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise misplaced right into a riveting story of normal humans engaged in a conflict that may make sure the destiny of the realm.
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I’ll need formal permission to get in the front door. If they give me the go-ahead, it could take weeks before I find anything worthwhile. I’m planning to take a trip upstate after the New Year. ” Grigori folded the maps and returned them to Verlaine, his hands shaking. Suppressing his annoyance, he removed a cash-filled envelope from the inside pocket of his overcoat. ” Verlaine asked, looking at the contents, his astonishment apparent at finding a pack of crisp hundred-dollar bills. Percival put his hand upon Verlaine’s shoulder, feeling a human warmth that he found foreign and alluring.
Standing in her white cotton briefs and cotton undershirt (standard garments ordered in bulk and distributed biyearly to all the sisters at St. Rose), she looked at herself with an appraising, analytic eye—the thin arms and legs, the flat stomach, the tousled brown hair, the golden pendant resting upon her breastbone. The reflection floating on the glass before her was that of a sleepy young woman. Evangeline shivered again from the cool air and turned to her clothing. She owned five identical knee-length black skirts, seven black turtlenecks for the winter months, seven black short-sleeved cotton button-up shirts for the summer, one black wool sweater, fifteen pairs of white cotton underwear, and innumerable black nylon stockings: nothing more and nothing less than what was necessary.
Reaching the first floor, Sister Evangeline walked into the imposing central hallway, the spine of St. Rose Convent. Along the walls hung framed portraits of long-dead abbesses, distinguished sisters, and the various incarnations of the convent building itself. Hundreds of women stared from the frames, reminding every sister who passed by on her way to prayer that she was part of an ancient and noble matriarchy where all women—both the living and the dead—were woven together in a single common mission.