By Danielle Trussoni

ISBN-10: 0670021474

ISBN-13: 9780670021475

An exciting epic approximately an old 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 in addition after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of guys, they usually bore childrens to them.

Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline used to be only a woman while her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate manhattan. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the recognized philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom more advantageous of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery historical past that stretches again one thousand 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 shield are desperately coveted via the once-powerful Nephilim, who goal to perpetuate battle, subvert the nice in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have dedicated their lives to preventing them, and their shared challenge, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to affix, 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 historical past, choked with captivating 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 certain the destiny of the area.

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Rose library as assistant to her prayer partner, Sister Philomena. It was an unglamorous position to be sure, not at all as high-profile as working in the Mission Office or assisting in Recruitment, and it had none of the rewards of charity work. As if to emphasize the lowly nature of the position, Evangeline’s office was located in the most decrepit part of the convent, a drafty section of the first floor down the hall from the library itself, with leaky pipes and Civil War—era windows, a combination that led to dampness, mold, and an abundance of head colds each winter.

The object of the sisters’ adoration was encased in a golden starburst monstrance placed high upon the altar, a white host suspended in an explosion of gold. The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration had prayed every minute of every hour of every day since Mother Francesca, their founding abbess, had initiated adoration in the early nineteenth century. Nearly two hundred years later, the prayer persisted, forming the longest, most persistent chain of perpetual prayer in the world. For the sisters, time passed with the bending of knees and the soft clicking of rosary beads and the daily journey from the convent to the Adoration Chapel.

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