By Danielle Trussoni
An exciting 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 in addition after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of guys, and so they bore young ones to them.
Sister Evangeline used to be only a woman whilst 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 well-known philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom enhanced of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery heritage that stretches again 1000 years: an historic clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously attractive 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 goal to perpetuate conflict, subvert the nice in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have committed their lives to preventing them, and their shared project, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to affix, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in big apple, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in heritage, jam-packed with spell binding 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 might ensure the destiny of the area.
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Verlaine opened the envelope and presented Percival with an enlarged photocopied image of the coin. “The seal was put on the architectural drawings over one hundred years before the coin was discovered, which makes this seal—and the drawings themselves—rather incredible. From the research I’ve done, it seems that this image is unique among Thracian coins. While most from that period depict the heads of mythological figures like Hermes, Dionysus, and Poseidon, this coin depicts an instrument: the lyre of Orpheus.
Edging to the back of the room, she found a box marked EPHEMERA 1940—1945. If Mother Innocenta had had contact with anyone as illustrious as Abigail Rockefeller, the letters would have been filed among such papers. Evangeline set the box on the cool linoleum floor and squatted before it. She found all variety of records from the convent—receipts for cloth and soap and candles, a program of the 1941 St. Rose Christmas celebrations, and a number of letters between Mother Innocenta and the head of the diocese regarding the arrival of novices.
At the center of the spheres, like an egg in a nest of protective tissue, was a golden seal. Flipping through the pages of drawings, Percival found that a seal had been placed upon each sheet. “Tell me,” he said, placing his finger upon the seal. ” “That interested me, too,” Verlaine said, reaching into his overcoat and removing an envelope. “So I did a little more research. C. The original was uncovered by a Japanese-funded archaeological dig in what is now eastern Bulgaria but was once the center of Thrace—something of a cultural haven in fifth-century Europe.