Angelology is a fantasy-adventure-thriller novel and being the first published work of the author Danielle Trussardi it’s really well made.
The book follows the story of a nun, Evangeline, in New York (not an ordinary nun, she’s really young) that initially lives a quite normal life, following her passion for religion. One day she begins to understand that something really strange is happening, and she will find out amazing thing that will change her view on religion and human life forever. She begins doubting her religion and want to find out more about her parents, mysteriously passed away when she was just a little girl.
You understand by the meticulous descriptions and the stories told that Trussardi has a great knowledge of ancient Latin and Greek mythology, and she manages to mix her knowledge with gothic aspects, creating a really original work. There are beautiful descriptions of the cloister, with all the mystic rooms and libraries, but also descriptions of New York. She also describes ancient historical events really happened into the past, with fantasy elements, so the fantasy elements in this book looks real. I noticed that the author has for some aspects the same style of Dan Brown.
The history of the family Rockfeller, one of the most influential families in the world, is extensively described and is very fascinating.
This book has been nominated as one of the 100 most successful books of 2010 by the New York Times.