I received a galley of this book as part of the Flight of Fiction from Viking Books (and thank you very much!). I needed to take a break from reading paranormal books for a December book challenge, so I started on this. The basic premise is that there is an ongoing, 1000-year conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the Nephilim, who are the descendents of angels and humans. I think most people think of angels as being nice, beautiful beings, but the Nephilim are very strong, and not very nice, and they'd like to rule the world (thus, the struggle). Sister Evangeline discovers a cache of letters from Abigail Rockefeller, the famous philanthropist, and someone named Celestine, whom she suspects is really Sister Celestine. It turns out that Evangeline's discovery brings her into the path of some very dangerous people, and also brings her further into the world of the angelologists and the treasure they have been protecting for years.
Trussoni's writing is very smooth, and the idea here in this book is very well developed. I took my time reading it because there were a lot of details to catch, but also because it was a pleasure to read. According to what I've found, this book is due out in March 2010, and I expect there will be some buzz about it (hopefully!)
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