Monday, March 25, 2013

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni + a Giveaway

Morning, everyone! Tomorrow just happens to be the release date for Daneille Trussoni's long-awaited follow up to Angelology and the publishers have kindly allowed me to offer up one copy of each for giveaway! Read to the bottom for entry dets.

When Angelology hit shelves back in 2010 we were kind of in the midst of an angel trend. Where some of the other titles in the trend had failed to satisfy what I'd hoped for, Trussoni came through in spades! In fact, in my review of Angelology I compared it to my reading of The Historian (one of my all time favorites). I was even fortunate enough to be able to attend Trussoni's book signing over at the Tattered Cover that year.

Unfortunately for me, my Swiss cheese brain has pretty much purged all of the details of Angelology. But, I did discover that the publisher is marketing Angelopolis as a stand alone. I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear that, though I do wish I'd had time to fit in a reread of Angelology before hand.

Angelopolis begins ten years after Angelology. Verlaine meets up with Evangeline in Paris, only to witness her being kidnapped at the hands of an Emim the angelologists have long been pursuing. Before she's captured, Evangeline gives Verlaine an odd little item that turns out to be one of the eight missing Imperial Faberge eggs. Verlaine and his partner travel to Russia where they discover the egg's importance and evidence that Evangeline's mother had been on the brink of a huge discovery before her death. Their digging leads them to a remote angelology outpost in Bulgaria who's research is tied directly into the Great Flood. Together, they may be able to uncover a secret that will give humans a huge advantage in the war against the angels. 

While I enjoyed the tie in to Russian history and the Black Sea, Angelopolis felt like it was missing some of the magic of Angelology. This second in the trilogy is worth reading but I just didn't love it like I did that first installment.

For some fun extras, check out the Angelopolis playlist on Spotify and the Angelopolis app on Facebook. The publisher has also put together a book club kit that has all kinds of neat stuff and an Angelopolis Geocache. In addition, the publisher is offering book clubs the chance to win a call-in or Skype chat with the author for the book club.

Now for the giveaway. One winner will receive a copy of Angelology and Angelopolis courtesy of the publisher. Contest ends midnight, April 7. US only (no PO boxes, please).

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IYamVixen2 said...

I have had ANGELOLOGY on the WWBL forever it seems, but I just haven't added it to the shelves for whatever reason. It got added after reading your review. I will add the second one now. One day...maybe I'll go on a binge and get them both and read them one after the other. = )

traveler said...

What a great giveaway. Fantastic and special. thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

bn100 said...

Very nice review.