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Angelology is a first novel by Danielle Trussoni. It will be published by Viking books in March, 2010.



The story follows a nun in New York who unwittingly reignites an ancient war between Angelologists, a group who studies angels, and a race of descendants of angels and humans called the Nephilim. The story blends ancient biblical pericopes, the myth of Orpheus, and the fall of rebel angels.[1]


Character Description
Dr. Raphael Valko A French professor that coordinates an extraction of a body of a fallen angel from a cave in the Rhodope Mountains in 1943. Seraphina Valko is Dr. Valko's wife. The excavation of the fallen angels body is located in an area that has historical ties to Orpheus and Greek mythology.[2]
Evangeline Her parents gave her to Franciscan nuns to raise. After she has taken her nun vows, she starts to doubt her religion and starts investigating her parents, who were angelologists.[2]
Percival Grigori A Nephilim villain.[2]

Publishing and Film Interest

The novel gained notoriety before its publication.

Eric Simonoff, then at Janklow & Nesbit, agented the book. In early 2009, seven different publishing houses vied for the manuscript. It eventually went to Viking Press for an undisclosed amount. According to Publishers Weekly, a reputable industry publication, the final offer was "well into six figures".[3]

Apart from publishing industry interest, two motion picture studios, Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures, bid against each other for the film rights, with Columbia winning.[4]

Andrea Gianetti and DeVon Franklin (Columbia's executive producers on The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons)[5] are currently overseeing the project.[1] Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment will co-produce with director Marc Forster.[6] Marc Forster will be directing the film.[7]

Currently this film is listed under Will Smith's IMDB development category.[8]


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