A book I was very excited about reading, Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology is, apparently, the first of a trilogy.
Normally, I wouldn’t have picked the book up at all, as I’m generally (but not always) opposed on principle to sequels as simple money grabs, but since I didn’t know that at the time…
The book starts out as a great philosophical/spiritual exploration of angels and their place on Earth today as part of high society and rulership, then pulls back and looks at their history, along with a chunk of their mythology, a lot of it dark.
I was really enjoying this book, but then Trussoni takes a complete left turn and runs the story back 50-60 years, breaking the narrative flow for me, and forcing me to slog through it, hoping to get back to the present after enduring the mid-novel exposition detour.
That pissed me off, because I was actually enjoying this really creative and developed look into Angel culture and whatnot, but the book developed in such a way as to take me away from that, not informationally, but organizationally.
It was a change I couldn’t get past, so I stopped.
Perhaps some readers might not even acknowledge the change of narration/POV, and will simply cruise on to the end. If that’s you, kudos! I envy you, I really do.
But in the end, I had to stop. I’ll put Angelology back on my shelf, and maybe in the future I can come back to it, start again, and it will work for me.
I hope it does.