Saturday, February 14, 2009

PSEUDEPIGRAPHA WATCH: the Enochic literature serves as inspiration for yet another novel: Angelology by Danielle Trussoni. According to Publisher's Weekly it has just been contracted by Viking for a very large sum.
The novel has been gaining buzz as a Da Vinci Code-esque work; it follows a young nun in upstate New York who, in uncovering a correspondence between the former mother superior and Abigail Rockefeller, unwittingly reignites an ancient war between a society of angelologists (a group that studies angels) and the Nephilim (the monster-like descendants of angels and humans). The book pulls from a variety of religious and mythical histories and, per Simonoff, "blends biblical lore, the Orpheus myth, the apocryphal Book of Enoch and the fall of the rebel angels, with bravura storytelling."