Thought I’d share Tanner’s update video with y’all.
My thoughts on WAR OF WINGS
WAR OF WINGS is the first in a trilogy surrounding the fall of Lucifer and a third of the angels from Heaven.
WAR OF WINGS is a well thought out and imaginative account of events leading up to, during, and immediately after the fall via Gabriel and Lucifer’s points of view.
Gabriel is introduced as a slacker who becomes a reluctant and unlikely leader.
Lucifer Morningstar the first and brightest, the great deceiver who believed he was God’s equal.
We know the story of Lucifer and his expulsion from Heaven, but we know the 20,000 foot version. Tanner McElroy imagines a more personal view for readers, adroitly walking a fine line of humanizing angels enough to make them relatable while maintaining their otherworldliness. It’s well done and the slow inexorable transformation of Lucifer and his followers, a visual representation of their hearts, is one of my favorite aspects.
Lucifer’s insidious campaign against God and Gabriel’s struggle with love and truth drew me into WAR OF WINGS. When events finally culminate in a definitive battle on the grounds of Provender, God’s loyal angels have no concept of the dark knowledge Lucifer has gained and can’t wait to wield. During the battle, I was reading furiously while white-knuckle gripping my book. Despite knowing the outcome, tense, would be putting it mildly.
WAR OF WINGS is a thought provoking book about God, faith, love, free will and responsibility. If these interest you, WAR OF WINGS should be at the top of your TBR pile. Hopefully, BkII, THE REIGN will be released soon.
I’ll leave you with my favorite passage. It speaks volumes.
“They made their own choice, Gabriel. There is no hope for them. You must accept that.”
“That is the difference between you and me. I believe God’s forgiveness is limitless. I have hope for her. I have hope for all of them.” He looked back to the beautiful blue world receding into the distance behind them. So much promise there. When he spoke again it was with hard-earned wisdom. He could feel the truth of it. “Some see a hopeless end while others see endless hope.”
Thanks to Sami & Tanner Manic Readers has a paperback (sorry, U.S. only) to give away to one (1) lucky commenter. Angels, what’s your thoughts on these celestial messengers? Giveaway ends @12 am est 3-27-14. Good luck!