War of Wings

War of Wings

by Tanner McElroy


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Written from the two opposing perspectives of Gabriel and Lucifer, War of Wings follows their paths and love stories as they face a violent war that leads to the fall of one-third of the angels from Heaven. Gabriel, the archangel, loves life, but there is one thing in Heaven that he cannot tolerate: perfection. Lucifer, God’s highest cherubim angel and “perfect image of beauty,” stands alone in the hierarchy leading praise, worship, music, and laughter in the hope that one day he will be promoted to God’s equal. War of Wings is a fast-paced journey of two battling angels yearning for change. Their destinies emerge from triumph, failure, love, and heartbreak, as they discover that even in Heaven decisions always have consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612541549
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

InWar of Wings,Tanner McElroydraws on his legacy of Christianity from his mother and a love of epic stories from his father. His novel is the culmination of a writing adventure that began early, bloomed as he played minor league baseball for the Texas Rangers, and flourished when he moved to California to study acting and writing. His passion for writing led him to create short stories, treatments, and screenplays in addition toWar of Wings, his first novel.

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War of Wings 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
This is a story of how the angels become the fallen. Everything in Heaven is perfect. Nothing dies, when someone eats some fruit the tree automatically bears another fruit, and the area is perfect, except for Gabriel. He doesn’t like how everything is perfect and has an obsession for making things less perfect. He coasts through his existence. Skipping out of work he is assigned to, eating and fighting too much, and is generally lost. Michael is trying to get him to come around but Gabriel fights him as well. But when Michael has a vision of pending doom in Heaven and Gabriel is the savior of angels, Gabriel can’t find it in himself to want to be part of the vision. Then there is Lucifer. He is an angel one step below God and believes that through his performances and actions God will place him on the same level. But when the rumor of the Son of God starts, Lucifer can’t handle that. In a fit of jealousy and rage, he starts questioning God and believes he has found the truth of Gods betrayal to the angels. He finds the newly created planet he calls Terra and gathers an army to battle angels in heaven for their freedom from God. I absolutely loved this book. I got sucked in right away by Gabriel. I couldn’t help feeling for him. He feels lost and doesn’t really know his place in Heaven so he slacks off and would rather play than be useful. Then there is Michael, basically a big brother to Gabriel trying to get him to start growing up but not succeeding. Lucifer was an angel you couldn’t help feeling partially sorry for but in the end it was all his pride and jealousy. Anyone will like this book. Although it is about the angels the book was not too preachy, which is a bit sticking point to me. There is beautiful imagery and a great story. This is one book that you don’t want to miss out on. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me reading but I wish it kept going. Kinda left me hanging.
matiah More than 1 year ago
I was drawn by the book's concept. I love an interesting good vs. evil story. This wasn't exactly what I got, but I'm not disappointed. This book's premise is the events leading to Lucifer's uprising and his subsequent ejection from heaven. The book's story is told through the angel Gabriel and Lucifer's points of view. This gives the reader a definite contrast and allows the story to flow more smoothly. I enjoyed reading Lucifer's inner thoughts and the events as seen through his eyes. Many of the supporting characters aren't given much depth. The primary focus being on Lucifer and Gabriel. In the beginning Gabriel is the archetypical troublesome little brother; always fighting with his older brother and rebelling against his wishes. Because others have not placed much responsibility on him, he really doesn't take any. He enjoys more leisurely activities and doesn't take much responsibility for his purpose in God's plan. Tired of the perfect existence he has been given, Gabriel constantly seeks out imperfection. Lucifer is the highest of all God' angels. He is the most beautiful, the most powerful, and the most exalted. He feels his natural place is at God's side and cannot wait for the day he receives his just reward. However, God's plan for a Son soon throws a wrench into his plans. Lucifer quickly becomes angry at God and launches a rebellion. You don't get a deliciously evil Lucifer/Satan. Instead you get a self-centered egomaniac. Lucifer's rebellion is when we see the book's characters begin to transform and grow. Gabriel has the most character growth throughout the book. Changing from a disgruntled worker bee to an inspiring leader. The book has an interesting look at God's angels and the origination of all things born of Satan. The thing I liked the most was that each angel was flawed in some way. They were not the emotionless automatons we typically see. They felt, they grieved, and they loved (this ability to love is an important catalyst in the book). I found this book to be an easy read. The story flowed nicely and was pushed along by each characters' development. Overall I enjoyed the book and give it four stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings set in Heaven with a love story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredible story- could not stop reading!!!
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
Lucifer, Michael, Gabriel, and other angels in Heaven are parties to a looming revolution against God.  Heaven is described as a heady, perfect place where the architecture is rather garishly glorious and nature yields only the most succulent of fruits.  God is really never actually seen because of the blinding radiance of His person and there is a touch of human envy in the way all the angels vie to be in God’s presence in order to “talk” with him.  Blind faith is the heavenly, ubiquitous law and the initial hints of “trouble in Paradise” begin with multiple questions about the origin of life and Lucifer’s need to sit at the right hand of God.  It all seems like petulant children vying for parental approval and favor until the initial discomfiting conversations transition to a nasty tone! Surprisingly, Gabriel’s character is given a rather different slant in this story.  He seems to be a totally self-absorbed individual who is an athletic professional and a despoiler of nature in the nonchalant way he gorges on luscious fruits and discards the rinds like a true litterer who never gets caught and penalized.  Then there is the odd relationship he has with his best friend, Michael.  Michael consistently berates Gabriel for a lack of responsibility and lax attitude to his work for God.  Their constant bickering, however, suddenly becomes violent with physical fights and then avoidance of each other. The fascinating part of this story, besides Lucifer’s seductive campaign to turn the other angels away from God, involves the asking of questions similar to those of the evolutionary crowd debating the creationists.  If God made all, who made God?  The origin of matter is never explained beyond the questions but it does succeed in getting pride to rise and rise and rise, becoming anger and then rebellion.  Women are also used to exacerbate the confusion and turmoil, as well as being used as tools to tempt the faithful to the side of evil. This reviewer was reminded, while reading this novel, of the debates and declarations of the great writer, C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters. War of Wings moves from a playful to serious and then dark tones.  Heaven’s light begins to dim as the looming war approaches!  However, even at the end, the resolution is not quite finished business and obviously seems like a transition point for a future continuation of this world-changing conflict which continues to today.  Very nicely plotted mix of religious and scientific thought!  Interesting, somewhat contrived but thoughtfully crafted and fascinating novel!
Teritree001971at More than 1 year ago
War of Wings tells the story of Lucifer's fall from heaven in detail. He manages to make the angels in heaven human, yet they remain on a different level from humans. It makes the reader feel closer to God and allows them to see the concept of faith through new eyes. The author tells us the story of Lucifer through not only his eyes, but of those around him. We are given an idea of his beauty, desires and how it transforms him to the way he is seen in most peoples eyes today. Lucifer is seen feeling love, loss, hope in addition to the hatred, spite, jealousy etc. we easily associate with him. In addition to this, we get to see the archangels Michael and Gabriel through different eyes. They are seen to have their own doubts and flaws. To me, this was written as a childrens' story, but many adults will enjoy it also. It helps us to understand that just because we have doubts, doesn't mean we are lost to God. He loves us no matter what.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One the best books ever, would make a great movie.
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