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War of Wings

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  35 reviews
The battle for Paradise is about to begin...

In the beginning Heaven was perfect. All of the angels lived in complete harmony and bliss. Gabriel skated through existence on the many simple pleasures Heaven had to offer, Michael led the worker angels proudly, and Lucifer was the highest of the cherubim as well as the minister of music right under God. With one question every
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published March 21st 2014 by Brown Books (first published March 1st 2014)
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Sanjeev Sharma
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I normally don't do this, but I just want to go ahead and let you and Leah know something. Okay, so on Saturday night I tell my girlfriend that we will be meeting up at Barnes and Noble on Sunday morning from 11:30 to 1:30 to go ahead and get started reading "War Of Wings" book.....she said cool, and we would be doing that. Well on Saturday night at about 11:00 at night...I am relaxing at home and on my desk I start to look at the book and just read a little I decided to read Chapter ...more
Jessica Bronder
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 fight ...more
Lenissa Davis
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely think the cover is beautiful and it had a factor in me choosing to read War of Wings.

I loved the story; it was beautifully written with just enough detail that it wasn't overwhelming. To read how Lucifer and the rest of the angels have fallen was intriguing and it was a part of why I wanted to read this. The battle scenes were written very well that I would watch unfold in my head. This story may have been about Good vs. Evil and how to not envy and p
Elizabeth Webber
This is one story I would recommend judging by its cover because both are awesome! This book tells the tale of angels fighting for their deepest desires. Some desire power, some love of other angels, and some the love of God. These desires lead to an epic battle between incredibly powerful beings. Special weapons are created to destroy the previously indestructible and hearts are broken as many angels fall from grace.

I was frequently reminded of the pettiness, anger, good, and evil of the ancien
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

”Some see a hopeless end while others see and endless hope”

I don't know much about angels and their hierarchy. While I read this book, I have to look for about it to know better. And I don't think I have read any angels story like this before, either. Well, I've read books with and/or about angels, but they mostly about fallen angels, nephilim or one or two particular angels but never a book about thems
Roxanne Kade
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What made this read so fascinating was not only the thrilling story of good versus evil, but it held so much meaning, and gave me so much food for thought.

I’ve read many fantasy tales of angels and demons, the fallen and archangels; I’ve even spent hours studying the truths and myths of angels and demons, and Satan’s fall from Heaven, but never have a read a story that enthralled me so completely. It was intriguing to see how Lucifer went from being such a power and most beloved angel, to the da
Robin Parrish
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I will open with this...I will read any book about Angels. I wasn't sure what to expect about this book, but I ended up really enjoying this one!

The battle between Lucifer and the other angels was played out in a way I have never seen or predicted. This book made me want to search out other stories about specific angels the author referenced.

I can certainly imagine this book in hardcover being one of those that I keep around for a very long time
Heather Bennett
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
War Of Wings is a wonderful tale of good vs evil. A tale of Lucifer and one third of the angels fell from heaven. This book draws you in and the writer humanizes the angels. War of Wings is not a big religious book, but more of a story. I loved it and can not wait to read more from this writer.
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Advance Reader Copy for honest review

The cover of this book is what drew me in when I saw it on Netgalley. Although the book is slow to pick up, it is rich with details and you can visualize the authors vision. You are on the journey of self discovery and free will in behalf of Gabriel and Lucifer. Overall I enjoyed the authors ability to visually give the reader the ability to see all the facets of these characters flaws and differences. Moreover, I love that it really put a person to evaluate
Kurami Rocket
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-books
This is a fast paced book about how 1/3 of the angels fell from heaven. It is told in the POV of both Lucifer and Gabriel.

This book was very well written and fun to read. I think that fans of the tv show, Supernatural, may enjoy this book. Gabriel and Lucifer reminded me a bit of their supernatural counterparts. They shared some of the same characteristics. The character themselves, were easy to like and understand.

The book had me want to keep on reading, so much so, that I read it in just 2 da
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved it and am looking forward to parts two and three with much anticipation!!
Kellie Foster Nielsen
Jan 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Did not enjoy this book.
Viviane Crystal
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just finished War of Wings (21th March 2014) and I’m very surprised ! Thanks to Netgalley and Brown Books for this book, which is very surprising and very well written. I did not expect to like so much that ! The first chapters were rather slow because they put the story, the sets and there is a lot of description then, when we enter the history books, it’s impossible to go out of it ! I really liked this novel, which speaks about angels, about Paradise, faith and God, redemption and uprising. ...more
Shane Amazon
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
After reading this book and trying to decide what kind of reader would enjoy this book the most, I walked away thinking that the book has a little bit for everyone. For the most part the book keeps from getting overly biblical and swings more to an imagining of what life was like for the inhabitants of the kingdom of God. For those who know only the basics of the Bible's teachings, you should be comfortable reading this tale. For those who have a deeper understanding of the good word, then the c ...more
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 fee
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a new spin on the fall of angels in heaven. It starts off slow but gains momentum as it goes on. Gabriel is a happy go lucky angel who isn't interested in the running of heaven. But when the battle for heaven begins, it is Michael and him who is in charge of the other warriors for God. Lucifer tries every trick in the book to win but good prevails in the end. I reviewed this book for Net Galley also.
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't usually read books about angels but this one really sounded interesting and the cover is nice so I decided to give it a shot.

This only has about 215 pages so it was a pretty quick read that I read last night in bed. I have to say I really liked this book. Very well written and I was only going to read 2 chapters but ended up reading the entire book because I couldn't stop reading it.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rich and wonderful story!
Robert S.
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first war among the first created.

This was a story that peaks ones interest in this topic. What was the war in heaven like? What did the fall of angels look like?
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Received review copy in exchange for an honest review. Review copy provided by NetGalley.

Original review located at All in a Book

When I got a review copy of this book, I didn't know what to expect. I mean, obviously it was about the fall of Lucifer, but beyond that I was in the dark. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by War of Wings. I only read the first chapter of Paradise Lost in high school (I know, the shame!), but I feel like this is a more approachable version. Don't get me wron
I received a free eBook copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Because of Supernatural, I automatically want to cheer for Lucifer. Considering that show and books like this are all I know about Bible-like stories, I'm not really one to judge.

For a book centered around a central part of Biblical history, it really didn't feel like I was reading something of the religious nature. Sure there was plenty mention of God and how He was the Creator of everything, but it just didn't have t
Mar 03, 2014 rated it liked it
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 t
Apr 01, 2014 rated it liked it
The War of Wings, by Tanner McElroy, was an interesting, but not too exciting book. The novel revolves around the story of what caused Lucifer to be cast out of Heaven. It centers on the personal stories of two angels, Gabriel and Lucifer. You learn that Gabriel is kind of a lazy, happy, go-lucky kind of angel, while Lucifer is the most ambitious angel in heaven. I won't spoil the entire story for those who haven't read it. However, I will say the back story was well-developed.

The premise behi
elodie ☾
(3.5 stars.)

War of Wings is the story of how God's angels and most beautiful creature fell and became what we call today demons and of course, the story of the highest of the cherubim and now called Satan, Lucifer.

In real life, I am not a believer. I don't believe in God and yet I find the idea of his existence fascinating and beautiful. And thus, thinking that beings such as angels, powerful and fair creatures, might exist is something that I love reading about. I love books about angels, I ha
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, 2014
War of Wings by Tanner McElroy is a Trojan Horse for me.

I started reading this book expecting to read about angels and about war between them, all fiction and fantastic. But it's a Christian Fiction. I did no expect the serious God campaign at all.

I'm not saying that I did not like the story, I just did not like one side of this story, I just could not agree with some things that where said. It probably has a lot to do with my upbringing and with my beliefs but this book just isn't my cup of t
Lee Pierce
Jan 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Having passed the billboard for weeks, I decided to read War of Wings. It was okay but not very deep. Even with all of the angel lore that went into creating the hierarchy of Heaven's Hosts, the Angels were pretty vapid and one dimensional. The story is there to be grasped and fleshed out but the author's approach is too timid.

Read it, have fun, put it away and wait for the next one, but don't expect to find anything beyond a fast read in a shallow pond.
Lisa Marie
Jul 06, 2014 rated it liked it
It was an interesting take on how heaven and hell began...I'm not sure if I would read the next one, it's not on the top of my priority list of reading...but I'd definitely read the next one at some point.
Christina Gomez
Amazing book!

Great read. The writer paints a wonderful picture of the heaven and the Great battle between the Angels.
I highly recommend this book and hope to see it on the big screen.
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