We are moving fast on the next Angelic Wars' musical novel, End of the Beginning. The book and music will be released in late summer, but I am leaking parts of it to followers of the Septemviri.
Here is a discussion between Archangel Michael and an angel who has reconsidered his decision to be a member of Satan's Legion. I combined the ideas of Anselm (an 11th century monk) with Exodus 3:14.
Michael lowered his sword and motioned for Malachy to do the same, the risk factor dropping a notch. “Why are you here?” “I hid in the structure of Sardis after the closing. I had to think about my past, my present, and my future. I compared myself, as a god, to the Creator. I realized that the Creator has no past, nor future, so everything is present—therefore, He is truly ‘I Am.’ But not for us angels; we are part of creation, so we have to think in a linear fashion—at least at this point of limited knowledge.”
Anselm, Proslogion, translated by Thomas Williams, Chapter 22, page 20-21; Exodus 3:14
By the way, a congratulations to Justin C. who won a $25 Amazon Gift Card. He was the only person to correctly answer the riddle of the angel's name in the last newsletter. Her name, Leihja, is a scrambled form of Elijah. There are other aspects in the next book which parallel her with this great prophet. For those who tried and didn't get it right, don't be discouraged. There are more Angelic Wars' contests in the future.
A BIG congratulations to Nancy W. for winning the monthly Angelic Wars t-shirt. The drawing asked the reader “what was your favorite scene?” Nancy chose the final scene in the book where the Septemviri were equipped for fight spiritual warfare with armor described in Ephesians 6.
To enter any of the drawings, just download Angelic Wars, First Rebellion free supplement—Behind the Scenes Secrets by clicking this link. You will have to re-enter your email address. (Don't worry if you are already a Septemviri follower. You will not receive double issues, just the emails that offer the contests). Other drawings include leather bookmarks, signed posters, t-shirts, and signed musical CDs.Continue reading
Mark Sneed of Reader Views writes a nice review of my first musical novel, Angelic Wars, First Rebellion.Continue reading