Thursday, April 25, 2013

Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore (The Angel Eyes Trilogy) Third Post!

O.k.... Having eyes to see, I do see. And having ears to hear, I hear! But apparently like some other super great books, there are things people just don't understand. I stumbled across a few of those, and so I am going to address them in this post.

The Bible says, with a bit of paraphrasing  that one day people will say, when people finally see Satan as he is, this is it? This is all? This is who and what deceived us and terrorized the world? We have scriptural  reference to the Devil coming as an "Angel of Light". Shannon shows that in Broken Wings as well. The Prince of Darkness in her book has the form of an Angel of Light, which he once was, but is no more. Satan's main tactic in this book is fear. Frankly, that is just truth. Satan probably doesn't exactly "rule" Hell, but in a way, I am sure that he does because he has all his demons under his command. Pull any Bible version you like, but go read Ezekiel 28:13-19 AND Isaiah 14: 9-19. Satan, know as Lucifer before he was cast out of Heaven, had music embedded in him, as well as precious jewels. He was captivating enough to get 1/3 of the angels to leave God and follow him in his deception. (Revelation 12:4-9) Thus, I think what Shannon did was a wonderful job of portraying the Enemy of all man-kind.

A few people have issues with Sabers, and new class or names of demons, or even Pearla being a cherub who, instead of being baby faced and a cutie-pie is instead, dark haired, with dark wings. Pearla is an angel who can spy on the demons with less risk of being noticed. Frankly, I liked this! Don't you dare think for a moment in the real battle that rages over human's souls that Satan's ranks do not do all they can to follow us or "spy" when possible. Why not use this wonderful format to show that we do have an unlimited God and if He choose to have a group of angels that could infiltrate, they could. No... it's not listed out in any scripture, but I am glad that Shannon did this.

For anyone who is worried about the romance aspect, it is great! Nothing to worry about here. I worry  more about you if you aren't able to read these two books and have your eyes opened to a realm that is more real than the one you sit in now reading this screen. Brielle is not the only one who can see in the Spirit realm. It is just that Shannon has been strong enough to create her and bring her to us so that more people can be aware of the things happening around us, and the power we have in Him.

Carol :)

About the book:

Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. 
A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. 
And a girl who has never felt more broken.
Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble.
Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil.
Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.
But can she fly with broken wings?

Here are the covers to the first and the upcoming third book! 

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In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book 
from the publisher.... AND I AM THRILLED I was able to do so! :D 

Participants’ links:
Gillian Adams
Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart 
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Janey DeMeo
Theresa Dunlap
Emma or Audrey Engel
Victor Gentile
Nikole Hahn
Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner
Karielle @ Books à la Mode 
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
James Somers
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Shane Werlinger


Shannon Dittemore said...

I love this, Carol! Thank you for your kind words and for having FUN on this journey. I can hear your lively voice in this post. Thank you, thank you for spreading the word!

Carol E. Keen said...

Hi Shannon,
Thank YOU for taking the time to read my blog/words and leaving me comments. It means a great deal to me! Oh fun! I am glad you can hear my voice in my posts! That just really encourages me!!!

You are MOST welcome! I am happy to spread the word, and very glad to get to read your books! Thank you for putting them into this tour group. I am blessed because of it!