He was originally meant to be the protagonist of the story Grey Wings, but early on Jason overtook him. This was in part due to Jason’s easy going nature despite his tragic situation and easy way he seemed to connect with my readers.
Despite falling into second place, Aurelius was still my personal favourite character to write, all of his scenes were fun. I have an enormous soft spot for grumpy b*****ds especially the petulant ones and Aurelius fits right into that box as if it were made for him.
During our time in the world of men we learn that there is much more here than meets the eye and that while men may think they’re alone there is much out there that they do not know. There is magic in the alleyways and legends living on the rooftops and in the sewers. We encounter several mythical creatures, from forgotten fairies to conjuring witches, but one of the most prominent creatures we encounter is the Earth Lord.
Today will always be remembered as the day that Aurelius fell from Heaven.
Aurelius, who had spent his entire existence amongst the clouds, would remember it as the day he was pushed – kicking, screaming, and cursing – from Heaven.
It was a day when everything would change. It was a monumental day that started, as monumental days often do… quietly.
The entrance to Heaven was still. The only sound of presence was the faint resonance of the Heavenly Chorus itself. The gold railings that make up Heaven’s Gate are taller and more ornate than any structure built by man.
In front of the Gate was St. Peter’s Podium – which not only towered above any who stood before it – was also forged from the rarest minerals of Heavenly Sapphire in known existence, glittering with the radiance and energies of billions of pulsating stars – as if the Podium itself was host to its own universe.
On a normal day, the peaceful face of St. Peter would look down and smile upon those who wished to enter Heaven. However, today was a different day, and a different face stared down from the pinnacle of the podium – with irritation – on those who came before Heaven’s Gate.
In this blog, I want to tell you about the creatures you will find in Grey Wings, in particular, the different types of angels.
One of the species we encounter in Grey Wings is the Angels. Angels live in Heaven, Earth and Hell, although more live in Hell now than ever before. Since the Arch Angel Gabriel started banishing First and Second Class Angels for trifling errors in his panic to prevent a second rebellion.
The Fallen Angels who live in Hell have changed a great deal since their days in Heaven, their wings have turned black and some have developed other physical oddities, like Mephistopheles’ horns. But the most fundamental difference is what happens when they become enraged. A Fallen Angel will twist and change until they are as warped outside as they have become inside.
In Heaven, there are three classes of Angel, the Arch Angels, First Class Angels, and Second Class Angels.
You can’t see me, but I’m totally doing a happy dance.
Jason is stranded in a dark city and is in desperate need of help when he has no idea how he will get home.
So, when he collides with Aurelius, an Angel only in the mildest sense of the word – who has committed a crime worthy of great punishment, but has been handed a rare chance at redemption – Jason can see a way home.
However, their journey will be hampered by Fallen Angels, Earth Spirits, and Griffons – and none can say if everyone will make it home.
Preview the story here and see the characters here.