YOU HAVE ENTERED THE PORTAL TO THE CLOUDWALKERS
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Here is an excerpt from Book 1 tentatively titled Seven Lamps Were Burning:
So many people yearn for immortality. Eternal youth, flawless minds, freedom from pain and suffering. The concept has grown through literature and the arts, both light and dark. Those of us who have it know that it comes with its own set of limitations and liabilities. Indeed, the drive for what we do not have is often as strong in us as a mortal’s is for life everlasting. So strong, that some of my brothers gave up everything only to regret gaining that which they should not have.
We have existed since the beginning of time. How long that is, even we have forgotten and the Great Creator has not seen the need to remind us. And so, we carry on through endless days fulfilling our purpose – that of caring for his younger children. They, so short lived, require a lot of care. For millennia we have guided and nurtured, protected and disciplined the wayward ones. They are curiously beautiful, in their way – free in a sense we cannot be.
Some of my brothers, though–so long ago–could not contain their urges. Enchanted by the fragile humans, they took it upon themselves to take human form and interfered in the lives of men. The delicate bodies and perfumed blood of humans was intoxicating, and my brothers abandoned their duties to follow their desires. The Creator, in his wisdom, decreed that, as the fallen ones wished to override his laws, they should have that which they craved for a specified time. They would be condemned to dwell amongst those they could not resist, leaving behind the lives they had known. For most, the infatuation faded, and the realization of what they had lost caused them to despise that which they had loved too much. They blamed the humans for their downfall and shame. In time, disgust turned to hatred, and yet still, they did not see their own transgression. Now, they punish the innocent.
The rest of us have intensified our commitment to our office. We labor to counteract the atrocities committed by our former brethren. We are Immortal – We are Guardians – We, who are called Angels.