Morningstar

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Morningstar retells the Biblical mythos of the Creation and the Fall from the perspective of the Fallen -- that is, the angel Morningstar. It is the story of an angel, not of pride and envy, but of confusion and frustration. He is forced to watch as the place of the angels as the Creator's favoured is slowly taken over by the rise of Man, whom Morningstar sees as flawed and unworthy. He tells of how the very structure of Heaven is changed by the introduction of these mortal beings, and with it, the angels themselves. Morningstar seeks solace with Radueriel, another angel in the Heavenly Host. Radueriel has a fanatical devotion to the Creator and repeatedly urges Morningstar to surrender to the Creator's will. Morningstar finds himself unable to do so, eventually revolting against the Creator and His ineffable Divine Plan. As expected, the revolution fails, and the angels are expelled from Heaven. Not to Hell, which Morningstar explains does not exist, but to Earth.