I'm not sure if anyone can help me out, but I'm trying to remember a sci fi story I read online a couple of years ago. I can't remember where I found it (I thought it was from reading comments on an SCP, but I haven't been able to find it there). Anyway, I remember that it was a pretty well-known web original story (with many chapters), so perhaps someone here will have heard of it...

It was set in a dystopian/post-apocalyptic world where there's a war raging between two sides of humanity, one of which has giant flying monsters/aliens (I think they're referred to as 'angels', or they've been given the names of biblical angels perhaps) assisting them. I remember a scene where one or two of these angels are summoned to a battle taking place in the distance, and the main characters sees them fly overhead. There's been some kind of alien invasion (I think), most towns are deserted, and at several points the story flashes back to when the main character was a kid, and he encountered one of the creatures in his neighbour's yard, and it tried to control his mind... or something. I realise this is really vague - I mainly remember the monstrous alien 'angels' - one of which the rebels had managed to capture in some kind of facility (which is where the finale takes place - the main character having a psychic battle with this alien/angel). It's so frustrating not being able to remember any specific character names etc, as my google searches have unsurprisingly proved futile so far! As I said, I remember it being pretty well known (many of the commenters on the forum I found it on originally seemed to have read it before), so if any of the above snippets are ringing a bell with anyone, I'd be grateful if you could refresh my memory!!

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    Is it possible its neon genesis evangelion fan fiction at all? – Cearon O'Flynn Jun 25 '15 at 13:08
  • Thanks for the reply, but that's not it. It was definitely an original story rather than fan fiction. – Jigowatt Jun 25 '15 at 13:13
  • The SCP story you mentioned is here scp-wiki.net/scp-093 – Lokari Jun 27 '15 at 6:48

Short answer (I'm writing from my phone):

It could be Lord Blackwood in the Land of the Unclean

Matches the postapocalyptic setting, the flying monsters (the titular Unclean) and the militaristic elements.

By the way, the other Blackwood tales are a pretty good read too.

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