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About The Philosopher's War:
Flying high off of success is where we meet Robert Canderelli Weekes in The Philosopher's War, the high-flying sequel to The Philosopher's Flight. His dreams are coming true: he’s become the first male allowed to join the US Sigilry Corps’s Rescue and Evacuation Service, an elite, all-woman team of flying medics. As he deploys to France during the waning days of World War I, Robert learns that flying the injured from the front lines to the field hospital is not the grand adventure he imagined. His division, full of renegade philosophers, is stretched the breaking point and has no patience for a man striving to prove himself. Slowly, Robert wins their trust and discovers his comrades are plotting to end the Great War by outlawed philosophical means. Robert becomes caught up in their conspiracy, running raids in enemy territory and uncovering vital intelligence. Friends old and new will need his help with a dangerous scheme that just might win the war overnight and save a few million lives. But the German smokecarvers have plans of their own: a devastating all-out attack that threatens to destroy the Corps and France itself. Naturally, Robert is trapped right in the thick of it. In this electrifying follow-up, author Tom Miller reimagines a brutal part of American history while exploring the political and military implications of magic, all within a stunning and mystical world dominated by a colorful cast of powerful women.
About Tom Miller:
Tom Miller grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He graduated from Harvard University and went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame and an MD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Philosopher’s Flight and The Philosopher’s War. He works as an emergency room doctor.