Phillip Camden hasn't flown in a long time. Not since The Incident that killed the rest of his air force squad. Not since he was blamed for their deaths. Not since he came to Room 40 as a cryptographer or began receiving threats of death by firing squad. Not since he had to break Arabelle Denler's engagement on behalf of his sister. Not since an assassin snuck back into London with Room 40 in her sights. And not since this dark depression set in.
No, Cam hasn't flown in a long time.
Phillip Camden is likely my favorite characters Roseanna White has written. Bitingly sarcastic? Yes. But spirited and caring as well.
But his spirit sometimes dulls through his journey with depression. This book handles the topic realistically, but with a sensitive touch. I was impressed with the way it was handled.
This book almost had me in tears--a rare occurence. I felt what Cam and Ara felt, even though I'd never been a cryptographer or a nurse during the Great War. Their situations were completely foreign, but I understood. I understood Cam's survivor's guilt. I understood Ara's need to be wanted.
All in all, a beautiful redemption story where no one is too far gone--with a bit of mayhem on the side.
It also seems to move a bit slowly in some places. I say seems because it really is an illusion. Because this book finds its wings soon enough.
So, a quick summary before I take off. On Wings of Devotion is a sensitive, timely story that does more than just get off the ground. It soars.
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