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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series) (Dc Icons 1) Paperback – 30 September 2017
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- Item Weight : 268 g
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0141387378
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141387376
- Dimensions : 13 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Publisher : Penguin UK (30 September 2017)
- Reading level : 12 - 16 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #95,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is first novel in DC Icon series and also my first encounter with writer Leigh Bardugo and I am blown away by her writing skills. I always like reading about mythologies and Mahabharat, Greek and Norse have been my area of interests. But all my previous reads were dominated by male figures but here Goddesses rule on every page. It's a read where female figures dominate and men are engines of war. At least that's what Diana and her fellow sister used to think. After cursing so many wars on humanity, men still show potential to build something new.
It's a Wonder Woman based novel but it's not completely focused only on her. Diana and Alia are the lead characters and both are trying to find their identities in their world. You only get the right to live on Themyscira as an Amazon when you bravely fall in battle and in your last moment you pray to goddesses like Artimes, Durga, Athena, Hestia, Gaia and others. Diana was born of clay and her mother's desire to have a child and that's what made others feel like she was an outsider. Alia shares the bloodline of Helen of Troy (According to Myths she was responsible for Trojan War) and therefore is cursed as a Warbringer. Her presence on Earth is enough to cause deaths of millions. Still, Diana chooses to save Alia and this path causes her, her sisters, her island and many enemies she makes while proving herself worthy to be an Amazon. In the whole novel you don't get to know who is villain actually. It's like heroes fighting heroes. Villain's true identity is surprising but I have read and watched many stories so somewhere deep inside I knew what's going to happen. In suspense stories villain is mostly the one who makes every effort to save everyone and then in the end come up with some lame excuse to destroy the world. Why villains don't have any other motives?
The best part is writer did not portrayed Diana as a powerful superhero. Yes, physically and mentally, she is more than just a human but she is vulnerable. She gets tricked, she falls terribly, she sacrifices her dreams, even she dies against Pinon but in the end she fights back to save her human soldiers.
"Nobody asks to be a hero. It just sometimes turn out that way." - Black Hawk Down
I admit I was expecting some explicit lesbian romance, kissing and other stuffs but book only has some hints. In every book you read pages and then find some good dialogues but here every sentence is like WOW! My personal favourite was when Hippolyta walks and Alia's presence causes earthquake on Themyscira, and Hippolyta's strong stride suggests "I am the queen and an amazon. You are wise to tremble."
I love it when a female writer creates such awesomeness. I strongly recommend it and now looking forward to read Wonder Woman comic books and more Liegh Bardugo.
Princess Diana is an Amazon, but one who is born on the island of Themyscira – and longs to prove herself to her sisters in arms that she is worth to be called an Amazon.
Alia is a teenager protected and longs to leave the protection that her brother believes to be one keeping her alive. She, in an overdue rebellions boards a ship to Istanbul, just for a scientific exploration until it all goes horribly wrong!
This book plunges reader right into the heart of adventure from the first chapter itself – and ends up personifying action, adventure and heart pounding quest undertaken by first Diana and then with Alia to save the World of Man from plunging into war!
If Diana was my goddess; I swear Alia was my queen.
They are strong, willful and courageous female role models, who I hope every young girl (and even adults) suffering from self – doubt would look up to! They take the obstacles thrown in their path and even with their doubts, they move along, believing in each other and themselves!
But the foundation of the book lay in bonds of friendship that took time to lay; but when laid had these two spirited and independent girls had me reminiscing the friendship that I read in another series that defined my childhood! (Virtual cookies to who guesses this series!:P)
The plot runs along at a steady pace; with good character buildup of not only Diana and Alia but also the secondary characters of Nim, Jason and Theo – but it’s the last 90% of the book that had me biting my nails and sniping at my husband who dared to disturb my reading time!
Although, honestly I do wish the book hadn’t ended a bit abruptly (could have used an epilogue, tbh!); it did make me a fan of Leigh Bardugo who I think I am gonna binge read next!
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This is a complete remake of the origin story. It is set in the modern world not in World War 2 time. One subtle point I really liked was when Diane and the Amazon’s talk about “man’s world” they don’t just mean men but mortals in general. I liked all the side characters in the book, I think they were written really well except when the Greek “Gods” appeared. I know Wonder Woman’s history is based on Greek mythology, and if they were just mentioned that was fine, but a couple of times they appeared I still do not understand why, and the other I think the story would have been better for Diane to triumph or fail on her own. I would have also liked more fight in the story considering her warrior heritage. Though I did like the final fight, the the one before that sucked.
All in all a good take new take on Diane. I would not mind a continuation of this incarnation of Diane to returns as the true warrior/Wonder Woman, I think there is enough left to warrant that.
I was sufficiently engaged by the story to want a sequel, and to want to read some of the comics.