Published by Random House Children's Books on August 28, 2017
Daughter of immortals.
Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.
Daughter of death.
Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
I’m finally back with yet another book review. If you follow me on Goodreads, you will know that I have had this book on my TBR list for at least a few years. Since quarantine happened, I am determined to get at least a few books off of my shelf this year. I finally got around to reading this book , so here are some of my thoughts.
I took me a while to get into the beginning of the book, which is probably why it took me so long to read and finish the book. I also have been known to get distracted by other books as well. I enjoyed the premise of the Diana meeting Alia, the warbringer and the thought that she could be from a line of Warbringers that have passed through the generations. I think that the ending was a bit far fetched and there were things from the book that seemed out of place as well.
Overall, I liked the book, but I’m not keeping it in my collection. Also I would recommend that you give the book a shot if you like any of the other books in the DC Icons series, which you can read my thoughts on the other books I have read here, and here. I am interested in reading other books by Leigh Bardugo, just to see if I would still like her writing style under different circumstances. I am also still interested in reading the last book in the DC Icons series so far, which is Superman.
I hope that you are doing well and that you enjoyed this review. Let me know if you have read this book or any other books by Leigh Bardugo and what you would recommend. I hope to see you soon with another post!