Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo - ESSENTIAL

Bardugo, Leigh Wonder Woman: Warbringer, 364 pages.  Random House, 2017.  $19.  

Language:  PG -13 (45 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13 (lots of gun battles).

When Diana rescues a drowning human girl, Alia,  from a wrecked boat, she unwittingly sets in motion the possible end of the entire world.  After consulting with the Oracle, she decides that her only path is to help Alia to break her curse.  For Alia is a Warbringer - a descendent of Helen of Troy and her powers are now about to start what could be the final war of the world.  Besides breaking the curse forever, the only other option is to kill Alia, which would only postpone the war until the next Warbringer is born.  Born on the island of the Amazons, Diana has never been in the human world and if she doesn’t fulfill her oath to the Oracle, she might never see her mother and the others again.

If you are a strict in your adherence to the Wonder Woman timeline from the movie, you will have a hard time with this book which brings Diana to the human world well before she supposedly meets her first male and also at a time period that is later than the movie also.  I would suggest that you just sit back and enjoy the book no matter what it does to the timeline. 

MS, HS - ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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