Diana tests her skills in first WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER excerpt!
The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows duology author Leigh Bardugo is headed to a new realm for her latest book, but it’s one we know very well.
Bardugo is one of four authors teaming up with DC and Random House Children’s for the DC Icons series of Young Adult prose novels featuring popular comic superheroes. With the first book in the series, she takes on Diana Prince’s Amazonian roots and early adventures in Wonder Woman: Warbringer.
Now, you can check out the first two chapters!
You do not enter a race to lose.
Diana bounced lightly on her toes at the starting line, her calves taut as bowstrings, her mother’s words reverberating in her ears. A noisy crowd had gathered for the wrestling matches and javelin throws that would mark the start of the Nemeseian Games, but the real event was the footrace, and now the stands were buzzing with word that the queen’s daughter had entered the competition.
When Hippolyta had seen Diana amid the runners clustered on the arena sands, she’d displayed no surprise. As was tradition, she’d descended from her viewing platform to wish the athletes luck in their endeavors, sharing a joke here or offering a kind word of encouragement there. She had nodded briefly to Diana, showing her no special favor, but she’d whispered, so low that only her daughter could hear, “You do not enter a race to lose.”
Amazons lined the path that led out of the arena, already stamping their feet and chanting for the games to begin.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer hits bookshelves on August 29, 2017. It is currently available for pre-order via Amazon.
It will be followed by Marie Lu (Legend, The Young Elites) writing Batman, Matt de la Peña (Mexican Whiteboy, Infinity Ring: Curse of the Ancients) taking on Superman, and Sarah J. Maas (Throne Of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses) topping it all off with Catwoman. Release dates for the later books have not been announced.
Check out the full synopsis:
She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
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 mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. 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.
Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.