Review „Wonder Woman. Warbringer“ (Leigh Bardugo) | Werbung

Diana had made her choice with that first leap from a high cliff, with that first plunge into the sea.

I wondered whilst reading whether Diana would ever be allowed to return home, just as much as how the reaction of her war sisters and her mother would be. The last 100-120 pages I realized that these questions were insignificant. For the development of the story became more and more unpredictable.

In the beginning, it was easy to plunge into Diana’s world in Themyscira and the role she has to play as princess. I liked diving into the peaceful and idyllic island and the life of the Amazons. In the beginning the protagonist seems young, i.e. without much experience in combat and with a thirst to prove herself. Thus I liked her development during her adventure in the human world where she learns to keep a promise at all costs and to take responsibility over her actions. And in the end she becomes the very warrior that is known as Wonder Woman. I loved pursuing this progression of hers and got stuck in the lecture more and more with every chapter.

Alia, the Warbringer, is a very intriguing personality because she’s a fighter from the very beginning when she gets to know who she is. The progress in her character is also very admirable since she finds herself in the middle of a catastrophe and learns quickly to adjust – as much as this is possible in a short span of time. Her friends, Nim and Theo, which are very refreshing and entertaining support her on her quest to get rid of her fate. Well, at first, that is, but here I will say no more – I’m still shocked about the outcome.

The antagonist is someone who I couldn’t immediately sort out but who – on the retrospective – wasn’t someone to be trusted all along. A very cool twist and unexpected move from the author that I liked very much. Furthermore, the writing skills of the author are visible from the first page on: The descriptions of the beauty of Themyscira, the calming noises of the shore and many more things are so skillfully pictured. I often had the feeling I could see it right before me – I just loved that!

Now Diana understood what this war would really mean, and the terrible truth of the vow she’d made settled over her.

Wonder Woman. Warbringer of Leigh Bardugo is a very entertaining adventure of the Amazon Warrior who’s going on her very first intriguing and instructive quest. I love the person she becomes toward the end as much as her fighting soldier-friends. I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to all Wonder Woman – fans as much as fantasy- fans who like the entanglement of greek myths. That’s a new favourite which moves into my shelf!

Kurzrezension (Deutsch)

Mir hat diese abenteuerliche und spannende Geschichte über Dianas erste richtige Aufgabe richtig gut gefallen, da ich die Entwicklung der Protagonistin sowie ihrer Mitkämpferin Alia unglaublich spannend und beeindruckend finde. Alias Freunde Nim und Theo sind erfrischende Charaktere, die zwischendurch für den einen oder anderen Lachmoment gesorgt haben, was die Lektüre umso unterhaltsamer gestaltete.

Der Antagonist hingegen war für mich nicht von Anfang an erkennbar, daher kam ich erst einmal nicht aus dem Staunen heraus, als ich erkannte, wer er war und welches Ziel jener verfolgt. Der Schreibstil der Autorin ist fantastisch, denn viele Beschreibungen über Themyscira sowie die Rückblicke, in die der Leser gelegentlich entführt wird, wurden wirklich meisterhaft geschrieben. Dies ist mein erstes Buch von Leigh Bardugo und ich muss sagen: Die Frau hat es wirklich drauf! Ich bewerte das Buch daher mit der Kategorie Tauchliebe, da ich nicht nur ein neuen Lieblingsbookie entdeckt habe, sondern weil die Geschichte bei mir noch lange nachhallen wird. Also: Ganz klare Leseempfehlung und zwar vom Feinsten!

General information – Werbung

  • title Wonder Woman. Warbringer
  • author Leigh Bardugo
  • pages 384 pages (Print)
  • price 6,92 € (Kindle Edition), 8,07€ (SC), 13,99€ (HC)
  • publisher Random House Books for Young Readers (29. August 2017)

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. Source

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