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.
Diana wants to prove to herself that she ‘s as great as her warrior sisters. The opportunity comes for her to make a difference, however, it comes with a risk – breaking Amazon law – risking her exile to save a mortal. Then, Diana comes to the realization that the mortal is not just an ordinary mortal.
Alia Keralis – has an opportunity to get away from her overprotective brother. She doesn’t have knowledge that she has been targeted until a bomb destroys the ship she’s aboard. She is rescued by Diana and discovers that she’s a Warbringer – descendant of Helen of Troy, her fate is to bring war and bloodshed. Both ladies team up in order to save both of their world. They must learn how to work against anyone that cross their path.
Overall, I enjoyed the how Diana and Alia create a bond and friendship through their experience. They changed each other’s lives, Alia learned about trust and Diana learned about her strength and how powerful she is. “Better choose a quest feeling you have something to prove than take it as a burden. We needed a champion, and you needed a chance to learn what you are capable of.” Diana had the opportunity to see how she impacted the lives of Alia and her friends. I really enjoyed the books and I have been waiting to read the DC Icons series for a while now. I love super hero movies, having their stories in a book series, is exactly what I needed. The pace was slow for me, at first, when it starts with Diana’s story but it starts to pick up once Alia is introduced. I also did not expect the twist that was given towards the end of the book, it made me want to keep reading to find out how it was possible. I’d recommend the book to anyone that loves Wonder Woman or any super hero stories as it was enjoyable and I plan to continue with the series.