After making her big screen debut earlier this year in Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Dinah Lance is now set to star in her very first novel, with DC announces that Black Canary: Breaking Silence is joining its DC Icons YA book series later this year.
Here’s the full synopsis for the book, which is being written by author Alexandra Monir:
In this thrilling origin story of Black Canary, Dinah Lance’s voice is her weapon. And in a near-future world where women have no rights, she won’t hesitate to use everything she has – including her song – to fight back.
Dinah Lance was seven years old when she overheard the impossible: the sound of a girl singing. It was something she was never meant to hear – not in her lifetime and not in Gotham City, taken over by the vicious, patriarchal Court of Owls. The sinister organization rules Gotham City as a dictatorship and has stripped women of everything – their right to work, to make music, to learn, to be free.
Now 17, Dinah can’t forget that haunting sound, and she’s beginning to discover that her own voice is just as powerful. But singing is forbidden-a one-way route to a certain death sentence. Fighting to balance her father’s desire to keep her safe, a blossoming romance with mysterious new student Oliver Queen, and her own need to help other women and girls rise up, Dinah wonders if her song will finally be heard. And will her voice be powerful enough to destroy the Court of Owls once and for all?
Black Canary: Breaking Silence will be published on December 29th through Random House Books.