Thursday, September 5, 2013
Eon and Eona The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman
Author : Alison Goodman
Release Dates: August 31st, 2008 and April 19th, 2011
Publisher: Puffin Canada and VIKING by Penguin
4.5 Stars - Really loved this duo
Also Known As: Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon (All the same book just published with different publishers)
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon's affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon's desperate lie comes to light, readers won't be able to stop turning the pages.
I am not going to include the synopsis for Eona, because...well SPOILERS! I am very glad that I finally picked up this duo after sitting my shelf for so long. Eona was nominated for as ALA Teen's Top Ten Nominee in 2012, and I can see why. How about some cover love too? The first is not the original cover, and I like this one much better then the original. I loved this duo, there was heart, compassion, wisdom and even a small love story. The plot was not about the love story, I think that is why I loved these so much. There were great fight scenes, magic and the best part -----DRAGONS. How can you not like a story with dragons? If you get past the political posturing in the first part of book one, you will not be disappointing. You have to read that to understand this world, and where Eon stands in it.
I recommend these books to anyone, I truly believe this story expands genres and anyone would love them.
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