Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review: Eon Dragoneye Reborn

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Allison Goodman

Pages: 536
Copy Type: Hardcover
Copy Received By: Borrowed from Library
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Date Published: December 26th 2008 
Teaser from Goodreads

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.


This is a  historical fantasy that made a person like me, who tends not to like historical fiction, completely intrigued. This book is quite similar to Disney's Mulan in ways such as a girl acting to be a girl in a historical setting that also incorporates action and fantasy.

I found this book to be quite a change from many from the books I have read this summer. This book contains no romance, for example. 

I completely loved the character of Eon(a). It is very exciting, and suspenseful as you wonder if she, Eona is going to be discovered as being a girl or not, and it was very hard to predict what was going to happen in her life. 

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