Also Known As Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon All the same book just published with different publishers Swordplay, dragon magic and a hero with a desperate secretTwelve year old Eon has been in training for years His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills sword work and magical aptitude.Also Known As Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon All the same book just published with different publishers Swordplay, dragon magic and a hero with a desperate secretTwelve year old Eon has been in training for years His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills sword work and magical aptitude He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune But Eon has a dangerous secret He is actually Eona, a sixteen year old girl who has been masquerading as a boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.When Eon s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magicd her life.
Eon Dragoneye Reborn Also Known As Two Pearls of Wisdom Eon Rise of the Dragoneye and Eon All the same book just published with different publishers Swordplay dragon magic and a hero with a desperate secretTwelve year
Even a cornered rabbit will fight with teeth and claws If you like the sound of really good fantasy that is steeped in a unique blend of Chinese and Japanese mythology, the world Alison Goodman has created should be next on your list Vivid, colourful and highly imaginative But you might want to make sure you have the even amazing sequel lined up for when you re done.How refreshing it is to be completely surprised by a story, to not be able to predict where the plot will take me next, to not be [...]
I hardly ever read straightforward fantasy, but every once in awhile a book comes along that blows right past all my usual objections to become a new favorite As gently but strongly as a wisp of incense, Eon beckoned until I was completely in the thrall of its magic, and I hate to think how sad my life would be if didn t have this vividly imaginative novel in it.For years, 16 year old Eon has been training to be a Dragoneye apprentice, a coveted position in which the student serves as the condui [...]
When I first started this book, I was like,Then I read some , and I became like this Thankfully, before I went completely bald, the shit hit the fan, and it was THE END This book and I have a long and complicated history About two years ago, a friend from the UK was visiting and she left behind a book called The Two Pearls of Wisdom She told me I HAD to read it, and as I tend to do with most paperbacks, I shoved it in the black hole I call a bookcase and promptly forgot it existed.Fast forward [...]
Well, I hope you re happy Tatiana, Penny and everyone else who convinced me to read this book I hope you re REAL happy They probably look something like this right now I just spent the last five hours reading this book and freaking the hell out I swear the tension, anxiety and heart palpitations did not stop until the last page Right up to the end I was clutching my chest like some kind of heart patient in desperate need of a quadruple bypass.The big themes in this novel centre on sexuality, gen [...]
As seen on The ReadventurerWhen it comes to fantasy, I am a fan of the softer, girlier type, heavy on romance and relationships and lighter on mythology, magic and dragons That s why it is such a surprise I liked this book so much, because Eon Dragoneye Reborn is very mythology oriented and prone to frequent info dumping especially in the beginning.At first, the story is reminiscent of Alanna The First Adventure Eon a is a 16 year old girl who pretends to be a 12 year old boy in order to have a [...]
Larger graph if you can t read it here A Few More Points If you want someone to seem like a villain, do NOT make them taste like a creamsicle when you kiss them Vanilla and orange AWESOME How DARE you end a book at that point just kidding, Ms Goodman You hooked me for the next one I hope that Chart is part of book two When he says Sluuuuut to Irsa, I laughed out loud at the audiobook One high point of the audio version which, overall, left a lot to be desired
I was really struggling between 1 and 2 stars for this one so I m compromising with 1.5 stars.
Aaaaahhhh, this was good though not without faults, and I think anyone who reads Eon will know exactly why I deducted a star You will figure out early on why Eon is struggling, and it ll drive you crazy until she figures it out The fact that Eon takes forever to realize the big secret was not something that ruined my enjoyment completely, but it definitely dampened a story that could have been perfect.I started this book hot off the tail of Seraphina, not even realizing until I started writing t [...]
I need to read the second book like RIGHT NOW I m so mad that I don t own it because I literally want to start reading it immediately.
I ll start with the good newsThis book is very well written The landscapes are lush and exotic The cities, streets, buildings and rooms are described in such easy, elegant detail that you just SEE them, without having to pause to build the images in your mind The characters were equally well formed Goodman didn t flood us with too many people and those she did introduce were memorable and well cast No one was one dimensional, everyone had depth, everyone seemed to draw an emotion from me And now [...]
Power Glory Honor Reliability Trust Strength Are these traits simply attributed to our gender Does our gender determine who we are as people or who we can become as a person For centuries women have struggled to pry themselves from underneath man s suppressive boot to claim their equality For centuries being a woman was thought to mean you were weak, unable to defend yourself, better off in the kitchens This is the world 16 year old Eon a lives in She lives in an Asian culture were women can nev [...]
I have a love hate relationship with this book In the end I m glad that i read itEon has grew up his entire life having a single thought literarlly beaten into his head everything feminine is bad Emotions are feminine therefore Eon should not feel And to avoid abuse Eon lived almost religiously by that one thought, resulting in a sociopath feel to the POV but thats neither here or there My main issue with this book is this If Eon had felt of an inclination to male characterisics then this book [...]
Enjoyable and solid story, with excellent worldbuilding and interesting magic system plus dragons This book also falls into that somewhat narrow category of YA fantasy suitable for older readers that doesn t have a romantic sub plot Honestly, the characters in this story are far too busy keeping mortal secrets and involving themselves in various plots to worry about romance.The pacing of the story is very good and I found it quite tense in many places It s an entertaining read given depth becaus [...]
Creative storyline and a strong heroine It s the first book in the series, so I felt some things were lacking, and there were some issues in the world building that bothered me for the most part, this was an action packed book that I enjoyed than I expected to.I remember reading the blurb, realizing that the protagonist was a cross dressing female, and said to myself No I ve got nothing against it, it is just not a genre of storytelling that interests me my experience with this genre has been l [...]
Two and a half stars It was okay, and I might get around to reading the second half I should probably do so before giving an evaluation, as it appears it s a duo than a stand alone book I enjoyed the pace of the first 75 or 100 pages, which some critics might label useless worldbuilding I felt like it was building the world Eon lived in, from the Master s house to the city, showing the different types of adversity faced, and setting up an overcome major adversity plot view spoiler As Eona came [...]
If I hadn t been reading this book on a very expensive bit of technology, I would have hurled it against a wall I believe my exact comment, upon reaching a particular moment of infamy towards the end was, and I quote, what the fucking fuck was that fuckery I have all the feelings about this book And so I share them Which is why you guys like me, don t even try to lie.Right, so, this is a fantasy about a girl posing as a boy in not ancient China, and she impresses bonds with an ancient dragon who [...]
Slow start but amazing ohh yes I mean, if you thought a girl with dragons was cool You haven t read about EONA Because first she was passing as a boyAnd then she becameControlling thisAnd right now, I m downloading the sequel EonaAnd if you are mexican let me tell you this book will remind you of
4 A buddy read with my homies at BBB This was one very beautifully written, very engaging, but very frustrating book of the Fantasy genre variety The story takes you into a wonderfully created world, heavily Asian influenced, closest to the Chinese traditions during the feudal period, and the author has the perfect prose to make it feel authentic and real We get to meet young Eon, a bond servant in the house of a one time Dragoneye master who is preparing Eon to follow in his steps Eon has a def [...]
If you, like me, have always wished that Tamora Pierce and Anne McCaffrey would finally admit their deep, abiding love for one another make it official with a short ceremony in Massachusetts then decide to start a family by adopting a fierce Asian baby, then I think you will fall in love with this book.This is the powerful story of Eon, a young candidate for apprentice Dragoneye If he is selected, he will commune and share power with one of the twelve Dragons, which are energy based creatures th [...]
AMAZING Alison Goodman creates a fully realized world filled with dragons, magic, ancient customs, and political warfare Our main character is Eon, a candidate to become apprentice dragoneye, an honour bestowed to only the worthiest of men TWIST Eon, is actually Eona, a 16 year old girl, who if she is found out, will be killed.Initial thoughts 1 The plot is amazing Eon is faced with obstacle after obstacle When you think it couldn t get worse, it does 2 The backstory, and mythology is on point F [...]
The success of the Harry Potter series with both children and adults has opened a lot of doors in the fantasy genre Publishers have issued a plethora of a new series and stories intended to capture the imagination and passion of readers in a simliar way to the stories of the young boy wizard While a lot of these new fantasy stories have imitated what J.K Rowling did with the Harry Potter novels, very few of them have really set the imagination on fire with an new, fascinating fantasy universe li [...]
I could not stop him He was my emperor My lord My master His will was mine.No Never again My will was my own How refreshing this was.In Eon, every year a different Dragoneye becomes the ascendant, and an apprentice is chosen by the dragon A Dragoneye is the human link to an energy dragon s power.There s the Ox Dragon, Goat Dragon, Tiger Dragon, Monkey Dragon, Rabbit Dragon, Rooster Dragon, Snake Dragon, Dog Dragon, Rat Dragon, Pig Dragon, Horse Dragon and Dragon Dragon Mirror Dragon Sounds ridic [...]
3.5 starsI have a feeling I will be telling my grandchildren long stories about my struggles with this book Eon both the book and the character did not make it easy for me to like them, oh no Instead, I constantly had to battle my desire to abandon them in favor of something easier to read, or a likable heroine at the very least.Sometimes, when a book is extremely popular and well loved by everyone in the known universe and possibly beyond, I dig in my heels and simply refuse to read it for no [...]
I think a copy of Eon ought to be on most school library bookshelves It s an interesting exploration of gender roles and expectations, about finding your true self and that ineffable identity all of us have somewhere beneath the surface Gender and identity are explored from different angles with the main story and one intertwining side character Eon deals with the pressure of pretending to be something he isn t, of all the things he gave up when the choice to pretend to be a boy was made for him [...]
Ultimately Nope nope nope, I did not enjoy this book BUT It had so much going for it, that I feel awfully guilty for not adoring it It ticked so many of my I would like to read a fantasy book about this boxes and, believe me, I was pretty gutted when I felt myself napping between chapters Between words WHILE READING GAH I was ridiculously bored But first Let s list good things THINGS I REALLY LIKED um, DRAGONS, okay DRAONGS I love me some dragons, even though these were like dragon spiritsbut, [...]
I wanted to love it, but I just couldn t The lack of explanations just killed it for me This book had no setting, though I m assuming it s China But it s never mentioned, and to me that s a pretty fundamental aspect of a book The plot was really quite cool and exciting once you got into the book, but it took me forever to get there because it was pretty slow and I kept having to reread things to try and understand what was going on Not sure if I ll end up picking up book 2.
This is a pretty chunky book for young adult but it was a fairly easy read Fast paced and frequently very tense, it kept this reader engrossed for some good quality reading time whilst flying half way round the world.The world building was very Oriental which fitted well with the theme of dragons These were rather amazing dragons too and the world around them was very well thought out The main character is a girl pretending to be a boy so there is a lot of information about gender roles but I wa [...]
I am a huge dum dum.During the five years I worked for Barnes Noble, I got to read quite a few books gratis Like, not only would we get to check out books and Nooks with unlimited ebooks from the store like it was a frickin library, but we also got ARCs and pre publication copies the ones that have been copy edited of books so we could talk them up to customers I will admit that I took shameless advantage of all of these privileges, and I miss them quite a lot although I do NOT miss retail Long [...]
Back when this book was released I had abandoned it after some 50 pages because it had reminded me on another dragon book which I found much better Nihal of the Land of the Wind , now after giving it another chance I must admit that it differs a lot from the other one, though they do have some obvious parallels I did enjoy it and I will read the sequel but there were many aspects of the book that irked me What I liked The characters There was just the right amount of different characters introdu [...]
You are wrong when you say there is no power in being a woman When I think of my mother and the women in my tribe, and the hidden women in the harem, I know there are many types of power in this worldI found power in accepting the truth of who I am It may not be a truth that others can accept, but I cannot live any other way How would it be to live a lie every minute of your life I don t think I could do it Having really enjoyed Goodman s The Dark Days Club, I was curious to try another of her b [...]