Feb 27, 2016

EON: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon,#1)


Alison Goodman.

Publisher  Viking Books.              
Publication Date:December 26,2008
Genre:YA Fantasy|Adventure.
 Source: Goodreads|Gift.

Swordplay, dragon magic--and a hero with a desperate secret

Twelve-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 magic...and her life.


Spectacular! After readings this novel, I am even more fascinated with dragons that I was before, it has me wishing that I had next book in the series. At first I didn’t even know how to begin, to explain the feelings that I had about the book, I was amazed. My dad got me a book few months earlier but I didn’t have chance to read it till now, and I wished that I had. Not only was book about dragons but it had a culture as well and it was one of the things that was unique about it. EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN was a masterpiece that you couldn’t help but get hooked into because from start you will find yourself wondering what will happen. I have read few books about dragons before but there were nothing like this one was and so far, this had been one of my favorites. In training and a dragon who choses you? That’s a storyline that couldn’t help but be curious about, how can you not? Plus there is always something unexpected happening in the book, fact that Mirror Dragon that been gone for years, returns and claims Eon and fact that Eon is Eona but in order protect herself, she has to pretend all these years. There is a lot feelings that will go through you while you reading the book, and it will keep you on turning the pages and each page will increase your curiosity. It’s magical.

EON/ EONA : I loved the character from start, though I did feel bad for Eon at start, because it felt like nobody took Eon seriously because of the handicapped, expect for the master, though he had his moments. I could see the disappointment when the Rat dragon didn’t claim him and then surprise when Mirror Dragon did. I believe that out of all characters, you could see the most significant and visible change in Eona. It was hard for her in beginning, once she became Dragoneye without much training, that’s a lot of responsibility to take and so fast too. Plus she had keep on hiding her real identity and fact that she didn’t have her dragons name and the power. I hoped that she would figure out fast and before Lord Ido would. I had feeling from start that there was something off about him from start but it wasn’t anything I imagined, it was worse. I did wonder if there was reason she couldn’t connect with her dragon, but once we found that dragon wasn’t what everyone imagined to be, it made sense. Eona had been doing it all wrong, and she had known dragon’s name, their shared name. I thought that was pretty amazing, fact that they shared such unique name together, now it makes sense why she whispered the name.

I loved the different dragons names, and what they represented, I couldn’t help but wonder how author came up with idea like that. Of course the battle, especially at the end of the book, it was breathtaking, I could see and picture everything while reading the book, it had filled my head with so many images, and I found myself rooting for Eona to win, to keep him from killing all of the Dragoneye’s. I felt sad that all of them were being killed. I felt like Dragons became part of family and I felt sad and of course angry at Lord Ido. Hoping that they would be able to stop him, before it was too late. And that ending, it had me wanting to get the next book, to see how all of this would end. Story wasn’t only what captured my attention but the cover, it was stunning and fit the story of Eon/Eona so well. Do you love Fantasy? Dragons? Well be prepared because this unlike other fantasy book you read before. A magical adventure.


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