Friday, February 3, 2012

Paul's February Pick: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Instead of making a post yesterday I tried to finish this book during the day, but didn't until last night. 

For all the books I have missed I am just going to make one post. 

EON: Dragoneye Reborn
Author: Alison Goodman
Year Published: 2010
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Eon has a dream, and a mission. For years, he's been studying sword-work and magic, toward one end. 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 twelve-year-old boy. 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.


I very much enjoyed this book. The last hundred pages, as usual, kept me reading. I like when a book gives you all the information throughout the novel to solve a problem yourself. There were many instances when I used clues to figure out questions Lord Eon had. Sometimes figuring answers out is frustrating when they haven't, but in this case it was written well enough that I was not frustrated at all. I merely waited for Lord Eon to discover the truths. 

Gender roles are a big part of this novel. I loved how they were done. Lady Dela's character was one of my favorites. I hope the sequel delves into her background more and her potential romantic life. 

Where we left Lord Ido at the conclusion of the novel was interesting. I did not expect it and look forward to where the sequel takes the character. 

Overall, I think it was a well written novel that may have started out episodic, but ended with a big wonderful bang. I look forward to the sequel. I have already added it to my wishlist on Amazon so maybe next month, although the paperback comes out at the end of March I believe. 

I give Eon: Dragoneye Reborn a 4.5/5.


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