July 26, 2014

Review: Eon

Book Title: Eon: Dragon Eye Reborn
Author: Alison Goodman
Pages: 531
Published: August 31st 2010 by Firebird
Series: Eon #1
 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.

My Thoughts:

This book was a bit slow in the beginning, which is quite common in high fantasy because there's a lot of world building. I really like the main character because she was strong and smart and pretty kick-a**. The world was very interesting but needed a little getting used to as well.

I had some mixed feelings over the fact that there was no love interest, but it makes sense with her hidden identity and all. I don't think that romance was vital to the story but sometimes romance adds a lot to the story, so I'd like to see how things turn out in Eona.

Also, at times I felt like the story kind of dragged on and was much longer than it needed to be, so it took a while to finish. However, when I did finish it, I quite enjoyed it and the ending was fast paced and exciting. I would recommend this book to people who like high fantasy, dragons, or for people who want to read something with a unique world. I would rate it somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars, but closer to 4.

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