Monday, May 13, 2013
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon #1)
To follow in my recent theme of dragons, knights, kings, queens and magic I bring to you, my fellow reader friends, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman. This is another story of an underdog that will overcome immense obstacles to achieve great power, but that comes with a sacrifice and deadly secrets.
Eon, our main character has been studying Dragon Magic for the past years so that he might become an apprentice of one of the twelve energy dragons and eventual Dragon-Eye. Eon is an underdog too the tee: too small, too slow, too weak, crippled and also a girl, Eona, pretending to be a boy. If discovered, Eona could get killed since girls are not allowed to practice Dragon Magic, however against all odds she has a unique gift of seeing all of the energy dragons - not just one, and is selected by the powerful Mirror Dragon that has been missing for hundreds of years. Eon is catapulted into an action-paced adventure with danger written all over the walls. She quickly makes an enemy of the powerful, Lord Ido and learns that she is not the only one holding on to a riveting secret.
Alison Goodman does an amazing job setting the scene and laying the groundwork for this magical journey ahead. The characters are incredibly imagined and fleshed out to great detail. It is interesting to see this underlying theme of gender and power in a YA novel. The book does slow down a bit in the middle, but please read on because the ending is one you will not want to miss! A great read for those looking for adventure, intrigue and magic!