June 25, 2009
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
This mesmerizing story begins where most novels end: in a tension-filled climactic event, in which the fate of the protagonist and a nation hang in the balance. Goodman catapults the reader headfirst into a pivotal moment in the Empire of the Celestial Dragons, a world so richly imagined that it feels real. No detail is overlooked, from the smallest sensory description to the fascinating myths of the elemental dragons. It is a new year, and 12 boys vie to become an apprentice to the ascendant Rat Dragon. Eon has trained for this moment for four years, but she and her master hide a dangerous secret. Eon is actually Eona, a 16-year-old girl with a singular talent. Females are forbidden to take part in dragon magic, and Eona faces disembowelment if discovered. As the story races forward, Eona becomes the fulcrum of a seesaw struggle for control of the Empire.
This book was amazing! As soon as I picked it up I was drawn into the book! It had a good solid plot with many subplots that add to the suspense. This book had a strong female character, tons of action, treachery, and an underlying scheme. Throughout the book Eon (Eona) grows and learns not to be ashamed of her gender or her disability, which gives a strong message to the readers. It was extraordinary! Lovers of The Hunger Games and Graceling are sure to enjoy!