Eon by Alison Goodman
Dragoneye Reborn

79%

15 Critic Reviews

Enthralled readers will be hard-pressed to wait for the story's second half.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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Eon--the award-winning crossover fantasy that soars!

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.

 

About Alison Goodman

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Alison Goodman (www.alisongoodman.com.au), is also the author of Singing the Dogstar Blues and the adult science fiction thriller Killing the Rabbit. She lives with her husband and their hyperactive Jack Russell terrier in Australia.
 
Published August 31, 2010 by Firebird. 556 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Eon
All: 15 | Positive: 14 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 10 2010

It’s too bad this excellent portrayal of a disabled action-heroine concludes by retroactively turning disability into a metaphor for ignorance.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Sep 29 2008

Enthralled readers will be hard-pressed to wait for the story's second half.

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Stephanie Gottschalk on Dec 15 2011

The richness of the setting and characters makes up for the blandness of the plot enough that Eon is an enjoyable read.

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Booklist Online

Good
Reviewed by Lynn Rutan on Dec 15 2008

Eona’s pivotal acceptance of her femininity, so ruthlessly repressed by both herself and her culture, gives this intricate fantasy particular weight.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by Jill Murphy on Jan 01 2009

Eon is probably intended for the young adult market, but the writing is so elegant and precise, keen readers in the early secondary years will approach it with ease.

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Common Sense Media

Above average
Reviewed by Matt Berman on Jan 01 2010

Violent China-influenced fantasy led by strong girl hero.

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Deseret News

Good
Reviewed by Jessica Harrison on Dec 28 2008

Goodman's fast-paced novel is full of tension and intrigue that will have readers salivating for its companion piece.

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SF Signal

Good
Reviewed by Jessica Strider on Oct 08 2010

While a teen book, Eon will appeal to all readers who enjoy well realized fantasy settings and lots of political intrigue.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Good
Reviewed by Bookmarks Magazine on May 01 2009

A tale full of the elements that have become familiar to readers—and a few that haven’t, particularly her clever take on gender and identity.

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Kidz World

Good
on Mar 16 2014

It’s an incredible story featuring plenty of sword fights, hidden identities, dangerous politics and intrigue

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Monsters and Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Sandy Amazeen on Nov 17 2008

Written for young adults, this complex, richly envisioned tale will appeal to fantasy lovers of all ages.

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Boomtron

Good
Reviewed by Boomtron on Dec 01 2008

Dragoneye Reborn was compelling; complex and full of lively and interesting characters, I was reluctant to put it down.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Gbubookreviews on Jan 01 2008

It’s really hard to say anything bad about this book. It really flew by.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by Neocutey on Jan 01 2008

It has wonderful descriptions and riveting story that keeps the reader from the beginning to end.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Lieder Madchen on Jan 01 2008

I would recommend this book to those who enjoy gender-benders, dragons, and dark fantasy.

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