Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon's affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon's desperate lie comes to light, readers won't be able to stop turning the pages...
Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power-and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .
Oh, wow, these are amazing fantasy books! The whole Dragoneye and a female being the one for the Mirror Dragon, and how only females can connect to The Mirror Dragon, and the how she has to deal with the pain and suffering of 10 other dragons for their slain Dragoneyes, and the ending, of giving the pearls in to become a new generation of dragons...well, it was amazing, and thrillingly plotted!
Eon was really amazing, fantastic character, and when we learned that Eon was actually Eona, well, that just made me respect her more, because it was darn hard for her to pretend to be a 12 year old boy when she was a 16 year old girl. And when she's pulled into this world of Emperors and very powerful people, well, she deals with it exceptionally well. Dealing with being Lord Ido being in power, but with The Mirror Dragon just as powerful, if not more, brings her into direct contact with him, with is not a good thing, and throughout the books, even though she heals him, well, he's still bad, and I wish she didn't have to spend any time with him, but she needed him to start the new generation of dragons. Yep.
The whole past with her ancestor being the one who was the last Mirror Dragoneye, and that whole back story, well, that was really well plotted, and added a lot to the book, spicing it with life, and how it gives Eona the responsibility of finishing what her ancestor started. Which is quite a job, when taking the black pearl out of the Emperor's throat is supposed to kill him, and that's the main part in the process getting the new generation of dragons. Yep.
These were awesome books that I really enjoyed, and I hope to buy them soon! Check out Eon and Eona out on Amazon!
Author: Alison Goodman
Series: Eon #1, 2
Read: December 14-15th, 16th 2011
Reason Why: Heard great things about it, looked interesting!
Publisher: Viking Juvenile, Penguin Group
Published: May 1st 2008, April 19th 2011