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Eon: Dragoneye reborn – Alison Goodman

Posted by Laura on August 6, 2009

Eon is twelve-years-old and is in training to become a Dragoneye.  Every New Year, twelve twelve-year-old boys, who have the rare ability to see the dragon of their birth year, vie to become a Dragoneye to the ascending dragon.  This year the ascending Dragon is the Rat Dragon, the Keeper of Ambition.

Eon’s master is poor and the future of his household rests on Eon’s success at being selected as the next Dragoneye.  The problem is that Eon is not twelve-years-old.  He is sixteen-years-old.  And he is not a he, but a she.  Girls are not allowed to become Dragoneyes because they are physically weak and lack the “depth of character needed to commune with an energy dragon (p.2).”

Eona, as her name truly is, is certain that she will be killed if ever her secret is discovered.  But, she can see all the dragons, not just the dragon of her birth year.  Her abilities are greater than even her master believes.

Eon: Dragoneye reborn by Alison Goodman is filled with political intrigue.  The Emperor is dying and his brother is trying to take over.  Which means that that Emperor’s son will have to be disposed of.  There are people in the court who are trying to prevent the uprising, for the good of the empire and for the good of other nations.

FYI ~ This book is set in a society where it is fairly common to have eunuchs as servants – at least on the Emperor’s staff.  There is also one woman who was born in a man’s body.  If either of these types of character bother you, don’t read the book.  If these types of characters don’t bother you, you are in for an exciting tale that will be concluded in a future book – which I won’t give you the title of, because it might ruin the first book a bit.

Fair enough?


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