Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eona by Alison Goodman

Eona (Eon, #2)

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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. . . .

Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create.

Eona starts shortly after the end of Eon.  And whereas Eon was filled with politics and explanations for the rich land inside the book, Eona is full of action and romance.

I have to say, after reading Eon I wasn't sure how much I'd like Eona Eon was a little - dare I say it? - boring.  If it had two hundred less pages, I may have enjoyed it more, but I felt like Eon was lacking in plot. In Eona, which is a whole hundred pages larger than Eon, I felt like every page was there for a reason.  I couldn't put Eona down!  I could have spent all day reading it (if it weren't for the pesky fact that my parents needed me...).

For one, lets start on the plot.  The plot of Eon seemed exciting, but had to much politics and world-building to override the exciting scenes.  In Eona, the world has already been set, and thus Alison Goodman wastes no time throwing you into a plot full of intrigue and political power.

Eona still does not have control of her powers, as the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes had been killed our trying to come to her.  She needs the help of her enemy, Lord Ido, to learn how to control the dragins and her powers.

Characters from the first book, such as Ryko, Lady Dela, and of course, the Pearl Emporer Kygo, come back in this novel.  This book flew by, and I can truthfully say I was quite sad to end it.

Romance, action, adventure, and fantasy.  I would definitely recommend picking up this book!

Rating: 5/5

Market: YA
Language: Moderate
Sensuality: Moderate
Violence: Moderate

1 comment:

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