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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn Hardcover – December 26, 2008
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The dragon culture of the novel permeates throughout, but only for the masculine ...that is until Eon (actually a teenage girl known secretively as Eona) fights her way into the fire-breathing realm. Mystical and not-just-a-bit enchanting, Eon is an interesting read that plunges the reader deeper and deeper into this nearly fairytale land. Author Alison Goodman (a woman writing in a sword and sorcery action novel?!) is to be commended for her ability to keep the reader engrossed in the story, especially as Eon/Eona falls and falls and falls, giving us a sense of dread that keeps getting upped as the novel progresses.
Death is ever-present in the story, too, as favorite characters get poisoned, beheaded or run-through with sharp blades. The main antagonist is a deeply disturbed dragon master named Ido who's lust for power might hold the key to Eon's life and his/her ability to call the Mirror Dragon, a beast that hasn't been seen for many years and is, apparently, a female dragon too.
The big battle that ensues toward the end of the novel is interesting but pretty transparent (I knew how Eon could call up his/her dragon about halfway through the story).
The other annoying part of the story is how it ends; obviously a tie-in for a future book. Although I accept this ending, it was bothersome to not learn what had happened to a few characters by the end of this story rather than (forcibly?) pulling it into a sequel.
Also, there were just a few too many kowtowings going on.Read more ›
Let me tell you off the bat though, if you are looking for a complete one book, this book isn't for you. It ends when the tension and excitement is peaking. Book two I believe will be released in spring of 2011.
Goodman weaves a fantastic tale here. She immediately places the reader into the character's (Eon/Eona) point of view. You'll know which arms master to hate and which to somewhat like. The intricacy and intimacy of the characters' relationships are told in an empathic manner. There are few summaries in this book, which places readers in the present time of the book. Meaning the reader is always there with the character witnessing events unfold as if they were there, not sitting and reading the thoughts of the character, having the character filter information. Events were mostly in the present, making the story almost always urgent.
In the reviews I read I did see complaints of the book lagging due to the details of the world, and I admit I did feel the stall in the story at times. It was possible for Goodman to rein in some points in certain places but I also think it would have been a disservice to the book.Read more ›
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