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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 637 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile; Reprint edition (April 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670063118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670063116
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alison Goodman, in addition to the Eon/Eona duology, 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.

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Customer Reviews

I loved the relationship between Eona and Kygo.
TeensReadToo
While the plot was engaging and the characters were quite interesting, I still feel like there were some major flaws with the story.
SCurry
Goodman's incredibly detailed world of magic and dragons has a rich historical lore as well.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Pam van Hylckama Vlieg on July 10, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Eona is a hard book for me to review. Not only am I completely new to audio, Eona was such an epic conclusion to the Dragoneye series and a week after finishing I am still have trouble sorting my thoughts and feelings on the book.

My love for Eona that carried over from Eon dwindled slowly throughout the book. Eona's lies became like a cancer slowly eating away at me. She rarely does the right thing or make the right decision and she uses her friends to justify her own cruel lies. However, you can say she does it all to try to survive but who doesn't or can't trust Kygo our prince?

Eona's relationship with Ido the constant love vs. hate struggle interests me to no end, and in the final chapters of the book when she is forced to pick between Ido's selfish love or Kygo's chauvinistic brand it really is hard for the reader to know Eona's mind enough to predict an ending. Eona is after all a very unreliable character.

The book is violent and bloody with equal parts of action and downtime. Nancy Wu did such an AMAZING job with the narration of this book. I am not sure I would have finished it on paper. It's long, and in the years it took Goodman to finish the sequel it seems like most of the characters had changed into a different being. I didn't feel like I was picking up where we left of in Eon even though that is the exact point you pick up.

This doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the book, or love the ending because I did, so very much. It just means Goodman and Wu both did an excellent job conveying the contemplation of the characters and still after a week I am contemplating their actions as well.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful By BookMonster VINE VOICE on June 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Well, the book really does grab you. I couldn't put it down.

I was disappointed with the lack of development in Eona's character. Eona makes bad decisions and even when something goes down that isn't her fault, everyone blames her anyway - its not like she knew what would happen when she healed Ryko, but everyone blamed her for what was done to both him and the village they were in at the time. I expected her to be stronger, wiser, in this second book, but its like she learned nothing from the events from the first. Then though there was some sword play, and it was cool seeing her kick a little ass, there wasn't really any to speak of. Most of the fighting and sacrifices was all done by other people. She just kind of stood to the side and spoke on cue. It was just sad. She was like that in the first book but it was understandable given the situation, being thrust into this very new place and not understanding what was going on, but in this book I just expected a much stronger heroine, one that would communicate with others instead of keeping secrets as that did not work out so well for her in the first book, a heroine that I could stand behind, be proud of. But instead she was exactly the same and frankly, it was a bit embarrassing. By the end of it I just thought she was stupid.

And then the author decided that it would make perfect sense for Eona to develop romantic feelings for and even make out with Ido, the man who tried to RAPE her. Not that having feelings for the prince, Kygo, considering how many times he betrayed her trust, insulted her, and used her, made any more sense.

I won't be reading this book again, ever. These books are okay for maybe a little weekend escapism but I wouldn't recommend them for young, impressionable girls.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SoccerKnight on June 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
Eon was an interesting story with a strong female lead. I was looking forward to reading this book, since I was promised that everything would be revealed. Well, I was right in the fact that I now know everything I need to. I'm just not happy with how it turned out.
All right, I'll flip this around and start with the positives.
1) The world of Eon is expanded on tremendously in this book. In fact, it feels like almost half the story is taken up with describing the culture and people who inhabit the land the author created.
2) All of my questions were answered.
And now the negatives.
1) The worldbuilding really detracts and distracts from the plot. Great if you love that kind of thing, which I do, but not good for the story itself.
2) The characters all apparently transformed into idiots between books. Puzzles that they can't wrap their minds around were solved by me within seconds of reading them. And these puzzles are the crux of the plot. Which quickly becomes uninteresting, since the reader already knows what's happening.
3) Eona, once a BA character, seems to have degenerated into a meek female whose only job is to advise the old emperor. And this from a female author. Shame.
4) The ending is highly disappointing. As in, I want to write my own alternate ending, I'm so dissatisfied.
I'd reccommend this book to anyone who read Eon, but only because it answers the questions left from the first book. Beyond that, I felt empty and a little let down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ser Reader on January 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I didn't write a review of the first book (Eon), but if I did I guess I would have given it 3 stars. The concept was great, but the story was a bit slow and Eon/Eona never fully realized her power until the end. But the story had potential, so I was hoping the sequel would take it to the next level. I expected Eona to become stronger, tapping into her power as the Mirror Dragoneye. I expected her to bond with her dragon and become a powerful force for the resistance. And above all, I definitely expected more action and suspense.

Unfortunately, that didn't happen. What happened in Eona is basically the opposite of the sequel I was hoping for. Eona spends the majority of the story weak and ineffectual. She can't connect with her Dragon. The only thing she learns early on is how to heal people (with devastating effect to her surroundings). When she heals someone, she finds out that she can control their will, which she uses on a fairly regular basis (hey, people make her mad sometimes okay?). She mopes around for a while feeling sorry for herself, lying every time she opens her mouth and in general deceiving everyone around her.

We also get an unlikely romance, further complicated by an even more unlikely love triangle. I just kept hoping this book would get better, but it never does. Honestly, the more I read, the more I disliked Eona. She is weak, indecisive, deceitful, and not to be mean, but she comes across as just kind of dumb.

This story had a lot of potential, but in the end, I was glad it was over. If you have the same expectations as I did, don't bother reading this book.
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