Sunday, April 3, 2011

Eona Review


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.

What I Liked
Eona: In Eon she was a girl pretending to be boy and succeeding very well at the lie. In book 2 Eona, she is the female Dragoneye a woman with status and re-learning how to act like a woman. She went from having nothing to having everything, status and power and she isn't succeeding very well at balancing who she is with who she needs to be. She now has lots of power that she doesn't know how to control and needing help from the traitor to help her control and learn her powers. She has to make decisions based on what needs to be done no matter who it may hurt. I feel sorrow for Eona and the rough choices she has to make and that she slowly starts to loose people's trust and friendship. I admire Eona's character as the young woman she is, trying to make a place for herself in a very dominate male world.
Book 2 is a Step Up
I really liked book 1, but book 2 have even more in it. There was always something going on in the story and never a slow or dull moment, the story was fasted paced and intriguing throughout. As the story progresses the red folio's secrets are being deciphered and what that means for Eona is rough. Why I like the second book more though was the love triangle, I won't say with whom, but it definitely adds a little extra drama and excitement into the storyline.
I was very happy with how everything ended and came to a conclusion, no loose ends were left unexplained. Yes a few characters were lost and I was very sad to seem them go, but with a book about war and fighting you are going to loose a few characters.

What I Didn't Like
My only issue was when a major fight or at a point where they only have so much time till they get attacked was the extended dialog between the characters seemed to be implausible for the time restraint they were in.  It happened a few times where I was thinking, "Ok, this talking needs to stop you have arrows flying and swords clashing and he is bleed with an arrow stuck in his back, get moving!!"

Yes, you have to read these books, they are great action, adventure and little romance in this book. Also this is only a 2 book series, so you don't have to wait years to find out what happens to the characters

Eona will be released April 19, 2011
Mark you calendars and pre-order the book
See my Review of Eon book 1 in the series


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