Review of Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye, her country’s savior — but she has an even more dangerous secret.

She cannot control her power.

Each time she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon, she becomes a conduit for the ten spirit dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered by Lord Ido. Their anguish floods through her, twisting her ability into a force that destroys the land and its people.

And another force of destruction is on her trail.

Along with Ryko and Lady Dela, Eona is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. Sethon has declared himself Emperor. In order to stop him, the renegades must find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power if he is to wrest back his throne.

 

I read Eon two years ago, loved it, and have been waiting for the sequel ever since. The first book was kick-ass, the covers are kick-ass and the second novel is as equally kick-ass. I don’t think you have lived until you have read these books.

Eona picks up right where the first book left off. I really like that because nothing has happened between the two books. Honestly, Eona’s story could be one huge never-ending book if Goodman wanted it to be. With the sequel I felt as if I was still feeling everything through Eona. A lot of authors tend to change their character’s voice slightly in sequels and I love how Goodman doesn’t.

The relationship development in this novel is phenomenal. Bad guys go good and vice versa. Eona trusts, distrusts, crushes, and argues with many of her friends/acquaintances. This book may be a work of fiction but the interactions and actions of the characters are very realistic. The non-stop action kept my heart pounding. Six hundred-something pages is a lot to get through but Goodman keeps the suspense going.

My favorite part of Eona is the romance intricately woven through the plot. The first book is very strong without but I’m glad Goodman put it in. Eona is stuck in a love triangle unlike any I’ve seen before. You are probably thinking “Great, another love triangle”. Honestly, you will be surprised. I surely didn’t know what I was getting into before I started the book.

Anyone who loves non-stop action, strong female protagonists and a unique plot should definitely pick up Eon. If you’ve read Eon you better pick up the sequel now!

Rating: 5 / 5

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