Book Review: Eona (ARC)

Eona (ARC)
Eon #2
Author: Alison Goodman
Pages: 656 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: April 19th 2011
Review Source: Penguin Young Readers Group
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from Penguin site) 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 self styled "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.

This is the 2nd part of a fantasy mystic Asian saga that started 2 years ago with Eon, but could be read as a standalone. It contains enough references to keep you up to par, but worth your time to read both parts of the story.

An adventure packed with action, romance, mystery and folklore geared to the teenagers but fascinating as well for the adults, It reminds me of Avatar.

The story is full of interesting characters that weave the story in a magical way. The main heroine, a girl that lived most of her childhood disguised as a boy, can now be herself and more, a Dragoneye, a first after hundreds of years. We embark in a journey full of magic and are transported to a world where magic lore and dragons rule. She discovers that her legacy is to bring balance and restore peace to the land, the problem is that in order to achieve this, she has to fight against her own ethical convictions and personal demons and make conflicting decisions that affect the people that surrounds her. The conclusion of this saga turns out very satisfying and full of surprises.

Highly recommended to those that like to immerse themselves in the fantastic world of mystical stories, and don’t mind reading a lot.


  1. I've only heard great things about this book! Have you read the first book?

    I've never heard of it, so maybe if I like Eona, I'll try the first! :)


  2. We have not read the 1st book. This copy was provided by publisher and can be read out of order.

    You might want to start with the 1st one if you like.

  3. I haven't read this book yet but so love reading the Twilight series books :) I am such a huge book worm that sometimes I read two books at one time!


  4. I'm hoping to buy it this week =D
    I loved Eon I've been waiting for Eona to come out so happy it finally here lol


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