Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye Review

Two swords, angled for slicing, came whirring towards my chest. My block was simple: a step of the back leg, a shift of weight, my right sword joining the left in front of me, cutting side slanted down. His blades hit mine. The impact resonated through my arm bones.
Does young Eon have the power to become a Dragoneye? His ruthlessly ambitious master believe he does. Now the years of gruelling training will be put to the test: it’s time for the terrifying Rat-Dragon to choose his next apprentice.
In a spectacular sequence of events, Eon is catapulted into the opulent but treacherous world of the imperial court. But Eon is playing a dangerous game: he is in fact Eona, a young woman whose true identity must remain hidden, for discovery would mean instant death.
Inspired by the rich myths and traditions of Ancient China, shimmering with energy dragons and fraught with tension, this is a fast-paced, exhilarating page-turner.

Finally...a good fantasy book. I really missed them. Firstly, something you need to know it's i'm crazy for dragons. So the odds to not like the book were almost none. But you never know of course.

So here i am with Eon at my hands. I was pretty hyped about the book. I fall in love with the story from the summary only. The whole thing, was placed in a world like ancient China. It doesn't exist but you can see similarities, like the places or how they dressed. It's a pretty exotic place and you are getting a perfect idea of the world. Sometimes the details are much in a way that they go on for a page or so, but still the world it's so interesting that's not really tiring. The book is pretty big but it goes so fast that you don't really notice it.There are so many things going on! I didn't expect that much. I was thinking it would be more of Eon's training. I finished it really quickly and i was like "wtf? i need more!".

The book is full action, magic, fights, power. Everything that makes a fantasy book look good. That i noticed is that there is no romance in it but my girly nose can smell it appear in the next book. Not that i have problem! Didn't really care. I was so anxious about how the story will go on, in the whole book that i didn't even had time to think about other things or if it could be better (believe it doesn't need something more though). Important fact! It is NOT predictable. It's has some really surprising moments that you didn't even thought that will happen. That means a lot for me. Especially since the last "dragon" related book i had in my hands was Eragon's series which are so freaking annoying predictable. Another good thing is that the various characters who appear, which are many, presented when they have to and you are not getting confused or forgetting anyone in the way.

As for Eon is me. Seriously, if i was in that world i would be like her. She has the same ideas, thoughts and reactions like i would have so you can guess i was really one with the book. She was sympathetic, afraid, funny, shy...And still at the end of the book, she is nervous on what we will happen next. I believe she is one of the best fantasy characters i have read. She might be the chosen one, but she is not getting the perfect thing in just a month or so who everyone believes in. There are doubts for her even at the end of the book. Just because she stays human, as she was before the change. Making her real as a character.

Right now, i can't wait for Eona! The second and final book of the series. I think i will go re-read the book once more. Already miss it.

Oh! Something that i found pretty weird is that the book has different titles and covers in every place which was released. At first i didn't know what i had to buy. Lol...At last i got the one with the title "The Two Pearls Of Wisdom".


  1. Thanks for the review! I do love a fantasy book that's well-written.

  2. Then you should add this one to your TBR list!


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