But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a 16-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a 12-year-old boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye.
Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured. When Eon's secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic...and her life.
©2008 Alison Goodman; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
And save yourself a lot of frustration. The book overall has a lot of potential. However, it's so long I skipped chapters (and it was still too long) and the plot was so obvious you wanted to slap the characters! Also, do NOT let children listen; older teens would be ok. Doubt if I read the sequel as I already know how things will end up.
This book started off terrific but about 2/3 of the way down it stalled. I agree with some of the other reviewers who said that it felt like the author was trying to stretch the story out in order to write a sequel. I wish she had just gone for the one book and the tighter story but it was good. The narrator was good also.
Awesome topic and very much researched. But not well storied. I stuck it out to the end, but it's hard when you can see everything coming, but it takes forever to get there and often never does. Nancy Wu made it bearable.
I average three books a week, but as I cannot afford to purchase that many books I frequently re-read those I already have. If you are here looking for reviews, I typically only review those books I feel particularly strongly about or have some insight that hasn't yet been posted in a review.
The main character of this book is so frustratingly stupid I occasionally found myself yelling at her. Nearly everything bad that happens is her own fault, and most of it is blatantly obvious.
The idea and setting of the book are good, but the character is sooo stupid. I know this is supposed to be a kids book, but if I were a kid I would be insulted, especially since this is obviously intended for older kids (seeing as how it deals with subjects like harems, rape, murder of children, etc - nothing graphic but all there).
I hate being too hard on this book as the author obviously put quite a bit of time and effort into it. The reader is decent, and the language good (Though I wish they were called something other than "Energy Dragons" as that sounds really silly in the context of the book, but thankfully the overuse of this phrase is mostly only in the first and second chapters, after that they are just called dragons most of the time).
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