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Eona: The Last Dragoneye | [Alison Goodman]

Eona: The Last Dragoneye

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.
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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.

Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama, thrilling fight scenes, sizzling tension — and many surprises — brings to a close an epic story.

©2008 Alison Goodman (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Brett Mechanicsville, VA, United States 05-15-11
    Brett Mechanicsville, VA, United States 05-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Really good."

    I enjoyed both of these books and thought the twists and turns throughout kept me guessing and hoping. Worth the listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    melrailey Georgia, United States 02-10-13
    melrailey Georgia, United States 02-10-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Fast-Paced, Trilling Fantasy"

    Alright, so I loved Eona. It had been a while since I'd read Eon but it didn't take long for me to get back into the story and remember who was who and what was going on. I was completely sucked into the triangle between Eona, Kygo and Ido. I felt Eona's confusion over what she should do but this was also the one thing that I disliked. To me, Eona was always so undecided and I just wished she'd hurry up and make up her mind. But, the awesomeness of the story overrode that problem. It's a completely unique fantasy set in a different land. The magic is awe-inspiring and the characters are all terrific and well-developed. I mean, I was even feeling the bad guy (Ido not Sethon).

    Nancy Wu does a wonderful job narrating this story. It's a long listen but I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-26-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Gotta get this one!"

    Great story, well developed characters and well acted - only thing wrong with it is it is way too short.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne-Marie Newport News, VA, United States 11-20-11
    Anne-Marie Newport News, VA, United States 11-20-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Concept Falls Flat"

    Eona the sequel and conclusion to Eon was a great idea that in the end underwhelmed. In Eon we met Eona the last Mirror Dragoneye, a crippled girl posing as boy. On the run after the fall of the emperor by he's brothers coup along with Lord Ido, she must find a way to restore the rightful monarchy and save the dragons.

    Eona is like a reflection of the first book as she is wanted as a boy so she is hiding as a girl. Unfortunately regardless of gender Eona keeps getting in her own way. In Eon she was frustratingly slow or maybe it was just how apparent the storyline was, but she displays cleverness at the speed of molasses. It seems Eona learned nothing from the first book since her fears and lack of communication was the root of most of her problems. I was really disappointed at the lack fighting in these books it seemed like a good setting for a strong female warrior, but wasn't. I found all the supporting characters way more interesting and likable than the lead.

    I love the idea of this series. The set up was great. The world, asian lore, and influences are refreshing in the stacks of vampires, witches, and shifters. But with all the time and effort put into creating the Eona world, the heroine got left behind. The storyline was interesting but really what good is the plot or an intricately written world if your main character is annoying and ruining everything. What a waste.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Maysville, NC, United States 02-16-13
    Jill Maysville, NC, United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Surprisingly disappointing!!!"
    What disappointed you about Eona?

    This book was nothing like book one which set up a great beginning to an intriguing story.


    What was most disappointing about Alison Goodman’s story?

    The whole focus of this story seemed to be the passionate love blossoming between Eona and the Emperor. If I wanted to read a romance novel, I would have purchased one.


    What about Nancy Wu’s performance did you like?

    She is a wonderful narrator and would shine with a better novel more suited to her obvious talent.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eona?

    Everything that had to do with Eona and the emperors sexual desires.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are going to write a follow-on novel in a series, make sure you maintain a fluid flow with the story line. This novel barely touched on the Dragon-eye persona and focused more on the romance and desire of two characters and threw in the repulsive desires of a villan for good measure. I will not purchase another book from this author.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    areader Columbus, Ohio, United States 05-15-14
    areader Columbus, Ohio, United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2006

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    "Eona Book 1"

    I enjoyed this series and wish there were more books about Eona. The narrator is very good!

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    Mark Faine HUNTSVILLE, AL, US 07-04-13
    Mark Faine HUNTSVILLE, AL, US 07-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Ruined by Romance"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I liked the concept of this book and it was refreshing to get away from the usual supernatural mythology and dystopian future settings and into the world of Chinese mythology. I'm really reviewing both books because if you've read both the problem is far more obvious and I think it is best to write reviews on all books in a series, if you've read them all.

    There seems to be a disturbing pattern in the fantasy genre, maybe especially for YA Fantasy. That is, the bait and switch - the first book is usually good enough to hook you and then before you know it the entire thing has devolved into a romance novel. I'll say it one more time for all the authors out there. If you want to write a romance novel then write one, and clearly mark it as such, and categorize it in Romance, not Fantasy.

    To be clear, I'm not saying there can be no romantic elements at all, there should be, however, in nearly every case the fantasy aspects of the book are merely pretense for what is clearly intended to be a romance novel at its core. I expect balance, a little romance, mostly intimated and slow-walked through the entire series, that would nice, forsaking the main story line, not so nice.

    I find it hard to find anything good to listen to anymore so I guess overall it filled the silence, which would make it time well spent, though it could have been so much more.


    If you’ve listened to books by Alison Goodman before, how does this one compare?

    Only the first book, which was vastly superior in every way.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't like the way she virtually yelled the word "Chapter" at the beginning of each chapter, kind of off putting. She also mispronounced a few words, the only one I can recall is dour, though I believe there were others.


    Did Eona inspire you to do anything?

    Be more vigilant in my attempts to avoid Romance novels in disguise as Fantasy. Maybe stop reading anything beyond the first book in a series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Vacaville, CA, United States 10-12-11
    Danielle Vacaville, CA, United States 10-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "I liked it alot"

    The story was a very nice listen on my commute to and from school and work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenya LAFAYETTE, IN, United States 09-11-11
    Kenya LAFAYETTE, IN, United States 09-11-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Good but not great"

    Love love love the first story but the sequel was a little poopy. One kiss and the main character compared everything to that kiss through the hole story. i'm all about having a love story but this got a little annoying. For a character that spent 5 years pretending to be a boy she slipped into the female role awful easy. You would think she would understand the male mind better than this

    But if you can get past the fixation the main underline story was good. But with the way it ended I'm hoping that there will be a prequel of some sort, it ended a little abruptly. Its such a good story that I really wanted some things to be elaborated more.

    the reader rocks!!! Nothing more to say than that

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne mcgregor, TX, United States 02-13-13
    Anne mcgregor, TX, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "not worth the time"
    What would have made Eona better?

    Was disappointed over all...to Asian for me...to much spiritual stuff and not enough action...even the action was spiritual:(


    Would you ever listen to anything by Alison Goodman again?

    Maybe


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less Asian and more main stream...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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