Also Known As: Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon (All the same book just published with different publishers)
Swordplay, dragon magic–and a hero with a desperate secret
Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye–an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.
But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a 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.
This was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. From the first page I was hooked. Great characters, great plot, and a great world for this story to grow.
While I loved most of this book I did find myself losing interest about a third of the way through. There was just a lot of nothing going on. But then it picked up and I couldn’t put the book down.
Eon(a) is a great character who tries to do her best, and sometimes it just isn’t good enough. It is nice when a book doesn’t go over the top with the main character not being able to do anything wrong. I like my books to have characters who mess up but learn and grown from their mistakes, like a real person. That makes a great book for me.
Overall I liked this book and I can’t wait to read the next one.