Eona (Eon, #2)



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  • Eona (Eon, #2)
  • Alison Goodman
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  • 25 May 2018

Eona (Eon, #2) 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 Selfstyled 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 Story Only Alison Goodman Can Create


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10 thoughts on “Eona (Eon, #2)

  1. says:

    Before you can decide whether this book is your cup of tea, the first thing you need to ask yourself is what you look for in a book, what makes something a good read for you For me, Eona ticked every single box It was complex, well written andthan just your typical fantasy it was about power, being a woman in a man s world, and what lengths it is right to go to in order to defend an empire, your loved ones, and yourself.So, do you like books with Fantastic worldbuildingSick of books th Before you can decide whether this book is your cup of tea, the first thing you need to ask yourself is what you look for in a book, what makes something a good read for you For me, Eona ticked every single box It was complex, well written andthan just your typical fantasy it was about power, being a woman in a man s world, and what lengths it is right to go to in order to defend an empire, your loved ones, and yourself.So, do you like books with Fantastic worldbuildingSick of books that plonk a few characters into some random society with a set of oppressive rules and no explanation Me too That s kind of why it s hard not to love this series from the beginning, with this colourful world that has been influenced by Chinese and Japanese culture and mythology but has also taken on a life of its own This carefully constructed world built on power of different kinds that of the imperial family and that of the Dragoneyes Goodman s land is steeped in power struggles, magic and secrets Who can you possibly trust in such a world Varied, exciting and flawed charactersThe flawed character is a particular literary love of mine Why Because no one is perfect Maybe a lot of us would like to be heroes in a perfect world but this is far from a perfect world and we all have our limits, our breaking points, and most of us can be seduced at times by a dark alternative to the straight and narrow path Eona is an excellent heroine who faces serious struggles with power and her ever changing character let s face it, who wouldn t be changed after what she s been through , is she Kygo s Dragoneye His Naiso His lover Eona is smart but the seduction of ultimate power occasionally leads her to make the wrong decisions, she is afterall only a flawed human being as we all are But beyond Eona are other great characters too Dela and Ryko, Kygo and Ido Ido was one great whopping surprise in this book, it s only a really good writer that can take you from seething hatred towards a character to pity to almost kinda liking him Ido is one charismatic bastard, full of amusing quips but always looking for ways to manipulate a situation to get what he wants Along with Eona, Ido was the other character I constantly looked out for, eager to see his progression and where he d end up.FantasyThere s dragons, my friend, dragons I never realised how cool they were until I read this It s so strange that just a year ago I thought I didn t like high fantasy you know, magical realms and whatnot and now this book is easily making it onto my favourites list My bad experiences with The Lord of the Rings made me think these kind of books weren t for me But this is such a vivid fantasy world that I couldn t help being sucked in It s the perfect blend of magic and real world problems stirred in with a little dragon drama to create a very exciting mix.RomanceYou like a little romance in between battles for the empire Of course you do Especially when the romance is complicated and both parties aren t exactly trustworthy Eona tries to determine Kygo s motivations and whether he is being honest with her, and she in turn holds information back from him in fear of what he could do with it It s a complicated relationship between two powerful people who are all too aware of each other s power And what about Ido Are his and Eona s destiniesinextricably linked than anyone could have foreseen This book all comes back to power, that between enemies, between friends, and between lovers Goodman shows how easily power can be abused and how just a touch of it can fuel much bigger and darker ambitions.Moral battlesI am not that well read in the fantasy genre but I m beginning to think that this is why I tend to prefer female writers of fantasy and sci fi too I don t want to drop authors of either gender into a box, it s not so black and white as that, but I do think from experience that there s just something a bithuman about the stories written by women, and the lack of this is probably the reason I felt so detached from The Lord of the Rings In fantasy and sci fi it s common to take the reader far away from the world and people they are used to, but in Goodman s land far far away the moral conflicts Eona faces are something very real and easily applicable in our world Ideas about power and war For example, if you have the power to kill ten people to save yourself and your friends, should you How about one hundred One thousand A quick readNope, there s no point even trying At a whopping 600 pages this isn t no casual read in an afternoon book But, unlike some books I ve read recently, I thought every page was necessary and it never felt too long In fact, I wanted .This is a BIG SPOILER and is meant as a discussion with people who have finished the book You have been warned view spoiler I just wanted to say that the only thing I would have liked to be done differently was Ido s ending Not that he shouldn t have died, I knew as soon as he made Eona feel conflicted about her feelings that the author would have to get rid of him so Eona could be with Kygo However, I liked the idea that even the lowest of the low could have a little redemption and I thought that was where Goodman was going when Ido chose to save Eona instead of freeing himself from his torture cell I loved that he did that, and whilst he was still a murderer and had gone too far for real forgiveness, I would ve liked his death to have remembered him as the guy who finally put someone else first Instead of the power hungry madman he became at the end Any thoughts hide spoiler

  2. says:

    As seen on The ReadventurerIf you liked Eon Dragoneye Reborn and your eyes didn t glaze over every time you read about Eona uniting with her dragon, easing into her mind sight, channeling her Hua and so forth, I don t see any reason for you to dislike this novel I really don t.I feel like every issue I had with the 1st book of this duology was successfully fixed or improved upon in this sequel.Eona, unlike its predecessor, has no info dumping Instead, it is a quest type adventure in which Eon As seen on The ReadventurerIf you liked Eon Dragoneye Reborn and your eyes didn t glaze over every time you read about Eona uniting with her dragon, easing into her mind sight, channeling her Hua and so forth, I don t see any reason for you to dislike this novel I really don t.I feel like every issue I had with the 1st book of this duology was successfully fixed or improved upon in this sequel.Eona, unlike its predecessor, has no info dumping Instead, it is a quest type adventure in which Eona attempts to save her home country and in the process learn to control her newly acquired immense power It is also a very personal story The time is no longer spent on extensive world building, but on Eona s exploration of her power as both a Dragoneye and a woman Of course, everything is messy With great power comes great responsibility how much violence is justified in war what is the rightful cause to use one s power against another person s will who can be trusted with limitless access to power and what can power do to a person who possesses it The romance story line is no less complicated romantic relationships are convoluted by mistrust, fear of deception, power imbalances, questions of morality, loyalty and honor Every decision Eona has to make is ambiguous and difficult and requiring serious sacrifices, just the way I like them.But the best part of the book for me was the fact that when I started it, I was sure it would simply be about saving the Empire of Celestial Dragons from Sethon, but it turned out to be muchthan that, sort of like in Shadowfever Note no other similarities So don t hold this comparison against me later on, ok I am thoroughly impressed by this intelligent, complex and thoughtful story Highly recommend it, unless, of course, you can t stand fantasy, dragons and heavy world building Night Owl Reviews

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    You have seen Lady Eona s power and resolve, he said harshly Be thankful that you have also witnessed her compassion and restraint I m sure I m not the only one who cheered after reading that.I gave up on Eon Dragoneye Reborn when I first attempted to read it because the beginning moved like molasses I just wanted some action already, geez Well, I got what I wanted in this book, a bit too much of it at times Eona was nonstop action from the first page This is not one of those series wh You have seen Lady Eona s power and resolve, he said harshly Be thankful that you have also witnessed her compassion and restraint I m sure I m not the only one who cheered after reading that.I gave up on Eon Dragoneye Reborn when I first attempted to read it because the beginning moved like molasses I just wanted some action already, geez Well, I got what I wanted in this book, a bit too much of it at times Eona was nonstop action from the first page This is not one of those series where you can plunge in with the second book and there will be some nice characters having a conversation about previous events and then BAM, you re all caught up within 3 pages and ready forNope The reader truly has to know what the heck went on in the first book or risk becoming hopelessly lost.After the events in the first book, Eona is on the run with the resistance Ryko is fatally injured, Dela is heartbroken, and Eona is feeling the sorrow of all the dragons as they mourn their dead Lord Ido tried and failed to rebel against Lord Sethon and is now being imprisoned and tortured somewhere The Pearl Emperor, Kygo, is on the run with his branch of the resistance, and they haven t a clue where he is Oh, and everyone is out searching for Lord Eon, who may or may not be a woman or possibly an eunuch, and Dela, who is a man, or a woman Yep It s a mess and a half.Eona is trying to decipher the mystery of the dragons with the help of Dela s translations she knows she has had two female dragoneye ancestors, Charra, and the traitor Kinra She is burdened with a mess of secrets that grow heavier as the book goes on Much of the book is about concealment Nobody really trusts anyone, and as a result, there s miscommunication and distrust even among the allies to the very end of the book.In contrast to the previous book, Eona had a lotcharacter involvement The previous book didn t really give us a glimpse of many personalities, since we were never really given a chance to get close to many of the characters In this book, from the first, we are forced into close quarters with many characters, and as such, personalities are made clearer A lot of characters made me pretty angry at how unreasonable they are, for example, those close to Eona, whom she healed They know her, she did it to save them They believe in her, otherwise they wouldn t be on her side, and yet they re upset because she has the power to compel them I don t know about you, but if I were forced to be maimed my entire life or given to compulsion for a few moments, I d choose the latter Ingrates.Ryko was so annoying to me in this book, but the relationship between him and Dela was so sweet, albeit frustrating at times They re of the I love you but I m no good for you school, but at least their love is straightforward, unlike the major players in this book.Eona frustrated me at times, but then again, I m a bloodthirsty little thing I personally am of the kill one to save many school Eona is not She is powerful, she has destructive powers as well as healing ones, and each has its disadvantages She is so reluctant to use her powers sometimes, and so distrusting of herself Again, I think this is the fault of me, the reader, and not inherent of the character Eona does need to learn to grow into herself and what she is comfortable with, after all.I felt the mystery involving Kinra was well done, though so, so very dragged out The clues were given in a believable manner, spaced out so that it doesn t seem like clue upon clue is forced upon us The concept of the diary is a good one the other book, the Black Folio and the accompanying Dillon frustrated me to no end How hard can it be to wrestle a stupid cursed book from a 12 year old boy Ugh I ve wrestled with my sister for a prized possession before It s not easy, but it s definitely doable especially with fingernails.The love triangle is very well done I couldn t decide who to root for, and I was torn between both men even as the book reaches its final pages Both men, Lord Ido, and the Emperor Kygo, are such complex and flawed characters They re both imperfect, they both love Eona in their own way, and they both seek power for different purposes, and I honestly could not tell whose heart truly loved Eona for who she is I liked Ido a lotin this book He seems to bein tune to Eona andunderstanding of Eona s needs, in contrast to Kygo, who is compelled to keep his nation and people foremost in his mind, despite what his heart might be telling him We are kept guessing throughout the novel I ve rarely been so torn between two characters I hated Lord Ido in the first book, but my feelings for him in this book changed 180 degrees.In summary action packed adventure, heroine who grows into herself, awesome love triangle, delicious bad boy, mystery that kept me guessing til the very end EPIC BOOK

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    I m not even done reading, and I already love this bookUpdate How do I even begin with this review sigh I guess it s time to bring my feelings out and spill the beans but I warn you, it will be a huge, jumbled up mess of emotion Okay, here we go I loved this book But I hated it at the same time At some parts, I would be cheering on the characters and at others, I would be rolling all over the place, screaming at the pages because I thought what was going on was crazy.I hate that I lo I m not even done reading, and I already love this bookUpdate How do I even begin with this review sigh I guess it s time to bring my feelings out and spill the beans but I warn you, it will be a huge, jumbled up mess of emotion Okay, here we go I loved this book But I hated it at the same time At some parts, I would be cheering on the characters and at others, I would be rolling all over the place, screaming at the pages because I thought what was going on was crazy.I hate that I loved this book so much, to be honest It kept me up at night, made me an emotional wreck and took me away from my real life which I loved, but now hate While reading, I was so captured in the story, that my life didn t seem to matter until I finished the book But now, that I finished the series, I don t know what to do with myself Silly, I know I keep thinking about the characters, and thinking about the story and what happened I actually just finished the book, and I feel the same feeling I felt after I read Mockingjay loss and emptiness I feel as if myHuawas drained out of my body and soul Eh Eh Get it Get it No Okay, moving on Basically, what I am trying to say is that I got way too attached, and now, it will take me a few days to recover from this emotional wreckage le sigh C est la vie.The characters What to say I loved all of them, and to be honest don t kill me, please I loved Lord Ido in this book In Eon, not so much because he was a total asshole, but throughout this whole story except the end, I will be getting to that later he was a sarcastic, funny character that I enjoyed reading about view spoiler All the times that he almost died, I found myself hoping that he would survive I was so wrong hide spoiler I just really liked him, okay On to the protagonist of the story, Eona She was pretty kick ass, but humanly flawed and vulnerable at the same time I admired that very much about her She is kind of a hard character to like, but once you pass that hard shell of hers, you seem to love her Well at least I did All of the secondary characters, I really cared about I loved Rilla from the beginning, and Chart too view spoiler But I am kind of upset that you don t really find out where they end up in the end after that huge ass showdown Same thing with Eona s mother, and Vida hide spoiler Kygo was a sexy beast and I just adored him view spoiler After finding out that Yuso was a traitor, I wanted to kill him Like no Why Yuso Why I get it You wanted to see your son, but. No Don t even get me started on Sethon Freaking asshole I thought his death scene was fantastic He deserved it completely I am being a bit too harsh aren t I Sorry about that hide spoiler The writing was fabulous I loved the deep description and detail the author gave to almost everything I loved it, and that was a huge part of what drew me in to continue reading, despite the fast paced plot and awesome characters I just felt like I was there, and I haven t read a book in the longest time that had the ability to do that I admire her for it.Now, I shall spill out all of the glorious spoilers for my fellow Eona readers to see view spoiler I loved the end of the book, it gave me a satisfied feeling after finishing, but I really hated how Ido died Sure, he would have probably died because of stabbing Kygo, but it was just undeserved, even for him Yeah, I know, I know He turned into the biggest douchebag possible at the end, but I just I don t know I didn t like how it happened, but I guess it was necessary.Kygo and Eona are so cute together I ship it I somehow knew that Kygo would be saved and that he and Eona would be together, but whatever hide spoiler Overall, I loved this book, even though I hated it down to the core of my being

  5. says:

    Three stars, but barely.It is hard for me to hide my disappointment after reading this second installment of the Eon Duology After so many reviews signing its praise, my expectations had soared high and I feel let down now I do love Alison Goodman s writing, her skill in creating atmosphere, making Eona a lush and sensual reading experience Nevertheless, especially the second half of the book was a let down character wise I am sad to say that I lost my respect and admiration for Eona Full o Three stars, but barely.It is hard for me to hide my disappointment after reading this second installment of the Eon Duology After so many reviews signing its praise, my expectations had soared high and I feel let down now I do love Alison Goodman s writing, her skill in creating atmosphere, making Eona a lush and sensual reading experience Nevertheless, especially the second half of the book was a let down character wise I am sad to say that I lost my respect and admiration for Eona Full of strength and courage as Eon, her union with her dragon and the power she has gained through it have made her weak and insecure The way she treats her loved ones, the way she meets everyone around her with mistrust and suspicion were not necessarily unrealistic traits for someone in her situation, but they made it almost impossible for me to feel with her The love triangle introduced did not make it any easier for me It is one of those cases where you just know it ll end badly, and it made me think even less of the heroine I have to admit, though, it is not necessarily only there for the sake of adding tension it really illustrates the heroine being torn not only between two men, but also between two paths she can take but one of the men is a total creep, and the other s intentions aren t clear either Additionally, the relationship developed a bit too fast All in all, I was just very surprised as the first book was romance free for a change , but the second one was so heavy on it Add all the trust and power issues it was kind of painful, partly in a good way, but mostly in a frustrating way I do like my portrayal of heroes realistic they should always be complex characters, with strengths and faults Here, I felt like everybody besides the main character was strong, but Eona herself failed to carry responsibility and power on her shoulders She does redeem herself later, and chooses the path I wished she would take, but in the end, I felt like she hadn t earned the ending she got.Still, I admire this story for its diversity, for the amazing side characters especially Dela and Ryko and for the atmospheric setting I would recommend giving the books a try despite my disappointment in this second volume, they are excellently written and the cast of characters is definitely unique in the fantasy genre7 Aussie YA Challenge 2011

  6. says:

    How often does the sequel outdo its predecessor Not often at all EPICALLY good, in a way that kept me up late at night.Review to come.

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    RTC

  8. says:

    Men were always quick to believe in the madness of womenEona, the second and last instalment of Alison Goodman s duology very much exceeded my already high expectations The ending left me shocked and breathless, sad but with a smile on my face. If you loved her first novel Eon, you must read this book as well, because it s even betterYou have seen Lady Eona s power and resolve, he said harshly Be thankful that you have also witnessed her compassion and restraintAlison Goodman hasMen were always quick to believe in the madness of womenEona, the second and last instalment of Alison Goodman s duology very much exceeded my already high expectations The ending left me shocked and breathless, sad but with a smile on my face. If you loved her first novel Eon, you must read this book as well, because it s even betterYou have seen Lady Eona s power and resolve, he said harshly Be thankful that you have also witnessed her compassion and restraintAlison Goodman has one of the most amazing writing styles I have encountered, it s beautiful and descriptive, but not too flowery or tedious.This instaltment hasromance then the first book, but it wasn t at all overwhelming or romance driven story It s very much plot driven duology There s even a very subtle touch of love triangle, but not to fear, it s almost nonexistent, very well done and complex This, very subtle, triangle has a lot of distrust, politics and scheming between them, which makes the storyline eveninteresting And there s also beautifully done side romance between Lady Dela Alias the best character from this duology and RykoWatching my father plan and strategize for the resistance has taught me about trust She leaned forward Personal trust is very different from political trust, my lady The first thrives on faith The second requires proof, whether it be upfront or covert Awkwardly, she patted my hand His Majesty has always been a powerful man Perhaps he has never had to distinguish between the twoThe world author created is simply epic Phenomenal Full of magic and colorful descriptions, not just the world, but the story itself is so very much alive Every building, every created landscape, almost flew from the pages to me.Goodman s Chinese dragons almost breathed magic, the whole magical and mythological aspect of these books was very enchanting In fact, the best aspect of this book I was absorbed into this beautifully dark storyToo many doubts grow in the cracks of silence and separationEona is story about power, greed, politics, destruction, war, sacrifices, death, magic and life itself And so muchI don t know what else to say, that will make you read this beautiful duology Maybe onething Magical Chinese Dragons and beautifully done Asian inspired culture You re already hooked Aren t you Then let s give it a tryHistory does not care about the suffering of the individual Only the outcome of their struggles

  9. says:

    I mean, if you thought a girl with dragons was cool So now everybody knows Eon is Eona, and now she can kick ass And there isKygo THIS IS A MUST READ NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR YOU WONT REGRET READING THIS BOOK

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    I was so hopeful and the beginning was such a teaseA wise man once wrote In war, truth is the first casualityBrillant, intriguing, foreshadowing I was pumped, i was so ready for a dragon novel with wizards, war, emperors, and some kicking some sexist warlord ass Except that no one really knew what was happening at any point or time Eona wasn t included on any major decisions within the war despite being the chief adivsor So she kept finding out stuff last minute and try to take actio I was so hopeful and the beginning was such a teaseA wise man once wrote In war, truth is the first casualityBrillant, intriguing, foreshadowing I was pumped, i was so ready for a dragon novel with wizards, war, emperors, and some kicking some sexist warlord ass Except that no one really knew what was happening at any point or time Eona wasn t included on any major decisions within the war despite being the chief adivsor So she kept finding out stuff last minute and try to take action and would end up ruining everythingI know His head tilted a smile quickly suppressed Of course, you have already punched me in the throat and tried to stab me with a sword, but I know you would never hurt meThis character made me so sad i swear to god Events just happened to her She rarely had an active role or really try to but kept complaining that no one took her seriously Seriously there was a grand total of TWO training scenes AND THEY WERE BOTH FULL OF TEEN ANGST I LITERALLY GAGGED ON IT A bunch of lame shit would happen but then these small little moments continued to tempt and tease me this entire novel Small glimpses of sassy teasing, interesting side characters, and i swear to god i really wanted to like this book i swear i triedFour days with a mother I had not seen for ten years, two powerful men who hated each other, and friends who did not trust meThat sounds pretty damn intriguing doesn t it Except she spends the entire time in her cabin, worried about Ido the prisoner She then tries to save the boat by making out with Ido in her bedright.There was even a creative plot twist about the very foundation of the whole goddamn country view spoilerThe dragons were enslaved There was no bargain between man and beast We had stolen their egghide spoiler So then we have some half ass battle and then and then and then The book ends Good luck sorting out your entire fucking empire because everything was a lie and now everyone is dead

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