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.
Alison Goodman was born in Australia, and after a bit of wandering, now lives in her beloved hometown of Melbourne. She was the 1999 D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a master of arts, and teaches creative writing at the postgraduate level.
I know I know everyone loves this book please don't kill me!!!
I tried so hard. I was so excited to read this. I even had picked them up book 1 and 2 in hardback!! Even though I already had them in paperback! I was going to fall in love with the story of Eon/Eona and it was going to be magical!!!
But what I found within the first 50 pages was that I was getting ready to fall asleep. This story is slow and boring. I really wished it would have picked up early on because then I'm sure it would have been amazing. So this one just didn't work for me.
No excuse me while I go cry!
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