Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Eona Review

Eona (Eon #2)
By Alison Goodman
YA Fantasy

Goodreads Summary:
           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...
Taylor’s Review:
         Eona picks up almost days after Eon. Eona has completely embraced her feminine side, but she
struggles with the awkwardness of being a girl. She is finally able to connect with her dragon, but it’s too dangerous to do so. Thanks to Lord Ido killing off all the dragoneyes, every time Eona tries to connect with her dragon they are attacked by the desperate and grieving dragons left behind. She will have to solve this problem along with many seemingly impossible tasks.
         An entire empire rests on her shoulders. She will need to wage a war while not going against her moral code while waging a war with her heart. A complex love triangle crops up in her life that could not be any more intense. She must choose between the emperor, who has been dethroned and is fighting back and Ido, the one who single handedly destroyed an empire for a taste of power. The entire empire rests in her decision on who she will trust her heart to.  Will she give up her power to save the dragons and the emperor’s throne? Or will she seize the power of the dragons for her and Ido and rule the Empire herself? 
           Eona makes a lot of terrible choices in this sequel. Several times I was forced to put the book
down and walk away before I reached into the pages and throttled our heroine. Yes, she was that
infuriating. And the ending left a lot of things unanswered for myself and from what I have heard, other readers. I do like how the author, Alison Goodman, isn’t afraid to kill off a few characters to show a little humanity in our power hungry bunch.
           Once again, the story is very well written with vivid scenes and ingenious sub plots. Plus, there is some back story on a few characters and we meet people whom we didn’t think we would ever get to know.  A good read, I just wish this was a trilogy, HINT! HINT! Alison Goodman, we are looking at you!

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