Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman | Book Review #325

Trigger Warning: Attempted Sexual Assault

Sixteen-year-old Eon has a dream, and a mission. For years, he’s been studying sword-work and magic, toward one end. 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.

2986865But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. 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.

I had been wanting to read Eon: Dragoneye Reborn for quite a while. I even requested it from the library with no luck—-the book has been lost. And then for a while I forgot about Eon. When Eon resurfaced somehow –the brain and internet are very interesting things– I put Eon’s story on the back burner. I wanted to read it, but I wasn’t sure as to how I would get around to doing so. Thankfully I finally caved and bought Eon as an e-book off of Amazon.

One thing that I like right off the bat is that this book has DRAGONS!!! I also love what Eon/a was able to do by the end of this book.

What I liked about the novel was that the pace of the book is very fast. It’s something to admire since the book in physical form is a little on the intimidating side. Thankfully I found the story to be interesting! I don’t know about other people who’ve read this book, but for me, this story being interesting is a good thing. There weren’t any parts that felt like they were dragged out. If anything, there may have been a few scenes where the story was too quick.

The plot line is very interesting, and while I thought that Eon would be a boring story –I mean, the synopsis doesn’t help the book at all– I’m glad that the story had hidden elements that the synopsis doesn’t give away.

What I didn’t like about Eon was that there were multiple trials that Eon had to go through. There were a lot trials. So. Many. I havne’t been on a roller coaster for a few years, and I don’t need to, since Eon was already a good enough of a roller coaster; with all of those ups and downs.

Another thing that I had a problem with was one of the characters. I was repulsed by one of the characters. I’ve actually completely forgotten this character’s name, but I honestly hate his character. And, spoiler alert, I reallllyyyy don’t like his “redemption.” Or whatever that was by the end of the novel.

One last thing that I honestly didn’t like about this novel was the blatant sexism and homophobic and transphobic remarks made towards some of the characters. Given the time frame of when the story takes place though, I’m not surprised.

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