Violent China-influenced fantasy led by strong girl hero. Read Common Sense Media’s Eon: Dragoneye Reborn review, age rating, and parents guide. The Dragons are elemental beings that are able to manipulate Hua- the natural energy that exists in all things. Each dragon is aligned with one of the heavenly. Eon, a twelve-year-old boy, has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy.

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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Sounds ridiculous, I know. It’s pretty frustrating to know all the answers and to want to shake them into the character.

It’s strange reading a book based on the Far East where the characters have Western sounding names. You haven’t read about EONA Our ratings are based on child development best practices.

I thought it was also revealed in victory. Not only this, but she adds a very diverse cast, two being particularly fascinating protagonists, one a transgender, the other a eunuch.

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Right up to the end I was clutching my chest like some kind of heart patient in desperate need of a quadruple bypass. When she scolds Eon for deceiving everyone, it is so satisfying yet another balm for my earlier frustrations.

My main issue with this book is this: I found it fascinating that the author chose to write a book focusing on a world where power is forbidden to women, and my favorite character was the indelible Lady Dela, Eona’s “contraire” mentor who is a man living as a woman Dragoneye Reborn is very mythology-oriented and prone to frequent info-dumping especially in the beginning.


To be chosen is a great rfborn one generally reserved only for males.

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I will admit that I took shameless advantage of all of these privileges, and I miss them quite a lot although I do NOT miss retail. There are several points in the story where the answers to the Eona’s questions are so painfully obvious that you just have to put the book down and silently curse her naivete.

It was like when Po became the Dragon Warrior, but anyways: It has a magic system inspired by feng shui and Chinese astrology, with a blend of Asian cultures that was beautifully developed. They probably look something like this right now! Preview — Eon dfagoneye Alison Goodman. Why must you frustrate me so? It is said they bring corruption to the art and do not have the physical strength or depth of character needed to commune with an energy dragon.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I come across The Two Pearls of Wisdom, and while I’m randomly flipping pages, a name leaps out and stabs me in the eye.

It was okay, and I might get around to reading the second half. Eon even takes drugs to supress the female ‘moon’ energy and enhance the male ‘sun’ energy. Goodman’s novel is a fascinating, complex and entertaining dragineye that will keep the pages turning.

Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Eon’s whole way of life is cloaked in secrecy and danger, however, because Eon is actually Eona–a girl forced by necessity to live her life as a boy. If eragoneye is selected, he will commune and share power with one of the twelve Dragons, which are energy based creatures If you, like me, have always wished that Tamora Pierce and Anne McCaffrey would finally admit their deep, abiding love for one another; make it official with a short ceremony in Massachusetts; then decide to start a family by adopting a fierce Asian baby, then I think you will fall in love with this book.


Sometimes, one just find oneself in the midst of a reading drought.

The details of magic and how it dragoneeye used was very fascinating. For me, the book’s greatest strength is its depiction of gender and the roles that women play in a parochial society. Overall, I loved the fresh setting and I would definitely recommend this to fantasy fans.

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One high point of the audio version which, overall, left a lot to be desired. December 26, Publisher’s recommended age s: Maybe because I’ve read the same or a similar trope in many other YA Fantasy books, maybe because it was simply obvious. The suspense made me breathless and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I can not help but to sit back and admire the amount of research Alison Goodman had done to describe Eona’s world.