[Review #77] Eon by Alison Goodman

Eon by Alison Goodman Cover - Review Title: Eon
Also known as: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, The Two Pearls of Wisdom
Series: Eon
Book one
Author: Alison Goodman
Genre: Fantasy
Young Adult
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Eon 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 dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death.

After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon’s affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido.


Eon is a great fantasy read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I was taken along for the ride and drawn in to Eon’s world. 

The Dragon’s and Dragoneyes were so fascinating, I found this entire world interesting. The way the world was written kept making me forget that this didn’t actually happen in ancient Japan, that this wasn’t real. This is a Japanese fantasy done right, the culture didn’t feel forced, Japanese words weren’t thrown in haphazardly and it made sense and clicked. Everything felt natural.

I had a lot of fun reading this book, watching Eon learn to be a lord, watching her grow and come to terms with the fact that she is Eona. The only thing is I really wanted to enjoy this more, but I just didn’t. I felt like I could have really, really loved this story but there was something missing from making me feel that.

Regardless I am very excited to read the sequel, I am dying to see what happens next to Eon and to the world.

Eon is a fun, entertaining fantasy that has you turning the pages and wanting to know more.

Similar: Bitterblue, Shadow and Bone, Grave Mercy

Miss J


8 thoughts on “[Review #77] Eon by Alison Goodman

    • It’s definitely an interesting fantasy! I liked it because Eon was trying to keep it a secret she was in fact a girl, but I also liked it because of the culture and the world.

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