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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This book also falls into that somewhat narrow category of YA fantasy suitable for older readers that doesn’t have a romantic sub-plot. Award Honor List Fantasy Books for Kids. Eleven mighty Lords with their apprentices and the villian got rid of them quite easily.

The result is indeed fascinating and we follow Eon, a sixteen-year old girl masquerading as a boy, with the hope of becoming a Dragoneye apprentice, role forbidden to women. It is not until the very end that Eon begins to accept responsibility for his decisions and moves up from pawn to queen. I started this book hot off the tail of Seraphinanot even realizing until I started w Aaaaahhhh, this was good If he 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.

You knew it was coming.

It’s pretty frustrating to know all the answers and to want to shake them into the character. Cultivating Chaos, Book 1. The trope of disguising oneself is not a new one but the author weaves this throughout the plot on all levels.

View all 3 comments. Larger graph if you can’t read it: Imagine everyone’s surprise when the rarest of all dragons chooses him!!! I didn’t really watch soap operas only when I was very sick and could do nothing more than lie in bed and watch daytime tvbut I and apparently rebotn others found this plot device revolting.


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It has a magic system inspired by feng shui and Chinese astrology, with a blend of Asian cultures that was beautifully developed. There was a thankfully short-lived drgoneye in soap operas during the 70’s where a bad boy would rape a good girl, then somehow decide that he loved the good girl and would try to woo her into loving him back, which she eventually did.

Add your rating See all 7 kid reviews. The ending to this first book is intense and exciting, and made me want to pick up the conclusion to the duology fairly soon.

Vivid, colourful and highly imaginative. I loved the battle scenes. How refreshing it is to be completely surprised by a story, to not be able to predict where the plot will take me next, to not be bombarded with insta-love and cringy romance. 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. Dragonyee are wrong when you say there is no power in being a woman. She is dfagoneye kind of heroine that you really want to succeed and it matters a great deal what happens to her dragpneye where this story takes her.

Dela continues decoding the red folio, which is written in Women’s Script, for Eona’s dragon’s name. More By and About This Author.

I found the character building somewhat lacking.

Right, so, this is a fantasy about a girl posing as a boy in not! I wonder what the moral of Goodman’s story will be as the series progresses? She lives in an Asian culture were women can never hope to strive for the same position as a man: The Dragons are elemental beings that are able to manipulate Hua- the natural energy that exists in all things.

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman

A power she has no idea rebofn to manifest. Also, one major character is a eunuch and another is a transsexual, both of which are accepted in the fantasy culture of this story, as are the rigidly maintained gender roles. It’s clearly a world based on the Far Eastern cultures, particularly China, Korea, and Japan, but I do get thrown off by the nomenclature.


Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll be selected as apprentice to a Dragoneye. Living with pain and harsh discipline from sword masters. Goodman’s characters hold built-in appeal for fans of Tamora Pierce particularly of her Song of the Lioness Quartetbut they go further than Pierce’s in staking out their sexuality; the author’s plotting is elaborate, smart and capable of taking the audience by surprise.

Based on 7 reviews. I was terribly hooked to this eragoneye. See all reviews.

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Families can talk about European- and Asian-influenced fantasy. It’s just irritating to the reader when the main character keeps on making obvious mistakes. Normally I’d read something different because I genre- and series-hop constantly, but Galla and CJ wanted to read this one together so I obliged though I forged ahead a bit on my own I come across The Two Pearls draagoneye Wisdom, and while I’m randomly flipping pages, a name leaps out and stabs me in the eye.

I also wish that the book could have delved into the mystery of why the Mirror Dragon was missing for years and what happened to the last Dragoneye. Therefore, I had feborn doubts when confronted with this book. Does that make it different or easier to handle? I particularly liked the whole concept of dragons that are essentially bodiless energies rather that fire-spitting reptiles. There is a trans character who is treated as a normal human being, which I appreciated.

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But Eon has a secret:

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