Book Review: Eon
In the Empire of the Celestial Dragons, a twelve-year-old boy named Eon has been studying magic and sword-play in order to be chosen as a Dragoneye, an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. However, Eon is actually a sixteen year-old girl named Eona. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; the penalty is death. When Eona’s secret is danger of being revealed, she is plunged into a struggle for the Imperial throne.
One of the good things about this book is its refreshing setting. While most of today’s popular fantasy is inspired by Europe, Eon’s world is inspired by China and Japan. This makes the story authentic and gives readers something new to experience.
Another good thing about this book is its protagonist Eona. A reluctant heroine that is armed with magic and the way of the sword, she is reminiscent of the protagonists of fantasy author Tamora Pierce. Something that sets Eona apart from most heroines is that she is crippled in one leg. While this causes her to be looked down at by others, she displays a resilient and compassionate spirit despite the odds.
Fast paced and daring, Eon is a fantastic start to the Eon/Eona duology.
STAY TUNED FOR THE REVIEW OF EONA… COMING SOON.