Review: Eona (Eon #2) by Alison Goodman

Eona: Return of the DragoneyeEon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the self-styled “Emperor” Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power—and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans....

In my review for Eon, I noted that the book was lacking romance. This is totally fixed in this book, there was so much romantic and quite a bit of sexual tension in this book that totally made up for the lack of in Eon. That is the first thing that I will point out. The issue was that, while there was a clear winner (we all knew who she was going to) there is a pre choosetty ermmm.... messed up relationship with a character that I shall not name but shall point out my utter disdain for.

My love of Eon stemmed from the fantastic world building and character development. In Eona the world has already been developed so most of the book revolves around the action and Eona's journey to defeat Sethon. You may think this would annoy me, I mean, I'm a total sucker for gorgeous settings, but no, the journey was so interesting and the pacing was amazing, especially near the end. There is just as much character development in this book, we see Eona face a difficult battle and face moral and romantic issues. We see the dynamics of her relationships and friendships change so dramatically and it really creates a fantastic story.

I loved seeing a flawed heroine. In Eon, she made some bad decisions but in this one, Eona fights her dark side, is naive with relationships, stubborn and is pretty flawed but with the help of her friends she totally made it through. I loved this about the book. She wasn't too stupid to like, or too perfect to relate to, she's in the grey area in the middle.

While the book lacks the gorgeous descriptions, it makes up with it with Goodman's poetic prose and fantastic storytelling. I can't say that I loved the writing as much as I did in the first book, but it was still beautiful.

Overall, Eona was a fantastic close the the duology wull of romance, amazing character dynamics and fantastic pacing. More action packed than the first one, I would recommend this to romance and action lovers alike.

Overall rating: A-

Stand Alone/Series: Final book in the Eon duology (Book #1 Eon - review here)
UK release: 4th August 2011
UK Publisher: David Fickling Books
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review:

1 comment

  1. I really want to read this one. Great review too. I'll have to try and get a copy. :D


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