Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll become 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 Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. It is forbidden for females to practise the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. But after a brilliant sword ceremony, Eon is catapulted into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where his desperate lie comes to light ..
I really enjoyed this book. It is very different and it was a nice, fresh change from what I have read recently. I haven’t read many book that deal with dragons besides Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle, so I found that I was really enjoying this book. I think the author writes incredibly well. Despite knowing that the main character is a female, even the author keeps up with Eon’s charade in her writing. There was at times where despite knowing Eon is a female, that I was convinced she was a male most of the book. I really enjoyed the cultural aspect of the book as well. The entire book was very cultural and through the descriptions in the book you could really pick up on the cultural and fall into that world. As the main character, Eon was fun to follow. It was a treat to follow her journey into the world of the dragoneyes and to follow her struggles and triumphant. She was a little frustrating at times because many of the answers to her problems seem really obvious from the reader’s perspective but she wasn’t able to see the answers. Eon is a very strong character and during the course of the book she really grows. She learns not to depended and rely on others so much and to become her own individual. The other characters weren’t very evolved but they added to the story and hopefully in the sequel they will be elaborated upon. I would recommend this book to everyone.
The next book is called Eona.