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free download é eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF º Alison GoodmanEryone around her with mistrust and suspicion were not necessarily nrealistic traits for someone in her situation but they made it almost impossible for me to feel with her The love triangle introduced did not make it any easier for me It is one of those cases where you just know it ll end badly and it made me think even less of the heroine I have to admit though it is not necessarily only there for the sake of adding tension it really illustrates the heroine being torn not only between two men but also between two paths she can take but one of the men is a total creep and the other s intentions aren t clear either Additionally the relationship developed a bit too fast All in all I was just very surprised as the first book was romance free for a change but the second one was so heavy on it Add all the trust and power issues it was kind of painful partly in a good way but mostly in a frustrating way I do like my portrayal of heroes realistic they should always be complex characters with strengths and faults Here I felt like everybody besides the main character was strong but Eona herself failed to carry responsibility and power on her shoulders She does redeem herself later and chooses the path I wished she would take but in the end I felt like she hadn t earned the ending she gotStill I admire this story for its diversity for the amazing side characters especially Dela and Ryko and for the atmospheric setting I would recommend giving the books a try despite my disappointment in this second volume they are excellently written and the cast of characters is definitely One Con Glory uniue in the fantasy genre 7 Aussie YA Challenge 2011 As seen on The ReadventurerIf you liked Eon Dragoneye Reborn and your eyes didn t glaze over every time you read about Eonaniting with her dragon easing into her mind sight channeling her Hua and so forth I don t see any reason for you to dislike this novel I really don tI feel like every issue I had with the 1st book of this duology was successfully fixed or improved Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows upon in this seuelEonanlike its predecessor has no info dumping Instead it is a The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) uest type adventure in which Eona attempts to save her home country and in the process learn to control her newly acuired immense power It is also a very personal story The time is no longer spent on extensive world building but on Eona s exploration of her power as both a Dragoneye and a woman Of course everything is messy With great power comes great responsibility how much violence is justified in war what is the rightful cause tose one s power against another person s will who can be trusted with limitless access to power and what can power do to a person who possesses itThe romance story line is no less complicated romantic relationships are convoluted by mistrust fear of deception power imbalances estions of morality loyalty and honor Every decision Eona has to make is ambiguous and difficult and reuiring serious sacrifices just the way I like themBut the best part of the book for me was the fact that when I started it I was sure it would simply be about saving the Empire of Celestial Dragons from Sethon but it turned out to be much than that sort of like in Shadowfever Note no other similarities So don t hold this comparison against me later on okI am thoroughly impressed by this intelligent complex and thoughtful story Highly recommend it nless of course you can t stand fantasy dragons and heavy world building Night Owl Reviews RTC How often does the seuel outdo its predecessor Not often at all EPICALLY good in a way that kept me A Fairly Honourable Defeat up late at nightReview to come I m not even done reading and I already love this book Update How do I even begin with this review sigh I guess it s time to bring my feelings out and spill the beans but I warn you it will be a huge jumbledp mess of emotion Okay here we go I loved this book But I hated it at the same time At some parts I would be cheering on the characters and at others I would be rolling all over the place screaming at the pages because I thought What Was Going On Was was going on was I hate that I loved this book so much to be honest It kept me p at night made me an emotional wreck and took me away from my real life which I loved but now hate While reading I was so captured in the story that my life didn t seem to matter ntil I finished the book But now t You have seen Lady Eona s power and resolve he said harshly Be thankful that you have also witnessed her compassion and restraintI m sure I m not the only one who cheered after reading thatI gave Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue up on Eon Dragoneye Reborn when I first attempted to read it because the beginning moved like molasses I just wanted some action already geez Well I got what I wanted in this book a bit too much of it at times Eona was nonstop action from the first page This is not one of those series where you can plunge in with the second book and there will be some nice characters having a conversation about previous events and then BAM you re all caughtp within 3 pages and ready for Nope The reader truly has to know what the heck went on in the first book or risk becoming hopelessly lostAfter the events in the first book Eona is on the run with the resistance Ryko is fatally injured Dela is heartbroken and Eona is feeling the sorrow of all the dragons as they mourn their dead Lord Ido tried and failed to rebel against Lord Sethon and is now being imprisoned and tortured somewhere The Pearl Emperor Kygo is on the run with his branch of the resistance and they haven t a clue where he is Oh and everyone is out searching for Lord Eon who may or may not be a woman or possibly an eunuch and Dela who is a man or a woman Yep It s a mess and a halfEona is trying to decipher the mystery of the dragons with the help of Dela s translations she knows she has had two female dragoneye ancestors Charra and the traitor Kinra She is burdened with a mess of secrets that grow heavier as the book goes on Much of the book is about concealment Nobody really trusts anyone and as a result there s miscommunication and distrust even among the allies to the very end of the bookIn contrast to the previous book Eona had a lot character involvement The previous book didn t really give The Man Without a Face us a glimpse of many personalities since we were never really given a chance to get close to many of the characters In this book from the first we are forced into closearters with many characters and as such personalities are made clearer A lot of characters made me pretty angry at how nreasonable they are for example those close to Eona whom she healed They know her she did it to save them They believe in her otherwise they wouldn t be on her side and yet they re pset because she has the power to compel them I don t know about you but if I were forced to
BE MAIMED MY ENTIRE LIFE ORmaimed my entire life or to compulsion for a few moments I d choose the latter IngratesRyko was so annoying to me in this book but the relationship between him and Dela was so sweet albeit frustrating at times They re of the I love you but I m no good fo. Ygo the young Pearl Emperor who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled 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 who. .
Men were always ick to believe in the madness of women Eona the second and last instalment of Alison Goodman s duology very much exceeded my already high expectations The ending left me shocked and breathless sad but with a smile on my face If you loved her first novel Eon you must read this book as well because it s even better You have seen Lady Eona s power and resolve he said harshly Be thankful that you have also witnessed her compassion and restraint Alison Goodman has one of the most amazing writing styles I have encountered it s beautiful and descriptive but not too flowery or tediousThis instaltment has romance then the first book but it wasn t at all overwhelming or romance driven story It s very much plot driven duology There s even a very subtle touch of love triangle but not to fear it s almost nonexistent very well done and complex This very subtle triangle has a lot of distrust politics and scheming between them which makes the storyline even interesting And there s also beautifully done side romance between Lady Dela Alias the best character from this duology and Ryko Watching my father plan and strategize for the resistance has taught me about trust She leaned forward Personal trust is very different from political trust my lady The first thrives on faith The second reuires proof whether it be pfront or covert Awkwardly she patted my hand His Majesty has always been a powerful man Perhaps he has never had to distinguish between the two The world author created is simply epic Phenomenal Full of magic and colorful descriptions not just the world but the story itself is so very much alive Every building every created landscape almost flew from the pages to meGoodman s Chinese dragons almost breathed magic the whole magical and mythological aspect of these books was very enchanting In fact the best aspect of this book I was absorbed into this beautifully dark story Too many doubts grow in the cracks of silence and separation Eona is story about power greed politics destruction war sacrifices death magic and life itself And so much I don t know what else to say that will make you read this beautiful duology Maybe one thing Magical Chinese Dragons and beautifully done Asian inspired culture You re already hooked Aren t you Then let s give it a try History does not care about the suffering of the individual Only the outcome of their struggles What the hell happened I LOVED the first book and I absolutely HATE the seuel In the first installment Eon was a crippled girl disguised as a boy struggling with identity while navigating the treacherous world of court politics As Eona she becomes an insecure and highly distrustful young woman caught in a controlpower struggle masuarading as a love triangle between two powerful men the new emperor Kygo and the manipulative Ido Meanwhile they are being pursued by the vast army of would be emperor Sethon who is a one dimensional and stereotypical evil villainEon was both a character driven and action driven story With Eona the action completely overwhelmed character development and growth They had no deep struggles about the conseuences of their actions or the morality of their choices Bizarrely an erotic and sexual attraction develops between Eona and Ido the man who once tried to rape her Eona s mirror dragon represents Truth but she is anything but truthfulThe interesting secondary characters like Ryko Dela Tozay Chart and his mother faded into the background The wonderful world building lost its appeal for me with this seuel s poorly developed storyline where an Threads Of The Shroud unlikely hero turned into annlikeable and nreliable heroine I was so hopeful and the beginning was such a tease A wise man once wrote In war truth is the first casualty Brilliant intriguing foreshadowing I was pumped i was so ready for a dragon novel with wizards war emperors and some kicking some sexist warlord ass I didn t really get it It felt like no one really knew what was happening at any point or time Like not even our main character despite being the chief advisor Eona wasn t included on any major decisions within the war Da fu So she kept finding out stuff last minute and tried to take her own action but ended
ruining everything horrible cycle I mean christ on a cracker there was a grand total of TWO training scenes AND THEY WERE BOTH FULL OF TEEN ANGST I LITERALLY GAGGED ON IT I know His head tilted a smile ickly suppressed Of course you have already punched me in the throat and tried to stab me with a sword but I know you would never hurt me So yah lame stuff happened but then there were these little moments of potential and greatness that tempted and teased me Small glimpses of brilliant world building sassy teasing interesting side characters and i swear to god i really wanted to like this book I tried dammit Four days with a mother I had not seen for ten years two powerful men who hated each other and friends who did not trust me That sounds pretty damn intriguing doesn t it Except Eona then spends the entire time in a fucking cabin just worrying about Ido the prisoner IM SERIOUS She then tries to save the boat by making out with Ido in her bedrightSo then we have couple halfass battles and then and then and then The book just ends I was just gutted when I got the end I was legit confused wondering and waiting like no seriously where s the rest Essentially the author was like good luck sorting out your entire fucking empire because everything was a lie and now most people are dead I would not recommend this series or this book I think I just loved the idea of the book but the execution failed to live p to the expectations Our main character never really took an active role I can t remember a single one of the side characters so they were just background noise The great buildup I m gonna be honest I m not sure how to actually describe the plot now This Whole Time Has Been whole time has been p Eon to Eona and setting Wiring up the war sitaution But then it fell flat because it failed to develop the rest of the world I wanted dragons magic wizards character dynamics banter not a bunch of war room arguments with no action smh Like with this single sentence there is SO much an author can do with itbut then didn t view spoiler The dragons were enslaved There was no bargain between man and beast We had stolen their egg hide spoiler Three stars but barelyIt is hard for me to hide my disappointment after reading this second installment of the Eon Duology After so many reviews signing its praise my expectations had soared high and I feel let down now I do love Alison Goodman s writing her skill in creating atmosphere making Eona a lush and sensual reading experience Nevertheless especially the second half of the book was a let down character wise I am sad to say that I lost my respect and admiration for Eona Full of strength and courage as Eon hernion with her dragon and the power she has gained through it have made her weak and insecure The way she treats her loved ones the way she meets ev. Eon 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 est for the black folio stolen by the drug riddled Dillon; they must also find ,Up Ruining Everything Horrible
R you school but at least their love is straightforward nlike the major players in this bookEona frustrated me at times but then again I m a bloodthirsty little thing I personally am of the kill one to save many school Eona is not She is powerful she has destructive powers as well as healing ones and each has its disadvantages She is so reluctant to Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage use her powers sometimes and so distrusting of herself Again I think this is the fault of me the reader and not inherent of the character Eona does need to learn to grow into herself and what she is comfortable with after allI felt the mystery involving Kinra was well done though so so very dragged out The clues were given in a believable manner spaced out so that it doesn t seem like cluepon clue is forced The DOS upons The concept of the diary is a good one the other book the Black Folio and the accompanying Dillon frustrated me to no end How hard can it be to wrestle a stupid cursed book from a 12 year old boy Ugh I ve wrestled with my sister for a prized possession before It s not easy but it s definitely doable especially with fingernailsThe love triangle is very well done I couldn t decide who to root for and I was torn between both men even as the book reaches its final pages Both men Lord Ido and the Emperor Kygo are such complex and flawed characters They re both imperfect they both love Eona in their own way and they both seek power for different purposes and I honestly could not tell whose heart truly loved Eona for who she is I liked Ido a lot in this book He seems to be in tune to Eona and Against All Odds understanding of Eona s needs in contrast to Kygo who is compelled to keep his nation and people foremost in his mind despite what his heart might be telling him We are kept guessing throughout the novel I ve rarely been so torn between two characters I hated Lord Ido in the first book but my feelings for him in this book changed 180 degreesIn summary action packed adventure heroine who grows into herself awesome love triangle delicious bad boy mystery that kept me guessing til the very end EPIC BOOK Before you can decide whether this book is your cup of tea the first thing you need to ask yourself is what you look for in a book what makes something a good read for you For me Eona ticked every single box It was complex well written and than just your typical fantasy it was about power being a woman in a man s world and what lengths it is right to go to in order to defend an empire your loved ones and yourselfSo do you like books withFantastic worldbuildingSick of books that plonk a few characters into some random society with a set of oppressive rules and no explanation Me too That s kind of why it s hard not to love this series from the beginning with this colourful world that has been influenced by Chinese and Japanese culture and mythology but has also taken on a life of its own This carefully constructed world is built on power of different kinds that of the imperial family and that of the Dragoneyes Goodman s land is steeped in power struggles magic and secrets Who can you possibly trust in such a worldExciting and flawed charactersThe flawed character is a particular literary love of mine Why Because no one is perfect Maybe a lot ofs would like to be heroes in a perfect world but this is far from a perfect world and we all have our limits our breaking points and most of s can be seduced at times by a dark alternative to the straight and narrow path Eona is an excellent heroine who faces serious struggles with power and her ever changing character let s face it who wouldn t be changed after what she s been through Is she Kygo s Dragoneye His Naiso His loverEona is smart but the lure of ltimate power occasionally compels her to make wrong decisions She is afterall only a flawed human being as we all are But beyond Eona are other great characters too Dela and Ryko Kygo and Ido Ido was one great whopping surprise in this book it s only a really good writer that can take you from seething hatred towards a character to pity to almost kinda liking him Ido is one charismatic bastard full of amusing Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils uips but always looking for ways to manipulate a situation to get what he wants Along with Eona Ido was the other character I constantly looked out for eager to see his progression and where he d endpFantasyThere s dragons my friend dragons I never realised how cool they were ntil I read this It
S SO STRANGE THAT JUST A YEAR AGO Iso strange that just a year ago I I didn t like high fantasy you know magical realms and whatnot and now this book is easily making it onto my favourites list This is such a vivid fantasy world that I couldn t help being sucked in It s the perfect blend of magic and real world problems stirred in with a little dragon drama to create a very exciting mixRomanceYou like a little romance in between battles for the empire Of course you do Especially when the romance is complicated and both parties aren t exactly trustworthy Eona tries to determine Kygo s motivations and whether he is being honest with her and she in turn holds information back from him in fear of what he could do with it It s a complicated relationship between two powerful people who are all too aware of each other s power And what about Ido Are his and Eona s destinies inextricably linked than anyone could have foreseen This book all comes back to power that between enemies between friends and between lovers Goodman shows how easily power can be abused and how just a touch of it can fuel much bigger and darker ambitionsMoral battlesIn fantasy and sci fi it s common to take the reader far away from the world and people they are sed to but in Goodman s land far far away the moral conflicts Eona faces are something very real and easily applicable in our world Ideas about power and war For example if you have the power to kill ten people to save yourself and your friends should you How about one hundred One thousandA Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, uick readNope there s no point even trying At a whopping 600 pages this ain t no casual read in an afternoon book Butnlike some books I ve read recently I thought every page was necessary and it never felt too long In fact I wanted This is a BIG SPOILER and is meant as a discussion with people who have finished the book You have been warnedview spoilerI just wanted to say that the only thing I would have liked to be done differently was Ido s ending Not that he shouldn t have died I knew as soon as he made Eona feel conflicted about her feelings that the author would have to get rid of him so Eona could be with Kygo However I liked the idea that even the lowest of the low could have a little redemption and I thought that was where Goodman Was Going When Ido going when Ido to save Eona instead of freeing himself from his torture cell I loved that he did that and whilst he was still a murderer and had gone too far for real forgiveness I would ve liked his death to have remembered him as the guy who finally put someone else first Instead of the power hungry madman he became at the end Any thoughts hide spoile. Se Dragoneyes were murdered As they focus their power through her she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans Eona with its pulse pounding drama and romance its Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, unforgettable fight scenes and its surprises is the conclusion to an epic story only Alison Goodman can crea.