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Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Eon #2)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  21,014 ratings  ·  1,742 reviews
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 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 ...more
Hardcover, 637 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by VIKING by Penguin Group (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 19, 2011 Tatiana rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy enthusiasts
Shelves: 2011, fantasy, ya, aus-nz
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If you liked Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and your eyes didn't glaze over every time you read about Eona uniting 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't.

I feel like every issue I had with the 1st book of this duology was successfully fixed or improved upon in this sequel.

Eona, unlike its predecessor, has no info-dumping. Instead, it is a quest-type adventure in which Eon
Emily May

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 more 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 yourself.

So, do you like books with:

Fantastic worldbuilding
Sick of books th
Three stars, but barely.

It 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 o
I'm not even done reading, and I already love this book!


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, jumbled up mess of emotion.

That was basically me throughout the whole book.

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 crazy.

Yup, me.

I hate that I lo
Wendy Darling
How often does the sequel outdo its predecessor? Not often at all. EPICALLY good, in a way that kept me up late at night.

Review to come.

My ever-shifting thought processes while reading this book:

"Geez, it's not like Eona meant to become the Mirror Dragoneye and disturb everyone's plans. She didn't even know the plans existed, for cripes sake."

"Could we at least stop blaming Eona for stuff she didn't do or didn't do on purpose?"

"Um, Eona? Maybe you shouldn't jump to conclusions. Rage!Swords and one tiny flashback don't automatically make your ancestor an ebil, ebil traitor. You don't know the whole story."

"Aw, Kygo! I <3 you.
Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
"You have seen Lady Eona’s power and resolve," he said harshly. "Be thankful that you have also witnessed her compassion and restraint."
I'm sure I'm not the only one who cheered after reading that.

I gave 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 wh
Mags~CVAddikt~Your shock-wave whisper has sealed your fate

I mean, if you thought a girl with dragons was cool ...

So ... now everybody knows Eon is Eona, and now she can kick ass!!!

And there is more Kygo ...


3 1/2 stars

How do I know that I wasn’t as captivated by this book as the first one? Because I was listening to the audiobook while brushing my teeth (thanks to adult orthodontia, it’s now a 15 minute process), and when I was done, I calmly put down my mp3 player while one of the main characters was dying, and the ultimate endgame was just getting started. Then I went downstairs and watched three episodes of the so far pretty mediocre last season of Ugly Betty. Wilhelmina’s catty antics and Grant
After trying (and failing) to write a review for this novel for the past two months, I think it's time for me to just step back and admit that sometimes it really isn't possible to write down my thoughts for certain novels. From looking at the reviews my friends have written for this, ranging from lists to quick short sentences, it's evident that it seems to be a universal malady.

Nevertheless, Eona is a novel that deserves a review. As the sequel to Eon, a novel rich in its exploration of Asian
I apologize in advance: the romantic sap in me is showing in this one (or maybe it's just the sap that's showing.) Don’t judge me after all my admissions, I do so freely but still cringe at what I have to say: Yes, I was sheep-like in my reading choices when I first with YA. Yes, my fan girlyness was easily roused. And YES, my love for YA all started with a certain sparkly vamp. But I have changed, my tastes, I hope, have evolved, so my love for Eona and the triangle in it could be characterized ...more
Steph Sinclair
Simply amazing.
cEe beE
What the hell happened? I LOVED the first book and I absolutely HATE the sequel.

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 control/power struggle [masquarading 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 w
This book. Mind = shot to hell and back. Eona is everything I expected to be and more. One of the best books I’ve read this year, no joke.

I could not stop reading, it was a fast paced action-packed blur that had twists and turns I wasn’t expecting and character developments that I swallowed up. The relationships in this book were fabulous, tension-filled, and had unresolved sexual tension just dripping off the pages. I loved all of it. Instead of that slow burn the first book had that took a whi
If you, like me, loved Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, you can't possibly miss this sequel in which the epic story of The Empire of Celestial Dragons comes to a conclusion. - and YES! only two books, isn't it one more reason to read them?
On the GR synopsis up there it says this is a standalone but don't believe that, you can't possibly enjoy this book without all the background information from Eon.

I enjoyed this much more than the first one, many of the things that stressed me out in Eon were already t
I liked the first book in this series, Eon, and the series ended okay, but MAN OH MAN did I want to throw this book across the room so many times! It was SO FRUSTRATING.

The bad guy from the last book who mercilessly killed and tortured her friends and tried to rape her is all of a sudden a love interest. All of a sudden he is just so HANDSOME that she can't resist him. And even though Eona has been a capable, strong character she is ready to let herself be manipulated because he's just so good
Pam Vlieg
Eona is a hard book for me to review. Not only am I completely new to audio, Eona was such an epic conclusion to the Dragoneye series and a week after finishing I am still have trouble sorting my thoughts and feelings on the book.

My love for Eona that carried over from Eon dwindled slowly throughout the book. Eona’s lies became like a cancer slowly eating away at me. She rarely does the right thing or make the right decision and she uses her friends to justify her own cruel lies. However, you ca
The cover:

Is it just me, or is that girl NOT Asian? Yeah. Huh. Her expression also looks like one of those role-playing games, like the character was made in World of Warcraft or whatever. The pose is very nice -- the blade looks sufficiently dangerous -- but I can't tell at all what the background image is supposed to be.

The book:

A disappointing follow-up to Eon (2008), the opening begins with a display of dragon power and a hint about the fate of Lord Ido in Sethon's hands. After the first cha
Oh my word you guys--this book was awesome! I can't remember the last time I've come across a duology...a stand alone once in a while, and many a series, but almost never a duology. I am not happy that I don't get anything else from this world though, so I would have welcomed a series, or in the very least a damn epilogue!

So what's got me so excited you ask? This story is all about power; getting it, using it, fighting against it, accepting it, and learning what it means to own your own inheren
*4.75 stars lol*

Not to mention it was incredibly long and I've finished it extremely late at night (or early in the morning). That's how gripping and action-packed it was.

It didn't take long for me to be absorbed into the story since the book almost instantly started off with action.

I was not only drawn into the story by the plot and the intense detail of the world and the Dragon culture but all of the characters who all had their own struggles and personalities. Now, a
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Ahh these books were so good - review of both soon to come!
Honour shelf worthy? Hell yeah!

exhilerating. Eona is up there with the best female heroines of all time. Strong, conflicted,and according to the cover, very, very hot.

So many parts of the book were epic, that it felt like it couldnt top itself by the end. in fact, this book could easily be pulled apart into a mini series, that much happened. You could probably make about three films out of it. And all of them would be epic and climatic.

But the ending. The ending was bloody brilliant.

When i think
Desperation, Deception, and Dragons

If Lady Eona, the first Mirror Dragoneye in 500 years, thought that her deceptions could end once she united with her dragon and dropped her masquerade as a boy in Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, she was sadly mistaken. Once having set foot upon the path of lies, it is difficult to step off it. Those you’ve lied to never quite believe you again, even when you are telling them the truth, and because you know they will doubt whatever you say, you are tempted to avoid comp
Actual Rating: 4.5

This book was better than its predecessor. While I really liked Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, I enjoyed Eona so much more. The pacing was much more consistent, the characters were more compelling, and the story was much less predictable. I had a hard time putting this one down and I lost a fair amount of sleep while trying to finish it.

The romance in this book was well done. Eona and Kygo had amazing chemistry and I had no trouble believing their attraction to each other. I also love
Apr 29, 2011 Jennie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who've read Eon
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, romance, ya
Disappointing after the sweeping epic that was Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. I would have rated it lower, but I figured I wasn't being fair. My expectations were high after Eon, which was an extremely unique entry into the bloated YA fantasy/supernatural genre -- featuring dragons, Eastern influences, and subversive gender issues.

Eona concludes the story started in Eon. Goodman's prose and plot are rushed; I felt that the events would have been better spread out over two novels to make the saga a trilo
Honestly, I really didn't like this book. I had been long looking forward to it, because lately I've been in the dumps about literature, and I liked the first one a lot, but instead it left me in a state of book depression for at least a few days- I couldn't think of anything or stop making refeances to the things that I didn't like. I couldn't stand the characters. As another reviewee put it, everyone but Eona was strong. And that sucked, because the actual plot was really good. But I couldn't ...more
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*3.8 stars*

This was waaaaaay better that the first book! Full of action, a little bit of romance and magic and dragons and holy shit I really liked this book, I read like 600+ pages in 3 days?!?!? I didn't think it was possibile for me. Also english isn't even my main language.

I definitely recommend this duology, it wasn't the best fantasy serie I've ever read but still a pretty epic and amazing one.
Aussie Book challenge 2011 #11


Wow! What a sequel!

Don't you just love it when the second book is better then the first? Well, for me, this book was so different compared to Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. While the first book was more slow moving, Eona: The Last Drangoneye was more action packed, more dire and moved at a constant steady flow of intrigue.
I loved it!

Eona is very different compared to herself as Eon. She was a very uncertain character who was shadowed by fear. In this book she h
Crystal Starr Light
"Do not let all this power cloud your spirit, Eona."

Eona has fled Sethon's sword, but she is far from safe. She must find Prince Kygo, the true Emperor, and rescue Lord Ido, if she is to ever have any control on her power. Along with Ryko and Dela, Eona forges ahead and begins to struggle with the power growing within her.

After finishing the excellent Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, I jumped right into "Eona", excited to see how the book ended. I was kinda hoping that, despite the 600+ pages, this would
Julianna Helms
**Actual, full reaction/review**

Three things. 1) This is a review of both Eon AND Eona. 2) Original is here on my blog. 3) Due to copy-and-paste, SOME formatting and links MAY have been lost.


Too much is lost in our greed and ambition to be recovered.

Eon and Eona are different beasts coalescing in the same form, the same thoughts, the same ideals all slammed together until there’s just this giant wall of steel. These books are unbreakably vulnerable and cracked with dirt. They are not perfect
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