Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release Date: December 26, 2008
Narrator: Nancy Wu
Rating: 1.5 stars
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll be able to 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 Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon’s affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon’s desperate lie comes to light, readers won’t be able to stop turning the pages…
Eon turned out to be a disappointing read for me. I heard high praises for it and it was fantasy, but I just couldn’t get past certain aspects of the book. I kept listening, hoping it would get better, as everyone I had heard speak of it had just loved it, but sadly, I was let down.
I really liked the idea of Eon. It was super unique! All the aspects around the dragon lords were super fascinating and I loved learning more about it. The whole idea with the mythology of Eon was really creative, and I just love how many aspects of that panned out.
I do not think I have ever hated a character more than I hated the character of Eon. She was so bothersome. She treated everyone like absolute garbage over and over again. I really wanted to slap her across the face. She used to be nothing and as soon as she gets some power, no one is good enough for her. She was also very dense when it came to a lot of issues and I felt like she just avoided what was right in front of her. I really was just not ok with that, and I couldn’t get past her character flaws.
I really liked some of the other characters in the book like Lady Dela and Ryko. They both were awesome. Lord Tyron was another favorite character of mine. Rilla was another really great character. She was the only one who had any compassion, and was just wonderful. Some of the other characters had many similar characteristics to Eon, such as treating others like garbage so I had a really hard time liking them.
Nothing really happened in the book up until like disc 11.5 of 12. The action that happened there was super interesting, but there were some major issues I had with the plot at the ending on the part of Eon herself. It was another prime example of Eon acting like an idiot. The way Alison Goodman tied up the book, as in the final sentences, were interesting and had I not despised Eon and several other characters so much, I definitely would want to read on! It really is quite the cliffhanger.
I really did like the narration. Nancy Wu did a great job. I found myself really brought into the story, and I think that her narration was a big contributor to that!
Overall, this definitely was not the book for me. I am a character person, and I think Eon made number one on my list of characters I really don’t like. This being said, I think it’s pretty obvious why I didn’t like the book. I thought it was a really neat premise, but it was too slow without enough action and had a main character I really didn’t like. While it wasn’t the book for me, here are some people that loved it:
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