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Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye, her country’s savior — but she has an even more dangerous secret.

She cannot control her power.

Each time she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon, she becomes a conduit for the ten spirit dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered ...

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Overview

Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye, her country’s savior — but she has an even more dangerous secret.

She cannot control her power.

Each time she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon, she becomes a conduit for the ten spirit dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered by Lord Ido. Their anguish floods through her, twisting her ability into a force that destroys the land and its people.

And another force of destruction is on her trail.

Along with Ryko and Lady Dela, Eona is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. Sethon has declared himself Emperor. In order to stop him, the renegades must find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power if he is to wrest back his throne.

Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama, thrilling fight scenes, sizzling tension — and many surprises — brings to a close an epic story.

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In this standalone sequel to Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, Australian author Alison Goodman (Singing the Dogstar Blues) tracks the perilous adventures of Eona, the first female Dragoneye in many centuries. Unfortunately, our heroine finds no time to rest on her laurels: She and her fellow rebels are racing frantically to find a potent black folio while they also attempt to elude High Lord Sethon's pursuing army. Eona: The Last Dragoneye brims with romance, suspense, and surprises. Definitely worth recommending.

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In this exciting if slightly overwrought sequel to Goodman's popular Eon, the author returns to the Empire of the Celestial Dragons to continue the story of Eona, the first master of the Mirror Dragon in centuries, who has been exposed as a girl. The new emperor, Kygo, has been deposed by his evil uncle, Lord Sethon, aided by the renegade Dragoneye Lord Ido, and all of the other Dragoneyes—except the novice Eona—have been murdered. Fearing Ido's power, Sethon has imprisoned him, and, ironically, Eona must rescue the traitor so that he can train her to defend Kygo. Distractingly, Eona loves the young emperor, but she also discovers that doing magic with Ido is sexually exciting: "I had to anchor myself long enough to pass the power. The straining muscles across his bare chest and shoulders held both menace and a sensuality that pulled me closer. I straddled his legs." Although this installment covers a lot of ground (perhaps too much), its flashy swordplay, spectacular magic, increasingly explicit sexuality, and elaborately constructed society should leave readers satisfied as Eona's adventures draw to a close. Ages 12–up. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—The much anticipated sequel (2011) to Alison Goodman's Eon (2008, both Viking; Brilliance, 2008) was worth the wait. The Empire of Celestial Dragons has been overtaken by the evil High Lord Sethon, with the aid of traitor, murderer, and now prisoner, Lord Ido. The rightful heir, Emperor Kygo, has seven days to reclaim the throne. Eona is unable to control her newly acquired Dragoneye powers. In a unique twist, Kygo and Eona must rescue Ido so he can train Eona to defend Kygo using her Mirror Dragon's power. The twists continue with a few hairpin turns, including a love triangle. In the course of their journey for retribution, Eona, Kygo's Naiso—truth bringer—discovers a centuries-old lie: there never was a bargain between the Dragoneyes and their dragons. The twelve pearls are not simply power and wisdom, but the dragons' life force waiting to be reborn. The stolen thirteenth pearl—the Imperial Pearl—is the catalyst for renewal. Returning the pearl provides rebirth for the dragons, but death of power for the Dragoneyes. Waves of moral conflicts pummel Eona, and in the end she must choose between the dragons and the land over her own power-seeking ambition. Goodman skillfully tempers the gritty truth of war with the balance of romantic tension to create a fast-paced, unpredictable page-turner guaranteed to become a fantasy favorite. Narrator Nancy Wu brings the entire empire to life, sliding effortlessly from a female clipped English-Asian accent to the demanding voices of lords and emperors. A preface, written in the form of an historical account from the Imperial librarian, neatly compresses background from the first book, but not quite enough to make Eona a stand-alone title—so buy both.—Cheryl Preisendorfer, Twinsburg City Schools, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606236485
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 4/12/2012
  • Series: Eon Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 637
  • Sales rank: 684,418
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Goodman is also the author of Singing the Dogstar Blues, a genre-bending coming-of-age story that received multiple starred reviews. Alison lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Ron, and their Machiavellian Jack Russell Terrier, Xander. She was the 1999 D. J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Master of Arts, and teaches creative writing at postgraduate level.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

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    a fabulous quest fantasy

    To the shock of everyone Eon the novice proves to be a female; the first dragoneye of that gender in centuries. The ten other dragoneye except Eona and Lord Ido were massacred after being betrayed by the latter. No longer concealing her sex, Eona struggles with the grief of the Celestial Dragons and remains loyal to the deposed Pearl Emperor Kygo; removed from the throne by his uncle High Lord Sefton.

    While Eona flees accompanied by rebels Ryko and Lady Dela in search of the stolen Black Folio, Lord Sefton sends his army to kill one of the two threats remaining to his rule. He also incarcerates Ido before the last experienced dragoneye can use his power. Eona reluctantly needs to rescue the traitor so he can mentor her on using her power to protect Kygo who she loves while wanting Ido.

    The second Empire of the Celestial Dragons (see Eon) is a fabulous quest fantasy. Eona is terrific heroine struggling to learn her craft ironically from the traitor who betrayed and destroyed his peers. The tale is filled with angst as the dragons are grieving over the loss of their bonded partner; while Eona feels the weight of the world on her shoulders as she tries to help the mourners and the exiled young Emperor Kygo, but does not know how. This is a strong action-packed thriller that will have young adult readers soaring though the sky riding dragons.

    Harriet Klausner

    18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

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    Great Concept Falls Flat

    Eona the sequel and conclusion to Eon was a great idea that in the end underwhelmed. In Eon we met Eona the last Mirror Dragoneye, a crippled girl posing as boy. On the run after the fall of the emperor by he's brothers coup along with Lord Ido, she must find a way to restore the rightful monarchy and save the dragons.

    Eona is like a reflection of the first book as she is wanted as a boy so she is hiding as a girl. Unfortunately regardless of gender Eona keeps getting in her own way. In Eon she was frustratingly slow or maybe it was just how apparent the storyline was, but she displays cleverness at the speed of molasses. It seems Eona learned nothing from the first book since her fears and lack of communication was the root of most of her problems. I was really disappointed at the lack fighting in these books it seemed like a good setting for a strong female warrior, but wasn't. I found all the supporting characters way more interesting and likable than the lead.

    I love the idea of this series. The set up was great. The world, asian lore, and influences are refreshing in the stacks of vampires, witches, and shifters. But with all the time and effort put into creating the Eona world, the heroine got left behind. The storyline was interesting but really what good is the plot or an intricately written world if your main character is annoying and ruining everything. What a waste.

    9 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Absolutely Amazing

    This had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I never knew what was going to happen next. I cherished the love Eona and Kygo shared together, and spat at Ido's desire for power. All in all, this book is great and deserves praise.

    The only reason I gave it four stars was because I felt like another chapter should have been added at the end. Many questions were left unanswered (Vida, the empire, their love and lives, etc) and I felt one last chapter would have explained what would happen next. I guess Goodman just wanted us to use our own imaginations. Still, fabulous book! I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves to read about strong women who can defeat even the darkest of powers.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Best book ever

    I could not put this book down. It is one of the most intense books I have ever read. The perfect balance between romance and action, along with mystery and drama, this is a must read!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    WOW, Just...WOW Where do I even begin to explain how incredible

    WOW, Just...WOW

    Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this story is? Maybe I'll just rant and hopefully if there is someone reading this will understand. The incredible story that began in "Eon" ends amazingly in "Eona". In this finale, everyone knows that Eona is a female Dragoneye. The resistance needs her to reinstate the rightful heir back on the throne. Easier said than done because she has no training in using her new found power. With no choice she turns to her hated enemy, Ido the Rat Dragoneye, to train her. Things get complicated when Eona starts experiencing what is like to be a woman when she develops an attraction to Kygo, the rightful heir and Ido. Added to that Eona must clear her ancestors 500 year-old treason and bring balance to the land and dragons. The narrative do a wonderful job of weaving these multiple plot lines into a harmonic story without being boring or overbearing. Eona is the best. Pick it up.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

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    Blown Away!

    In both Eon and Eona, Goodman has created characters and a story that are both classically perfect, and yet unpredictable and new. From the beginning of book one I was engrossed in her fantastically real world and book two, no less breathtaking, was a satisfying conclusion. It's almost impossible for an author to flawlessly execute all aspects of such an epic prose, but to put it simply: she did.
    Word of caution--They may not be "adult" novels, but book two in particular has some sexual content that would be around PG-13 in movie terms.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo

    Eona has finally shed her false identity. Now, she must look to setting the kingdom to rights after High Lord Sethon took control. All the Dragoneyes are dead, with the exception of the traitorous Lord Ido. Eona, Ryko, and Lady Dela attempt to find their Emperor - the young son with ties to the throne. Indeed, Kygo is the true Pearl Emperor. When they find him, they must attempt to take the throne back from his uncle. Regaining control of the land won't be easy. Death and destruction will come. Without their Dragoneyes, dragons are disappearing from the world. Now more than ever, Eona needs Lord Ido alive, so that he can share his knowledge. In the past, Lord Ido only wanted power. Could he have changed? Eona isn't putting all her hopes in Ido sharing his knowledge; she's also working on translating a folio left by her ancestors. The knowledge and power she gains from the folio scare her beyond belief. Could her destiny already be chosen for her? The stunning conclusion to EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN was an intense, emotional read. I loved reading about the union between the Mirror Dragon and Eona. I loved the twists and turns of this read. I loved the relationship between Eona and Kygo. Honesty, I just loved the book. It was heartbreaking, frustrating, horror-filled, sweet, satisfying, romantic, and vastly entertaining.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Eona The Last Dragoneye

    In this thrilling sequel to Alison Goodman's first novel, Eon Dragoneye Reborn, Eona goes on a thrilling adventure to save the Empire of the Celestial Dragons. Eona is the mirror Dragoneye. A Dragoneye is a man or a woman who is united with a dragon and can share and use their power. But becoming a dragoneye has a price. Overtime, the dragon that you are united with draws on your life force eventually retiring you into a state of frailness. Goodman's novel features the twelve animals of china: the rat dragon, the ox dragon, the tiger dragon, the rooster dragon, the snake dragon, the monkey dragon, the pig dragon, the dragon dragon, etc.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Excellent to the Very End

    This book, sequal to Eon, did not disappoint! Captivating and awe inspiring! Action packed with twists and turns to keep you guessing till the very end! Highly recommended!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

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    Girl power

    A satisfying sequel to Eon, in which the boy apprentice was revealed as the girl, Eona. Although a Dragoneye, she has yet to learn how to find and work with the power of her dragon. This comes into play many times as Eona fights the evil Lord Sethon. There are many instances of good-versus-evil, and the age-old quandry of which man to give one's heart (and body) to. I was a bit put off by the romance which appeared to be taking place between Eona and Lord Ido, a man who had previously tried to rape her; I wondered what the author was trying to bring to the story with this plot line. Was it the dragon magic that caused her to (possibly) care for Ido or her inexperience in matters of the heart? At the same time, she and Lord Kygo have a flirtation going, but does he really care or is he only after Eona's powers?

    The fight scenes between Lord Sethon's army and the resistance fighters made the horrors of war apparent. I was surprised at the death of one of the major characters but it fit in well with the story line. Every time the world "earthshake" was used, I wondered why other weather-related subjects stayed the same as what we use today, such as tsunami. This is not a critique but an observation, because I liked hearing the word "earthshake."

    My teen readers have been eagerly awaiting this sequel and they won't be disappointed.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    You must read EONA

    Eona was abolutely amazing! It's the kind of book that once you pick it up, you simply cannot put it down! It's action packed, exciting, even thrilling. You never know what's is going to happen. This is a must read! Beautifully written and a wonderful story that will capture anyone's heart! Don't miss out, READ IT!!!!! =)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2012

    I recommend this book.

    This was a fun and interesting read. I enjoy getting a book that I don't want to put down because I want to see what happens next. The characters kept you guessing. It is not a book that you know what is going to happen next. T appreciate the twists and turns the author took to keep in extremely interesting.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    OK

    In the e first book Eona is a strong character who is completely sure of herself and what she is doing, in this one not so much. She almost lose who she is and I was hoping to read a book about a strong female character not about a doughty seventeen year old.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Excellent series

    I got this just out of curiosity at the local library! This book and the other in the series "Eon" were superbly written. Once I started reading the first, I was hooked and couldn't put it down! I would recommend this to anyone, young & old alike.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Very highly recommended

    Thus is the first book in awhile that made me feel as if I was inside the story but the end left me asking what will happen to dela, rilla, chart, lon, and lillia. It also left me wondering what will happen between kygo and eona. Will he make her his empress or one of his conqudins? Will the both of them be able to restore the empire? I can only hope that alison will write another book to this series or atleast a novelet.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Eona

    This is an amazing book! If you have just finished reading a good book like the Hunger Games and liked it then you are going to love this book! It has romance trust betrayal power it is an AMAZING book! Buy it! But this is the second book, so if you haven't read the first book Eon then you will be very confused! Overall this book is AMAZING!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    WOW BUY RIGHT NOW!!!!

    This is the best book i have ever read. It has dragons, romance, and a whole lot of action. I was glued to this book or a whole entire day! Im only 11 years old ( i have a VERY high reading level) and find my self captured in this magical book. If you like the hunger games then this is 10x better. This book can spark your imagination! I love Eona she never is the character you think she is going to be which is great. Great job Alison Goodman! BUY THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    THE BEST

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!
    Could not keep my eyes off it, so detailed and magnificent!
    I wish the story would not end

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

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    My only complaint? It ended. I will admit to some disappointment

    My only complaint? It ended. I will admit to some disappointment and a wish for a better conclusion to this story. I feel strongly that it deserved that much. My mind spins with the possibilities of what could have been...

    Otherwise, I was completely drawn in to EONA, as I was EON. Perhaps it is not the most serious type of book, but I found it had an edgy quality to it that carried the flavor of Tamora Pierce. The topics explored are definitely for an older YA audience and I'm sure many adults looking for a good yarn will enjoy this story.

    Do not expect to be amazed by a brilliant, new writing style or concept. While Goodman does a compelling job of telling Eona's story, and excels in keeping a predictable story entertaining and interesting, the story has been told before, many, many times. She does a creditable job of creating a believable world with strong Asian connections with her own style.

    Above all, this is a story of a girl, masquerading as a boy, learning to be true to herself. If you enjoy Tamora Pierce's Alanna stories, tales of dragons, Asian lore and culture - I am sure you will enjoy EON and EONA.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    no, no, and hell no.

    Not sure how you can really justify making rape into something 'sexy', but that's exactly what Goodman did with both books in her series. On top of that crime, she made a lot of other poor choices with regards to plot, character development, and pacing. All of which add up to my extreme dissatisfaction with these books. I definitely don't recommend this author. If you want a good dragon-filled series with great female protagonists, pick up The Enchanted Forest Chronicles or something else instead.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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