Eon

Eon : Rise of the Dragoneye

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Twelve-year old Eon has been studying the ancient art of the Dragoneyes for two years. But he is playing a dangerous game: Eon is actually Eona, 16 years old and a girl. Her true identity must remain hidden at all costs: it is forbidden for women to practise the Art, and to be discovered would be punishable by death. Let down by her injured leg, it seems that Eon is destined to fail in her quest, until a spectacular twist in events catapults her into the opulent but treacherous world of the Imperial court. Without a master to guide her, Eon must learn to harness her unprecedented natural power, while protecting the secret that could cost her everything ...Set against a rich backdrop of Ancient Chinese myths and traditions and fraught with tension, this is a classic page-turner.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 309g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 055257208X
  • 9780552572088
  • 1,682,773

About Alison Goodman

Alison Goodman lives in bayside Melbourne, Australia with her husband and their indomitable Jack Russell Terrier. Alison was a D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Masters degree, and has taught creative writing at postgraduate level. Her debut novel was the award-winning futuristic thriller, Singing the Dogstar Blues, and her second, the acclaimed adult crime thriller, Killing the Rabbit. She is currently writing full-time and mentoring others through the wild and wonderful process of writing a novel.show more

Review quote

"A completely gorgeous fantasy set in an ancient Oriental world, drawing on Chinese myths and tradition. Complex, vivid, and with themes of difference, it's a classy, classy read. Highly recommended" thebookbag.co.uk "The originality of the tale, the freshness and believability of the protagonists and the epic landscape combine to deliver fantasy at its absolute best" The Bookseller "Highly recommended" Inis "The language and culture of this ancient world setting are beautifully realised and very descriptive, placing you right at the heart of each scene and one thing that is really smart is the way the Dragoneye ceremonies and traditions and history are woven into the existing Chinese horoscope without the need for excessive exposition" Sci-Fi London "Set against a fabulous and exotic backdrop, Eon is a superbly paced and action-packed journey full of excitement, danger and romance" Lancashire Evening Postshow more

Back cover copy

Two swords, angled for slicing, came whirring towards my chest. My block was simple: a step of the back leg, a shift of weight, my right sword joining the left in front of me, cutting side slanted down. His blades hit mine. The impact resonated through my arm bones. Does young Eon have the power to become a Dragoneye? Now the years of gruelling training, under a ruthlessly ambitious master, will be put to the test: it's time for the terrifying Rat Dragon to choose his next apprentice.show more

Review Text

"A completely gorgeous fantasy set in an ancient Oriental world, drawing on Chinese myths and tradition. Complex, vivid, and with themes of difference, it's a classy, classy read. Highly recommended"show more

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46,705 ratings
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4 36% (16,968)
3 20% (9,220)
2 5% (2,513)
1 2% (1,110)
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