Series Report: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

Posted November 21, 2020 by Angie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

I can’t believe that I waited so long to read this duology! I’m sure I would have loved it even more if I had read it back in 2012, but I still very much enjoyed it. That just goes to show that good books don’t expire!

If you haven’t heard of these books before, they’re Young Adult Fantasy, set in an Asian-inspired world. That was definitely a nice change from all of the medieval Europe type settings we normally get. In this world there is dragon magic! Every twelve years there is a ceremony where twelve twelve-year-old boys are presented and tested to be the next Dragoneye apprentice. I really liked this aspect of the story. Especially because our protagonist is not actually a twelve-year-old boy…

Sixteen-year-old Eona has been disguised as Eon. She’s a rare girl who can see the dragons and should be eligible to compete. But, as we know, it’s a man’s world, so she must pretend to be a boy. She’s also crippled, which keeps people from looking at her too closely. Of course, her secret has to come out eventually and her being a women is a much larger significance than anyone could ever imagine!

This duology is jam-packed with mythology, political intrigue, lies and betrayal, love and lust, and twists abound! Despite their heft, I flew through both books. They’re relatively light, easy reads so don’t let the page counts put you off.

So if you’re a fan of magic, dragons, gender bending, and action, I’d highly recommend you check out the The Last Dragoneye books!

About Each Book

Series Report: The Last Dragoneye by Alison GoodmanEon (The Last Dragoneye, ) by Alison Goodman
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on August 31, 2010
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Format: Paperback (531 pages)
Source: Library
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She has a powerful secret... with deadly consequences.

For years, Eon's life has been focused on magical study and sword-work, with one goal: that he be chosen as a Dragoneye, an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.

When Eon's secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic... and her life.

four-stars

Series Report: The Last Dragoneye by Alison GoodmanEona (The Last Dragoneye, ) by Alison Goodman
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on April 19, 2011
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover (637 pages)
Source: Library
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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 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 whose 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 unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic story only Alison Goodman can create.

four-stars

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