The Two Pearls of Wisdom is a fantasy novel by Alison Goodman. It follows the story of Eon who has potential to become a Dragoneye, being It was rereleased under the two different titles of Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and Eon: Rise of. The Paperback of the Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon Duology Series #1) by Alison Goodman at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or. Alison Goodman is the author of The Two Pearls of Wisdom (HarperCollins also published in the USA as Eon:Dragoneye Reborn (Penguin US) and in the UK.

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On a positive note, I loved having a transgendered character, and thought Lady Dela was one of the most interesting, likeable characters in the book. I felt that the writing was smooth with rich descriptions and powerful characters. Eona had tremendous growth in this book.

When I dragobeye started the novel, it started off slow for me.

View all 4 comments. For years, he’s been studying sword-work and magic, toward one end.

I found the world building dense, the plot complicated, and, quite frankly, I was bored. Eon struggles to accept her dual nature, but goodma are numerous other characters in the story that represent this struggle as well.

Writing a Great Beginning by Alison Goodman. Apr 14, Steph Sinclair rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Not only this, but she adds a very diverse cast, two being particularly fascinating protagonists, one a transgender, the other a eunuch.

Eona suspects Lord Ido and realises he has masterminded his own plan, killing all other Dragoneyes and apprentices in a bid for more power.

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman

Sometimes, one just find oneself in the midst of a reading drought. I hardly ever read straightforward fantasy, but every once in awhile a book comes along that blows right past all my usual objections to become a new favorite. Who chose which societal biases to import and which to leave behind? I thought it was also revealed in victory. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy.


I remember reading the blurb, realizing that the protagonist was a cross-dressing female, and said to myself “No. This stupid little girl allows herself to fall in lust with the power mad and steroid raged man who not only tried to violently rape her, but who succeeded in brutally murdering several of her friends and starting a traitorous revolt that resulted in the deaths of thousands.

The main thing that earned this book four stars is the sheer diversity of its mythos and characters. Yet, she still finds him attractive and enjoys interacting with him.

It chooses Eona, who becomes a Lord due to the absence of a current Mirror Dragoneye. She panics, without knowledge as for who to trust except her close friend Lady Dela born a man but who is a woman in spirit and Dela’s bodyguard, the islander Ryko. This would be true, if only Eon and his master were not keeping a secret, which could condemn them to death and threaten the political stability in the land.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Prince Kygo flees and his baby brother, the Emperor’s only other heir, is killed by Lord Sethon. Disability is also a metaphor for being unwhole and not yourself — it’ll be imposed when you start pretending to be someone else, and then magically taken away again when you stop!

I thought Eon’s guise as a male was extremely well written.

It could have been better if the author had put more into the logic and plot rather than Eona’s unnecessary emotional rollercoaster. She has to make alliances, she has to pick the side she wants to be on, she has to make some tough decisions. It was still easy to recognize that Goodman pulled a great deal from many different historical events and cultural backgrounds.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I was terribly hooked to this one. It makes sense within the context of the book, since Eona never really get to become too close to anyone, for fear of revealing who she is. Eon a of course, is awesome.

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It is also thought that the female eye, too practiced in gazing at itself, cannot see the truth alisob the energy world. Instead, I constantly had to battle my desire to abandon them in favor of something easier to read, or a more likable heroine at the very least. Eon’s secret is revealed very early on in the book and we spend the majority of the time wondering when it will be discovered and how much damage voodman follow.

Eon a is a year old girl who pretends to be a year old boy in order to have a chance of becoming a Dragoneye – an apprentice to one of the 12 dragons.

Viking Books for Young Readers Availability: Alison was a D. Studying the men and boys around her in order to emulate them. The bloodthirsty crowds approve, but this just adds to the mounting misfortune Eona has to bear.

But I am still not ready to forgive an entire book where the ‘protagonist’ is subject to the whims of other people and gets tossed around like a leaf in a high gale with no motivating force of his own.