In this article – which I want to write every Thursday – I’ll be highlighting a title from my shelf (or eReader) I haven’t read yet and I’m going to ask you guys what you think about it … Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf?
I was looking for a new book meme article to post every Thursday and this one looked really nice. I love writing interactive articles in which you guys can leave comments and I hope you’re going to like this article and I’m already excited to read your comments on the books on my TBR I want to show you guys.
In last weeks TBR Thursday I showed you guys a book written by Laini Taylor: Dreamdark. Today I got a completely different book to show you. It’s a book with Eastern elements and is about a girl who’s been studying magic and sword-work. I’m talking about EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN BY ALISON GOODMAN.
Also Known As: Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon (All the same book just published with different publishers)
Swordplay, dragon magic–and a hero with a desperate secret
Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will 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 boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye. 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.
My husband surprised me with this book – which he got from my wishlist. He knows precisely where to look when he wants to surprise me haha – a couple of months ago and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, unfortunately. But I’m really excited for this one! I did buy the sequel already, last month, because it was in the bargain shop at the bookdepository so I couldn’t resist haha. I haven’t come across this book often so far, but what I’ve read was mostly extremely positive things. I’m very excited to read something with Eastern elements/mythology and as far as I can tell it involves Dragons, so whoopwhoop! And I loooove the cover, don’t you? The coloring, the beautiful fire dragon in the background and the silhouette of a sword fighting girl in the front. Really awesome!
And I already like this book beforehand because of the awesome map lay-out that’s inside and some other information about the dragons and such. Such extra’s always ‘add’ something positive to the book even before I’ve already started it haha. Do you like such extra’s as well?
Sooo.. now I’d like to hear if you’ve read this book and if yes, what did you think of it?