Eon is now Eona, no longer hiding her sex doesn’t mean her life is any less difficult though. Now she finds herself thrust into the forefront of revolution and into the role as her country’s savior. It’s a precarious position to be in – fighting preconceived notions of her sex and holding on to her new secret – that she cannot control her powers. The ten spirit dragons of the murdered Dragoneyes, are in anguish and as a result a terrible killing power is unleashed when she tried to bond with the Mirror Dragon.
On the run Eona, her friends and the Pearl Emperor, Kygo, must do everything they can to wrest back the throne from High Lord Sethon. This means making a deal with an old enemy and uncovering the truth about her ancestress’ deeds. If they get it wrong they could all be destroyed.
This book is a fantastic sequel. Eona is a strong yet flawed individual and it is that very combination that makes her so intriguing. The characters around her are brilliantly developed to draw her forward and tempt her sideways as she grapples with so many incredible changes in her life. While Eona doesn’t always do what seems right, you understand why it seems right to her.
Goodman has stayed away from a trait I find incredibly annoying – where characters make the same bad decision over and over again just so the story can move forward. In the process she has also given us a wonderfully detailed world and culture. The story sweeps us in, the characters engage us and we are happy to go along for the ride. A rich and well crafted fantasy. Recommended.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published: 01 February 2010
Format: Paperback 480 pages
ISBN 13: 9780732284947
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