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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In his library she meets an almost insane Dillon reboorn finds both the red folio and another black folio, detailing how it is possible to create a ‘String of Pearls’, with 2 Dragoneyes harnessing the power of the normal To ask other dratoneye questions about Eonplease sign up.

Living with pain and harsh discipline from sword masters. Vivid, colourful and highly imaginative. This feat is almost unheard of and they pray that the ascending dragon this cycle, who is the Keeper of Ambition, will be drawn by the enormous power demonstrated.

The sword forms practiced by the Dragoneyes were very clear to me and easy to visualize. This year is the year of the Rat Dragon, and everything in Eon’s life is riding on his being chosen.

I think he’s meant to be the love interest, but there’s not much in him that interests me. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. From the descriptions of the clothing, buildings, and mannerisms, I could completely visualize everything.

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goosman But Eon has a dangerous secret. Return of the Dragoneye. It’s an interesting exploration of gender roles and expectations, about finding your true self and that ineffable identity all of us have somewhere beneath the surface.

Before you know it, Eon is plunged into rigorous training and the world of politics surrounding the dragoneyes and the emperor. I actually have a BA in Asian Studies, though I’ll admit history wasn’t my strongest suit; my concentration was in the Japanese language.


The main thing that earned this book four stars is the sheer diversity of its mythos and characters. Eon has a deformity of the hips and no one believes that such a luckless boy would ever be chosen for this most prestigious honor.

Eona suspects Lord Ido and realises he has masterminded his own plan, killing all other Dragoneyes and apprentices in a bid for more power. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

So it was frustrating to watch her further sabotage herself for several hundred pages before she finally realizes what the solution is near the end. The magic system is a bit derivative, but still fairly interesting. I really appreciated the exploration of gender dynamics.

The Dragoneye help channel and manipulate the dragons’ energies. Construct your opening scene as a micro version of the conflicts to come with the big question embedded within it.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The Last Alissonscheduled for Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. But girls are forbidden to the use of dragon magic. If Eon had felt more of an inclination to male characterisics then this book wouldve been totally fine. I’m so mad that I don’t own it because I literally want to start reading it immediately. Beaten when she steps out of line.

For centuries women have struggled to pry themselves from underneath man’s suppressive boot to claim their equality.

I normally like young adult novels.

It was like when Po became the Dragon Warrior, but anyways: In the end I’m glad?? Sometimes, when a book is extremely popular and well-loved by everyone in the known universe and possibly beyond, I dig in my heels and simply refuse to read it 3.

But how do you actually achieve this emotional engagement, particularly in the first few pages of your novel? Mar 10, Catie rated it really liked it Shelves: While Eon’s fright and denial of the burden placed on him were beautifully drawn, and only mildly irritating, it was his attempts to reach his dragon that truly tried my patience. I started this book hot off the tail of Seraphinanot even realizing until I started w Aaaaahhhh, this was good I mean, really–you trained with a sword for four years.


Books by Alison Goodman.

The story takes you into a wonderfully created world, heavily Asian influenced, closest to the Chinese traditions during the feudal period, and the author has the perfect prose to make it feel authentic and real. Eon’s unprecedented display of skill at the Dragoneye ceremony places him in the centre of a power struggle between the Emperor and his High Lord brother.

I felt like there was just enough world-building to goidman drawn to this world that is ruled by politics and magic equally. Gopdman backstory, and mythology is on point. The sense of thunder rumbling ominously in the distance.

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The world building was some of the best I’ve ever read. Because females are forbidden to practise the Art, Eona endures years of study concealed as a boy.

Eon has been training for years for the chance to be chosen as a Dragoneye apprentice, one of twelve boys who bond with the magical spirit dragons that protect their Empire. Fast paced and frequently very tense, it kept this reader dragoneyye for some good quality reading time whilst flying half way round the world.

Jun 25, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: Therefore, I had my doubts when confronted with this book. Not only this, but she adds a very diverse cast, two being particularly fascinating protagonists, one a transgender, the other a eunuch. For me she was a success, but my knowledge of Asian culture is probably heavily pop-culture influenced so rfborn my opinion there with a grain of salt.