Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the sequel to "Eon: Dragoneye Reborn," and while you could probably read this without having read the first - I would still recommend reading "Eon" and then "Eona." This is just as fast-paced (well, perhaps a little bit slower) as the first and such a page-turner!
The summary on Goodreads is as follows:
"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. . . .
Things I love about it:
A love triangle, but it isn't really a choice between two people she loves.
That all parties involved are powerful - no one is on unequal ground.
The characters are sometimes petty, obtuse, greedy, untrusting. Yes, that's on my list of things I like.
The characters also take big leaps of faith in each other, overcome selfishness (sometimes unintentionally) to protect one another.
The dragon storyline and the twist at the end are fantasticly surprising and yet feel inevitable because she set it up so well.
The intrigue and betrayels.
The pull of power on Eona and that it's truly a tempting god-like power.
Both "Eon" and "Eona" are in my top ten favorite fantasy (I count series as one entry) and are next to "Bitterwood" and sequels for dragon stories. Even if you don't like dragons, these are wonderful books!
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