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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This book had no setting, though I’m assuming it’s China. And the fact that this also happens to be a YA novel means that it’s a very rare gopdman indeed. Romance is sparse in Eon, but hints of a relationship between these two, however improbable it may seem, more than made up for it.

Not everything was as it seemed and I was honestly surprised at some of the twists the story dragoenye, plus Goodman managed to create a villain that I couldn’t hate completely.

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Even though there are many books, movies, and historical events that Eon draws from, this book is special gkodman spite of that fact. The underlying themes of this book all tie into Eona’s search for her own identity as a person, and as she learns aliison navigate her view spoiler [new powers, and her mysterious connection with the Mirror Dragon, who has been missing for years. Firebird; Reprint edition August 31, Language: It is is very ceremonious, very precise dragonneye measured. I hope the next book will do a better part in that sense.

I was really struggling between 1 and 2 stars for this one so I’m compromising with 1. But Eon has a dangerous secret. View all 40 comments. There were several sections of this book that captivated me, and overall I liked the main character Eona, and her struggle to power. It doesn’t help that I highly disliked all the characters in the live-action adaptations either, but I digress. Definitely a must-read, if you haven’t already.


I did enjoy it and I will read the sequel but there were many aspects of the book that irked me. Great answers, and every one of them is essentially about emotion. Eon’s secret is revealed very early on in the book and we reborrn the majority of the time wondering when it will be discovered and how much damage would follow.

You can trust me that the world building is thorough. Read Alison Goodman’s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

Alison Goodman: author of Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and The Two Pearls of Wisdom

This book explores the balance and interchange of the masculine and feminine; the competition between compassion and ruthlessness.

Eon’s whole way of life is cloaked in secrecy and danger, however, because Eon is actually Eona–a girl forced by necessity to live her life as a boy.

My only complaints about the story are how long I knew what was going on as opposed to how long it took Eon to figure out what was going on. Want to Read saving…. 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. I will recommend this to all those who love the Fantasy genre and some more lyrical writing.

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He and his master hope that he will be chosen as rebofn Dragoneye-an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. The Dragoneye lords had almost a spiritual connection with their beasts and channeled the dragons’ power from inside themselves. We need more stories that show trans people as people. Creative storyline and a strong heroine.

You are wrong when you say there is no power in being a woman. I spent most of the first book waiting for the girl to grow a spine and being disappointed. She lives with her husband and their hyperactive Jack Russell terrier in Australia. Can’t wait for the sequel! Once the day when the ascending dragon chooses his new apprentice approaches, Eona finds herself at a center of a complex political intrigue that threatens the future of the whole country.


You will figure out early on why Eon is struggling, and it’ll drive you crazy until she figures it out. Watching them dance around each other and their feelings for each other was sweet and strange and exhilarating and entirely unforgettable.

The sense of thunder rumbling ominously in the distance. And is it just me, or did the gruelling ceremony to become ascendant remind anyone of Kung Fu Panda? Rowling did with the Harry Potter novels, very few of them have really set the imagination on fire with an new, fascinating fantasy universe like J.

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Quickly learning to navigate the treacherous court politics, Eon makes some unexpected alliances, and a deadly enemy in a Dragoneye turned traitor. 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 for no good reason.

I would probably be less furious if this book were incompetent. Eon struggles to accept her dual nature, but there are numerous other goldman in the story that represent this struggle as well. The lead character, that some have described as a “strong female lead” is anything but. There was just the right amount of different characters in Back dragonwye this book was released I had abandoned it after some 50 pages because it had reminded me on another dragon-book which I found much better Nihal of the Land of the Windnow after giving it another chance I must admit that it differs a lot from the other one, though they do have some obvious parallels.

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