Reading level: Young Adult
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Size: 656 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: Sequel to Eona
Source: ARC from Librarything’s Early Reviewer Program
Rating: 5/5 stars
I got an ARC of this book through Librarything’s Early Reviewers program. I enjoyed Eon and was excited to read the conclusion to the story that started in that book. I actually “read” Eon on audio book and wasn’t all that impressed with the reader; so I was hoping I would enjoy reading Goodman’s writing even more than the audio book. Luckily I did; this book was absolutely excellent. You definitely should read Eon before reading this book.
This books starts with Eona fleeing the capital and on her way to join the Resistance. She is hoping to find the Emperor and help bring him back to power. Of course Eona is having to deal with learning how to be a woman in this book (after spending so much time dressed as a boy in the last book). She is also having trouble merging with her Mirror Dragon; every time she does she is attacked by the other dragons who have lost their Dragonseyes. The only one who can train her in the use of her dragon is Ido, and he is being held captive by Lord Sethon back at the capital. Eona may have to rescue Ido and combine forces with her enemy if she is ever going to help return the true Emperor to power.