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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon #1)


2.5 stars

531 pages
Published Dec. 26, 2008 by Viking Juvenile (first published Jan. 1, 2008)  
I have a number of adjectives describing this Eastern-culture inspired novel:

way too long

So why did I finish it? I'm not sure. Maybe there was something compelling about the theme - not the characters, though, they were one-dimensional and weak; or the plot - which was over-simple and over-written.

The theme - accepting strength in womanhood - is contrived, yes. And the book does it no justice with the weak characterization of Eon/Eona. But the universal truth of the theme made me interested to see how Eon/a came to realize it. Unfortunately, by the time Eon/a got her head on straight, the book was pretty much over, so I stuck it out til the end.

This book actually drained me so much that instead of reading the next book on my To Read list, I watched TV! Ach! The tragedy!

The bright spot was that there was no swearing and no sex. But there are some transvestite and eunuch characters, if that bugs you. Actually the best character in the book was the transvestite. S/he was pretty awesome.
I will not be reading the sequel.

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