Dragoneye Reborn

Book - 2008
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Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter, but to do so will require much, including keeping secret that she is a girl.
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2008.
ISBN: 9780142417119
Branch Call Number: Y FIC GOOD
Characteristics: 531 pages ; 22 cm.


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Feb 15, 2021

In this story which brings elements of Mulan and Asian mythology/astrology, I thoroughly enjoyed following Eon on the journey to self discovery.

The plot was super good. The world building not that complex and complicated. Familiarity with the Chinese zodiac signs might help but not necessary. A lot of elements of Asian inspired mythology and the setting was also well done and fit the story well. Throughout the story, you follow Eon as she tries to hide her true identity, at the same time trying to please her household and achieving success in becoming the Dragoneye.

The characters are well written and you quickly start to identify your favorites. I took a liking to Lady Dela and Ryko. Their loyalty and their willingness to help Eon to help adjust to higher society and to palace living played a large role throughout the book. Eon is likable albeit frustrating at times, but she's got a good character and a good heart for her friends.

Ending does leave off on a semi cliffhanger. I hope the sequel will live up to this one as it sets the bar high. Those wanting a good fantasy YA with Asian elements and magic should dive into this one.

Jul 31, 2020

A VERY good book about a teen named Eona who disguises herself as a boy in order to train to be a dragoneye apprentice. But when she is rejected by the dragon she's supposed to be chosen by and is instead chosen by a dragon nobody has seen in 500 years a intricate and complicated plot emerges involving the throne, a traitorous uncle, and a dangerous secret. And it all has to do with Eona and her dragon. 15+

GCPL_Teen Jul 07, 2017

Yes! Yes! Yes! This book is AMAZING. Easily in my top ten favorite YA Fantasy books, and maybe even in my top five. This book follows Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, who enters into a contest of sorts to see if she can become the next dragoneye. Eon isn't your normal main character. She's flawed, both physically and mentally, and her battle to show her strengths and become a beautiful character is what makes this book so great. On top of that, the cultural references to china make this book special, and not another one of your standard medieval fantasy reads. The action keeps the book's pace quick, but the characters are who you fall in love with and stay for. The great part? There's a second book, and it was just as amazing.

Jun 19, 2016

This book has it all - A strong female protagonist, a great plot, transgender representation - couldn't recomend it more

Jan 05, 2015

i like this book

green_fox_202 Jul 24, 2014

loved this book!! i would stay up till 11-12 in the night just to read it . the plot was really good. It made you want to read more. At first I was hesitant but after I read the first chapter I was really into it. Great book. People should read it if they like Mythology.

Oct 24, 2013

Excellent book!

Aug 08, 2013

Eon was an enthralling book. Although I didn't mean to i read it start to finish the day I borrowed it which I rarely do. I would recommend this book to all but children to read.

lolsmileyface342 Jun 11, 2013

This book was absolutely amazing. I just couldn't wait to read the next book which was equally as stunning. However, I did not like the way "Eona" ended.

ARIEL D SMITH Apr 14, 2013

Lovely written, great action and amazing characters, you will NOT be disappointed. This is a delicious read and keeps you interest so enjoy!

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Feb 22, 2011

Eon is a cripple Dragoneye candidate, but he has the ability to see all twelve energy dragons at will, making him special. Even so, he was looked down upon, but he needed to become the Rat Dragoneye: otherwise, his master would have nothing left, and the friends he has made of some of his master's servants would be doomed to worse conditions than they were already in. But Eon could not give up hope, even if he was actually a 16-year-old girl named Eona and it was forbidden for females to use Dragon magic. If found out, she was as good as dead. But an unseen chance takes Eona on a path of more danger and more risks than she first imagined, and suddenly more than just the fate of her friends and master lie on her shoulders.


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Dec 15, 2018

Sexual Content: A few references are made. Would not recommend for younger audiences


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